Saturday, December 26, 2009

Busboys, Poets and Disappointment

Andrea's brother was in town for the holidays, so after alittle work out at my wife's Pure Joe Pilates Studio we decided to go out for lunch at the every popular Busboys and Poets. We went to the 5th street location because it was the closest. We got pizza, a panini and some nachos - all very good. Andrea's brother commented that it felt like what Starbucks must have been like when they had only 3 locations and were afraid to offend anyone.

To our disappointment they not only didn't have a changing table in the men's room, but did not have one in the women's room either. Being a socially conscious business we would have thought they would support people with children. Where do they think we change our daughter's diapers if there is no changing table? Do they care? Do they want families to come to their restaurant? Some places don't surprise me with their lack of support, but Busboys and Poets certainly disappoint in this one regard.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Crispers in Florida

We're down visiting my family in Florida and we went to a local-ish chain that my parents like called Crispers. It is certainly decent food for a chain, but the person at the register didn't know what had dairy and what didn't, which is too bad since Adelais is allergic. But, going into the men's bathroom I was pleased to see that they did have a changing table. So, my daughter couldn't eat any of their food, but we could change her diaper if needed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hanna Anderson in Bethesda

On Sunday my wife, Adelais and I went over to the Hanna Anderson store at the Westfield Montgomery Mall because they were having a really good sale. We like Hanna Anderson as the stuff seems well made, they use either organic cotton or fabric that was grown using a minimal amount of chemicals and while the clothes are fairly girly they aren't overly so. They are alittle more playful and sweet. Anyway, we did use the bathroom in the store and, of course, they had a changing table - though they did not have a multi-sized seat for Adelais to sit on, instead she had to perch on the edge of the toilet while she went. But, they get a big YES.