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A food and restaurant review through the eyes of a 13 year old and his family.

Friday, May 28, 2010

First Things First


So....here's the story. A few nights ago, my family took me out to dinner to celebrate a birthday. We went to a great place in Santa Rosa, CA, Jack and Tony's Restaurant and Whisky Bar. While we were deciding what to have, our 10 year old son Logan asked the server "What's the big deal about truffles?" This has much more significance than the simple question of a young kid. This is life with Logan in a fine dining establishment.

You see, Logan is an aficionado. A Foody. He's a 35 year old in a 10 year old body, and many who know him call him Benjamin Button. He has a palate that the Michelin Guide would be thrilled to use as a template. Simply put....he has expensive tastes. His 6 year old sister, Rylee, is much, much easier on the waitstaff. She's happy with the basics, but more about that later.

And that simple, innocent question sparked a discussion at our table. We started talking about how it might be interesting and helpful to have reviews of restaurants from Logan's point of view. A fine dining experience through the eyes of a kid who knows what he likes, what his sister likes, and, to our chagrin, what we like. He likes to peruse the wine list. He likes to savor the aroma of a 10 year old Whisky, just to figure out if it has caramel, oak, or cherry undertones. He likes to cook, he loves to experiment, and, for those of you who haven't ever met him, he LOVES to talk.

We live in Sonoma County, and like to eat out. We made a conscious decision to try and take our kids with us to places that would have them, and be a family, as long as they knew how to behave in restaurants. Thankfully, they get it. But...(and there's always a but)..We might have created a 5 foot monster.

Welcome to Logan's Restaurant Reviews. We hope you enjoy the experience.

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