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Hey, Kids—It’s Restaurant Week!

Tired of giving your kids chicken fingers and fries off the children’s menu? Check out Kids’ Restaurant Week, scheduled to hit DC June 13 through 21.

Modeled on the popular semiannual Restaurant Week, during which a long list of high-end dining rooms offer prix-fixe, three-course menus at prices based on the year ($20.09 for lunch, $35.09 for dinner), Kids’ Restaurant Week will serve up sophisticated but kid-friendly creations priced according to your child’s age. Eight-year-olds will eat for $8, nine-year-olds for $9, up to age 11. Parents can also score prix-fixe menus for a price still to be determined (don’t worry, your age won’t factor in).

The list of restaurants includes Art and Soul and Juniper at the Fairmont Hotel. Destination DC communications director Rebecca Pawlowski says a total of 20 restaurants are expected to take part.

The event is being organized by Destination DC in conjunction with Cookie and Gourmet magazines, which launched the program last year in Chicago. This year, it spreads to Washington and New York. “It reinforces the whole farm-to-table concept,” Pawlowski says, “which is so relevant now with Michelle Obama and the White House garden.”

More information on participating restaurants, prices, and seating times will be available next week at kidsrestaurantweek.com.

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