As parents of young children and restaurant owners, Ethan and Angela naturally spend a lot of time in restaurants with their two young boys. But they also know that it can be tricky bringing little kids into bustling restaurants, so they decided to make it just a little bit easier: on the second Tuesday of every month, Rione XIII will be extra family friendly from 5PM to 7PM, with a menu supplemented with kid-approved classics.
“In the past couple of years the Ethan Stowell Restaurant Family has grown tremendously,” says Angela. “And that’s not just with new restaurants—it’s with babies! Lots of ESR employees have started families in the past few years, and even with tiny ones in tow, they still want to go out for dinner, which is part of what inspired this idea.”
In addition to the regular Rione XIII menu, there will also be a family menu with dishes like: Cauliflower & Broccoli with Parmesan Cream, Tagliarini with Butter, Olive Oil, and Grana Padano, Bucatini with Tomato Sauce & Meatballs, Finocchiona Pizza with Mozzarella, Grana Padano, and Tomato, and Chicken Parmesan with Broccolini and Roasted Potatoes.
The first family night will be on January 10th, then continuing on the second Tuesdays of each month. (Except for February, when family night will be on February 7, to make way for Valentine’s Day.)