Eating out, discovering new restaurants and meals can be a little tricky when you have to factor in a stroller.
This Thursday, foodie parents will have the opportunity to take the show on the road and participate in the first Strollercrawl by Dishcrawl.com.
"I don’t feel like there’s a lot of events targeted to moms in the food world, besides potlucks," says Strollercrawl coordinator and Morgan Hill resident Christa Nielsen. "Just because we’re moms, doesn’t mean our lives ended there. I like to explore and try new foods. It's just better if I can bring my child along."
Nielsen first became involved with Dishcrawl.com in 2011 when she was seven months pregnant with her son.
"I was interested in it (Dishcrawl) but I didn't have the bandwidth at the time to get involved," she says. "Two months after he was born, I wanted to do things for my community and I launched the Dishcrawl event in Morgan Hill in October 2011."
But the events weren't family-friendly, she says.
"They take place at 7:00 p.m.," Nielsen says. "You don't want to take the kids out at that time."
When she began organizing the first event, Campbell was top of mind.
"Campbell is a good location," she says. "There are several restaurants that can fit strollers and it's very family-friendly. It’s a great place to take your kids and really thought it be a perfect place to start it."
The event takes place Dec. 13 at 1:00 p.m. and includes stops at three downtown Campbell spots for $30, sampling each restaurant's specialties and meeting the chefs or owners. Parents are welcomed to bring their children with them.
"There needs to be more events like this, where you (as a parent) know you’re welcomed and accepted," she says. "There's a set price, all the food is included and it's a fun thing to do."
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