Everybody's doing it: having kids, that is. Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale, Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, Chris Martin & Gwyneth Paltrow -- they're all having babies and parading their parenthood through the public eye. And so, as evidenced by TimeOut Chicago Kids and Daily Candy Kids and other publications, parenting -- or at least taking the kids out in public -- is hip. Someone tell that to the patrons at The Bongo Room.
The upside to all this having-kids-is-hip media coverage is that it's no longer a chore to find out what is going on in the city for wee ones. For instance, I just learned that Chicago restaurants are reprising their Kids' Restaurant Week this summer -- in two weeks, from June 20-28. Although the restaurant selection is not as good as it was last year, I'm interested in booking a table at one or two locations.