What do you get when you mix warm cornbread and spicy jambalaya?
In my house, you get happy parents and three skeptical sons. But
multiple trips to Wishbone have made all of us true believers in
the comforts of good southern cooking. With two city locations and
one in Berwyn, Wishbone provides a convenient, delicious and
reasonably priced option for families.
It offers a huge menu for adults, plus specific kid-friendly and
kid-priced options. My 7-year-old always orders the One-Eyed Susan
(a fried egg in the center of a piece of toast) and a Fruit Monkey
(a fruit cup with a variety of fresh fruit).
Lunch and dinner menus offer a huge array of choices. I'm
partial to the restaurant's seafood, always struggling to decide
between blackened catfish and crawfish cakes. The jambalaya is
excellent. Most entrees are served with your choice of two side
dishes, everything from collard greens to sweet potatoes and, my
favorite, sautéed spinach. The kids' menu has staples southern
style-the chicken is not nuggets, but a breaded, sliced chicken
breast; the mac and cheese is homemade, not from a box.
Wishbone is not a kids' restaurant, but everything about the
locations and menus beckons to families who want to eat out.
Alena Murguia lives in Berwyn, Illinois along with her husband and three growing sons.
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