Chicago is ready for spring. It was a long winter for parents with children raring to get outside. While the flowers may have been hibernating, the green scene has not. This spring brings the best of the old and some exciting new hot spots. The Green Mama's Five Favorites include places that are specifically family friendly and where green-in both the health sense and the eco sense-are prioritized.
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Eating organic can have a major impact on your carbon footprint (even more than driving) and a major impact on your child's health. Eat local, organic and delicious food and have a family-friendly night out at Uncommon Ground, where the organic rooftop garden, left, provides food for the restaurant (1401 W. Devon Ave., Chicago). Friday nights 6-8 p.m. are free Honky Tonk Happy Hours where kids can dance while you eat. In the summer, the fun moves outside with Farmer Fridays. Other child-friendly green restaurants include Heartland Cafe (7000 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago); Blind Faith Cafe (525 Dempster St., Evanston); Bleeding Heart Bakery (1955 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago); and new on the scene, City Provisions Delicatessen (1820 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago).