I remember the first time I saw The Daily under construction, I said to my husband, “that place looks fancy and not at all kid friendly.” Boy, did I learn not to judge a restaurant by its chic wooden façade.
I remember the first time I saw The Daily under construction. I was across the street at Secco, and I said to my husband, “that place looks fancy and not at all kid friendly.” Boy, did I learn my lesson a few months later: don’t judge a restaurant by its chic wooden façade.
Pint Score: ★★★★★
Sweet Baby Jesus! is a charmingly-named chocolate peanut butter porter from one of my favorite Baltimore breweries, Du Claw. This yummy, novelty beer is on draft, along with 20 or so others including seasonals from local favorites Strangeways and Center of the Universe. You’ll also find some interesting choices that compliment The Daily’s environmentally friendly, organic theme including Peak Organic from Massachusetts and Barefoot Ginger Kombucha from Nelson County, VA. Not sure I’m brave enough to try the latter, but then again, almost any thing is enjoyable al fresco or inside among the under-lit trees.
Pint-sized Score: ★★★★★★
I admit The Daily was a little intimidating at first. The patrons are nicely dressed. The décor is sleek and beautiful. And I wasn’t sure if “health conscious and sustainable” would translate to “something my child will eat.” While it’s not a place that screams pro-kid, it turns out the vibe here is pretty relaxed, and they actually cater, yes, cater, to little ones. The Daily offers a lunch, dinner, and brunch kids menu with a range of vegetarian and gluten-free options (try the sweet quinoa pancakes–they’re no joke). Even more surprising is the changing table in the bathroom, which as any Carytown restaurant regular will tell you, is a rarity.