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  1. Health
    Study Links BPA Chemical to Child ObesityBut that doesn’t mean it’s a cause.
  2. Etiquette
    In Defense of Dining With ChildrenAs kids are banned in restaurants, the childless cheer and parents groan. But the whole debate is framed as a false choice between a civilized evening and kids running amok.
  3. Etiquette
    Restaurant Diners Agree With Pennsylvania Restaurant’s Kid BanIt seems an overwhelming majority would prefer that you leave your kids at home.
  4. Etiquette
    Pennsylvania Restaurant Owner Bans Babies and ToddlersRather than ruin everything for everyone, the restaurant owner has asked customers to leave the little ones at home.
  5. Eatiquette
    High Chair Meets White TableclothShould you take your kids to high-end restaurants?
  6. Complaints
    Provini Is Infiltrated by ‘Needy, Greedy Narcissists’ With KidsThe children of Park Slope are once again rankling grown-up diners.
  7. Lists
    Can’t Stand Kids? Don’t Eat Here!A dozen places to avoid if you don’t want screeching toddlers to make your hangover worse.
  8. Mediavore
    Sarabeth’s at Lord & Taylor; Children’s Cookbooks So Hot Right NowPlus: A great French chef passes on, Nathan’s Famous begins posting calorie info, and more in our morning roundup of food news and gossip.
  9. The Gobbler
    Children: Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Not Take ‘Em toRestaurant critics suffer all kinds of afflictions as a result of their curious jobs, but solitude isn’t one of them. The Gobbler’s 3-year-old daughter, Penelope, is just beginning to terrorize waiters around town, and we recently included an abbreviated list of our 7-year-old daughter Jane’s favorite dessert joints in the magazine’s roundup of the best places to eat in 2007. Since then we have been barraged with requests for tips — okay, one person wanted to know — on how to dine out in restaurants with young children. The short answer is that it’s easy, sort of. In the Gobbler’s experience, most restaurants in the city, including many of the very expensive ones like Le Bernardin and Le Cirque, will go out of their way to accommodate young children. All you need as a parent is experience, endurance, and a high capacity for shame. And the Gobbler’s rules for dining with kids.