The Perks: Looking for a new place to take the kids for a low-key meal? Cheeburger Cheeburger is a great pick: good food, fun atmosphere, and very kid-friendly. Although most popular for burgers, fries, and a ridiculously long list of shakes, I love the fact that you can also get a really nice, big salad (It is bathing suit season after all!) Kids meals come in a paper toy car and there is no pressure to remember all of your table manners.

Come by on a Tuesday night for "Family Fun Night." When we went there, there was a good-natured balloon artist who made each child an enormous balloon creation of their choosing. I'm told sometimes there are clowns and face-painters, as well. Make it a weeknight treat for the kids and take the night off from cooking!

The Poops: If you've got a kid with peanut allergies BEWARE. All fried products are cooked in peanut oil. (At least they warn you!) It's not exactly "fast" food: be prepared to wait. Luckily, crayons are provided.

Cheeburger Cheeburger 1260 Springfield Avenue New Providence, 908-464-5422