Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
A gold standard for families to share pizza before watching cartoons on the big screen (Tuesdays only) or a $3 flick.
675 Merrimon Ave.; (828) 254-1281; www.ashevillebrewing.com
Black Cat Burrito Boone
Kids get a free cheesy quesadilla, plus live music and beer for the folks. 127 S. Depot St.; (828) 263-9511; www.blackcatburrito.com
Blue Sky Café Fletcher
Toys, a kids-only table, and patio playhouse will keep youngsters busy. Kid’s meals are $4 or $.99 on Wednesdays. 3987 Hendersonville Rd.; (828) 684-1247; www.iloveblueskycafe.com
Rocky’s Soda Shop & Grill
Follow up lunch with a handful of candy from this retro diner’s barrels of old-fashioned candies. The grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich is a must-have. 50 S. Broad St.; (828) 877-5375; www.ddbullwinkels.com/Rockys_.html
Thirsty Monk Asheville
Join fellow parents for a cold one on Tuesdays, 4-7 p.m., for “Babies ‘n’ Beer.” The bar is baby-proofed and toys are allowed—just make sure you’ve got a designated driver. 92 Patton Ave.; (828) 254-5470; www.monkpub.com