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Old 06-10-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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I think that's what a lot of parents of picky eaters do. I was an extremely picky eater
I was as well.

Almost certain I didn't eat anything but hotdogs, pinto-beans & cornbread from about 1973-1983.
I did not eat a hamburger until I was 15 and even then it had to be completely plain: meat+bread.
I vomited once when my mother made me taste an onion. Kids can be so silly.

Fast forward past college, marriage, and children and I am the cook in the family and a very adventurous eater. I do expose the kids (9 & 11) to different things, but I don't force it on them, they will expand their culinary palate at their own pace.

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Old 06-10-2011, 06:56 AM
 
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I actually think if your son would even consider an alfredo sauce, you have nothing to worry about in the long run. That's a pretty specific and sharp tasting sauce. If you're determined to be uptown, check out the menu at Cosmos'. Pretty wide selection and you can grab a few pieces of sushi and see what he does with that. Sometimes a kid will respond to what he thinks is a cool atmosphere and won't even notice what he's eating.
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Old 06-10-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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cook whatever you want him to eat and if he doesn't like it he doesn't eat for the night. Try Kings Kitchen downtown... oops, I mean Uptown.
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Old 06-10-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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I would think any Chinese restaurant would do the trick.
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Old 06-10-2011, 05:05 PM
 
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Checkout the Penguin in Plaza-midwood, or Big Daddy's burger in Dilworth. Also, Boardwalk Billy's and Zapata's in the University boardwalk area is relly good.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:10 PM
 
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My now 16 year old was like that up to about 4 years ago and I cook one pot only. He now eats a gyro and tries lots of other ethnic food and his background is thai, american, and caribbean. It takes patience and also encouragement. He still wouldnot eat ketchup, mayo, mustard, jello, or dipping sauce. Buffets are a good et even Hibachi grill which has chinese and american on the buffet. Maybe he would try the mongolian part since he can pick out his veggies, meat etc to get cooked for him.
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Ayrsley
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Olive Garden
For basic, bland, unadventurous food....that would be the place.
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