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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lunch and Play Date Options at Oxmoor Center in Louisville, KY

 photo IMG_4136_zps39b16003.jpgRecently I met Ms. LouFamFun for lunch at Oxmoor Center. She had been tweeting a bunch with Yang Kee Noodle and invited me to try it with her. Oh my word! That food was scrumptious! We left there full, satisfied, and chock full of ideas we had brainstormed about for Louisville Family Fun! And we came up with some great ideas for families to play at the new play area and grab an affordable, absolutely delish lunch or early dinner at Yang Kee Noodle.

 photo IMG_4140_zpsde5cde9d.jpg photo IMG_4141_zps5d0dc606.jpg photo IMG_4135_zps01f5d29e.jpg photo oxmoor_zps19086f89.jpgYes, there is a new play area at Oxmoor Center, called the Tot Lot. The day we went, we were both kid-less (can I hear an "Amen!?) So we didn't want to hang around the toddler play area for too long, we took a snapshot and asked readers to guess where we were and then headed off to lunch. We saw many parents with younger kiddos having fun in the play place that is in the Sears corridor across from Subway. It's in the same vicinity that the old huge ship was. I ventured back recently with my 2 year-old to get it kid-tested and momma-approved. Yes to both! He had a blast climbing on the huge block and number structures, climbing the stairs to the slide, running through the archway that he kept calling "the rainbow" and climbing through the tunnel. It's a very nice play area (obviously because it's brand new) and it's just the right size for toddlers and young preschoolers. I would say it's mainly geared toward walking 1's through 3-year-olds. There's a nice area with a television that was showing videos of children playing with shapes and adding color by using everyday items around the house. There is plenty of seating for adults all around, cell phone charging stations, and places under the seats for shoes. The only rule I saw was that children must take their shoes off and wear socks. Along the outside there is stroller parking as well. A great new area to go when it's raining outside now that the weather has turned cooler.

 photo IMG_0693_zps18b51b5f.jpg photo IMG_0695_zpsb2db3634.jpgBack to our lunch at Yang Kee Noodle. We split three dishes that were such enormous helpings you could easily feed a family of four (i.e.,) with pairings of a few dishes so you can all try and share something together. We had the lettuce wraps (TO DIE FOR!), chicken fried rice, and a Yang Kee specialty: Pad See Ew. They have great combo options and a kid's menu priced at $3.99 each that includes a drink. We also liked their lunch bowl options. Click here to see their menu. We both ordered waters and the bill was around $21.00. It's a sit down place where they place a colored flag on your table and bring your food to you, but no servers so there's no tip involved either. There's a very nice patio area outside and you can make it a nice fall lunch or dinner outside or use the indoors to your advantage this coming winter. All in all, a pit stop for food at Yang Kee Noodle and a play date at the new Tot Lot are a sure bet for Louisville families seeking frugal fun. We're here to bring it to you!

Oxmoor Center's hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 12pm-6pm
Yang Kee Noodle's hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9:30pm; Friday-Saturday 11am-10pm; Sunday 11:30am-8:30pm
7900 Shelbyville Road

By guest contributor: Erin


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