Why cook on Tuesday nights when kids can eat free at two Bel Air restaurants?


    Last night I found a second place that will feed my kids for free on Tuesday nights. I already knew about the kids-eat -free on Tuesdays special at Bill Bateman’s Raw Bar & Grille (1226 Belair Road, Bel Air). Last night, I discovered they can eat free at Looney’s Pub (312 S. Main St., Bel Air) as well. We visit Bill Bateman’s frequently, but we hadn’t been to Looney’s in all the four years we’ve lived here. I had always known Looney’s was the place that rocks St. Patrick’s Day and sets the neighboring businesses muttering about overflow parking filling up their lots. But, the place I’d intended to take the kids to eat last night was closed for an employee party, so we gave it a shot. Things didn’t look promising as we approached. The two O’s were missing from the sign in front and the L was knocked sideways. But I suppose that had something to do with the restaurant’s expansion into the neighboring space that used to hold the Reico kitchen remodeling store. Once inside, we learned the kids’ meals would be free and they would be entertained by a balloon artist from Funhouse Magic. She visited our table and twisted balloons into a fish on a pole for my son and a heart-shaped princess wand for my daughter. Even better, Looney’s had a video-game area for kids at the front of the restaurant featuring three Playstations and three XBox’s each with their own flat-screen TV. I overheard one family say they had to physically lift their kid out of there when it was time to leave.