One of my friends, Jennifer Bilbro, is the president and founder of this really cool local resource called Out to Eat With Kids. This is a must-visit site if you have children or grandchildren. It not only lists restaurants in the Charleston area that offer kids-eat-free nights or deals on kids' meals, but it shows healthful children's menu options.

She decided to start the site after dining out with her 3-year-old.

“After spending $5 on chicken fingers and french fries plus $2.50 on a drink, I made it my mission to find restaurants across the area that offered economical choices for children. I was also frustrated by the lack of healthy options and became a whiz at asking servers about what else they had available beyond what was listed on the menu.”

Listings are sorted by day, ZIP code and more to make it easy to navigate and find a restaurant in your area. Here is a short snippet of places the site lists; for the full list, visit outtoeatwithkids.comor connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Mobile apps can be found on iTunes and the Android Market.

Heirloom Eats, 1795 U.S. Highway 17, Mount Pleasant, 284-8921. Tuesdays-Thursdays: Kids 10 and younger eat for $1 with adult meal purchase (limit two per adult), 4 p.m.-close.

Your Pie, 975 Savannah Highway, Charleston, 766-4796. Mondays: One free kids' meal with every adult meal purchase, all day.

Michaelangelo's Kitchen, 1749 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, 225-2128. Thursdays: Kids younger than 12 eat free, 4-9 p.m.

Sweetwater Cafe, 801 Folly Road, James Island, 762-2622. Wednesdays-Saturdays: Kids eat free, 4 p.m.-close.

Ladles Homemade Soup, in Charleston, Mount Pleasant and Summerville. Details: Visit ladlessoups.com. Thursdays: Kids eat free with purchase of adult combo. All day.

Barberitos, 1739 Maybank Highway, Suite 1, Charleston, 406-4955, Tuesdays: One free kids' meal per adult entree. 4-9 p.m.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, 656 Long Point Road, Mount Pleasant, 971-2120. Two-for-Tuesday: Purchase two entrees and get two free; Wednesdays: two free kids' meals with purchase of adult meal, 4-8 p.m.

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