Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Move over Chuck E Cheese. . .

I remember back in the Dark Ages when there was only one deal of the day website. Groupon was alluring enough. But now there are dozens of them, all micro-local with tantalizing offers of services you never knew you needed until they were provided to you 50-75% off. A few weeks ago, I bought one such Poppins Perk for a family-friendly restaurant in Park Slope where there are DVD players at the tables and an arcade room downstairs. The place is called PSBklyn and we went this weekend to use our delightfully discounted coupon. Food was eh and pretty pricey, if you didn't have a deal, but the design of the joint is lovely, so you really feel like you're having grown-up time even if Shrek is playing at your table. Plus, paying a little too much for medicore grub is still way cheaper than paying for a sitter. I think its the perfect place to head with another family with kids -- you can stick all the kids at one booth and play a movie while you have a perfectly enjoyable double date at the adjoining booth. But the big draw for my kids at least was the Game Room downstairs.

Skee Ball. Hooray.

Little girl knows to how take down the zombies.

And, of course, air hockey, which incidentally, I'd never played until this visit. What an amazing invention! Two thumbs up. I could play all day. I guess the air hockey in and of itself is reasons enough for us to go back. Plus, we have another Perk to use.