Tilia, which happens to be one of the best neighborhood restaurants in Minneapolis, also treats its tiny diners with endearment to the nth degree. Upon being booster seated, tots get a tin lunchbox full of playthings: wind-up cars, dinosaur figurines, puzzle books, scribble pads, and crayons. Even the menu is interactive: Origami fortunetellers unfold to show menu items and trivia. Healthful goodies for the petit bon vivant include turkey meatloaf with glazed carrots, spaghetti Juni (butter and parmesan), stir fried shrimp with rice and peas, and a good ol' cheeseburger served with French fries or carrots — each for $4. Chef Steven Brown says he's simply practicing the golden rule; he and his wife often bring their eight-year-old along while dining out. "Having a kid changes your perspective on kids coming into your restaurant," says Brown. "Before, you saw them as something to endure. All of a sudden you realize, man, if the kids are happy then mom and dad are having a good time."