BEST REASON TO PAY UP SO YOUR KIDS CAN EAT FREE AWARD Sunday brunch buffet at Shaw’s Crab House
We’re not normally keen on buffets—why stuff ourselves silly on mediocre eats? But we’ll gladly splurge any Sunday on the bounty of fresh seafood and stellar takes on traditional breakfast foods (hello, malted Belgian waffles with bananas Foster sauce!) at Shaw’s. The under-12 set eats free with paying adults, and even picky eaters are eager to join the Clean-Plate Club when the reward is a truly over-the-top sweets table decked out with fresh-spun cotton candy, lollipops, cakes and cookies. $48 per adult, with up to two kids free. 21 E Hubbard St (312-527-2722).