According to the same KHOU report, Cuchara had an incident months earlier, when an unsupervised child scratched some walls, resulting in (an astonishing) $1,500 worth of damages. The owner of the joint, Ana Beaven, claims that nearly all the decor is authentic, handmade art from Mexico -- thus fragile and highly-valued. "They are beautiful items for people to see so we don't want them to be broken," Beaven told KHOU, reasonably.
What do you think? Should restaurants feel validated enough to tell people how to control their own children? Or should our kids be treated like little wild flowers, allowed to blossom and grow in any way shape or form they prefer, even if it means destroying valuable art, ruining dining experiences, and potentially hurting themselves and the people around them? Let us know in the comments section! Or just make sure you own kids aren't ruining anything, at the moment.
Wil Fulton is a Staff Writer for Thrillist. He doesn't have kids, but he used to be one. Follow him @wilfulton
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