I'm lucky if I get two hours out of the house alone without kids. During the school year the window of free time is a little more flexible so I try to break away for lunch out with a local friend at least once or twice a month. I love seeing the new release movies at my local theater and when I also want to squeeze in a good lunch, I visit the Movie Tavern. The premier locations are the best choice for food. Their full menu is similar to what you would find at a TGI Fridays.
This looks like a ton of fun. Wish they had them in NYC area.