When the weather is lovely, leaving your dog at home while you enjoy a meal at a restaurant can be a bummer. Fortunately, there are eateries that not only allow dogs in their outdoor seating areas but also have dog-specific menus to cater to your pup’s culinary needs. Here are a few restaurants that go the extra mile to ensure that your dog can dine alongside you.
Art and Soul (Washington, D.C.)
Art and Soul offers beautiful al fresco dining and Southern hospitality to both human and canine guests. Their Pooch Patio Menu presents a variety of dishes like The Hungry Dawg and Peanut-Banana Pupsicles, ensuring that every dog can find something delicious to enjoy.
Château le Woof (Astoria, New York)
While Chateau le Woof is primarily a cafe and pet market, it’s worth mentioning this local gem. The establishment is divided into a market with pet food and goodies and a coffee bar. While you savor a delicious cappuccino, your furry friend can enjoy a snack too.
Lazy Dog Cafe (Multiple locations)
Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed restaurant and bar chain on the West Coast. Dogs are not only invited but encouraged to join their human families. Each dog receives their own bowl of water and can choose from a special menu featuring options like brown rice and a grilled hamburger patty.
Posana Restaurant (Asheville, North Carolina)
Asheville, North Carolina, is known as a dog town, and Posana Restaurant has embraced this reputation by creating a menu specially tailored to dogs. Their special farm-to-table offerings feature Brasstown Doggie Beef Loaf, grilled chicken breast with grains, and bacon soy doggie ice-cream treats.
Shake Shack (Multiple locations)
Originally a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, Shake Shack has long had a loyal canine customer base. They have developed a dog-special menu that includes the famous Pooch-ini and Bag O’ Bones, ensuring that your furry friend can enjoy a treat while you savor your burger.
The Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe (Lighthouse Point, Florida)
The Nauti Dawg Marina Cafe offers a waterfront dining experience for both you and your dog. Their extensive Yappy Hour menu features options such as scrambled eggs, chicken breast, and Mahi for your canine companion to enjoy.
Tin Shed Garden Café (Portland, Oregon)
Every night is a dog-friendly night, but Tuesday nights are particularly special at the Tin Shed Garden Café as it’s the Doggie Love Night, where you’ll get one complimentary doggie item with the purchase of a human item. Your dog can savor chicken mixed with sweet potatoes or rice.
Did you know that more than 800 million the tasty Currywursts are eaten in Germany, every year? Yes, it is true. Do you know why? Because it is so delicious. It has been in existence since 1949. You could also learn to make this dish. We have the authentic recipe of the traditional Currywurst of Germany and its curry ketchup right here.
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onion (chopped) 1 clove garlic (small) 1 1/2 tbs curry powder 1 tbs sweet paprika 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 1 cup of ketchup 1 tbs tomato paste 5 tbs chicken or vegetable broth 1 tbs apple cider vinegar 1 tbs honey 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp sugar 1/4 tsp yellow mustard (prepared) 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper (freshly ground) cayenne pepper (optional, for more heat, just a pinch) 4 German bratwursts curry powder (to sprinkle) Bread rolls or French fries (to serve)
Curry Ketchup: The Recipe
Heat a little oil on a saucepan (preferably a small one) and add onions to it. Do not wait until it turns brown. Add garlic and then cook it for a couple of minutes more. Then add paprika, curry powder, cinnamon, and cloves and cook them all for half a minute. Add remaining ingredients mentioned above and bring it to simmer. Change to medium heat, cover, and cook for another 15 minutes. Stir it occasionally. Transfer the mixture into the blender and blend it into a smooth puree. Once it cools, refrigerate it for an entire day. The flavors will combine beautifully. This curry ketchup can be stored in the refrigerator for about a month.
Currywurst: The Recipe
Pan-fry or grill the wursts. Poach them lightly in simmering water then grill or fry them. Cook until a thick, crispy brown crust appears around it. Once cooked, slice them into bite sizes. Glaze a little curry ketchup and finally sprinkle some curry powder. Serve it immediately with a crispy bread roll or French fries.