Dog-people know the best places in their neighborhoods to grab a bite or quaff a pint or two with the dog along for the outing.
Now, thanks to NBC property Petside.com, we know the best restaurants nationwide to take the dog out for a date.
According to an e-mail message from Petside.com editorial assistant Ryan Karpusiewicz — to whom I would refer only as Ryan — the staff looked at “restaurant reviews, the overall environment of a restaurant, the restaurant’s theme, the restaurant's mission, and the restaurant's overall dedication to both human and animal service” to compile the “Top 10 Pet Friendly Restaurants of 2011” list.
Calling it a restaurant, though, might be a bit of a stretch. I’ve been plenty of times — with and without canine — and honestly don’t remember if they serve food or not. Oh, right, they do.
I know a few other dog-friendly joints in East Dallas, and certainly plenty of fine eating and imbibing establishments across the D-FW area also cater to dogs and their humans. Hit up the comments section and plug your favorite.
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