Friday, June 18, 2010
Style File: Dog-Friendly Hangouts
You don't have to leave your dog at home anymore when it's time for dinner and drinks. In tonight's Style File, 7's Belkys Nerey takes us to some great places where your pet is the VIP.
WSVN -- With faces like these it's hard to leave your dog at home while you go out on the town, but now you don't have to jump through hoops to hang out with your pooch socially.
At the new Sugar Cane Raw Bar and Grill in Midtown Miami, dogs are welcome to lounge in their beautiful courtyard while you sip and eat.
Joshua Rubinstein, Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill: "It's well-shaded, it keeps pretty cool. There's a nice little breeze that comes through. It's absolutely the perfect courtyard for dog guests."
And dogs get great service too.
Joshua Rubinstein, GM: "We have fresh, iced water in dog bowls that we like to bring out for each dog. We have dog biscuits, that if the owner says it's OK, we bring them over and we give a little treat to each dog."
At the Doggie Bag Cafe on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami you can treat your pet to a nice weekend brunch.
Laly Albalate: "Saturday mornings from 11-2 you get to come out with your pet and enjoy brunch for your dog and you get Hors d'oeuvres and coffee, Perrier."
For just $10 your pup can fill up on this huge spread of organic food!
Doreen Ruggiero: "There are treats for both. Sometimes the doggie treats look a little better than ours."
Pets can also belly up to the doggie bar for one of their signature cocktails, like the 'barkarita.'
Laly Albalate: "It's all healthy. It's low fat yogurt and a little bit of peanut and some other ingredients we can't give away."
Outside there are chairs and a doggie pool, so you can mingle with other dogs and their owners.
Michael Congdon, Dog owner: "It's good socialization for our dog and we get to meet people who have similar interest to us."
At Epicure Market in Sunny Isles, bringing your pet to their Sunday jazz brunch will score you a big discount.
Caron Cole, Epicure Market Sunny Isles: "On the first Sunday of every month, we offer the doggie brunch. So you come, bring your dog. For humans it's half price off the $25."
You get a huge buffet of food and your dog gets a special meal and water for free out on the patio.
Caron Cole: "We have umbrellas that go up. There's shade underneath the awnings. There's usually a nice breeze here."
Sara Crawford, Dog owner: "Harley loves it, the food is awesome. He plays with other dogs."
Who knows, your dog might be so thankful for all the one-on-one time with you he'll fetch you a beer from the cooler.
Of course Lincoln Road is another hot spot to dine outside with your pet.
FOR MORE INFO:
Doggie Bag Cafe
7310 Biscayne Blvd.
Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill
3250 NE 1st Avenue
17190 Collins Ave
Sunny Isles Beach