Dinner: It’s gone to the dogs

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By: Ryan Boylston Publisher
She’s the one you can’t wait to come home to after a long day. Snuggling on the couch watching sitcoms with her is the best thing in the world. Her love for you is unconditional, and she’s never ashamed to show it. So, why not take her out for a nice steak dinner?
There is one problem, however. This special lady in your life isn’t your wife or girlfriend…
…She’s your dog.
This tends to complicate going out a bit. Where can you take your beloved pet out to dinner without, at the very least, getting a few upturned noses or raised eyebrows?
Fortunately, South Florida is a decidedly pet friendly locale, with our mild climate allowing for plenty of year-round outdoor dining options. Many establishments have come to the realization that welcoming furry friends is good for business.
When dining alfresco with the pup, most people usually opt for a plain burger patty or grilled chicken. But for those who want to step it up, Max’s Grille in Mizner Park offers a special menu for your number one pal, ranging from gluten-free biscuits for the sensitive pet to an 8 oz. filet mignon with roasted potatoes and steamed spinach for the aristocrat. And why deny the dessert? Let her “nom” on some frozen Pupcakes (peanut butter and yogurt treats) while you sip your cappuccino. Ah, life is good.
And yes, they’ll give you a doggie bag.
Five reasons why your dog is a better dining companion
1) She’s a cheap date because she doesn’t drink.
2) She won’t embarrass you by sending her steak back or complaining about the service
3) You won’t feel pressured to keep the conversation going
4) She cleans up after herself
5) No woman can resist a single man dining alone with his adorable dog. Just saying.