Take your pooch out on the town! Kelly E. Carter, author of National Geographic's new The Dog Lover's Guide to Travel, has sniffed out America's pup-friendliest eateries (and watering holes). Bone appetit!
Whatcha craving, Fido? Check out these top-notch spots!
While you enjoy, say, duck confit at Bistro 17 in Hilton Head, SC, your furry friend can order off his own menu (chicken with rice, anyone?). Even better: Half the proceeds from each $6 doggy dish go to an animal rescue organization. (bistro17hhi.com)
Pups can toast to having their own dog run at all four outposts at the Lucky Labrador Brewing Company in Portland, OR. Perhaps to make canines feel extra welcome, the beers range from Dog Day IPA to The Mutt, even if the place is BYOT (treat). (luckylab.com)
You and your pooch can get a little sweet fix at Carmel Bakery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA. Try the famed buttery Scottish shortbread--and a pink or blue dog bone with the words, "Good Girl" or "Good Boy" drizzled in white icing. (chefpepe.com)
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Beyond serving tasty dairy treats and burgers for humans, many New York City Shake Shack branches have a "Woof" menu. The drool-worthy, frosty Pooch-ini pairs dog biscuits with vanilla custard and peanut butter sauce. (shakeshack.com)
By Sarah Zorn