Downward Dining Dogs
Sunday, August 10, 2014
It’s the height of summer, and the city’s restaurants are thronged with people and increasingly, their dogs.
New York City Department of Health regulations don’t permit dogs — other than accredited service dogs — inside restaurants, and strictly speaking this includes any food service area. But many restaurants are a little more relaxed about their outdoor spaces, and are allowing diners to bring pets.
Armanda Squadrilli takes her three-legged Australian Cattle Dog rescue, “Friday,” with her everywhere, including her local West Village bistro.
“I’ll call up and I’ll say I’m coming and I have my reserved table, my dedicated table I should say, and Friday comes along, and he’ll either sit at my feet, or, I bring him in a baby carriage, because then he’s more at sitting level, and it’s easier for him.”