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.”