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A restaurant in the UK is offering a brunch for dogs, and my only question is why isn’t this a fixture over here in the States?
We’re pretty much the foremost authority on all things brunch. Honestly, if a brunch story happens and we aren’t there to cover it, it’s probably irrelevant. When this story came across my desk, it really made me wonder why it’s not a thing already. Bluebird, a Chelsea-based restaurant, has teamed up with a pedigree dog parlour called Pet Pavilion to offer the Bites and Bones Brunch from April 27 through May 1. So basically you and your chill ass lab crushing plates and mimos together, kinda.
For the pups, it’s a 3-course meal. The first course is venison sausage and beefy brown rice which actually sounds like something I’d be into. Next you have a nice chicken and lamb “barkenberg loaf,” which is what they used to call Will deFries in college. Finally, and of course, there’s dessert- a sweet potato and peanut butter macaroon with a gelato filling. Again, all of this sounds awesome which is cool because dogs are awesome.
The dog brunch will be served in the restaurant’s courtyard, and owners are free to enjoy their own meals in the human section, but I don’t know why anyone would want to do that. There are few things better than catching a manageable Sunday buzz outside and glancing over at a some golden retriever that looks like he’s having the time of his life. Honestly, if I’m on a patio not drinking and I glance over and see some rad ass birddog hanging out, I’m exponentially more likely to order a toddy. It just soothes the soul.
Hey, do us all a solid and tell your buddy that owns a bar to start doing a dog brunch. You know you that look your pup gives you when you roll out at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, looking like hell? He knows your bailing on him for Huevos Rancheros and Greyhounds. That’s the worst. Let’s get with the times and make dog brunching a thing..