We New Yorkers love our dogs, and luxury hotels have come to notice, with more and more allowing pets. Now restaurateurs are joining the bandwagon which, let’s face it, can be pretty lucrative. Four new dog menus are being introduced this spring so Fido can dine alongside you.
1. The Wilson will choose a dog-related charity each month to donate the proceeds from its dog menu. In May, the recipients are Canine Companions for Independence. Choose from steak with grilled vegetables ($42), pan-roasted salmon ($28), and grilled chicken breast ($16). To be clear, those are choices for Spot. Your choices include marguez lamb meatballs, sea scallops, and blue crab carbonara. Photos courtesy of Jenna Murray/IGC Hospitality
2. Ollie’s Ice Cream + Stuff is introducing dog-friendly ice cream flavors, like Peanut Butter Pumpkin Butt. Owner and “barktender” Eric Kyriakopoulos will be developing the dog flavors to be served alongside human flavors like Midnight Mint Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Carmel and Nitro Cold Brew.
3. Jonathan Adler on the UWS will be hosting a dog cafe pop-up on Saturday, May 18th. Grounds & Hounds (founding dog Molly pictured above) uses proceeds from their fair-trade coffee to support no-kill shelters and will be co-hosting the event. You’ll get complimentary coffee, a special BarkBox treat for the first 15 dogs through the door, and puppy love: Hearts & Bones Rescue will be bringing adorable pups looking for forever homes.
4. JustFoodForDogs is a massive health and wellness kitchen opening at Petco in Union Square. They will serve USDA-certified pet friendly food made from scratch. Venison and squash, turkey and macaroni, and beef and potatoes will be on the menu, along with snacks, vitamins, and make-at-home meals available for purchase. All meals are prepared by in-house vets. The May 19 grand opening will coincide with Petco’s Adoptapalooza.