Saturday, August 23, 2008

A New Discovery

Shin went off to Beijing today to attend a few events and the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games so its just the girls and I at home this weekend. We are having a cool spell weather wise ( 24 instead of 34!) so I thought I'd take the girls out to lunch. We intended to go to one of our favourite little cafes near the park but when we go there we found it closed. Its difficult to explain that the Jazz and Dixie who are trying to scratch the door down! So we set off for Fellows Hamburger stand only to find that closed too!! Just across from the hamburger place we noticed a big fuzzy standard poodle go into a restaurant and immediately Jazz and Dixie wanted to follow! I have never noticed that this Italian cafe/restaurant called Smile allowed dogs but sure enough when I asked at the door they welcomed us in. It was a cute little place that looks like someone's living,dining and kitchen all in one. As soon as we were seated the waitress came over with a bowl of water for the girls. I ordered one of my favourite pastas, gorgonzola penne and a coffee. I didn't see a dog menu so I got out Jazz and Dixie's snacksbut to my surprise my meal came with complimentary dog bread and cookies!! Jazz and Dixie were well impressed as was the big poodle across the way. It was indeed a lucky find and a place that I will definately take Jazz and Dixie back to - that is if they can choose between this new place and one of their old favourites, the hamburger stand.


Kiamae1975 said...

Hi, your beagles are heart melts.

I've had a spot in my heart for beagles since I was 16 years old. I am now 33.

My husband and I have 2 beagles as well. They are both males and they are named Buster and Cody.

You can surely tell that your girls are very well cared for.

Kess And Her Mama said...

What an excellent discovery indeed! You gals are so lucky to have so many dog-friendly cafes!

Noah the Airedale said...

Oooh D loves pasta with blue cheese. She may need the address lol.

Noah xx

Katherine and Pippa said...

That is so good, we can take Pippa outside, but we have never asked to go inside. And complimentary treats too. Yum.


River said...

Wow! How great to have a choice. We can't go in any restaurant here. We can sit on the piazza, though, if the weather is nice (because my mom won't go otherwise) at a great coffeehouse named Rembrandt's.

love & wags,

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
I just can imagine how disappointed the girls were when they saw their fav place closed!
Glad you find another friendly place. That pasta looks yummy!
Kisses and hugs

The Army of Four said...

That is SO cool! I wish restaurants did that here!
How COOL that Shin will be in Beijing for the closing ceremony! Is he going to take pictures for Jazz & Dixie to post? :)
Play bows,

Maggie said...

my mommy wished to go to Beijing..
but she can't go..
so good to see you guys can enter the restaurant with great food..
the aroma sure melts ur heart rite? :D

Sugar the Beagle said...

Hi Jazz and Dixie,

It sure is nice to have pleasant discoveries when you least expect it.

It's nice to know that there are several pet friendly cafes near where you live.

Back where I live, pet cafes (in general) fold up pretty fast. Thus there are very few places where we can hang out with our humans for meals.

Meanwhile, do enjoy your time with your mum and dad. It's your blessing to have them and vice versa.

Sweet Licks,

umekotyan said...

Good evening jazz.
The Olympics ends, and it is lonely.
Feelings not settled somehow.
The all-you-can-eat of the shop of Italian food is special feelings for a moment. However, it is
not allowed not to eat too much.
New ..discovery.. toast. :D

from loved ume tyan

Truman Tales said...

I love discovering new places on accident! I love that so many restaurants in Tokyo are pet-friendly. I wish the U.S. would follow the trend. Hope you're having a great week!

Arikbo said...

{{{drooling}}} Wow, what a great discovery. The food looks great, even the human food.

many wags & wiggles,
Bailey & Haley

Harry said...

Yum, that food looks great. Dogs would never be allowed in restaurants here.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Girasol said...

That pasta looks so yummy!