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Doggy dining: eateries that welcome your furry friends

Foodies can now take their four-legged friends out to dinner at Paulsborn, a gourmet German restaurant located on the outskirts of Berlin.

Mar 13, 2015 | By AFPRelaxnews

Foodies can now take their four-legged friends out to dinner at Paulsborn, a gourmet German restaurant located on the outskirts of Berlin.

Surprising as it may seem, the eatery is not the first to cater to cats and dogs with special dishes tailored to their tastes.

Paulsborn am Grunewaldsee (Berlin)

Forsthaus Paulsborn am Grunewaldsee

The news has spread far beyond Germany: the renowned gourmet restaurant Paulsborn now serves up beef, turkey and even kangaroo to dogs as part of a dedicated menu.

Developed with the help of an animal nutritionist, the dishes combine meat with pasta, rice and vegetables to ensure a well-balanced meal.

The move makes sense considering Paulsborn’s location in the Grunewald, the large forest outside of Berlin where dog owners often take their companions for a long stroll off the leash.

Hüttenweg 90, 14193, Berlin, Germany

Chew Chew (Sydney)

Sydney-siders, who are known to enjoy jogging with their canine companions, can find the best dog food available at Chew Chew.

The doggy deli makes dishes on site with fresh organic ingredients, and the result is a far cry from the dry food at the supermarket.

Chew Chew was founded by a Japanese nutritionist who has studied the benefits of fresh food on animal health. On offer are balanced meals that may include soup as a starter and chicken curry or an omelet with lamb for the main course.

Dog owners can even order special birthday cakes for their furry friends.

Cnr. Shirley Road & Telopea Street, Wollstonecraft, Sydney, Australia

Pets Deli (Berlin)

Pets Deli

Clearly, the Germans have a special affection for their animal companions. Taking a cue from a concept that has already gained traction in the US, one animal lover decided to open a deli just for dogs and cats in 2014.

Pets can enjoy their meal on site while their owners sit down to a cup of coffee. There is also a take-away option so that critters can savor their kangaroo meat and organic pet cookies at home.

Bundesallee 221, 10719 Berlin, Germany

Besa Grill (Clearwater, Florida)

Besa Grill

The US has long been at the forefront of the doggy dining trend, but the Besa Grill takes the idea to a new level.

The Florida restaurant offers a special menu for dogs, including beverages (water and non-alcoholic beer brewed specifically for Fido).

Owners can shell out $4 for a plate of meatballs for their canine companion, or spring for the most expensive dish on the doggy menu: morsels of filet mignon with carrots, brown rice and gravy ($6.90).

2542 N McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33761, United States


 
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