Trio's Restaurant is celebrating the Dog Days of Summer in August on its patio, welcoming folks to bring their dogs to dinner all month. Pets will receive a goody bag of biscuits and tennis balls and other treats and owners can get half off an appetizer or dessert with their entree order.
Hollywood Feed, across Cantrell Road from Trio's (in the Pavilion in the Park at 8201 Cantrell), made the goody bags to order.
Trio's has been pet friendly for 27 years, according to Dog Friendly Little Rock, which recently sniffed out a ruling from the state Health Department that it is OK to have dogs on restaurant patios. A blog reader was moved to ask because of a complaint filed with the Health Department against
Pizza Cafe U.S. Pizza [sorry, Pizza Cafe!] about a dog on the patio.
Here is some advice from Dog Friendly Little Rock about taking your pooch to lunch:
Keep your dog on a leash and under your control at all times
Never allow your dog on restaurant chairs, tables, or other furnishings
Never allow your dog to lick or touch dishes or utensils (EW!)
If possible, bring your own water bowl
If your dog’s being a jerk you should leave
And, I’m sure this one goes without saying, but always clean up after your pup