Dining With Dogs in Metro Phoenix AZ June 2016

"We"re on our way to Cucina Tagliani in Glendale AZ"

“We”re on our way to Cucina Tagliani in Glendale AZ”

Dining with Dogs is not full blown reviews on restaurants. It’s just a “Fluff” story on taking my dogs out to eat.

Many restaurants in the Metro Phoenix Area have patios but not all patios are dog friendly. It’s always a good idea to call a restaurant first before planning to dine there with your furry friend just in case they decided not to be dog friendly any longer.

There are some rules to dining with dogs. Dogs are not allowed to eat off restaurant plates or sit on the restaurant chairs. Dogs also need to stay close by your side.

You also need to be aware that most of the foods you eat are not safe for dogs and you should ask your veterinarian for a list of foods to avoid for your dog and you can also find several list on-line.

We went out to the nicest licensed dog friendly patio nearby at Cucina Tagliani in Glendale AZ. This American/Italian Family Friendly Restaurant has been in business for over twenty years.

My favorite plate to eat for lunch here is the Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad. The greens are fresh. The strawberries taste like they came fresh from a farm and the house made dressing is just right. The Chicken is moist and tasty just like it should be and I can share it with my dogs.



“I’m getting lots of Forking Chicken here!”


“Your not getting all the Forking Chicken OLD MAN!”

My husband had a spicy pasta dish made with pickled peperchini so the dogs didn’t try any of that because vinegar is dangerous to give to dogs.

For more information on Cucina Tagliani please visit www.CucinaTagliani.com

The next weekend it hit 115 degrees F. It was too hot to dine out with dogs so we took them through the Jack in a Box Drive threw and got them an Ultimate Cheese Burger no sauce.

"The pavement is too forking hot for my butt and my paws"

“The pavement is too forking hot for my butt and my paws”

I removed 1/2 the bun and feed them 1/2 the burger saving the rest for a treat. ┬áThe burger felt fresh and juicy but I can’t eat it because it’s a fast food burger. Dogs seemed to enjoy it.

We're on our way to PetSmart"

We’re on our way to PetSmart”

The next week it was expected to reach 120 degrees F. It was slightly lower but terribly hot even at breakfast time. We took the dogs out early before it reached 100 degrees to the dog friendly dog’s supermarket called PetSmart and went threw a Burger King Drive Threw for a treat for the dogs.

"Oooooh what are we getting?"

“Oooooh what are we getting?”


I gave them half a breakfast sandwich. It was a croissant stuffed with breakfast sausage, egg and American cheese. The 15 year old particularly really enjoyed it. I didn’t have any but my husband ate the other half.

The following weekend it was close to 120 degrees F in Phoenix AZ so the dogs went threw the Burger King Drive Threw again and we got them the same croissant sandwich.


For some reason this is one of the dog’s favorite fast food sandwiches.

I don’t recall so many hot days in a row last year….maybe I just don’t forking remember?

Don’t know how many more dining with dogs will be with the 15 year old but his last blood work and X-rays were amazing so I think and hope he’ll be around for a while. His low dose Chemotherapy pills might be slowing down new cancer growth.

It’s the monsoon season here that sometimes brings cooler weather to Phoenix now so there is a possibility we might get to have some Dining with dogs stories.

That was Dining with Dogs June 2016


We forking hope to see you next month!

The Forking Truth

The Forking Truth



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