Dining with Dogs in Metro Phoenix AZ August 2016

We're off to Leo's Island BBQ in Peoria AZ

We’re off to Leo’s Island BBQ in Peoria AZ

Dining with dogs is just a fluff story of taking my dogs out to eat. This isn’t full blown reviews on restaurants. This is just a monthly story about taking my dogs out to eat. There are some rules for dining with dogs. Your dogs must sit by your side. Dogs are not permitted to sit on restaurant chairs or to eat off restaurant plates. Remember not all restaurant patios are dog friendly and you should call a restaurant to verify if it’s ok to bring your dog because some restaurants out there go from being dog friendly to not being dog friend and others have certain rules about the size of your dog. You also must be up with the current list of dogs that aren’t safe for a dog to eat. Just because a food is good to you doesn’t mean your dog won’t suffer serious illness from common foods on menus. Onions, garlic, wine, grapes, vinegar, chocolate, avocado, artificial sweeteners, macadamia nuts are not all but are among the foods that dogs shouldn’t eat.

It has been brutally hot in the metro Phoenix area for the past month or so. We had somewhere around 30 days in a row of over 110 degrees F. We just had a monsoon and the temperate went down to 85 degrees F so we thought we could take the dogs out so we went to Leo’s Island BBQ that specializes in the Hawaiian Plate Lunch. A typical plate lunch is lots of meat, lots of rice some steamed cabbage, creamy macaroni salad served up in a styrofoam dish that cost less than $10.00.

I had the Grilled Maui Maui Fish.


I forgot to photo my plate but from what you can see in the above photo I got a ton of food.

My husband got the BBQ Beef and BBQ Chicken Combo.


Everything was great like it always is.


“HEY, You don’t need all that food send some the FORK over to me.” I don’t have all day so make it fast.”

For more information on Leo’s Island BBQ please visit www.LeosIslandBBQ.com

It got forking hot the very next day….This was one of the hottest Summers in Phoenix AZ History. It’s so hot I fear for people with plastic surgery…bet it forking melts….

The next two weekends we only took the dogs threw the Burger King Drive Threw for an egg, cheese and sausage croissant.

"Oh...what are we getting?"

“Oh…what are we getting?”

Near the end of the month we had a nice cooler weekend and thought we could take the dogs to Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery in Phoenix.

"It got Forking HOT fast!" "We're screwed"

“It got Forking HOT fast!” “We’re screwed”

Somehow the 85 degree F temperature suddenly got to an uncomfortable 93 degrees within a few minutes so we just did take out. This time my husband got a BBQ Pork Banh Mi (The photo below is a Shaken Beef Banh Mi with $1.00 extra beef from Banh Mi Bistro that looks similar)


and I got the Chicken Rice Plate again because it’s very tasty, I enjoy it and also a more healthy meal. I shared a bunch of the chicken with my dogs and I give the egg roll to my husband. Usually I also only eat half the rice because they give a double portion. If I didn’t share this plate it could be two meals.

Banh Mi Bistro $8.00 _The Chicken and Rice Plate -Phoenix AZ

Banh Mi Bistro $8.00 _The Chicken and Rice Plate -Phoenix AZ

I didn’t photo the take-out but the food is the same as the picture above. Lots of DELICIOUS flavorful dark meat chicken, a simple but fragrant fresh salad and a generous serving of rice.

For more information on Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery please visit www.BanhMiBistroAZ.com

Hopefully September will be cooler and we’ll be able to dine out with Dogs again.

 The Forking Truth

The Forking Truth


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