Where the Fork are we going?”
Dining with Dogs in Metro Phoenix is just a “fluff” story about taking my dogs out to eat. We usually go to most of the same casual places that aren’t too far from home but we do hit a new places now and then. You do need to know that there are some rules for dining with dogs. Many restaurants here in the Metro Phoenix Area do have patios but not all patios are dog friendly. It’s always best to call a restaurant first before you decide to dine there with your dog because the patio could be booked already for a party or closed for another reason. Once you decide on a dog friendly patio you must make sure to keep your dog(s) by your side at all times. Dogs are NOT to sit on restaurant furniture or eat off of restaurant plates. It is always suggested to dine at off times to avoid as many people as possible because some people other diners don’t want to dine around dogs and it’s best to avoid screaming children as they tend to spook dogs. You also need to be aware that most of the foods you eat can be harmful or toxic to your dog. You should get a list of these foods from your veterinarian. Basically it’s usually safe to feed your dog a few small pieces of plain meat with any sauce removed. You might consider purchasing a collapsible bowl for water for your dog.
For our first Dining with Dogs Adventure with our new member we decide to try out Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery in Phoenix AZ. This is a Pho Free Vietnamese Restaurant that specializes in the Banh Mi Sandwich. A Banh Mi Sandwich is served on a rice and wheat flour Vietnamese Style Baguette that has a crisp exterior and a soft interior and is filled with pickled Daikon & Carrot, jalapeños, house made aioli, cucumbers and your choices of around 10 fillings. The sandwich is a mix of savory, spicy, sour and sweet. They also serve a variety of tasty appetizers, noodle bowls, really good rice plates and MORE!
“My first Dining with Dogs in Metro Phoenix….I’m on TOP OF THE WORRRRRRLD”!
“I’m so FORKING GLAD these people adopted me!”
I decided to get the Chicken Curry with Rice and my husband gets a Pulled Pork Banh Mi.
The curry is a nice light and aromatic with good flavoring and tender chicken. The pulled pork is tasty and satisfying.
“This is a FORKING GREAT DAY!”
“We couldn’t be more pleased!”
“Hey Big Mama!” “Where are we off too?” “Don’t you FORKING call me Mama you RUNT!” “We’re off to Salad and Go in Phoenix AZ”
Salad and Go is a small local chain that serves a variety of about ten kinds of quick packaged salads, breakfast items, wraps, soups, smoothies and more! Salad and Go is only a Drive Threw Restaurant without a Dining Room but they do have a Dog Friendly Patio and Usually hand out Dog Biscuits to Dogs.
I Forgot to Photo our salads but they both looked similar to this one.
It’s a pretty good sized salad with lots of seasoned moist chicken. This time I got the seasonal salad that included Quinoa, Roasted Beets and Candied Walnuts. My husband got a Greek Style Salad with Chicken and Shrimp.
“My first time at Salad and Go!” “Yum!”
“I better get up as close as I can to get the most food!”
“Your playing DIRTY you FORKING runt!”
“This food is pretty tasty isn’t it!”
“We did alright at Salad and Go!”
“Woo Hoo where am I going?’
It’s been mighty hot in Phoenix but we had one day the next week where the high was only 94 degrees F and it was still comfortable and cool at lunch time so we sneaked out for Lunch again at Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery in Phoenix.
Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery is a Pho Free Vietnamese Restaurant and they recently expanded the menu slightly with a few newer offerings. A Cheeseburger Banh Mi, Coconut Curry, small Chicken Cabbage Salad and Asian Flavors of Ice Cream. This time I got a Chicken Banh Mi because I haven’t had one in a while.
“Hey Runt, you only get to eat after I eat first.”
My husband got a BBQ Pork Banh Mi.
There was more than enough to go around for everyone. I even got to take half of mine home with sharing.
“We FORKING ENJOY Banh Mi Bistro Vietnamese Eatery in Phoenix.
It seems that Dining Out with Dogs in Metro Phoenix will be more like Dining IN with dogs in Metro Phoenix because it is Forking Hot Here Already. We took the dogs to the Burger King Drive Threw for a Breakfast Sandwich.
“I just started dining out in Metro Phoenix and it’s already so FORKING HOT” The cement burns our paws and we can fry in the heat!” “Where are we going?”
“We’re going to Burger King.” “Get used to it Runt….this is about as good as dining out gets for us because it so hot outside.”
“It Forking looks like food comes out the window”…..”My Big Beautiful Aussie Queen!”
“That’s all Folks!”
It’s very hot in Phoenix now. We had some record breaking heat already. It already got up to 120 degrees F. We can only hope for a monsoon to cool things down.
We’ll see you when we can!
That was Dining Out with Dogs in Metro Phoenix for June 2017…take care and we hope to see you next month.
The Forking Truth
In Memory of Louie 5-5-2001 – 3-3-2017