Who Let The Dogs Out?

We have been working hard at MARtian headquarters bringing you Emmy-quality programming and great design. If you did not already hear – “Life on Mar’s: The Home Makeover Show” has been nominated for two Emmy’s!

So, today, with the sun shining, the dogs barking and with Emmy-nomination high spirits, it was time for Team Mar to take a bark – er, break – and get a treat. We piled into the car, pooches and people alike, and drove on down to Shake Shack.

With the pups perched around the patio table, the humans pondered the delicious menu possibilities. Violet and Ivy, the furry, four-legged folk, checked out the special dog menu. Within minutes of arriving, two big bowls of fresh water and bakery-made dog biscuits were hand-delivered to the table. We did not even have to ask! Soon our four-legged friends were indulging in Shake Shack’s Pooch-ini, a cool concoction of vanilla frozen custard, peanut butter sauce, and baked dog cookies. (To say they were a hit is an understatement, as the photo attests!)

Did you know you could bring your dogs with you to many other area eating and shopping establishments? Here are a just a few of the best doggone places around that you can go with your dog:

Shake Shack: If you know me at all, you know I have a soft spot for a good burger. You’ll find it here for sure.

1849 Post Road

Westport, CT 06880


Flipside: More tasty burgers just down the line from Shake Shack and lots more – and they love pups on the patio.

1125 Post Rd

Fairfield, CT 06824


Biagio’s Osteria: Southern Italian cuisine along with a dog-friendly patio? What could be better?

88 Ryders Ln

Stratford, CT 06614


Bass Pro Shop: A tremendous place to visit for shopping, bowling and having a nosh. Dogs are welcome in the vast shop, and insiders tip: the greeter has dog treats.

1 Bass Pro Drive

Bridgeport, CT 06608


Brendan’s 101: A great ice cream, coffee and sandwich shop where dogs are welcome on the patio. Snacks and water are provided.

101 Rowayton Avenue

Rowayton, CT, 06853


What better excuse for getting out in the sun than to explore all these places where it’s okay to have the table manners of a dog?

That’s all the news that’s fit to print, for now, MARtians! As always, keep it casual!