I thought this was a restaurant... No?
It looks like the U.S. is starting to loosen up a bit on its rules prohibiting dogs in restaurants—at least allowing them to dine with their humans on outdoor patios. This article from a recent New York Times discusses a bill pending before the New York State Legislature that would give restaurants the option of allowing dogs "into back gardens and sidewalk patios." Since bringing Fido into outdoor restaurant areas is already allowed in Los Angeles, we're wondering whether it will be "so goes LA and New York, so goes the nation"?
Are dogs officially allowed in outdoor restaurant areas in your community, or do some establishments simply bend the rules to please their patrons? Let us know!