Because every dog deserves a fancy meal.

Because every dog deserves a fancy meal.

Brian Hutson

Sometimes your dog needs to have her day. A Fort Worth restaurant called Bravo Cucina Italiana is debuting a doggie menu (really -- for dogs only!) on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning June 20.

Humans may want to try the chicken with farro salad, but once it arrives at your table, you'll realize: These are for pups. The restaurant has plenty of other dishes for dog owners.

Humans may want to try the chicken with farro salad, but once it arrives at your table, you'll realize: These are for pups. The restaurant has plenty of other dishes for dog owners.

Brian Hutson

Some of the pooch-friendly meals, all priced $3-$5, include salmon with vegetables, chicken with farro salad and peanut butter & banana ice cream. Those lucky dogs.

Coinciding with the new Saturday doggie dishes is an special event on Saturday, June 20, when Bravo is hosting a dog food drive and yappy hour. Dogs can hang on the dog-friendly patio and dine on the aforementioned fancy entrees. Owners are asked to bring a bag of dog food to support Don't Forget to Feed Me, a doggie food bank. 

The June 20 drive runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include freebies for pups and discounted cocktails and free appetizers for their humans. Photographer Brian Hutson will take pooch glamor shots, which (I'm not at all kidding here) could be your next Christmas card.

If you want to go, RSVP to trnt.manager@bbrg.com by Thursday, June 18.

Check out this make-at-home recipe for dog treats.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Biscuits, courtesy of BRAVO Cucina Italiana

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • 1¼ cup hot water
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons water
These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Biscuits are a cinch to make.

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Dog Biscuits are a cinch to make.

Brian Hutson
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a bowl, mix together whole wheat flour and rolled oats, then mix in peanut butter and hot water.
  3. Once the mixture is fully incorporated, knead the dough well. If it is too sticky, add more flour.
  4. Roll the dough to ¼ inch thick and cut into the shape of your choice.
  5. Place the shapes onto the greased cookie sheet.
  6. Combine egg and water to make an egg wash. Brush the tops of the treats with egg wash.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Treats can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for one week, in the refrigerator for three weeks, or in the freezer for up to six months.

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