Saturday, August 27, 2011

Doggies In Restaurants

Seems like something fun for people to argue about on a Saturday.

Of course, it has always been a violation of the city’s health code to allow a dog anywhere near a beer tap. But for years, this has been one of the most widely — and gleefully — violated rules in the city. Not any more. Since the health department adopted a letter grade system for bars and restaurants last year, bar owners say, health inspectors are allowing no wiggle room for four-legged patrons. The stricter enforcement is apparently bringing to an end a rich tradition of dog-friendly bars in New York.