Monday, October 24, 2011

New Cafe For Dogs To Open In Aurora

A business dubbing itself the world’s first “doggy bar” will open in Aurora this month.

Peter Kaufman, the energetic owner of Buddy’s Kitchen, likens the business to a Starbucks for canines.

The difference at Buddy’s Kitchen is dogs and their owners won’t be dropping by for a designer-coffee boost, but a gourmet meal, which will feature locally sourced food prepared on site by a professional chef.

Mr. Kaufman’s vision for the Industrial Parkway South location would see first-time customers discussing their pet’s health and eating habits with staff before ordering an appropriate food for the dog.

A meal could include appetizers such as carrots and special dog treats, a creatively designed main course platter consisting of patties made from salmon, beef, chicken and lamb and dog cookies for dessert.
Customers can expect to pay $2 for a main-course patty and $5 for the entire meal.

“If we can’t eat it, we don’t feed it,” Mr. Kaufman said. “Our pets are eating hyper-processed food, so it’s easy to see why we are seeing similar things are happening in the dog world as in the human world — diabetes, obesity and cancer. We’re trying to take the mystery out of the meat.”

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