Our beautiful Central Coast is the ideal setting for sharing a meal at many of our lovely establishments that feature outdoor seating. Unfortunately, it seems as though the demographics have changed lately. Last week, while enjoying a sunset happy hour, I had to trip over the two German shepard dogs at the next table. This week, at a different restaurant, I watched the diners next to me while their little dog actually ate directly from the table.
Don’t get me wrong. I love dogs. I just don’t believe nonservice dogs should be allowed in restaurants. Maybe we should enforce “no shirt, no shoes, no service.”