A whole new meaning of the ‘dog days of summer’ comes to mind as downtown Phoenix’s Match: Restaurant & Cocktails rolls out its new “Dog Gone” menu perfect for your four-legged dining companion..
Fido, Fluffy and Fifi can enjoy Amazing Meatloaf ($7), Tail Tappin’ Tater Tots with yogurt ($5) and Bow Wow Bacon Cheese Treats ($3). The dogs can dine with their owners and friends in the lounge, on the patio or for in-room service at the Found:Re Hotel where Match is located off the lobby.
While the pooches are snacking out, their owners can dine on Match’s recently released Summer Menus that include a crab BLT, Diver Sea Scallops with clams & corn and other items at lunch or dinner.
Match: Restaurant & Cocktails and The Found:RE Hotel are at 1100 North Central Ave. Phoenix 602-875-8080 http://www.matchphx.com/
Calling all dog owners, art lovers and everybody else, every Thursday night in August the Scottsdale Artwalk www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com has invited dogs and their owners to enjoy a stroll through Scottsdale’s Art district of Marshall Way and Main St. From 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. people and dogs can stroll the galleries and shops, mix & mingle with other dogs and their owners while listening to live music and taking in the atmosphere.
“Artwalk the Dog” will feature pet friendly attractions, dog treats, information about dog rescues and charities, dog art and more. The Food Truck Caravan will be on hand to tantalize your taste buds.
Trucks scheduled to be there at 6:30 include The Pho King Truck, Super Farm Super Truck, Lucha Libre, Lulu’s Italian Ices and Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire. Misters and seating will be provided to keep 2 and 4 legged friends comfortable. Dog treats and water will be provide for the dogs.
The Artwalk includes Main St. west of Scottsdale Rd., north on Marshall Way up to 5th Ave.
Start your doggie as it will be no ordinary walk in the park! More than 50 of Arizona’s fastest dachshunds will converge on Feb. 23 to race in the 18th Annual Wiener Nationals – Arizona Regionals race! After winning the regionals, Phoenix dog, Oscar went on to earn the 2012 championship title competing against the victors from nine other regional races held throughout the year. Now he must guard his title as the “Winning Wiener” in 2013. Can he do it again or will another AZ dog claim the top spot?
Returning Champ Oscar “My Wiener” of Phoenix will go “nose to nose” in a race to the finish line on Saturday, Feb. 23 in Tucson, Ariz. for the 18th Annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals – Arizona Regionals. Oscar will once again be competing against Arizona’s fastest dachshunds for a chance to defend his title as Arizona’s “Top Dog.” More than 50 dogs will race but only one will go from “wiener to winner,” taking home $250 and a trip to the Holiday Bowl in San Diego for the 2013 Finals!
Saturday, February 23
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Prelims: 9 a.m.
Final race: 1 p.m. – During halftime at the UA vs. WSU men’s basketball game
The University of Arizona – Jimenez Field
N. Campbell Avenue & Enke Drive (Access the field off Enke Drive)
Parking: 6th Street garage is free before 9 a.m., $5 after 9 a.m.
· Pick up an entry form at any Tucson Wienerschnitzel location, register on race day at Jimenez Field (8 a.m.), or register online at: www.wwnraces.com
· Registration is free. Hurry – space is limited
· Admission to Jimenez Field is free for the races.
· Dogs in costume and racing jackets
· Wienerschnitzel Hot Dog Mascot “The Delicious One”
· Community interacting with the dogs, enjoying a fun day at the races