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Dogs Eat As Good As Their Owners At This ‘Barky Brunch’

Have you ever wanted to sit down to a meal with your beloved pup? Sure it’s something you can easily do in the comfort of your own home, but I’m talking about sitting down, at a restaurant, to a chef-prepared gourmet feast with your canine companion.

Ray’s and Stark Bar, a restaurant located just outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), is helmed by chef Fernando Darin.

A dog-lover himself, Darin utilizes the leftover pet-friendly food scraps from his kitchen to craft a rotating canine-friendly menu he calls the “Barky Brunch.” The menu was crafted as a means to reduce and recycle food waste, diverting them from landfills.

This season’s menu includes a watermelon sorbet, a chicken and broccoli rice bowl, Pizza Crust Dog Bones, and bacon-topped miniature peanut butter doggy cupcakes.

Our man on the ground, and two-time dog owner Richard Guinto sat down with veritable food beast and chew toy aficionado, Mana, to a sweet and savory brunch at the prominent Los Angeles restaurant.

The two shared a plethora of delicious bites, both for humans and doggies — including a brunch pizza and a decadent slice of salmon toast on the human side of the menu.

Anyone looking to treat their pooch to a lavish gourmet spread, Ray’s and Stark Bar will host pet owners every weekend at the restaurant’s open patio area. Humans and dogs, be sure to bring an appetite.

By Peter Pham

Pete's favorite foods include pizza, tacos and pretty much any kind of breakfast. He'll usually snap a photo or two while his food cools down.