Yeah! The Austin City Council voted Thursday night to allow restaurants to permit dogs on their patios or outdoor areas so long as the dogs are kept on leashes and not allowed onto tables. Now Cassidy can go with me to Opal Divine's for a pint o' beer! It's a small victory, but a nice one, especially after Austin voted a smoking ban into effect last year which took the decision of whether or not to allow smoking out of the hands of bar and nightclub owners. Steanso just tends to believe that bar and restaurant owners should be allowed to do what they want to in their own establishments- if people don't like the enviroment, they can exercise their power as consumers and go somewhere else.
Anyhoo, it'll be nice to take the pooch out for a drink on a nice day!