The Belltown Pub, host to happy pups and their peeps every day as well as at Yappy Hour on the last Wednesday of every month, has sent out the ask for a new doggie delight to add to the menu of four-legged fare. From savories to other treats, co-owner Erwin Arceo is asking aspiring canine chefs to submit a recipe, with a deadline of April 15. A select panel of pooches will then scope out the top five favorites, which will be added to the Pub’s pup menu for 30 days.
Visiting pooches will be polled for paws up or paws down as their owners help them cast a vote for the best foodie pick. The winner will have both naming and barking rights, as their creation is commemorated with a permanent place on the Pub’s list of fido favorites.
One recipe came from the owners of a Dalmatian named “Babe Ruth” and is for baseball bat shaped dog biscuit treats:
½ cup dry milk
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
6 Tbsp. margarine
½ cup cold water
Knead for 3 minutes. Roll out ½” thick and cut into baseball bat shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake on a lightly greased cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. For variation, add 3 tablespoons chicken or beef broth or dry soup.
*Baseball bat cookie cutters available on-line from a multitude of sources.
Submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Belltown Pub owners Erwin Arceo, Zach Nethercutt and Dave Tolan opened their 5500 square foot bar and eatery in August 2010, located in a historic former sleeping bag factory in downtown Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood (2311-1st Avenue). The pub is committed to offering top quality veracious drinks, great eats and craft beer seven days a week. It is open daily from 11 – 2 am, for lunch Monday-Friday 11 am – 3 pm, and offers Happy Hour 4:00 – 6:30pm seven days a week; and 10:00pm – 1:00am nightly. BTP Catering and “Pub & Go” box lunches are available 7 days a week.