Dining with your dogs in Ann Arbor

With warmer weather and sunny skies, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company and Old German in Ann Arbor are welcoming both human and canine guests to dine on two open-air patios. Located on the corner of W. Washington and Ashley streets, the two Ann Arbor mainstays now offer a gourmet dog menu with options even the pickiest pup will enjoy.

Stacy Baird, proud dog mom and Grizzly Peak and Old German general manager, created the Pups on the Patio menu, inspired by her beloved dog Shandy, a 6-year-old Chug - Chihuahua and Pug mix. Prior to joining the Grizzly Peak and Old German team, Baird worked at a pet-friendly hotel with a dog menu, and she is thrilled to bring the idea to Ann Arbor.

She joined us in the FOX 2 Cooking School to show us one of her canine recipes, which you can find below. For more information on Grizzly Peak Brewing Company and Old German in Ann Arbor, visit www.grizzlypeak.net and www.oldgerman.net.

3 oz piece of salmon
1 c. rice
2 c. water
1 T. chicken stock
1T. cilantro

Sear salmon in a pan with light oil until cooked through.  Place rice in steamer pan and add boiling water and chicken stock, stir once and then cover on low heat for about 25 minutes.  Break up salmon into small pieces and then mix with rice and put in bowl

1 lb. Hangar steak
¼ c. oil
1-2 potatoes
Salt and pepper

Slice 1 lb. steak and then marinate in ¼ cup oil and salt and pepper to tenderize.  Bake potato for about 40 minutes and then cool for 10 minutes.  Sear the steak slices in a pan with light oil or cook on grill.  Cut potatoes and steak into bite size pieces and serve in bowl.