Lazy Dog Restaurant patio is dog friendly

Lazy Dog Restaurant patio is dog friendly

By Kristine Keables

By Rachel Zirin/Folsom Lake Entertainer
Photos by Bill Sullivan/Folsom Lake Entertainer

Folsom’s newest all-encompassing restaurant, Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar has opened in the Palladio.

With a scratch kitchen, cooks trained for all allergies and a menu to impress, this new restaurant is sure to please. Scott Shaffer, market partner of Northern California with Lazy Dog, said every day is a party; even the staff has as much fun as the guests.

The restaurant’s concept came from founder Chris Simms, who has a cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.“Chris used to visit there a lot and that’s where the cabin-style comes from,” Shaffer said. “We are a help-out team because in a small town like that, you rely on your neighbors. That’s how we teach our staff – they all help each other and work together.”

From fresh wok dishes to wood-fire pizza creations, sandwiches to bison meatloaf, the menu is all-encompassing for any member of the family to find something they’ll enjoy.

Shaffer said during the restaurant’s five mock trial days for friends and family, the southwest fried chicken has been the most popular. “We are community oriented,” he said. “During the five practice runs, we offered for our guests to donate to Folsom’s Hope. We raised between $3,000-$3,500 in just the 12 hours we were open so far. Everyone was very generous.”

Shaffer said Lazy Dog is a great place to come in and have a good time. Sit in the large bar area with open seating, or find your place in a comfy booth, whichever you decide, it’ll be well-worth it…. And well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio and even have special menu options especially for them – the grilled chicken chunks with brown rice gets a rating of 2 paws up!