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This week we headed to Downtown Summerlin again to check out the new Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar (1725 Festival Plaza Dr.).

This is the first location for this franchise outside of the state of California. The restaurant is very family friendly for both children and dogs. Yes, I said dogs as Lazy Dog encourages you to bring your four-legged buddy on a leash on the outdoor patio. They even have a menu for your dog.

All dogs receive a complimentary bowl of water. Some of the dinner choices are grilled hamburger patty and brown rice or grilled chicken breast and brown rice both selling for $4.95. This is a very cool concept and will fit right in with the hip Summerlin crowd.

I have made two trips to Lazy Dog since they opened, the first with my wife and goddaughter. The staff was very attentive and fussing over our little one. Our waitress brought her a plate with orange slices and crackers to keep her busy while we were deciding on our lunch choices. A nice touch.

My wife ordered the All American burger, which was huge. She couldn’t finish it but did enjoy every bite of what she did eat. I ordered the Hawaiian Sticky Ribs that were baby back ribs tossed in a Hawaiian BBQ sauce. The Ribs had a sticky caramelized crunch to their outside as they flash fry these ribs. I enjoyed them a lot and will order them again.

On my second visit I went with my buddy Glenn who just moved here from Pittsburgh. Glenn went with the Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which he let me taste, and they were good. I ordered the Chicken Wings, which were good and cooked just right. I like my wings a little more crispy and they brought them out just as I requested.

For dinner, I ordered a total comfort food item, a choice between Chicken Pot Pie and Campfire Pot Roast. I went with the Pot Roast, which pulled right apart with your fork as it was so tender no knife was needed. I enjoyed this dish a lot; it is served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach.

For dessert, we ordered the Cinnamon & Sugar Pizza, which is pizza dough, basted with cinnamon and sugar butter then baked in their brick oven. It’s served hot right out of the oven and accompanied by a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. This was very good and a great dessert for sharing with the table.

Lazy Dog is a great place to hang out with family, friends or even your four-legged best friend. The staff is very attentive and friendly, and for only being open a week when I visited everything went off without a hitch. I give Lazy Dog 3.75 Forks.

Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner & Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper & Bettor. You can find Marco at and by following him on twitter: @MarcoInVegas @MarcoInVegas. You can contact him at [email protected].

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