Bone Appétit

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Article from the Newspress by Dave Mason

Article from the Newspress by Dave Mason

When Trey isn’t playing fetch at Carpinteria State Beach, he relaxes in the shaded patio at Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels.

The Carpinteria restaurant brings water to the 4-year old golden retriever with black fur who also goes by his nickname “Bill.”

“We only live three blocks away.  We like it because it's dog-friendly.

 Jason and Katherine Lesh with their dog Trey, also know as Bob, at Jack's Bistro in Carpinteria.

They’re always accommodating for him, and we come here because they have great food,” his owner, Katherine Less, told the News-Press on a recent morning.  She and her husband, Jason Less, were about to have one of their favorite breakfasts- the Blackstone Benedict.  It’s a poached off on a bagel with avocado, tomato and, instead of ham, bacon.  “They have a nice Hollandaise sauce here,”  Mr. Lesh, who operates a nearby organic produce stand with his wife, said just before the food arrived.

Mrs. Lesh brings their daughter, Chandler who turns 2 in December, with them.  She said they and Trey enjoy the restaurant’s mellow atmosphere.  “I like it because Chandler can play and Trey can come.  People love him.  He’s super friendly.”

5050 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria 566-1558
Hours: 6:30 am to 3 pm weekdays and 7 am to 3 pm SundaysJack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels