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New Stray Cat Cafe - Arlington - Same folks as Lost Dog


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New Stray Cat Cafe - Arlington - Same folks as Lost Dog

TerriS | Jun 3, 2005 12:59 PM

Has anyone else been to the new Stray Cat Cafe, in the same little shopping center in Westover as the Lost Dog? Checked it out last night. Interior looks great, great decor. Long narrow space is a bit tough, but there's a bar, some tall tables, and booths. Very similar to Lost Dog. Menu has echoes of Lost Dog - salads, sandwiches, no pizza, but grilled items (for example, burger, buffalo burger) and platters (including tacos, pulled pork). Being fans of the dog collar onion rings, we had to try their version, which I believe they call mouse catchers - pretty good beer battered onion rings, but what makes them stand out is a cucumber wasabi dipping sauce. Spouse's po'boy sandwich was good - came with chips and a pickle - I didn't get a chance to try it - and my fish taco platter was pretty tasty - all platters come with cornbread, which was good, although I should have asked for a little butter to spread on it. They don't have the beer list that Lost Dog has, and for some reason I had thought this place would focus more on wine, but their wine list was nothing extravagent. We'll definitely go back - Lost Dog has been crazy busy lately and there was already a significant crowd outside the Stray Cat - so it will be nice to have another option in the area.

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