Chef Johnny Hernandez’ Mexican Restaurant La Gloria in San Antonio has a new special treat for dog owners: a pet-friendly “puppyrita,” with all proceeds going to charity. The doggo drink is, of course, non-alcoholic, and actually a serving of chicken broth over ice with a cute paper lime slice, the perfect thing to cool them down on a hot day and help a local animal rescue at the same time.
Hernandez is a celebrated entrepreneur with a few dining concepts to his name around the San Antonio area. La Gloria is his flagship, with San Antonio locations and a range of cuisine celebrating “the rich and delicious street foods found across the diverse regions of interior Mexico.” Among his achievements was a Guest Chef opportunity in 2016 for President Barack Obama, and he’s also been featured on TV shows like Beat Bobby Flay and a guest judge seat on Top Chef.
Any and all proceeds of each $2 puppyrita sold to benefit The Cannoli Fund, a volunteer-run nonprofit devoted to cats and dogs in the historic King William and Lavaca Districts in San Antonio. The Cannoli Fund provides a range of health services and support initiatives for strays and rescues, including spay/neuter reimbursement and feral cat humane trap programs.
La Gloria is currently open for distanced patio dine-in service with masks required. Unlike a regular margarita, though, the puppyrita is a great option for doggos to drink on the go.