The Dog House Pub & Grill has apparently opened in the Long Reach Village Center. I have been to Long Reach for fried chicken at Chick N' Friends, but I hadn't heard about Dog House.
Erin emailed me last week about opening night:
The new Dog House Pub and Grill just opened up in the Long Reach village center. I believe it took over the space that was formerly the Columbia Ale House. I stopped in yesterday on opening night and I think the place has a lot of potential. It encroaches a bit on the Pub Dog Pizza brand, but their intentions are good: a portion of their proceeds go to the Howard County Animal Rescue. And they have all the greasy munchies that Pub Dog lacks.
The food was well priced for large portions. Typical pub food, but with a few added entrees that bring it up a notch. The ribs looked amazing and I wish I had tried them over the sandwich I chose. My dinner companion said the the buffalo wing were quite tasty (20 for $10!). They also had a nice beer selection, which was priced a very reasonable $3 a pint (beers like Flying Dog and Dogfish Head, which would cost you at least $4 or more at places like Frisco). The bar area is quite large and may eventually be a nice spot for live music.
Since it was opening night, they were still working out some minor kinks in the kitchen, and the waiters were still learning the menu and beer list. I think once they get the hang of things, it'll run much smoother. They could also use some more dog related decor. Besides some photos of dogs on the walls near the entrance and scattered dart boards, all the other walls were bare.
I'll probably stop in again to see how things progress. I don't normally hang out at village center bars/pubs, but I liked the friendly atmosphere of this one. I couldn't find a web site, but I think the owner/chef is named Bill.