Tanya’s planning a very puggy birthday

I can tell you one pug (Norton) who lives at my house who really wants to go to the Pug Brunch.

Can you believe it’s already been a year since Tanya’s Soup Kitchen reopened at 1725 E. Douglas?

This week, mistress of soup Tanya Tandoc will celebrate her restaurant’s first birthday (officially on Friday) with several days worth of activities, culminating in a PUG BRUNCH this Sunday.

The pug brunch, inspired by Tanya’s beloved pugs Olive and the late LuLu, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday on Tanya’s patio, which this week is being fitted with a new pergola. Humans pay $10 for food, which will include sandwiches, soups and a few breakfast items. Dog treats will be provided, too.

Pugs are particularly invited, but any friendly smaller-breed dog is welcome. Tanya’s husband, local musician Wayne Gottstine, will entertain on the patio outdoor and may be filming  a video of the event. Tanya is limiting the brunch to 40 pugs and 60 humans, so if you want to attend, make a reservation by calling 316-267-7687. (If the weather is iffy on Sunday morning, the Pug Brunch will be rescheduled for May.)

Other birthday activities Tanya has planned for the week: On Wednesday, she’ll start registering customers for two $100 gift cards she plans to give away during the brunch. On Friday evening, musicians Nikki Moddelmog and Curt Mitchell will perform and Tanya will be serving Indian food. On Saturday, she’ll offer birthday cake in the restaurant.

Slurpy Birthday to you, Tanya!