With the announcement that Mauhaus Cat Cafe and Lounge, St. Louis' first cat cafe, will open next year, a number of local entrepreneurs and restaurateurs are considering similar concepts.
These are still on the drawing board -- keep an eye out for future announcements.
SnakeDog The world's first hot dog shack with snakes (thank you Paul Friswold)
Heritage A park-to-table concept featuring fresh, free-range, local squirrel from Forest Park Farms
Pigeons on Pigeons Carrier pigeons deliver roast pigeon to patrons
Escargot To-Go Only available via drive-through, Escargot To-Go's signature dish will be a laxative-laced "cleansing" escargot to help you...you know
Waste Not Cafe Diners will have the option of feeding their leftover bites to a pack of rabid, hungry opossums from a ten-foot balcony
New York Subway Shoppe Subs and gyros are planned for this "authentic" New York-themed restaurant. As soon as the Shoppe passes its health inspection, the owners plan to release their oversize pet rat to complete the New York subway atmosphere.
Have any additional animal-themed restaurant ideas? Share them with us in the comments section!