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Posts tagged ‘Laguna Beach’

Laguna Beach, CA dog-friendly restaurant: Maro Wood Grill

We first went to Maro Wood Grill last year around this time, and we loved the restaurant’s fresh, straightforward, delicious Argentinian food. We returned last night, and two things happened. First, the food was still delicious. We had, and recommend, the roasted, salty, gingery edamame, the empanada sampler, the roast chicken, the skirt steak, the mint ice cream brownie, and the bread pudding. Note that you can order a roast chicken picnic to take out, and I think you should.  … Read more

Chloe’s Clicks: Dog travel links we liked this week

Last year I wrote a post about how the Four Seasons is the only hotel on Las Vegas’s Strip that accepts dogs. None of the casino hotels on the Strip welcomes dogs. In Reno, however, the story is a bit different. According to a letter to the editor of, Reno’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel is pet-friendly — and sure enough, when you visit the casino’s web site, you learn that dogs are indeed allowed in the casino hotel (though  … Read more

Photo Friday: Laguna Beach, CA

Today’s photo is one I took just a couple of days ago at Laguna Beach’s main beach boardwalk, next to the adorable vintage lifeguard stand. It turns out that gulls won’t stand still to be caught, so Chloe’s puffed (but happy!). Leashed dogs are allowed on Laguna Main Beach at any time during the off-season (Sept. 16 to May 31); during the summer, they’re allowed on the beach only before 8 am or after 6 pm.

Chloe and hubs on  … Read more

Laguna Beach dog-friendly restaurant: Madison Square Café

We were prepared for rainy and cool, but Southern California shook off its recent weather and presented us with perfection. We celebrated with brunch at Madison Square Café in Laguna Beach, featuring excellent food for humans and the heartiest of welcomes for dogs.

Owner Jon Madison and a devoted fan

You place your order at the counter in front, then walk through the shop area (charming home decor and lots of great patio/garden decorations) to the patio in back. Choose a  … Read more