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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Local Dogs Celebrate Their Right To Enjoy Outdoor Restaurants With Bottomless Milk Bone Brunch

Posted By on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:40 PM

click image This is now legal. - PHOTO: LYNN FRIEDMAN/FLICKR
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  • This is now legal.

Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. signed a landmark bill ending California's prohibition of canines at outdoor cafes. Although some dogs and restaurants had been skirting the law for years, the bill officially took effect on January 1, freeing San Francisco's canines from having to watch as their owners dined on eggs benedict and Bloody Marys from the sidewalk.

To celebrate this release, on Tuesday, a pack of those dogs gathered at The Plant Café on the Em-bark-adero to enjoy a bottomless Milk Bone brunch while ostensibly celebrating the launch of S.F. Restaurant Week.

The bone-eating event was sponsored, naturally, by the dog treat manufacturer and included appearances by Frida the Dog Mayor of San Francisco as well as some adoptable seniors from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, who have lived long enough under the tyranny of the state's health code.

Canines and the poop-baggers that trail them, take note:  There are some limitations to the new rules, however. For starters, dogs still have to remain on a leash and in outdoor seating areas only (so, no begging the kitchen for scraps) and, of course, everybody has to be on their best behavior. That means no butt sniffing during dinner and no drooling on our lunch!

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