Hoods: Ocean Hangs

Make a day at the coast better with these Huntington Beach hot spots.
Photograph Courtesy of Top Dog Barkery

Top Dog Barkery

Good to Know: Top Dog Barkery continues to host dog birthday parties—complete with cake and free goodie bags—at its new location.

The popular pet store moved from its former location in Pacific City to this spot last year and now offers a full menu of grooming services, from nail trims and haircuts to teeth brushing and ear cleaning, as well as self-serve dog wash stations. Of course, the business still bakes made-to-order bone-shaped dog birthday cakes in three flavors—peanut butter, peanut butter and banana, and apple and oats. 180 Fifth St., 714-960-3647

Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs

Corn dogs have always been a beach town staple, but this spot makes them with a Korean twist. The menu features seven varieties, including one smothered in Hot Cheetos powder and spicy sauce, and another covered in chunks of potato and deep-fried. Can’t decide? The prices ($3 to $4.49) make it easy to justify ordering one for each hand, with a side of kimchi fries ($4). 401 Main St., 714-549-3348

Hummus Bean Grill

The menu at this Mediterranean spot is simple, but the generous portions and super-fresh ingredients make it stand out. Kebab plates with chicken, beef, kefta, salmon, shrimp, and falafel include rice, pita, hummus, and Greek salad (loaded with peppers, cucumbers, olives, and tomatoes). Takeout business is brisk, but there are also plenty of tables for anyone who wants to linger. 303 Third St., 714-274-9878

Surf City Skates

Owner Toni Edwards started her roller skate business in 2015, when skates were hard to find. With the activity’s resurgence, her brick-and-mortar shop is busier than ever. Customers can rent a pair of Sure-Grip skates and take a spin on the boardwalk just a few blocks away, order a new pair of custom skates, or replace wheels or toe stops on a current pair. 326 Main St., 714-655-2266

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