With our oddly warm weather and the recent rain, leaves are going to be popping out fast and I want to enjoy the outdoors.
I reviewed this thread, though it's getting a bit aged and am not certain how up-to-date the info is -- "Best outdoor patios in Twin Cities" http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/712123
I'm looking for 2 things, mainly:
1. Pleasant atmosphere. Doesn't need to be fancy. Neither do I want to be sucking car exhaust or surrounded by only concrete. A _little_ bit of nature would be welcome (planters and borrowed landscapes are fine).
2. Casual spot where I can just visit with my friends, and order an iced tea without feeling guilty/pressured into ordering food or alcohol.
Bonus points for spots located in Mpls.