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Outdoor Seating

When it's warm, we want to eat outside. Fortunately Chowhounds know the best places with outdoor seating, from bars to restaurants to coffee shops. Weigh in on your favorite spots.
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El Pinar de Tres Mujeres | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 days ago

In June 2017, dinner for our final evening in Baja was at Cocina de Ismene in El Pinar de Tres Mujeres in Valle de Gu...

Pozo Saloon | Pozo - Santa Margarita - SLOCo

by Melanie Wong 8 days ago

On my June road trip, I detoured off 101 to Pozo Saloon for an early Friday dinner stop. Mine was the only non-truck ...

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Melanie Wong commented 6 days ago

Bar Bites @ Duke's Common | Healdsburg - Sonoma County

by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Duke's Common opened in February, taking over the space formerly occupied by Scopa. It's a collaboration between Chef...

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macsak commented 6 days ago

subtle, wonderful Cafe Campesino in Santa Cruz

by eldub 9 years ago

I've been wanting to try this little spot in downtown Santa Cruz because of its good reputation. Cafe Campesino did n...

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Melanie Wong commented 7 days ago

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Twist Eatery | Forestville - Sonoma County

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by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

During Sonoma County Restaurant Week in March, I had my first visit to Twist Eatery for the two-course lunch, $15. Th...

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Cadillac Cafe | Corralitos - Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Cadillac Cafe, the breakfast and lunch diner with the signature automobile on the roof, has reopened in Corralitos. I...

Roux Dat | Capitola (Santa Cruz County)

by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Recently my brother and I stumbled onto Roux Dat, a casual and inexpensive Cajun/Creole spot near Trader Joe's in Cap...

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Melanie Wong commented 7 days ago

Plenty on Bell | Los Alamos

by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Though I had little appetite that Friday morning, I had promised myself that I'd patronize Plenty on Bell for breakfa...

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Melanie Wong commented 27 days ago

Acre Coffee (and Donuts) | East Side - Petaluma

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last year my pre-BBQ morning cup came from Acre's Roastery location, https://www.chowhound.com/post/acre-coffee-roas...

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Melanie Wong commented 2 months ago

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Red Giant Coffee/Bliss Cafe | Redwood City

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Yesterday I stopped at Red Giant Coffee (fka Bliss Cafe) in downtown Redwood City for the morning cup on my way south...

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Happy Hour @ Valle Eatery & Bar | Lompoc

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by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Valle Eatery & Bar opened in a few months ago in Lompoc's Hilton Garden Inn. It's an offshoot of the popular Valle Fr...

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Big Sur River Inn Coffee Bar, General Store & Restaurant

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Last spring before the Pfeiffer Bridge re-opened, I headed toward Big Sur River Inn for lunch. At the time, the resta...

Coffeeville | Santa Cruz

by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last week I needed a spot to take part in an online chat mid-road trip. Triangulation determined that I could be in S...

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Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

Favorite picnic items?

by akdad 3 months ago

Summer is here, sort of and was looking forward to going on picnics again. My go to is herb de Provence roast chick...

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Ttrockwood commented 3 months ago

Happy Hour @ Artisan | Paso Robles - SLOCo

by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

My drive home from Palms Springs took a break at Artisan Restaurant in Paso Robles for happy hour on April 2. The aft...

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Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

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Pinoy Heritage Filipino Pop-up at Anina | Hayes Valley - San Francisco

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by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last fall was my introduction to the cooking of Chef Francis Ang and his new venture, Pinoy Heritage. Some may recall...

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Vintage Wine Bar | Santana Row - San Jose

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Last week I met a friend for a glass of wine at Vintage Wine Bar in Santana Row.

Lodi's Double Dip Gallery: Art and Ice Cream

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Double Dip Gallery offers a full service scooping station of Gunther's ice cream in its art and collectibles gallery....

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ricepad commented 4 months ago

DC/NOVA restaurant with outdoor patio for corporate event

by waherne 5 months ago

Hello All, My company wants to host a happy hour get together in Northern Virginia (or maybe DC) and we were think...

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ktmoomau commented 4 months ago

Rumba Cuban Kitchen, Windsor

by tom246 3 years ago

Only been here once but that time the Cubano sandwich was excellent. All the ingredients in just the right proportion...

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Melanie Wong commented 5 months ago