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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.

12 Photos to Inspire Your Patio Refresh in Time for Summer

Patio decor may not be the most pressing matter right now, but if you're lucky enough to have an outdoor space and the wherewithal to give it a spring makeover, now is a great time to freshen it up...
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Cheap eats in BosWash?

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by saacnmama 8 days ago

We'll be doing the grand college tour, and need to eat along the way. In Boston, we’ll be staying near the Back Bay T stop and looking at schools all over town. In NYC, we’ll be on the Uppe...

GTA Patios in the age of Covid-19 - 2021 edition

Dr. John
by Dr. John 4 months ago

With patios opening up on Friday, I thought I would start a new version of this thread. Have you booked any reservations yet? Where are you hoping to go? We haven't yet booked anything as places...

Daiquiris, Piña Coladas, etc

prima
by prima 4 months ago

Anyone know where to get a good daiquiri or piña colada in TO? Rhum Corner, Bar Chef, Civil Liberties and Patois don't have them on their current menus. Thanks for any tips!

Stay Gold Deli in West Oakland [Split from Horn Barbeque thread]

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by tre2012 20 days ago

Someone on the "other" food board posted they got some excellent brisket from the Stay Gold BBQ folks on 2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland (off 51st St.). It reminded me that quite a while back we had...

Outdoor dining rec for party of 10 in PDX Oct. 3?

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by Reuel 1 month ago

Looking for a safe dining destination in PDX for 10 out of towners on Sunday Oct. 3. We're in PDX for my son's wedding on the 2nd and my wife's family wants to get a low key meal the next night. P...

Rangoon - Nice Burmese in Prospect/Crown Hts

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by jen kalb 5 months ago

Its pretty amazing to eat Burmese food in ones own neighborhood. Finally COVID and all we made it over to this newcomer at Prospect and Classon Aves which presents its dishes with style and a menu...

Coffee shops with patios, heated and unheated

prima
by prima 11 months ago

Unheated patio Krave on St Clair W 5 Elements 521 (on the Danforth , hope it is still open) Heated patio Boxcar Social at Summerhill

Smokehouse (Berkeley)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 1 month ago

I was in the East Bay today and decided to have lunch at the Smokehouse, the burger place that started in 1951. I hadn't been there in maybe 30 years, and was reminded of it recently by an article ...

Rob's Zombies now open in Concord

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

If you're an alum of Mount Diablo Unified School District, you know about cheese zombies, the schoolyard snack. And I've reported on Patty's in Concord that makes her own version. https://www.chow...

Soft Serve Ice Cream at Ad Astra Bread Co. | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

From the day that famed pastry chef, Ron Mendoza revealed his plans to open a bread bakery to explore the savory side, many of us quietly prayed that in due time he would experiment again with ice ...

LouLou's Griddle in the Middle Cafe | Wharf #2 - Monterey

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Long time since anyone has talked about LouLou's Griddle in the Middle, the small diner on Monterey's commercial wharf. http://www.chowhound.com/post/monterey-carmel-great-food-364989?commentId=22...

Point Reyes Roadhouse

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

Yesterday I drove into Point Reyes Station, and there at the southern entrance was a new (to me) place, Point Reyes Roadhouse, where the Marin Sun Farms place had been. I had lunch there, choosing ...

Lily | San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Lily, a new Vietnamese restaurant in San Francisco by Chef Rob Lam, opened in October. Last month I dropped in for a solo lunch. Two four-top tables on the shaded sidewalk were available as an o...

Fish (Sausalito)

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by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

The posts about Fish in Sausalito seem to all be several years old, so after I went there with a friend yesterday (first time in several years) I thought I'd speak up. We arrived at 11:30 am, think...

Boston area outdoor dining 2021?

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by youngho 5 months ago

Moody St has resumed outdoor street dining since yesterday through October. We had enjoyed a summer-style dinner (lobster roll, fish and chips) on Tempo's back patio last month during an unseasonab...

Butcher Crown Roadhouse (Petaluma)

Civil Bear
by Civil Bear 5 months ago

Stopped by Butcher Crown Roadhouse in Petaluma yesterday for lunch. I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the all BBQ smokers lined up in the patio. Mrs. Luv and I shared a platter of brisket, ...

Chez Xue | Hunan in Foster City

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

The owners of Millbrae's very popular Wonderful Restaurant have opened Chez Xue in Foster City. It has a similar Hunan and Sichuan-centered menu. The owners describe the new restaurant as more refi...

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | Uptown Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) opened last summer at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. I admired the cute aqua-colored ice cream pedestal dishes and asked that my order be served in one. Sadly, they're for displ...

Give India Collab Pizza, 5/18 & 19, PizzaLeah in Windsor

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Chef Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club fame is joining forces with Windsor's PizzaLeah to raise funds for COVID-19 relief in India. They've created a collaboration Desi pizza that will be available ...

Solo Outdoor Dining Near Center City Philadelphia?

FritzJMcDonald
by FritzJMcDonald 5 months ago

I am taking a quick trip to see family in New Jersey. I'm staying in Center City. Any good place for outdoor dining? More specifically, I’ll be by myself when in Philadelphia, so any place I could ...