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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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Happy Hour @ Valle Eatery & Bar | Lompoc

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 days 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 10 days 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 1 month ago

Favorite picnic items?

by akdad 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago

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Roux Dat | Capitola (Santa Cruz County)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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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Pinoy Heritage Filipino Pop-up at Anina | Hayes Valley - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago

DC/NOVA restaurant with outdoor patio for corporate event

by waherne 3 months ago

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

ktmoomau

ktmoomau commented 2 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...

Melanie Wong

Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

The Salzburg | North Beach - San Francisco

by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

The Salzburg opened in October, taking over the venue that had been Cinecitta in North Beach. In the neighborhood on ...

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Melanie Wong commented 3 months ago

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Monday Community Nights: The Grill at the Cass House - Cayucos, SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Before leaving Cayucos on Presidents Day, I wanted to drive by The Cass House. More than six years ago, I'd had one o...

Looking for a Maui Recommendation

by rog2867 5 months ago

I have read a lot of the info here but none really answers my question. I need the Best Maui Restaurant with Great V...

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terijoy commented 3 months ago

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Luna Coffee Bar | Cayucos - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Luna Coffee Bar (and Lunada Garden Bistro) opened less than a year ago in the pretty garden space that was once Hopp...

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Ruddell's Smokehouse | Cayucos - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Last month as I prepared to drive home from Southern California, a craving for one of Ruddell's smoked seafood tacos ...

Olde Port Inn | Avila Beach - SLOCo

by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Fueled only by carbs and sweets in the morning, soon I was feeling peckish for some real food and protein on my Presi...

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glbtrtr commented 3 months ago

Solo Traveler Seeking Community Tables in San Diego

by Rae1531Rae 4 months ago

I am traveling solo to San Diego (where I have been before and LOVE) and am looking for restaurants that have communi...

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Neurofabulous commented 4 months ago

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Mersea's | Harford Pier - Avila Beach - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

Mersea's is the other restaurant on Harford Pier in Port San Luis. A smaller and more casual spot with lower prices, ...

Looking for Restaurant Recommendations in Maui

by foodieto123 4 months ago

Hello fellow foodies, we are very excited to be visiting Hawaii in March. Staying in Wailea area but ok to drive for ...

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jbehrens commented 4 months ago