Archive for outdoordining SmartBlogs

Last winter’s blizzards and arctic blasts started becoming a distant memory the minute restaurants around the country set up the patio tables and opened the rooftop decks for the season. Restaurants with outdoor dining spaces in many markets have gone from being a nice perk to a must-have, especially in places where the out-of-doors is a major draw.[…] Continue Reading »

The mercury’s climbing fast, and restaurants nationwide are opening their patios. When I first began writing about restaurants in Denver about a decade ago, street-level and rooftop patios were becoming must-haves for new restaurants looking to share the city’s plentiful sunshine, not to mention their scenic views if they were lucky enough to have a space that looked out on the mountains.[…] Continue Reading »

Based on the interest in a recent SmartBrief blog post, “Al fresco dining options bloom with spring,” I reached out to Noah Corwin, operations manager of Redwood Restaurant and Bar, and German Broggi, food and beverage director for Park Hyatt Washington, to find out more about their outdoor dining spaces.

What permits did you need to serve outdoors?[…] Continue Reading »

Spring popped up on the calendar more than a month ago, but it’s taken longer for the weather to get with the program. Now, though, it seems like things are warming up, and with the warmer weather comes the annual return to the patio. Restaurants in Boston and markets around the country are ready to cater to winter-weary patrons eager to enjoy the outdoors as they dine or sip after-dinner cocktails.[…] Continue Reading »