Guess what’s coming in just a few weeks? No, it’s not the grand opening of a Mario Batali Restaurant in DC, we should be so lucky. I’m talking about spring and with spring comes gardens, farmers markets, csa’s (which I have talked about a lot, maybe too much for some) and finally outdoor seating at restaurants and bars. There are very things that beat putting back a cold brew and munching on some delicious grub. Yea, I suppose making your own food and seating on your own porch, but I’ll need a porch first.
While I don’t particularly enjoy the gross humidity Washington DC summer’s entail, I do love spring and fall outdoor eating (who am I kidding, I’ll do the same in the summer). There are restaurants with outdoor seating littered, in a good way, all over across fair city. This weekend it’s supposed to jump to into the 50’s in DC and I hope to enjoy a nice meal outside for once.
Now you’re probably thinking, “great, he tells me I can eat outside, so what, what has he done for me lately.” Well, in the spirit of this burgeoning eating city, I will provide some of my favorite places to eat outside. I actually got a great idea from the Endless Simmer blog, which has a great google map, pinned with restaurants offering specials, events etc. I don’t intend to steal their map, so I made my own, pinned up with outdoor eating hotspots. Feel free to send in your own places to enjoy a cold one or an appletini outside…
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