Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Sidewalk Dining

Another thing I love about Minneapolis is the profusion of sidewalk & patio dining available at so many restaurants. As soon as the weather turned nice in May, every restaurant with a spare square foot outside found a way to squeeze in a table. All of a sudden, there are tons and tons of restaurants where you can eat outside! Woohoo!

I don't get it, though. Back in Cleveland, we had a beautiful summer, lots of restaurants, and lots of sidewalk space. And yet, it was always very difficult to find al fresco dining. Why? Was there restrictive zoning regulations? Did restaurants not realize to how great an extent people like to eat outside? Why is Minneapolis so different in this respect?


Blogger JeffreyT said...

Lack of sidewalk dining? It's everywhere I go....

Little Italy, Warehouse District, E. 4th, West Bank, Ohio City....

4:20 PM  
Anonymous Bonnie Erickson said...

In regards to Minneapolis outside dining, it's a direct result of cabin fever!

12:14 AM  
Blogger Generalissimo said...

Most of D.C.'s dining is inside, because the humidity will kill you in the summer.

As far as Cleveland is concerned, if it were a horse, a kind soul would have put it down.

7:57 AM  

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