There’s a great trend going on in this city that is heartening to see, and is one of those harbingers of hope, like the swallows coming back to Capistrano.
It seems everywhere you look this summer there is al fresco dining. It was not too long ago that Agave, Tom’s Oyster Bar rooftop and La Dolce Vita’s patio were basically the only outdoor options. This summer? Well, here’s a short list of places I’ve noted recently: Small Plates, Detroit Beer Company, Tom’s, LDV, The Rattlesnake Club, Bert’s on Broadway, The Rhino, Vicente’s, the Woodward Grill (in Compuware, not the gay bar), Honest John’s, Seldom Blues, Majestic Café, Twingo’s and Slows Bar-B-Q. And I’m sure I’m leaving a ton of stuff out.
It’s just so reassuring, because it’s one of those normal things you take for granted, until you live someplace that doesn’t have it.