The warm summer sun and a gentle breeze makes the perfect backdrop to a great meal! This month, we highlight a few of our favorite spots to dine outdoors.
Scottsdale, AZ: Although summer is not the ideal time to eat outdoors in toasty Arizona, keep Eddie’s House in mind for those cooler fall days. The restaurant is comfortable, but boasts a menu that expands your boundaries. Chef Eddie is a co-host on “Your Life A to Z” on Arizona’s Channel 3. Along with being dubbed the “Number One Chef in the Valley” for five consecutive years by Phoenix Magazine, he has been celebrated for his unique culinary style in a number of prestigious publications including Food and Wine, USA Today, Bon Appetit, Food Arts, Nation’s Restaurant News and Money Magazine.
La Jolla, CA: Authentic California cuisine meets a historic San Diego setting at Mustangs & Burros. An antique hacienda made of adobe brick, this casual La Jolla restaurant serves up small plates with big Southwest flavors in its charming dining room and spacious patio. Creative dishes are both locally inspired and locally sourced. Sip on house-made sangria, craft cocktails barrel-aged on site, and margaritas made with Herradura tequila, hand-selected during the staff’s annual “pilgrimage” to Jalisco, Mexico.
Spokane, WA: Take a seat inside or out to enjoy the beautiful river views at Ripples Riverside Grill, a classic American restaurant. The rolling river provides the perfect ambiance to sip a glass of wine while dining in Spokane on inspired American cuisine. The menu provides delectable staples from the land and sea, but also a rotating “Fresh Sheet” that changes daily so that you can enjoy the freshest seafood, poultry, meat and produce selections.
Cupertino, CA: Parkview Kitchen and Spirits specialize in fresh, seasonal ingredients, imaginatively prepared with a California twist. With an excellent location, al fresco dining is on the menu almost every day of the year. From a casual dinner for one under the shady umbrella of a cabana, to sharing small bites with friends around the cozy fire pit, you can indulge your inner foodie in one-of-a-kind flavors.
Lake Oswego OR: Nicoletta’s Table is a small neighborhood trattoria, much like one found on any street corner in Italy. The restaurant combines Italy’s rustic charm and the Pacific Northwest’s vibrancy while serving authentic Italian food. The menu focuses on using the freshest ingredients including homemade pastas, pizzas, breads and a variety of salumi, cheeses and Italian products. The charming outdoor patio is the perfect spot to enjoy an espresso, a glass of wine, sandwich, salad or fresh bowl of pasta.