Spring is here!
The long awaited season has arrived with a slow and arduous climb to warmer temperatures. The past few weekends were filled with anxious folks clamoring to get out of the house and get closer to the waterfront or to simply be able to dine outdoors.
Restaurants are slowly preparing outdoor dining areas with a glimmer of hope – flowers, plants, tables, and chairs and music. The anticipation is growing and outdoor venues are filling up quickly in anticipation of enjoying the freedom of getting back to wearing shorts and flip flops.
The wait to get a seat with a view of the water is definitely worth the 25 – 45 minutes, which is often given in anticipation that the previous diners, will be conscientious, and not stretch out their time. As the temperatures improve and hover around 69 – 79, the challenge to get a table with a view of the water, or just to dine outdoors, becomes increasingly more difficult.
This past weekend, the temperatures did not disappoint. We saw and experienced temperatures up to 85 degrees. Waterfront cafes were buzzing with tons of very happy people.