iCi: Fort Greene’s farm-to-table stalwart just oozes effortless French elegance and charm. And enjoying a light supper of Poulet au Citron and Pinot Blanc in the high-walled, ivy-draped garden, canopied by ancient, graceful trees and strung with twinkly lights, completes the très jolie picture.
The moment temperatures stabilize at 50-degrees or above, there are three major changes we make to our routines:
1) We ditch hot coffee for iced coffee.
2) We gleefully swap out boots and socks for sandals and slip-on shoes.
3) We forgo dim, cloistered seating areas at bars and restaurants in favor of patios, courtyards, gardens and roofs — even if plummeting, after-sunset temperatures invariably leave us shivering in our platform wedges and shirtsleeves.
That’s why we’re always in search of establishments with superior outdoor spaces, and we’re not talking about rickety two tops on the sidewalk (although they’ll certainly do in a pinch). So let our guide to awesome, open-air eateries see you through the spring-summer season, and just say no to drinking indoors until September!
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