On the hunt for the perfect opportunity to get outside? August 31st marks National Eat Outside Day, and the last day of August makes for a timely celebration of fantastic summer weather! Just because the summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean it’s time to retreat indoors. Enjoy the last few days of warm summer nights and dine al-fresco in the great outdoors on these sunny San Diego patios!Move your meal outside to the charming patio at Et Voilà French Bistro. Found along Adams Avenue in the vibrant neighborhood of Normal Heights, this chic eatery is reminiscent of a Parisian bistro with a stylish twist, with a menu bursting with both traditional and contemporary French fare. Experience the satisfaction of a rare, authentic French dining destination while enjoying a dinner for two, such as the Saumon D’Ecosse Avec Sauce Au Basilic, a seared Scottish salmon tournedos with ricotta and zucchini cannelloni, oven roasted tomatoes, braised kale, and a basil pesto, all on the delightful outdoor patio.Take your taste buds to the patio at Barrel Republic, located just north in the center of Carlsbad. This favorite bar of locals and visitors alike offers the freedom to pour from well-over 40 casks of quality craft beer with the simple swipe of a wristband! The warm and inviting wood interior leads out into a covered patio, featuring long tables, fire pits, and plenty of space to enjoy the San Diego weather with dishes including the Artisan Meats & California Cheeses, a charcuterie board packed with white alba truffle salami, Berkshire lomo, duck salami, soppressata salami, chevre, and gorgonzola that is perfect to share with your fellow craft beer enthusiasts!Enjoy the epicenter of the lively Gaslamp Quarter while sipping cocktails on the patio at The New Yorker Pizzeria and Bar, San Diego’s favorite New York-style pizzeria! While this downtown spot is famous around the city for the best Neapolitan pizza, wings, deli sandwiches, soups, and salads in town, the bar at The New Yorker is making waves as the place to be for craft beer, wines, and signature cocktails. Set outside the historic Chinese Laundry building, the patio at The New Yorker is the ideal spot for people watching and cocktail tasting from a drink menu including The Seasoned Man, with strawberry-infused Pimm’s No. 1, bruised basil, pressed lemon, and ginger ale.If you can’t get enough of the great outdoors, then The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is the ideal place to dine! Nestled in the heart of the Carmel Valley community, this mixed-use living, retail, and lifestyle center brings together gourmet and casual dining options along with award-winning chefs, specialty groceries, boutiques, health and wellness studios, and more. Stroll amongst the shops on the Santa-Barbara inspired Main Street before dining under the stars on the patios at elegant Crudo by acclaimed Chef Pascal Lorange, Japanese-inspired Wokou Ramen & Yakitori, or modern and open Westroot Tavern.Get a taste of downtown living while dining at Osetra Seafood & Steaks, an elegant and sophisticated eatery in San Diego’s bustling Gaslamp Quarter. Boasting a menu of gourmet seafood, aged meats, handmade pastas, and high-grade steak selections, Osetra is a prominent and premier fine dining and nightlife destination. In honor of National Eat Outside Day, ask for outdoor seating in the heart of the Gaslamp to enjoy dishes such as the Chilean Sea Bass, blackened with fingerling potatoes, black olives, and served with a lemon-herb beurre blanc, out in the fresh air while taking in the hustle and bustle of a night on the town.There couldn’t be a better time to take your meal outside in the sunshine and fresh air! Renew your appreciation for these warm San Diego nights by enjoying a meal al-fresco at these perfect patio spots for National Eat Outside Day.
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