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The Great Outdoors

Apr 29, 2015 04:27PM ● Published by Dia

Maybe you’re trying to catch some fresh-air during brunch with the family or find a romantic spot for date night al fresco. From water-features and playgrounds to cigar bars and lounge chairs, these hotspots will have you and yours covered no matter the occasion.

Our top pick goes to Grapevine’s Mí Día From Scratch that puts a rustic contemporary spin on its 

 outdoor décor, making the space feel inviting and industrial all at the same time. So head outside to relax and toss back a margarita while your guacamole is prepared tableside by the attentive staff. An industrial-chic roof with zig-zag lighting makes it a cool place to escape the sun or to share a meal-for-two after dusk.

Two partially shaded outdoor spaces with comfy Villastyle seating make Brio Tuscan Grille in Southlake Town Square a prime spot for grabbing some friends, ordering a bottle and settling in for some serious people-watching. In addition to the usual hubbub of town-square foot traffic, the view also includes the town square fountain, which makes it ideal for date night.

In search of even more options for outdoor dining? Then head to Il Calabrese, where you’ll find three patios to choose from. Up on the second floor, a chic cigar bar awaits those who prefer to puff, while on the first floor, a patio wraps around two sides of the building. Whichever patio you choose, fresh flavors, delicious dishes and familiar Italian recipes await you in Il Calabrese’s luxurious environs.

If you count your fast-food chain’s one-two punch of playground-time and quick eats to entertain your brood, try trading up for a glass of Pinot Grigio, a good-for-you chefprepared entrée, a playground and live music on Thursday to Saturday nights? Such a wonderland exists at Southlake’s Central Market, which delivers a family-friendly space to sit back and relax while the kiddos wear themselves out.

Our final entry pairs a bird’s eye view with lounge chairs in a rooftop trellis-covered space overlooking the excitement of Southlake Town Square. While Campania’s authentic Neopolitan pizza is cooked at a blistering 900 degrees, the restaurant’s true claim to fame is its cool second-story patio replete with refreshing bar and water feature.

Yes, summer is nearly here, but that’s no reason hibernate indoors for four months. Go ahead, strap on some sandals, throw on some shorts and prepare to kick back and relax in style, enjoying some excellent eats, drinks—and fresh air

Mí Día From Scratch 1295 S. Main Street Grapevine 817.421.4747 

Brio Tuscan Grille 1431 Plaza Place Southlake Town Square 817.310.3136 

Il Calabrese1281 E. S.H. 114 Southlake 817.251.8798 

Central Market 1425 E. Southlake Blvd. Southlake 817.310.5600 

Campania Pizza 291 Grand Ave. Southlake Town Square 817.310.3116 

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