Feeling al fresco
Notable spots where you can dine outdoors
Published: May 11, 2011
Seva 314 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-662-1111; sevarestaurant.com: A few steps above the street, the raised patio offers diners a bit of respite from downtown Ann Arbor's bustle. The eclectic dishes change weekly and range the globe, converting traditional meat-based fare into vegetarian or vegan. They also offer a full bar and juice bar, smoothies and cocktails, with a long wine list.
Shores Inn 23410 Greater Mack, St. Clair Shores, 586-773-8940; shoresinn.com: Shores Inn specializes in regional and creative American cuisine. Featuring a huge dark wood bar. Enjoy one of more than 150 beers from around the world (ask about their "Hall of Foam"). About 60 diners can fit in their outdoor dining area.
Slows Bar-BQ 2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit, 313-962-9828; slowsbarbq.com: Featuring a slew of sauces and sandwiches, brews and appetizers, Slows Bar-B-Q has some dynamite baby-back pork ribs. Customers can sit outside and enjoy service surrounded by beautiful decor and live music once summer kicks into gear.
Special thanks to editorial intern Aaron Mondry for his assistance researching this column.
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