If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
–Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

Spring has sprung and so has the opportunity to dine al fresco in Chicago. Al fresco: out of doors, in the fresh air, to dine outside in a cool place. Okay, you get the picture and know that it adds an enjoyable dimension to dining out. An appreciation for a slower place of life and a long favorite opportunity to people watch.

To assist you in getting into the spirit we have pulled together a few great lists of the best outdoor dining locations.

Chicago Outdoor Dining:

Chicago Reader
Chicago Bar Project
Time Out Chicago

Now all we need is the Chicago weather to cooperate!

Have a great night out this weekend.