Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We Love Our Lunch on the Sidewalks of New York

Brunch and Dinner, too!

Now that the weather really seems to know that it's spring New York has entered the Sidewalk cafe season. A month ago there might be a few tables -- mostly empty -- but this week the tables were everywhere and they were filled with happy eaters. There are folks who are eating outside from the first sighting of a table to the first falling snowflake, but I am not one of them. My season is a lot shorter. It began when I could wear sandals -- just a few days ago -- and will go on hiatus when it's air conditioning season. Somewhere in September I will begin to think about it for the perfect month in the fall. It has to be warm, but not too warm. You can call me picky, but when it's too hot I prefer to sit in air conditioned splendor and happily look at the sunny day.   

On my walk to the library on Saturday Amsterdam Avenue was one long outdoor cafe. 

The tables at one of my favorite Thai restaurants, Land, were full. In the front of the photo is the bench at Treat House, a fun place for snacks. You can sit outside and enjoy krispie treats here.   


I haven't tried this restaurant -- but the chairs look inviting. One day soon I need to treat myself to the lunch special. This restaurant features Asian food.

Yes, today is actually "T." But a trip to the theater last night got in the way of my post for "S." Though I've mentioned Treat House and Thai Food I am not combining "S" and "T." I will be back tonight with a post for "T" that gives "T" the recognition it deserves. It's one of my very favorite cuisines. 

Our question for today...Do you enjoy eating outside -- sidewalk or picnic -- or do you prefer the Great Indoors?  

As always, thanks for visiting. So enjoy visitors and comments. Take good care and wishing you a great spring day. 

12 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

I'm with you on eating inside if it's too hot or too cold.....I prefer to eat my frozen or krispy treats, not be them!
Picnics are my favourite form of outdoors eating, and family reunions!

Lynda said...

I would rather be indoors. The direct sun is not good for my skin and generally you have to deal with insects outside. However, it's not too bad on a screened-in porch if the temperatures are moderate. Right now though we are dealing with a LOT - - huge amount - - of pollen so that squashes being outdoors for even a short amount of time.

Sola Scriptura said...

My preference is to eat indoors if there are flies/bugs or if it is too hot/cold or windy outside. But if it is a pleasant day or evening, I love eating outside! I just need near perfect conditions ;)

TARYTERRE said...

Wherever there is a seat available, I'm there.

Denise D Hammond, CGFM-Retired said...

Last year I counted over 20 chairs and seats in my yard. We eat outside unless it is too cold, too hot, too windy, too buggy, too humid, too noisy (fireworks and barking dogs) and especially NOT when the cottonwood seeds are flying. So, like almost NEVER!

Nellie said...

I'm with you, Buttercup. It can become too warm for me to enjoy dining outside. I do enjoy it when the conditions are good, though.

Melinda said...

We love a good outdoor meal in comfortable weather.
Picnic or patio or sidewalk or our deck it does not matter.

M :)

Grammy Staffy said...

I'm like you Carol. I have a limited eat outside season. I don't like to be cold or hot. Since it is often too warm here during the day I prefer to go inside. After sunset the sea breezes cool us down quite a bit. As long as it doesn't get too chilli it is nice to eat outside then. Mostly I eat inside though.

Simply Linda said...

I like eating outside..couldn't do that in Alabama (obv. reasons of humidity.) Thanks for sharing and thanks for the smiles. PS. That is something I have to get use too..ppl up here do not have central ac in their homes, ours included..we will prob invest in another window ac. Not that it is really needed, last summer was nice. Blessings

Deanna said...

Well, it depends on the weather...windy, buggy, too hot definitely indoors, but other than those factors I enjoy eating outdoors! Enjoy!

Marie Rayner said...

I love cafe culture Carol! It's a very European thing. I love nothing better than to eat outside on a warm sunny day! It's just lovely!

BJ PUP said...

I love to eat outside unless the temperature is in the 90s. Then a/c calls my name.