Saturday, July 21, 2012

World's worst outdoor dining

I've seen some pretty ridiculous "outdoor dining" set-ups. Tables overlooking gigantic parking lots. Tables stuck in the sun next to busy streets. Yes, people do like to eat outside, but not every restaurant should offer the option.

We were in Chicago last week and walked past this place a couple of times. It's near Michigan Avenue. The outdoor tables are within inches of a busy, four lane, one way street. Overhead there is construction scaffolding. Because of the construction, the sidewalk is down to about a third of it's normal width, which means lots of people push past diners in both directions. It could be worse. At least it's not 100 degrees outside. Oh wait...

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