The Washington Post gives a shout out to Birmingham’s The Essential + Bandit Patisserie

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Can’t wait for patio weather in Birmingham. Photo via The Essential’s Facebook

Cue the delicious photos we all drool over on our Instagram feed. Local businesses and personal favorites, The Essential and Bandit Patisserie were recently featured in The Washington Post. Here’s why they were given a shout out by a national publication.

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Winter is coming. Checking out local restaurants and bars with heated patios + tents

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Bottega on Highland Ave. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

We’ve surpassed sweater weather and have moved straight into “heater constantly on with multiple layers” weather. As restaurants have mastered al fresco dining, we’re checking out how they’re pivoting to safely serve diners during the winter. From tents to heaters, let’s see who’s bracing for the cold in Birmingham.

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Treat yo’ self at these Birmingham wine bars with patios

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Grab your friends and mask! Unwind with some wine on the patio. Photo via The Pizitz’s Facebook

Restaurants are moving more seating outside and I’m kind of getting European vibes. If you’re looking for a chic way to unwind and enjoy patio weather, grab your mask and check out these local wine bars. I even made sure that they have outdoor seating so it’s easier to social distance.

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Birmingham restaurants with amazing patio dining-part 2

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Vino’s beautiful patio (via Vino’s Facebook)

After all the feedback on our last post about great restaurants for summer patio dining, we decided to add a few more to the list!  It’s hard to beat great food, an amazing atmosphere, scenic views and twinkly lights.  Check out some more of our favorites!

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