The arrival of Gemma's outdoor tables is the restaurant equivalent of Punxsutawney Phil not seeing his shadow when he crawls out of Gobbler's Knob. Winter is gone, spring is here, and you should be drinking a beer or glass of rosé right now. A crisp white wine is also a strong move, and ditto that for a spritz. Around the corner, Il Buco OG is getting into the spring spirit, as well:
In other crucial outdoor dining/drinking news, The Frying Pan offers an update on Facebook: "WOW. It's going to be a great day today, NYC... Only a few weeks left until we open for the season.... Taking aim at the weekend of 1 April for our 2016 Opening date!"