A year and a half into the pandemic, nearly everyone has experienced it: Sitting at an unprotected outdoor table, food spread before you, the sky suddenly opens up. The season of fall showers and five-minute downpours is suddenly upon us, and for those looking to dine outdoors, it’s important to know the best spots for staying dry. This list of tented tables and covered backyards includes restaurants with plenty of airflow, and ample protection no matter the forecast.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2020.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More