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Early patio openings? (MSP)

With the weather forecast so optimistic, I'm looking to dine outside a bit this week. I know that Punch Calhoun and Spring Street are good to go, and Brasa usually opens the doors whenever it's warm.

Any other favorites breaking out the furniture early this year?

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  1. Had dinner at Meritage in St Paul sunday evening, and they had the tables and chairs out by the park. Ill try to post a full report later today, but it was good, real good, and a great deal. They have a sunday 24 dollar set menu of two amusements, a main and a dessert or cheese. oh, and half off most of their wines by the glass or bottle.

    1. It's not a patio per se, but it is sorta dining outside, so I thought I'd share the news that the Dari-ette is open for the season! Always one of my favorite signs of spring....

      1. Sea Salt will be opening a week from Friday (4/24)

        Does anyone know if Brit's patio is open?

        1. Longfellow grill has their patio open!
          I also saw them setting up the patio today at Moscow on the Hill.

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          1. re: run2eat

            Had dinner on the patio at Three Squares in Maple Grove last Thursday (4/9) during their big Surley firkin bash. Will be there Thursday for the Oberon release!

            1. re: run2eat

              I am at the Longfellow as I write this. Thanks for the heads up.

            2. We walked past Dixie's on Grand and they had all the tables and chairs out last night. There were only a few people on the patio though, and it looked like they were all smoking.

              Soon, though. Very soon!