Nowadays, scrupulous diners are on the lookout for pandemic-protected patios. One the closest to me is located at Herbie’s overlooking Maryland Avenue and Brentwood in Clayton. There was a light breeze when I was there at noon recently, giving the Covid cautious an even greater sense of protection.
The lunch menu is not extensive, but the offering is varied and tasty.
On Another Corner, There’s C.J. Mugg’s
Not far away C.J. Mugg’s sports more outdoor dining space. On the day I ate there, I was with my friend, Jane, visiting from California. We had a leisurely, after-hours’ lunch on their patio. That is, we asked for outdoor seating at 1:15 rather than the busier noon hour.
More about pretty, pandemic-protected patios yet to come. Stay tuned.