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Come eat at these 4 best outdoor brunch spots in CoMo
There are a lot of unique brunch options in CoMo, but now’s the time to do it under the sun. We’ve come up with some of the best restaurants with patio seating and views of the city so you can fuel your body with mouthwatering cuisine, and catch some Vitamin D while you’re at it.
Believe it or not, you can brunch while you get your groceries. Lucky’s offers a wide patio setting at the front of the store for you to enjoy a hot meal, a pint or a nice cup of tea or coffee. Decide between a variety of pizzas, deli sandwiches, sushi or fresh salads. Pair your meal with a locally brewed cider or ale from its brewery.
Eclectic settings are even more vibrant in the summer. With a large variety of breakfast and brunch combinations, sandwiches, burritos and omelettes, it won’t be hard to find something you’re craving on this menu. Sit outdoors, and peruse through the endless options while enjoying a selection of cocktails or coffee.
Nothing says summer like good, old-fashioned barbecue. Shotgun Pete’s is home to helpings of smoked meats, barbecue sandwiches and spare ribs. No need to grill at home when you can sit back and relax in the great outdoors for classic barbecue and a craft beer.
Where: 28 N Ninth St.
Hours: Wed.–Thurs. 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 12 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Sophia’s offers delectable dining of Italian and globally influenced cuisine paired with an upscale indoor or patio view. For brunch, have peanut butter and chocolate chip pancakes, butter pecan french toast, cheddar and sausage croquettes or a satisfying pairing of mahi mahi served over risotto. Match your meal with a selection of more than 100 wines.
Where: 3915 S Providence Road
Hours: Mon.–Thurs., 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sundays 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Originally published by Vox Magazine on June 24, 2017.