Eating outdoors on a beautiful sunny day has always been a treat, but this summer, it is often the safest way to support restaurants and enjoy Mother Nature at the same time. In observance of National Eat Outside Day (Aug. 31), here’s a list of some of our favorite al fresco dining spots for your consideration.
In Missouri, Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza is a hot spot for outdoor dining; table umbrellas dot nearly every block. The Classic Cup has street side and courtyard dining for breakfast and lunch, as well as an outstanding brunch. The buttermilk pancakes are the best, and you’ll find one of the city’s best wine selections here.
Gram & Dun’s patio overlooks the Plaza’s Ward Parkway and Brush Creek. Open for weekend brunch and everything in between, Gram & Dun is a popular spot for late night desserts and specialty drinks. Try the PB&J Pie or a Truffle Shuffle cocktail.