Get Out!

by Mike Hunter

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Chelsea’s Kitchen

Now is our time. Getting out from between walls and onto patios is what this season is all about. Here are our picks for some of the best patio lunch spots in the metropolitan area.

Chelsea’s Kitchen

Still a staple for anyone interested in dining al fresco, Chelsea’s Kitchen offers tree-covered comfort with delectable American gourmet classics. Selections range from hamburgers and salads to hearty fried chicken and tuna tartare. A true urban get-away.

5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix
(602) 957-2555

The House Old Town Brasserie

Set in an original home on tree-lined Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale is a cottage terrace enveloping guests in the feel of an East Coast hide-away hot spot. Light, toned-down menu at lunch is French-inspired and includes some creative and very flavorful dishes that will only add to the outdoor atmosphere.

6936 E. Main St., Scottsdale
(480) 634-1600

El Chorro

This Valley classic has been revamped in the past few years with a focus on the outdoors. An indigenous garden setting with mountain views that are reminiscent of the Old West when this establishment was originally created is captured over lunchtime. At this true landmark with great American and Southwestern foods, being on one of the many patios here will be a true adventure.

5550 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley
(480) 948-5170

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