Our town shuts town the main street and side streets, sets up tables and the restaurants serve dinner al fresco. When we started going years ago it was easy to get in and a simple setting - now a days, the streets are always packed and you need a reservation well in advance.
This event runs from the start of May through the end of September and while we used to go every week, we've decided to just make it out a few times a month now - in fact, we started a month late this year!
Couldn't quite fit the whole "cheers" into the photo
Due to some storms that blew in yesterday afternoon - we were actually chilly at dinner last night - something I didn't think I'd say. The temperature took a huge drop into the low 60's and as the night went on into the 50's so we were bundled up.
We went to a favorite of everyone's - a small Italian place, Ariano, down one of the side streets. I went for my favorite - clams in a bread bowl - so delicious!
If you're local - check out the information for DUTS (here).
Cheers to a great season of al fresco dining & many weekly family dinners ahead! xx