Chefs and Restaurants

How to Perfect Your Patio to Weather Anything from Heat Waves to Cold Snaps

Garrett Snyder

Call it the Great Outdoor Dining Revolution—over the past two years of the pandemic, restaurants across the United States have met a growing demand for outdoor dining by investing in, building out, or otherwise cobbling together a variety of al fresco seating setups. Seemingly overnight, owners scrambled to engineer ways to protect their newly relocated guests from the elements. For some, it was as simple as hammering together a few four-by-fours from the home improvement...