A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
West Hartford Center is the restaurant mecca for this region. There are perhaps 25 - 30 good restaurants in a small area. When good weather arrives, diners will want to sit outside, but the Center wasn't designed with wide enough sidewalks to accommodate the growing demand.
So, if you are the Elbow Room and operate a successful restaurant with more demand for outdoor dining than your small piece of the sidewalk can serve, what do you do?
Answer: You build a funky rooftop dining patio, overlooking Farmington Avenue and LaSalle Road.
But, if the weather is not great, of course, no one eats outside in Connecticut.