I'm dreaming flipflops.
I'm thinking al fresco.
I'm in love with own neighborhood bar, the Garage (1199 Beck Street, Salt Lake City, 801-521-3904,) owned by the same folks who brought us the Jam and Stoneground) and I've got my summertime eye on the horseshoe pit in their big Austin-style back yard with the view of the refinery. (Look for a full review of Garage food and scene, coming soon.)
Just imagine it at night, when all the refiery lights are twinkling in the background...
And SLC is packed with great patios so you can take full advantage of our precious summer months.
On the dining side of things, the courtyard at Oasis is Santa Fe-style enclosed by the restaurant and the spiritual bookshop.
Faustina's chic, little urban side patio is a summer fave because there's plenty of shade.
Certainly a contender for prettiest patio in town is behind Tuscany - as on the interior, the nooks and crannies create romance and coziness, but outside, the outside, the rustically unkempt vines and trellises are real.