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Published: 8/17/2014


On the Town: Al fresco dining

Perfect temperatures this summer have Toledo patrons dining al fresco more often. Here is a summer sampling of photos taken at area restaurants. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Trina and Michael McGivern enjoy their food while watching passersby at Casa Barron's on the patio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trina and Michael McGivern enjoy their food while watching passersby at Casa Barron's on the patio.
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Jeff Mann and his wife Corrine Mann enjoy the patio at  Element in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jeff Mann and his wife Corrine Mann enjoy the patio at Element in Sylvania.
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Susan and Jay Garrett dined Aug. 4 at Swig's on the patio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Susan and Jay Garrett dined Aug. 4 at Swig's on the patio.
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Alana Hatcher and her father Bill Hatcher enjoy the patio at  Element 112 in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Alana Hatcher and her father Bill Hatcher enjoy the patio at Element 112 in Sylvania.
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Swig's patio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Swig's patio.
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Mike Mikkonen and his wife Nancy Miller enjoy the patio at  Element 112 in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Mikkonen and his wife Nancy Miller enjoy the patio at Element 112 in Sylvania.
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The fountain on the patio at San Marcos. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The fountain on the patio at San Marcos.
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Mike Mikkonen and his wife Nancy Miller enjoy the patio at  Element 112 in Sylvania. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mike Mikkonen and his wife Nancy Miller enjoy the patio at Element 112 in Sylvania.
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The staff at San Marcos. Enlarge | Buy This Photo The staff at San Marcos.
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Jamie Brendez, left, and Anthony Thomas, right, enjoy a meal at Zia's Italian Restaurant at The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Jamie Brendez, left, and Anthony Thomas, right, enjoy a meal at Zia's Italian Restaurant at The Docks in Toledo.
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Dr. Michael Rees and his wife Susan enjoy dining at San Marcos, especially on the patio. Their favorite is the steak tacos. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Michael Rees and his wife Susan enjoy dining at San Marcos, especially on the patio. Their favorite is the steak tacos.
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Restaurants along The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Restaurants along The Docks in Toledo.
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Dr. Michael Rees and his wife Susan enjoy dining at San Marcos. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Michael Rees and his wife Susan enjoy dining at San Marcos.
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Left to right, Tom Beutler and his mother Cris Beutler, both visiting from Maine, enjoy a meal with Katie Bunkers and her fiancee Bill Maloy at El Vacaro at The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right, Tom Beutler and his mother Cris Beutler, both visiting from Maine, enjoy a meal with Katie Bunkers ...
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Dr. Michael Rees and his wife Susan enjoy dining at San Marcos, especially on the patio. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dr. Michael Rees and his wife Susan enjoy dining at San Marcos, especially on the patio.
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Amber Mitchell, left, and Rob Lizyness, right, enjoy a meal at the Real Seafood Company restaurant at The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Amber Mitchell, left, and Rob Lizyness, right, enjoy a meal at the Real Seafood Company restaurant at The Docks in Toledo.
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Dustin Cooper, left, Greyson Cooper, 7 months, center, and Cara Cooper, right, enjoy a meal at the Real Seafood Company restaurant at The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Dustin Cooper, left, Greyson Cooper, 7 months, center, and Cara Cooper, right, enjoy a meal at the Real Seafood Company ...
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Gail Bertz, left, and David Bertz, right, enjoy a meal at Forrester's on the River at The Docks in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gail Bertz, left, and David Bertz, right, enjoy a meal at Forrester's on the River at The Docks in Toledo.
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Chez Francois in Vermilion. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Chez Francois in Vermilion.
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Left to right, Jonas Gamso, Mike Miller, Sharrie Georgevich, and Laura Thissell enjoy an evening at The Attic in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right, Jonas Gamso, Mike Miller, Sharrie Georgevich, and Laura Thissell enjoy an evening at The Attic in Toledo.
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Gregg Gwynn and Jaclyn Foutz of Pittsburgh dine on the Touche Balcony at Chez Francois in Vermillion. The five star dining was a real experience.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Gregg Gwynn and Jaclyn Foutz of Pittsburgh dine on the Touche Balcony at Chez Francois in Vermillion. The five star ...
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Adam Tansey, left, of Toledo enjoys an evening at The Attic with his friend Sam Squillace, who was visiting from Denver. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Adam Tansey, left, of Toledo enjoys an evening at The Attic with his friend Sam Squillace, who was visiting from Denver.
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Proprietor Matthew Mars, who owns the restaurant with John D'Amico, Executive Chef, runs the show every night, ensuring quality, service, and atmosphere for customers. He is sitting on the Riverfront Cafe of Chez Francois.  Enlarge | Buy This Photo Proprietor Matthew Mars, who owns the restaurant with John D'Amico, Executive Chef, runs the show every night, ensuring quality, service,...
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Sean Burkholder, left, enjoys an evening with Karen Lutsky, right, at The Attic in Toledo. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Sean Burkholder, left, enjoys an evening with Karen Lutsky, right, at The Attic in Toledo.
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A waiter serves Chez Francois' famous lobster bisque, with a puff pastry top and lots of lobster in the bowl. Enlarge A waiter serves Chez Francois' famous lobster bisque, with a puff pastry top and lots of lobster in the bowl.
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Left to right, Mary Gies, Kory Parsons, and Liz Kazmierczak enjoy the outdoor patio at the Tea Tree Asia Bistro at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right, Mary Gies, Kory Parsons, and Liz Kazmierczak enjoy the outdoor patio at the Tea Tree Asia Bistro ...
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Diners from Toledo enjoyed an evening on the Riverfront Cafe. It was a reunion of friends. Seated are Kathy Ulrich of Rossford, Linda Helmer and husband Bob Helmer, former president of Lourdes University, now president of Baldwin Wallace University. Standing are Mary and Bob Arquette, both of Lourdes University, and Larry Ulrich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Diners from Toledo enjoyed an evening on the Riverfront Cafe. It was a reunion of friends. Seated are Kathy Ulrich ...
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Left to right, Brian Patterson, Keeley Lorenz, Adam Lorenz, and Jennifer Bell enjoy the outdoor patio at the Tea Tree Asia Bistro at Levis Commons in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right, Brian Patterson, Keeley Lorenz, Adam Lorenz, and Jennifer Bell enjoy the outdoor patio at the Tea Tree ...
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Kyle Newland, left, and his wife Shelbi Newland, right, pose for a group photograph at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kyle Newland, left, and his wife Shelbi Newland, right, pose for a group photograph at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg.
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Tom Wright, left, and his wife Kathy Wright, right, pose for a group photograph at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tom Wright, left, and his wife Kathy Wright, right, pose for a group photograph at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg.
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Bill Kieffer, left, and his wife Nikki Kieffer, right, at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Kieffer, left, and his wife Nikki Kieffer, right, at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg.
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Bill Kieffer, left, laughs as he talks to his wife Nikki Kieffer, right, at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Bill Kieffer, left, laughs as he talks to his wife Nikki Kieffer, right, at 5th Street Pub in Perrysburg.
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Marcia Strobel, left, and her husband Steve Strobel, right, both of Perrysburg, at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marcia Strobel, left, and her husband Steve Strobel, right, both of Perrysburg, at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich....
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Pam Waugh, left, and her husband Tom Waugh, right, both of Whitehouse, at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Pam Waugh, left, and her husband Tom Waugh, right, both of Whitehouse, at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich.
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Randy and Tom Britton, left, sit with Kris and Steve Murzynsk, right, at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Randy and Tom Britton, left, sit with Kris and Steve Murzynsk, right, at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich.
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Left to right, Jake Morin, Wayne Morin, Carlee Morin, and Jamie Davis at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Left to right, Jake Morin, Wayne Morin, Carlee Morin, and Jamie Davis at Webber's Waterfront Restaurant in Erie, Mich.
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Stephanie Kuhlman, left, and Doug Howard enjoy the patio at Rosie's Italian Grille. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Stephanie Kuhlman, left, and Doug Howard enjoy the patio at Rosie's Italian Grille.
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Patrons enjoy the patio at Rosie's Italian Grille. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Patrons enjoy the patio at Rosie's Italian Grille.
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Mark and Kathy Johnson enjoy the patio at Avenue Bistro. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mark and Kathy Johnson enjoy the patio at Avenue Bistro.
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Kathie Wilkens and Joe Wollet, both of Strongsville, enjoy the patio at Melt Shoppe in Bowling Green. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kathie Wilkens and Joe Wollet, both of Strongsville, enjoy the patio at Melt Shoppe in Bowling Green.
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Nathaniel Martin and Andrea Alt, Bowling Green, enjoy the patio at Melt Shoppe in Bowling Green. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Nathaniel Martin and Andrea Alt, Bowling Green, enjoy the patio at Melt Shoppe in Bowling Green.
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