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Houston, Axelrad, April 2016, patio
Sprawling brew spot Axelrad boasts a garden patio with seating for 120. Photo by Jamaal Vince Photography
Houston, Killens Steakhouse, April 2016, nachos
Grab a seat at the patio at Killen's Steakhouse and order the brisket nachos.  Photo by Kimberly Park
Houston, 8 Row Flint, April 2016, patio
The patio at Heights-area modern icehouse Eight Row Flint seats 200.  Photo by Joshua Black Wilkins
Houston, The Dunlavy, April 2016, avocado toast
The Dunlay offers picturesque views of Buffalo Bayou Park and must-try dishes like the avocado toast. Photo courtesy of The Dunlavy/Facebook
Houston, Raven Tower, April 2016, patio
Raven Tower Courtesy photo
Houston, Irish Cowboy, April 2016, patio
Irish Cowboy Courtesy photo
Houston, Toulouse Cafe & Bar, April 2016, New York Strip with Pomme Frites and Béarnaise
New York strip with pomme frites and béarnaise at Toulouse Cafe & Bar. Photo courtesy of Toulouse Cafe & Bar/Facebook
Houston, Burger Joint, April 2016, patio
Power forward Donatas Motiejunas of the Houston Rockets knows there's no better place to nosh outdoors than at Montrose neighborhood gem, The Burger Joint.  Photo by Becca Wright
Houston, Barking Pig, April 2016, meatballs
Catch some rays at welcoming neighborhood joint the Barking Pig, and then dig into the meatballs served with mozzarella and bruschetta.
Bernadine's patio
The patio at Bernadine's seats about 100 people. Courtesy photo