Best patio dining in the Twin Cities

We won't mince words: Last winter was a frozen hellscape like nothing we'd ever experienced before. So when the first hints of spring appeared – the warm sun between cool breezes, the first flecks of verdure – we knew we'd once again be skin­baring, sun­basking inhabitants of the great outdoors, the kind of folks who relish every opportunity to drink and dine al fresco. Here some of our favorite places to do just that.