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    15 Restaurants That Don't Seem To Grasp The Meaning Of "Outdoor Dining"

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    I've been a little out of the loop thanks to my ☀️ California girl ☀️ status, but apparently winter weather has arrived in various parts of the country.

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    As a result, restaurants have been scrambling to create "outdoor dining" setups to keep their businesses alive in the midst of a pandemic, while adhering to local health regulations.

    An outdoor dining setup in New York City.
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    The one glaring issue? A lot of these spaces are still enclosed — leading to some serious side-eye from both health experts and pedestrians. Here are some examples of what these "outdoor dining" experiences look like:

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    Outdoor dining has gradually escalated into what might reasonably be called a buildings.

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    In NYC outdoor dining has become indoor dining on the sidewalk.

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    Really puts the indoors in “outdoor dining “

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    At what point does ‘outdoor dining’ become indoor dining?

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    “Indoor dining is a super spreader for covid” New York City: We have outdoor dining available. We just gonna build a building outside so you can dine Inside while outside so you don’t have to dine inside. Cuz it’s outside. See.

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    they literally built a house for “outdoor”dining?

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    When outdoor dining meets a windy day. #eastvillage

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    Okay New York. We’ve upgraded the outdoor dining spaces from airy cabana to full on tiny homes. This is not safe.

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    @jameshamblin Love this outdoor dining setup on 7th Ave south that got built a few weeks ago. We’re totally doing this outdoor dining thing correctly, right?

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