We're putting out an all-points bulletin for Al Fresco. Is Al Fresco in the house?
Of course not. Al fresco is outside. That's where you'll find the most relaxing and romantic places to dine or talk over a glass of wine, an ice cream cone, gelato or cup of espresso.
Years ago, a friend mentioned how much the Tri-Cities reminded him of Europe. The river views, the shops, the beautiful outdoor cafes and restaurants.
As you might have noticed, we're seeking Patch 2012 Readers Choice selections in 25 business categories. But there might be none more competitive that this category of Best Outdoor Dining.
Nominations were accepted on Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles Patch through July 9.
Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.
The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.
So, set down your wine glass, turn to your laptop and start making your selection in our Patch poll. And while you're at it, ask your buddy Al Fresco to join you.