Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dining Under the Stars

Ahhhhhh sweet summertime. In between all the weekend fun of BBQ’s, trips to the beach and pool parties, there is that annoying thing we call THE WORK WEEK!

I admit that most of the summer, I too am wishing away Monday morning through Friday afternoon…but here is something that may make the week a little more bearable.

Every Wednesday night in Media, May through September, from 5PM-10PM State Street is closed off and the restaurants take over. Its called "Dining Under The Stars" The resturants on State Street open up their doors and spill tables out onto the street, transforming their restaurant into European style, open-air eateries. 

I wasn’t aware of this phenomenon until I was stuck in traffic trying to cut through Media on my way home. To my chagrin, I found the main street in town (State Street) was closed off. Once I got over my quick feeling of road rage, I was able to appreciate the unique dining experience that Media offers.

I pulled over and walked along the closed street. The sun was setting and the temperature was finally cooling off. I noticed a guy playing an acoustic guitar to some "John Mayer-esk" tune and I couldn’t help but relax. To be honest, I felt like I was walking along the streets of Rome. I was happy to discover that the shops on State Street were also open later too, so I ducked into a store and did some retail therapy (which quickly cured any remaining feelings of angst that the traffic caused).

In short…“Dining Under the Stars” is a wonderful change to a typically bland mid-week night. So, if you’re looking for a euro-dining experience, just head over to Media to distress, enjoy the warm weather and dine under the stars.

Participating Restaurants include:
  • Azie Global
  • Stephen's On State
  • La Belle Époque
  • Picasso
  • Iron Hill Brewey and Restaurant
  • Fellini Café
  • Margaret Kuo's
  • Sligo
  • Benjamin's Family Market
  • Lotus: A Salad and Tea House
  • Sheerei-Punjab Indian Cuisine
  • Sweet Potato Café & Bakery
  • Little Anthony's
  • La Na Thai
  • Plumstead Inn
  • Koffee Korner
You’ll find me at Margaret Kuo's in my opinon, the BEST sushi around!


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