We're crossing out fingers, holding our breath, and hoping today's promised sunshine isn't a total lie. At last, the season of the outdoor lunch break has returned, and we plan to clock some serious patio hours this summer. First on our list? NoMI, the scrumptious restaurant at Chicago's Park Hyatt Hotel, has officially opened its Garden dining space for the summer. If you've never experienced this outdoor dining joy, the view from NoMI's terrace is nothing short of breathtaking. It's the perfect way to give yourself a little midday happy, weather permitting. Nosh on amazing sushi, salads, sandwiches, and more. A standing weekly lunch date with your pals wouldn't be a bad idea. Just sayin'.
NoMI Garden at The Park Hyatt Hotel, 800 North Michigan Avenue (at Chicago Avenue); 312-239-4030.
Photo: Courtesy of NoMI