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Your guide to hot Richmond outdoor dining porches

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Spring means patio fever. The packed restaurant has one. The empty one on the other side of the street doesn't. Here's your guide to hot Richmond outdoor dining perches, from the elaborate terrace to the lone sidewalk table.

Acacia — Enjoy the sights of Carytown shopping from a safe and pricey distance. 3325 W. Cary St.

Baja Bean Co. — Icy margaritas and spicy nachos located in a brightly lit, garden terrace. 1520 W. Main St.

Baker's Crust — Smallish patio overlooking the CVS parking lot. Points for trying and for making a huge, mouth-watering sandwich. 3553 W. Cary St.

Barracuda's — The new patio on the block, and the Fan's only raw bar. 2525 Hanover Ave.

Buddy's Place — Still the place to go if everybody knows your name. 325 N. Robinson

Cary St. Café — Live music, eclectic menu and clientele, and good vibes. 2631 W. Cary St.

The Devil's Kitchen — An enlivening jolt to a venerable location. 2600 W. Main St.

— The staid site for rest after intense "On the Avenues" shopping. 5806 Grove Ave.

Easy Street — The place to make new friends. 2401 W. Main St.

Legend Brewing Company — This huge cement deck overlooks Richmond from the south side of the James. 321 W. 7th St.

The Lotus Club — The competition is high for the one table and two chairs. Great vegetarian in friendly environment. 819 W. Cary St.

Philip's Continental Lounge — Greasy spoon of rib-sticking diner food. Close proximity to Westhampton Theater. 5704 Grove

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