A pair of restaurants in Chester County are among a handful of noteworthy establishments outside the city that are renowned for their outdoor dining, writes Craig LaBan for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Avlós offers a taste of Greece in Phoenixville. Sisters Nikoleta Skartsilas and Katerina Skartsila opened their dream restaurant in January, only to have to shut it down in March due to the pandemic.
Having to close a business they invested everything they had in was especially scary for the siblings. But when they reopened in May for takeout, their hopes were revived.
Now that the charming BYOB on Bridge Street is offering outdoor dining, things are once again looking up.
Meanwhile, Restaurant Alba in Malvern recently turned 15 years old and is one of the finest dining options in the Philadelphia suburbs.
The eatery was also affected by the shutdown but soon rebounded with takeout and a focus on homier fare. This effort has been rewarded with a booming business.
Restaurant Alba opened for outdoor dining this summer and is offering both its new fare, alongside old favorites such as its oak-grilled trout fillet.
Read more about the best restaurants for outdoor dining in the suburbs in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
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