July's heat dried up the outdoor patios, but now that temperatures have cooled off, patios are heating up again.
Promising to be among the hottest in town: Mel's Anti-Bistro at 1120 East Sixth Avenue. Charlie Master reports that the new patio opened this week, and it's already a popular gathering spot -- just as this address was thirty years ago, when it was home to Dudley's and the owners included Mel and Jane Master, Charlie's parents.
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But unlike Dudley's, which was intimate and enclosed, Mel's patio is wide open. To almost anything. -- Patricia Calhoun