34 GoodLifeFamilyMag.com MARCH | APRIL 2019 BECAUSE WHAT’S BETTER THAN COMBINING FUN ATMOSPHERES, COLD DRINKS, TASTY FOOD, AND GREAT WEATHER? 10 SPOTSTO CHILL OUTTHIS SPRING CHIP’S OLD FASHIONED HAMBURGERS AT THE BOARDWALK Chip’s has served up delicious burgers in Dallas for over 30 years. At its newest location at the Boardwalk at Granite Park, you can enjoy your burger on their patio, which comes with all the benefits that the Boardwalk has to offer. Firepits and lawn chairs, provided by the Boardwalk’s specially designed area for outdoor gatherings, are in abundance directly next to Chip’s patio. With an open concept connecting the restaurants and the Boardwalk, there couldn’t be an easier transition between exploring the Boardwalk’s waterfront view and dining outside on Chip’s patio. 5872 TEXAS 121, STE. 105 | PLANO 214.297.2323 | CHIPS-HAMBURGERS.COM TRUCK YARD Coining themselves a “Come-As-You-Are Beer Garden and Adult Playground,” Truck Yard is truly a unique establishment. Including at least three rotating food trucks every single day, Truck Yard also offers delicious, daily cheesesteaks for anyone who needs a cheesy fix. Grab one of their cocktails on tap, and climb a spiral staircase to the top of their very own treehouse. Or perhaps lounging at one of their wooden picnic tables with your family (and dog!) is more your speed. Whichever you decide, you’re sure to enjoy this casual and unconventional atmosphere that keeps people coming back. 5624 SEARS ST. | DALLAS 469.500.0139 | TRUCKYARDDALLAS.COM THE BEACHCOMBER Need a new opportunity to highlight your competitive streak? The Beachcomber offers the perfect combination of eats, drinks, and beach volleyball (yes, volleyball!). In addition to a full menu and a stocked bar, there are several white-sand courts for games of beach volleyball. If beach volleyball isn’t your thing, relax courtside around a firepit in one of their lounge chairs or at a table under their covered patio. 5812 WINDHAVEN PKWY. | THE COLONY 469.535.3262 | COMBTHEBEACH.COM FROGG COFFEE BAR & CREPERIE With its pre-existing sidewalk patio perfectly placed among the shops of Watters Creek, Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie was already a superb option for an afternoon pick-me-up. Now, this unique French-infused café is also opening up a Pop-Up Patio inside Watters Creek’s Tree House play area, which is adjacent to the restaurant. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, you can enjoy Frogg’s fare among the trees on the Pop-Up Patio. There couldn’t be a better place to cozy up and listen to one of the free outdoor concerts at Watters Creek. 832 WATTERS CREEK BLVD. | ALLEN 469.342.6881 | FROGGCOFFEE.COM Al Fresco Dining More Hot Spots By Sarah Billman