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2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

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TASTE LEFT: Legal Harborside's rooftop deck is the best outdoor sushi restaurant on Boston's waterfront. BELOW: Sesame seared ahi tuna with roasted corn salsa at Black Point Inn. FULL SHARE the alfresco athlete WROR HOST LAUREN BECKHAM FALCONE DISHES ON HER FAVORITE SUMMER SPORT—OUTDOOR DINING. S ome people love to run on the beach. I love to watch people run on the beach—sitting with a chilled glass of Sancerre and a plate of oysters in front of me. Alfresco eating is my official summer sport: Instead of lacing up, I tap my OpenTable app and make reservations. A longtime "athlete," I start my seasonal warm-up when they unchain the patio chairs on Newbury Street. Here's where I go for my workout regimen—and where you should visit to perfect your game. Black Point Inn The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn Sipping cocktails on the veranda overlooking the bay will remind you why Winslow Homer was inspired by the landscape of Prouts Neck. (You might even spot a celebrity; Glenn Close is a "Necker.") While the dining is modern and inventive—try the lavender-and-honey-marinated salmon— there's a retro sensation to this Maine seaside staple. You can get there from here. 510 Black Point Road, Prouts Neck, Scarborough, ME, 207-883-2500; You haven't "done" Newport until you've experienced Castle Hill Inn, and dining on The Lawn is the ultimate experience. Pop open a bottle of Champagne, enjoy small plates like the house-made charcuterie or Maine shrimp with cucumber verrine—all delivered to your Adirondack chair, where you'll get picture-perfect views of the sunset. 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, RI, 401-849-3800; Legal Harborside The hot spot in Boston is Liberty Wharf, and the hottest spot there is the rooftop lounge at Legal Harborside. The caveat? You can't make reservations, so the wait can last for hours. If you score a place at the bar, the view of Boston is one of the best in the city—and so is the sushi and raw bar. I love the avocado salad with king crab and spicy mayo. 270 Northern Ave., 617-447-2900; 68 Weekends on Nantucket equal ferries full of friends—and hard-to-get reservations at the island's top restaurants. This summer, expect a few more seats for dinner with the opening of The Proprietors Bar & Table. The new project, developed by American Seasons's co-owners Michael Lascola, Orla Murphy-LaScola, and Tom Berry, is in a former historic home on India Street. The LaScolas spent the winter renovating the building, originally a residence and, most recently, DeMarco Restaurant. "This is going to be a different dynamic for us," Murphy-LaScola says. "A bigger bar and less nose-to-tail." Berry, formerly of the Great Harbor Yacht Club, will run the kitchen. "Tom is more grains, veggies, and fish," she says, like his green kohlrabi soup with curry dumplings and farro spoon salad. Local artists designed the wallpaper and treatments, and the trio used reclaimed wood and pressed tin to make the space feel like a whaling captain's house. "The sense of place is very important to us. We wanted an old building," Murphy-LaScola says. The restaurant's name pays homage to the "proprietors" who originally purchased Nantucket for 30 pounds sterling and two beaver hats. Expect bi-level dining, including a three-season porch that will undoubtedly feel a lot like home. 9 India St., Nantucket, 508-228-7477; PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF CASTLE HILL INN (LAWN); COURTESY OF AMERICAN SEASONS (LASCOLAS); JOSEPH DUPONT (AHI TUNA) THE AMERICAN SEASONS DUO OPENS A NEW NANTUCKET VENUE. BY JANICE O'LEARY The Terrace at The Charlotte Inn Take a break from the waves and head over to The Charlotte Inn, an Edgartown classic owned and operated by the Conover family since 1971. Instead of leasing the restaurant space, they took it over last year, and now it's The Terrace, a charming little bistro with delectable dishes like scallops with seared foie gras by Executive Chef Justin Melnick. 27 South Summer St., Edgartown, 508-627-6227; BC Orla Murphy-La Scola and Michael La Scola BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 068_BC_SC_Patios/News_SUM13.indd 68 6/7/13 1:23 PM

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