1. Front Stoop Dinners - We used to live in an apartment building that had a broad set of steps leading up to the front door. Taking our dinner down there and settling on the bottom step was a great way to get out doors and catch up with all our neighbors!
2. Organize a Picnic Club - We don't get to the park for summer picnics nearly as much as we'd like to. Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Jo has a solution: form a picnic club with all your other yard-less friends and make regular plans to rendez vous at the park for dinner (via A Cup of Jo).
3. Head to the Roof - This is where we'd have our dream dinner party, but a flat rooftop is also great for casual meals. Take a few folding chairs and a TV tray up there with your dinner and watch the sun go down.
4. Re-arrange The Furniture - Normally, our dining room table is in the middle of the room. During the summer months, we like to move it right up against the windows so we can eat with a breeze in our faces. It's almost like eating outside!
If you also live in an apartment building, what other strategies have you developed to still eat meals outside?
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