Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter at Lime: It's the New Summer

Posted by on Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 6:37 PM

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The subject of this week's dining review is Lime, where owner Chris Hyndman has added new zest to the 2-year-old restaurant by revamping and repricing the menu, adding lunch and tweaking the interior design. Among the decor adjustments, Hyndman added more wood paneling, new shelving over the bar and freestanding tables in the front dining room, which previously housed only fixed booth seating.

Among the cosmetic touches, a fresh coat of sultry brown paint warmed up the dining areas that had once been painted a sleek, stark white. Hyndman said he hopes the new color scheme will be conducive to cozy wintertime dining--and in my recent experiences, it was.

So here's the question: Do your tastes in restaurants vary depending on the season as a result of decor? I'm not talking about popular patios that go dormant in winter, but rather restaurants whose appointments make you want to go there only in certain weather? I'd say Lime just made a successful transition from summer style to winter warmth. Are there any other restaurants that could benefit from a new winter wardrobe?

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