Kick back and eat outside in Rocky River

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- If you can't bear to miss a minute of gorgeous summer weather, you're likely one of those folks who opts to dine outside when the opportunity presents itself.

Restaurants in Rocky River offer plenty of chances to soak up the sun or chill in the shade. Here are some examples.

Burntwood Tavern, 19304 Detroit Road: The covered patio seats from 50 to 60 and features live music on Thursdays and Fridays from 7 to 10 p.m. It has a fireplace and when the weather turns cold, the patio can be converted for year-round use, according to Ian Hopkins, regional managing partner. The custom decor is by Christian Kalinyak. As a nod to summer, Burntwood is offering 15 percent off the bill for anyone who rides his or her bike to the restaurant on Wednesdays.

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