Be on the lookout for two side-by-side patios in the slickly rejuvenated Texa-Tonka shopping center (8028 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park), one at Angel Food Bakery (, the other at Revival ( Meanwhile, when Revival Smoked Meats ( settles into the former Corner Table, the property (4537 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls.) is going to boast an expanded patio.

Lobster-centric Smack Shack is also in expansion mode, and when it takes over the former Fuddruckers (3801 Minnesota Drive, Bloomington,, the restaurant will feature a patio.

Also in the suburbs, Duke's on 7 (15600 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka, will feature a massive 170-seat patio (plus a 14-seat outdoor bar), with the same dog-friendly attitude of its siblings in the Craft & Crew restaurant family (the Block Food + Drink, Pub 819, the Howe Daily Kitchen & Bar). Look for a mid-June opening.

The great-looking rooftop at Travail Kitchen and Amusements (4134 Hubbard Av. N., Robbinsdale, is targeted to open in mid-July, serving a French bistro menu.

On June 1, Young Joni (165 13th Av. NE., Mpls., chef/co-owner Ann Kim is inaugurating a patio — the restaurant's first — the same day the dining room reopens.

The Twin Cities' latest food hall, the Market at Malcolm Yards (501 30th Av. SE., Mpls., is promising a pair of spacious, well-equipped outdoor dining venues, plus a third that's part of a private events space.

Finally, Owamni by the Sioux Chef (425 West River Pkwy., Mpls.,, the much-anticipated restaurant from chef Sean Sherman, will feature several large outdoor dining venues, including a grassy patio overlooking the Mississippi River.