if, say, you were a jealous lover, and suspected your beloved of stepping out with another, and, say, were hoping to follow your beloved of an evening in the hopes that you could catch said beloved whispering sweet nothings to that other, and you saw your beloved head into Arthur’s Cafe and request a seat in their garden patio…well, what then?
first, i would tell you to find a healthier relationship with someone you could trust, if that was at all possible. but that’s not my purpose here.
second, i would say, “you’re in luck!” since you could find a perfect bird’s eye view of Arthur’s patio by heading up to Teller’s patio.
That’s right, two of the best outdoor gathering, eating, and watering places on the east side are within spitting (or spying) distance of each other.
they do offer different amenities: Arthur’s is more down-to-earth, serving great burgers and other pub fare (including an excellent award-winning fish sandwich), a decent selection of beer, and (if the couple to our right one recent lunch hour was any indication) bloody marys good enough to while away a sunny weekday afternoon.
Teller’s fashions itself a little more upscale, and does it pretty well, with appetizers like buffalo chicken egg rolls, stag fries, and tomato and roasted corn bruschetta, as well as a wickedly delicious kobe beef burger and a wide-ranging selection of draft beers (special props for having fuller’s esb on tap). for the heliophiles among us, Teller’s 2nd-floor patio is more exposed, while Arthur’s has an overgrown, shaded feel that should welcome the fairest of the fair.
so if you should find yourself in a jealous pickle, here’s hoping you can at least take advantage of the outdoor dining scene — and who knows? maybe a kobe beef burger with a pint or two of fuller’s esb will make you forget the sad circumstances that ever brought you to Teller’s patio in the first place.