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Of course, no one culture has a monopoly on the practice, and close to home, we have different ways of going about it — whether that means snacking on a tower of oysters in the shade of an awning, sitting down to a formal four-course dinner in a candlelit garden, or simply nursing cocktails while people watching on the patio of a bustling street. One ideal place to do the latter is JUNIPER (13 Central Street, Wellesley, www.juniperwellesley.com) right downtown. Tucked into a diminutive but charm-filled space in front of the modern Middle Eastern bistro, its tree-shaded tables provide a terrific vantage point from which to watch the world go by. Shoppers and neighborhood employees stroll by around lunchtime, and evenings are filled with families, couples on dates, and groups of young kids headed for the abutting ice cream shops. While you're there, don't miss the kitchen's phenomenal shakshuka, a traditional and spice-laden dish of Swiss chard, local eggs, feta, and crunchy crostini. Across the street — and with equally excellent people watching — is BOCADO (45 Church Street, Wellesley, www.bocadotapasbar.com). The high-energy Spanish tapas hotspot may be frenetic and loud inside, but out on its raised patio, things are decidedly more serene. Come early evening, order up a pitcher of fruit-studded sangria with a platter of jamón serrano and manchego cheese, and relax back into your chair as the setting sun dances across your table. Josh and Jen Ziskin, the couple that made La Morra a beloved favor- ite in Brookline, has duplicated that success in HERITAGE OF SHERBORN (33 N. Main Street, Sherborn, www.heritageofsherborn.com), the farm- inspired gastropub housed in a traditional New England home dating back to 1762. As if that isn't inviting enough, out back there's a sprawl- ing, tree-lined yard and a flower-filled terrace — the kind of bucolic al fresco setting that you rarely find outside the deep rural areas. It fills up quickly, and all the more for weekend brunches, when the crowds roll in for big plates of salt cod cakes with poached eggs, prosciutto, and hol- landaise and fresh-baked, hot donuts. One setting you don't see terribly often in our area is waterfront din- ing. BRELUNDI (16 Felton Street, Waltham, www.Brelundi.com) fills that Heritage of Sherborn 164 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8 local cuisine "the setting sun dances across your table"

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