The fog has temporarily lifted and the forecast is in the 70s--on some days, anyway. This is as good as it gets weather-wise, and we bet you want to take advantage by wining and dining outside. A few of our favorite newish alfresco destinations:

If you?re hanging out with friends Proceed past the bar and the ?local heroes? photo wall to the lovely back patio at Virgil?s Sea Room. Nab a picnic table and order the Vicki Marlane, a vodka cocktail named after the late drag queen. 3152 Mission St.; 415-829-2233 or virgilssf.com

If you?re going on a date The brick patio at Dante?s Table is called Paradiso, and it certainly feels that way on a sunny day. Especially when you?re sipping on a glass of Pinot and digging into the rigatoni with spinach, prosciutto and truffle oil. 544 Castro St.; 415-529-2797 or dantestable.com

If you?re meeting up after work The tree-lined rooftop at 620 Jones has been open for two years now, but there have been some recent noteworthy changes: A new chef is whipping up tasty pizzas, and a second deck is often open so there?s more room for the happy-hour crowd. 620 Jones St.; 415-496-6858 or 620-jones.com

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