Birds are singing.
The sun is shining.
Young law students are examining the Rule against Perpetuities as it relates to divestiture and future interests vis-à-vis Reynolds v. Gagen and New York §§ 9-1.1(a) and 9-1.1(b).
Oh, and the sandwiches. Don’t forget all the nice sandwiches.
That’s because Plein Air Café, a smart little Euro-style retreat, has also sprouted there today.
Its location might be square between the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Frederick C. Robie House, but the whitewashed decor is simple, homey, honest. The co-owners are Soo Choi and designer Kevin Heisner, who’s also involved with Sportsman’s Club, Bar DeVille, et al. And as far as we know, FLW never designed a good cocktail den.
The mission here is to transport you to those breezy European cafés you visited once upon a time. You’ll grab a fancy coffee, linger over a croque-monsieur or a baguette with brie and chutney, or pop in for a continental breakfast—some prosciutto, a cup of coffee, a hard-boiled egg and a biscuit—as you spread out the morning paper.
They still have those in Europe.