Spring started today at Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, where the...

Spring started today at Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, where the floor-to-ceiling French doors are open to the sidewalk. Credit: Handout

David Bustamente, chef-owner of the Colombian Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue, decided that today would be the day to throw open the restaurant's front wall of French doors, creating an al fresco experience inside.  He snapped the photo you see.

Chances are that,  on this embracingly warm evening tonight, you may be able to find a sidewalk or patio table at a restaurant near you.

Gallo Restaurant is at 3 E. Main St., Patchogue, 631-475-4667.