With all due respect for the enjoyment of a beer on a fine afternoon sitting on the deck at the Wynkoop Brewery…

Giusepe et Pepino, Place Garibaldi, Nice

Here’s where we have settled for Friday afternoons. This plaza is a highly activated and energetic public space. In the center is a large fountain, big shade trees, room for kids to play, through traffic streets and the tram line. The whole square is formed by Italianate uniform-height buildings, all with arcades, and cafes flowing into the square. The beer is good. The people watching is terrific. And, at the opposite corner of the square, Le Cafe de Turin, a seafood restaurant for just the last 200 years.