Toro Loco manager Winsome Schauer sets a table inside one of the restaurant’s three “igloos” diners can sit in. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

“Last winter, a few Connecticut restaurants rolled out temperature-controlled plastic igloos and other heated outdoor spaces, finding fun ways to embrace the chilly months. This year, as indoor dining capacity remains restricted and some guests are still reluctant to eat inside, restaurateurs are finding it imperative to offer winterized outdoor seating or cozy outside events featuring warm comfort food. Here is a look at a few.” Hartford Courant

From greenhouses to igloos, check out these creative solutions:
These Connecticut restaurants are embracing outdoor dining this winter with igloos, greenhouses and more — Hartford Courant