The Front Yard
The Front Yard is the all-day restaurant inside the Garland Hotel that shouldn’t be written off as another sleepy lobby cafe. The sprawling courtyard space is one of the Valley’s best patios filled with a healthy mix of studio workers sipping wine during their lunch hours and retirees getting day drunk because they can. And on top of all that, the food is solid too. Weekend brunch is the most popular meal here, but cruising up to the bar and ordering the TFY patty melt made with a juicy short rib patty and a gin martini is an ideal midweek lunch in our books.