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Patio Personalities: Discover Your Outdoor Dining Style

May 13, 2024
5 min. read

Patio Personalities

Ah, the joys of outdoor dining! There’s nothing quite like the combination of good food, great company, and the grand outdoors. At Martin’s, we believe that every outdoor space, from cozy nooks perfect for two to sprawling decks designed for a crowd, holds the potential for countless memorable meals. Each space invites a unique way to enjoy your meals. Join us as we guide you through finding your patio personality, complete with scrumptious recipes tailored to your space and the chance to win fabulous prizes to enhance your outdoor dining experience!


1. The Bistro Buddies (Small, 2-person patio)

The Bistro Buddies

Whether you live in an apartment, or just have a small backyard, a simple bistro-style table and chairs can be a great way to make use of your outdoor space. Ideal for an intimate date night or a quiet morning coffee, this setup allows for those cherished one-on-one conversations under the open sky, where every small detail can be savored.

Recipe Spotlight: Hummus Crostini

This simple yet elegant appetizer uses Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls as a base, topped with creamy Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and a variety of flavorful toppings like sweet bell peppers and cucumbers. It’s perfect for nibbling as you chat.

Read More: Discover more small plates and snackable meal ideas with our Charcuterie Boards blog.

Patio Umbrella - Martin's Summer Fun Season Sweepstakes Prize Bonus: Martin’s Summer Fun Season SweepstakesRound 1 (May 1 – 17)

You could score a large cantilever umbrella to enhance your cozy outdoor nook!


2. The Lawn Loungers (Wide open lawn)

The Lawn Loungers

Envision a lush green lawn, a picnic blanket spread out with plenty of room to lounge and play. It’s the ideal setting for a family gathering or a laid-back barbecue with friends, where everyone can relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Recipe Spotlight: California Cobb Dog

A delightful twist on a classic, featuring a juicy hot dog topped with avocado, bacon, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and hardboiled egg, all nestled in a toasted Martin’s Long Potato Roll. Serve with potato chips and fresh lemonade for a delightful picnic treat!

Read More: For tips on keeping everything fun and fuss-free, check out our How to Host a Worry-Free Picnic blog.

Patio Lounge Chairs - Martin's Summer Fun Season Sweepstakes Prize Bonus: Martin’s Summer Fun Season SweepstakesRound 1 (May 1 – 17)

Reclining lounge chairs could be yours to make lounging on your lawn even more luxurious.


3. The Sociable Sectional (Cozy sectional furniture/outdoor family room)

The Sociable Sectional

This is the heart of social gatherings, where comfortable seating meets the warmth of good company. It’s perfect for brunches or evening downtime, offering a blend of comfort and style that invites long conversations and lingering laughs.

Recipe Spotlight: Choose between the Brunch Burger with its savory taste of bacon, Havarti cheese, maple aioli, and a fried egg, or the Lumberjack Breakfast Plate, a hearty meal that offers the perfect starts to any morning on the patio.

Read More: For expert advice on hosting memorable gatherings, explore our Food for Parties, Showers, and Special Occasions blog.

Blackstone XL Griddle with Hood - Martin's Summer Fun Season Sweepstakes Prize Bonus: Martin’s Summer Fun Season SweepstakesRound 3 (May 31 – June 14)

An XL Blackstone griddle could be the perfect addition to your gatherings.


4. The Deck Diners (Large deck with dining table and chairs)

The Deck Diners

Your deck is the stage for memorable large gatherings, where everyone comes together to share food and fun. It’s equipped to host a crowd, with ample space for dining and entertaining, making it a hub of activity during any event.

Recipe Spotlight: Grilled Chicken and Homemade Ranch Burgers

These burgers are a crowd-pleaser, combining the tangy zest of homemade ranch dressing with the satisfying bite of grilled chicken burgers and optional toppings, all held together by Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls.

Read More: Dive into our How to Host the Ultimate Outdoor Family Cookout blog for all the essentials you need for a perfect gathering.

Outdoor Dining Table and Chairs - Martin's Summer Fun Season Sweepstakes Prize Bonus: Martin’s Summer Fun Season SweepstakesRound 1 (May 1 – 17)

An outdoor dining table and chairs set is up for grabs to perfect your deck dining set up.



5. The Gourmet Grillers (Fully equipped outdoor kitchen)

The Gourmet Grillers

Designed for the culinary enthusiast, your outdoor kitchen is a gourmet retreat where sophisticated meals come to life. Here, every dish becomes an experience in itself, showcasing your cooking prowess. This setup is great for entertaining large parties or hosting formal events.

Recipe Spotlight: Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Sandwich

A flavorful escape with tender chicken marinated in teriyaki sauce, topped with grilled pineapple, red onion, and avocado spread and served on Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls.

Read More: Enhance your gourmet grilling with creative ideas from our Backyard BBQ Party Platters blog.

Electric Smoker - Martin's Summer Fun Season Sweepstakes Prize Bonus: Martin’s Summer Fun Season SweepstakesRound 3 (May 31 – June 14)

An electric smoker could be yours to master the art of gourmet grilling.


6. The Campfire Connoisseurs (Campfire or fire pit)

The Campfire Connoisseurs

Gather around the campfire or fire pit for an evening filled with storytelling and a rustic meal that satisfies the soul. This setup is perfect for those who enjoy the simple pleasures of cooking over an open flame and dining under the stars.

Recipe Spotlight: Campfire Mac and Cheese Burger

Combine the comfort of mac and cheese with the hearty goodness of a burger, all brought together with Martin’s Big Marty’s Rolls for a truly indulgent campfire treat.

Read More: Learn more about campfire cooking with our Campfire Cooking and Foil Pack Meals blogs.

Charcoal Camp Grill - Martin's Summer Fun Season Sweepstakes Prize Bonus: Martin’s Summer Fun Season SweepstakesRound 3 (May 31 – June 14)

Win a charcoal camp grill to enhance your campfire cooking experience.



Now that you’re familiar with all six patio personalities, which one resonates with you the most? Dive into these recipes, transform your outdoor dining experience, and don’t forget to enter our sweepstakes for a chance to win amazing prizes that’ll make your outdoor gatherings unforgettable.

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P.S. We’d love to hear about your patio personality! Share your stories and favorite recipes with us on social media, and let us know which prize you’re excited to win!


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