Goldfields, poppies, and lupine are carpeting hillsides with fresh spring cheer. It makes you yearn for a seat outside, a cold beer, and some farm-to-table nibbles. The annual Spring/Summer Menus can take you to that special spot and further, if you open it up and take a peek. Find out how the Madonna Inn, Mason Bar, and Thomas Hill Organics bring you the local and the fresh, potentially coupled with a cocktail, to satisfy that yearning for summer freedom. If you’re looking for quick and tasty, read about what’s happening at Brooks Brothers burgers and Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizzas. Or, if you simply want to bask in the glory of the sun with an adult beverage made on-site, read about what’s new at Opolo Vineyards and what’s sizzling at the new SLO Brew Rock.