The sun is shining and the days are longer which means this is patio season. Just in time for guests to enjoy the great outdoors, Arlington Tavern at 21 W. Victoria Street has opened their new front patio (on the sidewalk) for dining. You can dine, enjoy drinks during happy hour or simply watch people checking out the new Santa Barbara Public Market. I walked by recently and the patio was packed. It appears to be an instant hit.