I met my girlfriend at the Franchia Vegan Cafe with heated outdoor dining at 35th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Murray Hill neighborhood. OK, it was so cold out, but you got to love that there were adjustable heating pads on each chair! The restaurant is billed as “a multi-level space with a mix of modern simplicity and traditional Korean decor set off by heavy dark wood grating…a beautiful and unique space for a relaxing dining experience.” Here is the outside and how it was prepared for outdoor dining. And here is the door Ha! to go inside the restaurant… So what to order? I chose from their Lunch menu. I selected the Spicy Vegan “Meat Balls” and Soy “Chicken” in Garlic Sauce with a variety of vegetables, and that came with a Spicy Cauliflower soup (Yum!). So, ok, true confessions: I’m not a Vegan, but my meal hit the spot on this cold outdoor dining day!