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Dine alfresco with your feet in the sand at Provo's newest hotspot, where a sailboat operates as the bar and palm trees rustle in the breeze. It's right next door to the Regent Village, literally in the sand, and if it rains, you better hightail it out of there to someplace dry. Lights strung from poles in the sand, a big glowing firepit, and soft beach breezes heighten the evening sorcery. The food is genuinely good, with island classics like grilled lobster and barbecued ribs, but the Landing has creative aspirations beyond its beach shack appeal. Appetizers include spicy shrimp tapas and lobster thermidor "bites," and the grilled "steak stack" is plated pretty with an elegant potato salad and a sprightly salad. Even the fruity martinis have a "Sex and the City" cosmopolitan flair. Monday night is lobster night (when lobster is in season, mid-Aug through March). Look for regular "Yappy Hours," when family dogs are special guests, benefitting rescue animals in the island's TCSPA. Seating is limited.