Our Guide To Not Wasting The Best Time Of The Year

Our Guide To Not Wasting The Best Time Of The Year

There are 50 days left of summer (GAH) — get your kicks in while you can.

August 4, 2017
CF Staff | Illustration by Derek Salvatore

Summer! 


It's the season of sun, of sweat, of tomatoes splitting at their seams. It's cold drinks with slick surfaces and dinners fit for breezy nights, of free form reprieves from the calculated larders of winter. It's the season of standing inches away from the air conditioner (if you're blessed enough to have one), of fanning your sticky face with restaurant menus while you wait for a server to rescue you with icy water. 

In summer, food morphs into something unabashedly erotic. Everything melts and drips and offers up sweet flesh; every bite tastes like the final frame of one of those sped-up nature videos—petals exploding forth in a bang of color and silent noise. We make big plans for our summers, even if our pesky jobs don't come with summer breaks. The things we'll eat! The people we'll eat those things with! The tans we'll get while eating those things with those people! 

For the next 50 days, we'll be publishing a summer-worthy bucket list to help you hit all the best food moments you need before it's too late—plus chef tips for surviving and embracing the heat (or, the cold. Sorry, San Francisco). Make like a kid at camp, except you're a grown-up and can drink fun things! 


                                                                                                       



AUGUST 18, 2017 | DON'T PANIC, IT'S JUST A WATERMELON




AUGUST 17, 2017 | DO MORE THAN GARNISH WITH YOUR HERBS




AUGUST 16. 2017 | GET WILD AND GRILL MORE THAN MEAT




AUGUST 15, 2017 | DARE WE SAY IT, BIERGARTENS ARE BEST WHEN YOU DON'T NEED THE COMPLIMENTARY BLANKET




AUGUST 14, 2017 | 5 RESTAURANTS BRINGING THE CAMPFIRE TABLESIDE 




AUGUST 13, 2017 | WANDERING AIMLESSLY TO FIND YOUR NEW FAVORITE SPOT




AUGUST 12, 2017 | JUST SHOW US TO THE TOMATOES, THANKS




AUGUST 11, 2017 | FOOD-ISH BOOKS THAT AREN'T COOKBOOKS FOR THE BEACH




AUGUST 10, 2017 | THE DO'S AND DONT'S OF FAIR FOOD




AUGUST 9, 2017 | BUST OUT LINE COOK FASHION TO SURVIVE THE HEAT




AUGUST 8, 2017 | SHERBET NEVER STOPPED BEING AWESOME 




AUGUST 7, 2017 | DO "SUMMER" IN SAN FRANCISCO'S FOG LIKE A LOCAL




AUGUST 6, 2017 | FRESHEN UP YOUR PLAYLIST ROTATION




AUGUST 5, 2017 | PICK YOUR OWN




AUGUST 4, 2017 | EMBRACE THE APÉRO


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