Check out 20 foods to eat before the end of summer!
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Corn on the Cob
Freshly husked, smeared with butter and sprinkled with salt is perfection on its own, but before the summer ends you need to try Elote which is Mexican street corn. Traditionally it's smeared with mayonnaise, sprinkled with Cotija cheese, and dusted with Ancho chile powder, and it's heavenly.
Cut a hole in the top of the watermelon the same size as your vodka bottle top, place the bottle opening in the hole, then turn upside down and let the bottle empty it's contents into the melon. Refrigerate for at least an hour and it will be ready to go.
Your summer road trip will be a lot better if you stop for a roadside diner hot dog. Top it with mustard, chili, pickles, hot sauce, whatever -- just do it for the experience. (If you're not planning a road trip, pretend with a street dog!)
This is one of the most simple yet delicious salads, and there is no other time of year when you will find tomatoes this sweet. Take advantage of the season's produce and make a killer caprese salad with lots of basil and moist mozzarella. Yum!
It's a New England tradition but it should be enjoyed by everyone. On America's Northeastern beaches, it involves digging a hole, lining it with rocks, and baking the clams on a bed of seaweed. But if you can find a grill (or even a stovetop), you can have a clam bake just about anywhere!
For some, the quintessential summer treat is Italian ice. For others, it's a snow cone. So take your pick! The difference? Italian ice is made by churning the fruit juice with the ice, and snow cones just get the flavoring poured over top.
Get 'em while they're fresh. Zucchini, eggplant, yellow squash, heirloom tomatoes, sweet peppers, corn, green beans, and peas are just a few of the vegetables you'll want to get before summer ends! The possibilities to prepare these are endless.
Not to be confused with the New England clam bake, a low-country bowl is the South's version of a a seafood feast. Shrimp, corn, sausage, potatoes, and Old Bay are staples, but feel free to add crawfish and crab legs into the mix!
This one is probably a given, but if you haven't sipped on a glass of crisp wine this summer, do it! If you've never been a fan of rosé, drink it on a summer evening and we guarantee you will change your mind!
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Get your hands on a frozen popsicle before the summer ends. If you really want a throwback experience, chase after the ice cream truck and score one of those fun cartoon character pops!
Check this one off the list at your local brewery. Most breweries will have a summer ale that is light and refreshing.
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A Funnel Cake
If you are heading to a summer fair, don't leave without tasting this delectable concoction of fried cake batter and powdered sugar!
No summer fair? No problem, you can make it at home with this Funnel Cake recipe.
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The best are those made with sweet claw and knuckle meat, with a modest smear of mayo and a sprinkle of lemon butter. Make sure you do your research on this one because not all lobster rolls are created equal!
Everyone has a summer bucket list, but what everyone should have is a summer food bucket list. A food bucket list consists all of the culinary items and experiences that you and your taste buds deserve to indulge in before the leaves turn and the tan lines fade.
While some of these items are perfectly accessible in Fall, Winter, and Spring, they probably won't be as enjoyable then. Who wants to slurp down a snow cone when it's snowing? Sip fruity cocktails over a crackling fire? Swap out the Thanksgiving turkey for a hot dog platter? You get the point. Certain foods go with certain seasons.
So put down whatever you are eating, and pick up these quintessential summer foods because the clock is ticking and you need to make your meals count. We hope you have an appetite because you simply cannot wait till next summer for these!