This American classic — hot, juicy and thoroughly delicious — can really hit the spot. Grab ’em at a metro location of S&B’s Burger Joint or Irma’s Burger Shack.
It’s sort of like a sandwich, only longer. And it’s mighty tasty when it’s grilled. And you can’t make it through summer without having a couple. Try Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs, 1400 N.W. 23rd, or Ron’s Hamburger & Chili, 4723 N. May.
Not all summer foods need to be unhealthy or straight from the grill. Delight in fresh veggies, too! Try the caprese salad at Sauced on Paseo at 2912 Paseo or Vito’s Ristorante at 7521 N. May.
Sometimes deciding what to eat can be determined by what you’ll drink with it. A refreshing margarita is the perfect end to a long summer day. Sip one on the patio at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 208 Johnny Bench Drive, or at a Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant locale.
Corn on the cob
With a little butter, salt and pepper, corn on the cob is a delectable treat best enjoyed fresh off the grill. Get your cob on at one of several Earl’s Rib Palace locations or Kaiser’s American Bistro, 1039 N. Walker.
To beat that mid-summer heat, sometimes a scoop of vanilla or chocolate chip goodness is the only answer. Catch Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, which is a mobile ice cream truck, or head to one of Braum’s many locations.