Where we’re Soakin’ In The Last Rays of Summer

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This is seriously the best time of year to enjoy all the lasts of the season – in the form of late summer and early fall produce! Amazingly, we have some pretty special restaurants right here in downcity that regularly take advantage of the local bounty. Here’s where we’re savoring summer’s last rays.

Gracie’s

Photo by J Wessel Photography

Gracie’s specializes in making local products shine. In this dish: Point Judith Squid with smoked eggplant, peppers, and basil blossom! A little surf to remind you of your sweet summer vacation, and some rich, smoky eggplant that hints at fall.

 

Figidini

It’s the very end of tomato season, so these classic Neapolitan pies are going to have some killer sauce over the next couple of weeks.

 

Red Fin Crudo + Kitchen

Garden Vegetable Gazpacho – a real treat as well as a perfect use up for all your leftover produce! Check out our video with Red Fin’s Jenny Lazzarini to get the recipe.

 

Rosalina

We just love the fresh, warm flavors of this cantaloupe salad from Rosalina. Creamy mozzarella and savory prosciutto are brightened up with garden mint and sweet cantaloupe.

 

Birch

Birch is well-known for its expert renderings of what every season has to offer. It stands to reason that they are pros at knowing the tastiest ways to prepare seasonal produce. Take a dive into their tasting menu and experience late summer prepared with finesse! Pictured here: warmed tomato with shellfish, herbed capers, and peppers. Dessert: Raspberry and huskcherry with fermented elderflower honey.

 

 

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