The dog days of summer are officially here. We challenge anybody who doubts us on this one to try and stand outside in direct sunlight for ten minutes and avoid sweating. Yeah, it’s not going to happen until at least mid-September.
One good thing about the changing of the seasons is the change in food pallets it brings about. From what restaurants cook up to what you actually crave and want to eat, summer grub is a whole new ballgame for most people. Lighter, fresher, literally cooler (gazpacho, anyone?) is what summer food is all about. Seasonal fruit and fresh seafood turn up just about everywhere. It’s also a time when all people—no matter what age—scream for ice cream. And gelato, fro-yo and any other frozen treat they can get their hands on.
In honor of this sweltering, yet tasty, season, we present our annual Summer Eats issue. For it we ate at some new places, and some old ones, we even ventured out to UWF to try their new food truck. Whether you’re a beach bum who loves seafood and dining al fresco or a Downtown dweller, like us, stuck in an office enjoying AC but a limited lunch selection, we’ve got something for you. So read up, dig in and get ready for a long, hot summer full of good food.