From fish tacos to watermelon to Bushwackers, it’s hard to think about summer on the Gulf Coast and not think about the fresh food that makes it special and the cool drinks that make it bearable. In honor of this beloved season, we decided to put together our biggest food issue yet—complete with all the seafood entrees, iced coffee concoctions and frozen boozy drinks we look forward to every summer.
To make sure we did it right, we spent the last few weeks eating and drinking new seasonal creations around town, revisiting our old favorites and debating what was good enough to make the cut. We finally whittled it down to a manageable number—100. Granted, that still sounds like a lot, but it really isn’t when you think about how long summer is, especially around here.
Our number one pick sells out most days already, so we know by adding it to this list we aren’t increasing our odds of getting one next Saturday morning. But it’s too good not to brag about and we really do want everybody to try it. So here it is, our ultimate summer “must” list, full of the dishes and drinks we love and sweets we crave.
And because every good foodie knows calories don’t count when you Instagram it, make sure you document your summer of grubbing and tag your photos #upsideofeating. We can’t wait to see what you think of the dishes on the list and what you think we missed.
*Make sure you tune in next week for Part 2 of our “100 Things” series—where we promise to help you balance out all the eating and drinking we’re encouraging this week.