6 Essential Eats Before Summer Ends
In August, seasonal bounty is at its best, and talented chefs are turning these farm-fresh ingredients into delicious creations. But the clock is ticking toward the end of summer, and these dishes won’t stay on menus for that much longer.
What’s more, the calendar is filling up with must-do summer foodie happenings, most notably Beer Week, August 11-18, with its seemingly endless round of tap takeovers and beer dinners, culminating in a preview of the sold-out Bluejacket BBQ. There won’t be time to recover before DC’s Summer Restaurant Week tempts with bargain eating August 19-25, not to mention that the summer pool party season (think: Recap Sundays at the Penthouse Pool Club and the see-and-be-seen swim-and-sip sessions at the Capitol Skyline Hotel) ends anytime between Labor Day and mid-September. So get out your planners and get scheduling.
Finally, to help you make the most of mid-summer eating, here’s a rundown on seasonal dishes that will disappear before you know it.