Posted By - Kate Spencer On August 11, 2016


1 - EAT Fish Pate: 

Bluefish pate (East Coast): Here’s a creamy pate from Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon, chefs at Nantucket's Straight Wharf Restaurant

Whitefish pate (Midwest Up North): Here’s a Michigan-based writer’s recipe from Maureen Abood that features fish from a COOKGIRL favorite, John Cross Fisheries in Charlevoix, MI

2 - EAT Oysters: straight from the ocean, shucked in front of you. Always better in the summer, especially with bubbly both in your glass and in your mignonette. Here’s a recipe from Canadian food blogger Kristen of The Endless Meal.

3 - EAT Pie Sundae in New York:

Pick one of Bubby’s NYC pies as a base and top it with Ample’s scoop flavors at Ample Hills Creamery at Bubby’s High Line. 

4 - EAT Mindy Segal’s amazing frozen hot chocolate fudgsicles from her “IceTrike” on Chicago’s elevated 606 or Cookies at Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago. Either way, can’t go wrong.

5. EAT and take Suzanne Goin & Carolyn Styne with you the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles:

We suggest getting tickets NOW to see Culture Club with the Los Angeles Philharmonic August 26th or August 27th and ordering THE MULHOLLAND DRIVE menu ($62 per person):

summer string beans with burrata, radicchio, crushed almonds and lemon zest

grilled shrimp with yellow tomato gazpacho, avocado and green harissa or braised beef shortrib with smashed fingerlings, local tomatoes, arugula and basil pesto

bittersweet chocolate torta with caramel, mascarpone and crushed marconas 

6. EAT and stop saying “No Bread” and eat some bread & butter. Really. 

Start at the top of the food chain with Sliced Bread with Kefir Butter at Bar Tartine in San Francisco.

7. DRINK a Cocktail on a Stick (or in a cone) in Chicago.

Boozy Pops at Expat on Green or make Boozy Snow Cones at home.

8 - COOK by inviting Martha Stewart over to help you.

With something delicious from Marley Spoon like the Summer Vitality Bowl with Cucumbers and Quinoa 

9 - GO POKE. Not Pokemon Go. 

Just Poke from Hawaii served up in a bowl or burrito. Pokeworks operates in Northern California, Southern California and is advancing into New York, Boston and Seattle. Poke Bowl or Pokiritto, for sure dude. 

And when you’re full….and it’s time for that Back to School feeling... 

10 - READ Order these if-you-missed-them or soon-to-be-released books from Amazon now and you’ll be ready:

Hannah Hart’s “Buffering: Unshared Tales of A Life Fully Loaded” 

Ann Patchett’s “Commonwealth” 

The Vegetarian by Han Kang 

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Cook On!

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