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Summertime Eats: Simple, Feel Good Food

Fried Green Tomatoes. Grilled Corn.  Sweet Tea. Fresh Picked Greens. These are all the things that make me hungry for summer.  Maybe you have the next few months off, or maybe you're stuck in an office from 9 to 5. But no matter what your summer looks like, take some time to soak up the warm weather and delicious bounty of food this time of year brings.

Fried Green Tomato and Bacon Sandwich with Mexican Style Grilled Corn.  [Southern Ground Social Club] SO GOOD. My God, if you haven't tried corn made this way, stop everything and make this NOW. I'd like to come up with my own recipe, but in the meantime, try this simple one from Whole Foods.

Sweet Mint Tea with Sugar Cane.  I always ask for my tea half sweetened, half unsweetened, so it's not so excessively saccharine.  Mason jars are also the preferred vessel of choice, just because. [Southern Ground Social Club]

For brunch, a poached, panko crusted farm egg over a bed of fresh vegetables in a lemon sauce is divine.  Brunch doesn't have to be so heavy when you have something light and flavorful like this meal. [Cakes & Ale]

'If you were stranded on an island and could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?' Bruschetta. Done. [Drink? Red wine, lots of it]. The combination of bread, pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is simply perfect. That is all. 


Salad made with greens picked fresh from the garden is a real treat.  No need to dress it up with too much. This simple salad made at a friend's house just had some sliced chicken, chopped carrots, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing [a perfectly kid friendly salad!].  The buttery lettuce made this meal extra amazing.


Spinach and Mushroom pizza from one of my favorite local spots. Usually summers are saved for salads and refreshing meals, but good pizza shall never be turned away.  This place makes a pizza with a wonderfully, thin crust and isn't at all heavy, making it perfect for summer.  [Osteria 832]


King of Pops! The quintessential summer treat.  If you're from Atlanta, this is an expectation, nay REQUIREMENT for summer perfection.  I love their Thai Tea pop, but everyone knows their chocolate sea salt pop is a classic.  It's going to be 90 degrees in Atlanta today, so go get yourself a pop STAT.