What’s your favorite Fourth of July food?

  • Tue Jun 19th, 2012 9:08pm

<b>DINING OUT | </b>Herald staff

Although the summer solstice officially starts the season, many of us pick a different day on the calendar as the first day of summer.

Students mark the beginning of summer as the last day of school or the moment that last paper is turned in. Some denizens of the Pacific Northwest choose the Fourth of July – mostly because the truly beautiful weather shows up on July 5.

Rain or shine, Independence Day is a day for celebrating with family and friends. Throw a few hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, serve up a side of potato salad and you’ve got the makings of a typical July 4 party. Not in the mood to cook? Celebrate the birth of our nation with a seafood dinner at a waterfront cafe.

What foods help you celebrate our nation’s birthday? Where do you go to find a patriotic menu?

Barbecue turkey and my mom’s homemade potato salad. It’s kind of a Thanksgiving-meets-Independence-Day meal.

Robin, Everett

Baby-back ribs! Delicious.

Caitlin, Maui

Strawberry shortcake with blueberries and whipped cream. A red, white and blue summer treat.

Melissa, Everett

Red and blue Jell-o jigglers in star shapes.

Katie, Mukilteo

Anything hot off the barbecue.

Scott, Mukilteo