<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.
Baby-back ribs! Delicious.
Strawberry shortcake with blueberries and whipped cream. A red, white and blue summer treat.
Red and blue Jell-o jigglers in star shapes.
Anything hot off the barbecue.