Have you been dreading a scorcher of a summer? Well, don't sweat it: Even as temperatures rise, there are a jillion delicious ways to chill in Big D.
Throw some burgers on the grill -- or head to a killer burger spot, like Off-site Kitchen.
Sip a tall, ice-cold cocktail from a paper straw -- maybe one of Maté Hartai's dreamy highballs at Remedy.
Eat your fill of juicy Texas peaches, bursting with flavor. Head to Ham Orchard in Terrell, and you can make a delicious excursion of it!
Dive into a bowl of hiyashi chuka -- cold ramen noodles -- at Ten, Teiichi Sakurai's new place in Sylvan Thirty.
Fall in love with ceviche, like this shrimp-and-avocado number at Mesero in Inwood Village. I haven't been to C'Viche Tequila Bar on Greenville yet, but our Mark Vamos found plenty to love about it. El Bolero, the new Mexican place in the Design District, has a bunch on its menu, too.
Get lost in a gin and tonic. I'm partial to one starring the Botanist Gin and Fever-Tree tonic at the Mitchell downtown.
Lunch lightly (it's bathing suit weather!) -- maybe on a beautiful salad at Lark on the Park.
Or go all in -- with fried chicken on the patio at Chicken Scratch.
Feeling more exotic? Ask for the banana flower salad with chicken at Mot Hai Ba.
Have a glass of rosé....
...Or a basket of ice-cold hand-made soba at Tei-An.
Grab a few friends and share the Trough on the patio at Pecan Lodge....
....then head to Bishop Arts for paletas in fabulous fresh fruit flavors at La Original Michoacana.
Have a margarita at Rafa's Mexican Cafe.
Go to a New England clam bake -- or the closest thing around, Lefty's Lobster and Chowder House in Addison.
You can always treat yourself to an ice cream cone -- maybe at Henry's of Plano. You know you deserve it.