Summer is here and some foods just taste better in the warmth of the sun. Around the country, there are more places than one could count that for one reason or another go well with this time of year. To give readers a taste, here are five American restaurants with proven summertime eats.

Micklethwait Craft Meats
Austin, TX


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June, July, and August are the months where barbecue reigns supreme. One of the country’s most reputable proprietors of this heart-warmingly domestic food, Micklethwait serves smoked meats out of a trailer in Austin. Be sure to try one on of the housemade sausages, a fan favorite.

Portland Lobster Company
Portland, ME


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Seafood goes hand-in-hand with summertime and the beach, and no place puts the three together better than Maine. The Portland Lobster Company sits right on the water on Chandlers Wharf. Eat outside overlooking the surrounding water and boats with a cup of famous lobster stew.

Parc Brasserie
Philadelphia, PA


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A charming sidewalk cafe on Philadelphia’s tony Rittenhouse Square, Parc emulates the outdoor appeal of a Parisian brasserie, perfect for sunny days. Order a towering platter of littleneck clams and oysters, and be sure to try the melon and tomato gazpacho.

Solo Farm and Table
South Londonderry, VT


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Hidden up in the Green Mountains, Solo Farm and Table serves organic, ingredient-
inspired dishes in a quaint New England townhouse for a calm and scenic dining experience. Everything is comprised of meat and produce from local farmers, and the kitchen struts creativity with dishes like the Japanese Eggplant with chilled dashi, radish and Thai basil and the lamb served with a ragout of sweet peas, house-made
Merguez sausage and a lemon-parsnip purée.

Nathan’s Famous
Brooklyn, NY


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Roller Coasters and ferris wheels, carnival games and minor league baseball, Coney Island is a staple of the All American summer. At the heart of its allure, Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs has stood the test of time, feeding New Yorkers for 99 years. Whether you get the plain original, cheese dog, chili dog, or chili cheese dog, it’s all a chapter in the tradition of summer eats in the USA.