Best Summer Date Ideas: Food & Drink Trends

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Tease and tempt your palate before you tease and tempt your man.

#34: Fruit In Unlikely Places

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Chocolate-covered strawberries are a sexy treat, but sometimes we forget that fresh fruit has more than one use! Especially in an unusual recipe, a meal with fresh fruit is a great way to cool down. Try it for unexpected flavors in a sandwich or a salad: No. 7 Sub's Fried Clam Sandwich with Pickled Strawberries in Brooklyn, New York; Crostini Toscani (chicken liver, apricot, pistachio) at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado; Watermelon and French Feta Salad at 3030 Ocean in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Why not substitute fruit for an old favorite in a Bacon, Lettuce, and Cantaloupe Sandwich?

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