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Summer is coming to an end, and it’s time to throw your last outdoor soirée with friends. If you didn’t get a chance make a trip to your favorite beachfront boardwalk this year and indulge in endless amounts of corn dogs, cheeseburgers and churros, bring the food to your backyard. For your end-of-summer party, create a menu that includes your favorite boardwalk treats.
The best thing about boardwalk food is that it makes you feel good. It’s comforting and perfect for nice summer weather. Italian ice is a kid’s favorite, but I think it’s a great treat for adults that’ll have you reminiscing about your first summer love.
You’ll also love the casual quality of the boardwalk treats at your end-of-summer bash — especially the freshly fried pretzels dipped in a spicy Cheddar sauce for the carbs lover. There’s no need for formal place settings, nor do you need a mixologist on hand. Just make a nice and refreshing signature punch or stock a tub or cooler with ice and beer, set your table buffet-style, and have some fun under sun.
We’re sharing our favorite boardwalk treats, along with easy-to-create recipes.
Beasley's Chicken + Honey Fried Chicken
Chef Ashley Christensen, of Beasley's Chicken + Honey in Raleigh, North Carolina, shares her recipe for old-fashioned, Southern fried chicken. Served hot off the stove or chilled in the fridge, this dish is the perfect summertime entree.
Bratwurst Beer-Battered Corn Dogs
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This recipe is football-friendly thanks to its beer-infused batter. Try using merguez sausage with truffles next time — It'll be one classy shindig.