Believe it or not, we've reached the dog days of summer. By this point in the year, we're used to lathering on our sun screen and keeping our air conditioners at full blast. Hopefully, we've also found a little vacation time to take advange of these long days.
If you're like our us, then when you're not making the most of the season's vibrant produce, then you're looking for events and restaurants serving up the best summer food in your given area. One of our best resources for travel and outing inspiration, whether it be nearby or a little further away, is our Culinary Content Network.
This week, Man Up Texas BBQ is collecting reader responses ranking the top five BBQ joints in Texas (check and see if one's near you!) while Talk of Tomatoes takes us on a lavender farm tour in Oregon.
This Rawsome Vegan stays in the Pacific Northwest to share a visit to Victoria in British Columbia, while Foodie Fresh takes us back down to the Southeast with a review of JJ's Red Hots in Charlotte, N.C. Finally, we end up back in Texas with A Calculated Whisk to learn more about her recent trip to the state's funkiest town: Austin.
So whether you're looking for a quick getaway, or perhaps something a little further off, check out the slideshow to find inspiration with our writers!