May 13, 2002 Issue
"What do you call Blue Fin's glass full of citrusy cream, juicy watermelon, and cantaloupe, and a shower of shaved-melon granita? Simply parfait."
-- "Tastes Like Summer "
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Tastes Like Summer
BY GILLIAN DUFFY
Up in Smoke From dry rubbing to hickory smoking, there's a brave new world of barbecuing just outside your porch door. Chef Danny Meyer (whose Blue Smoke opened two months ago) shares his secrets. Plus: A rundown of some of the best grilling books to help you on your way. Burger Heaven Everyone's got their own favorite, time-tested answer to our favorite summer staple. We asked a master. Todd English of Olives on the Perfect Burger. Fish Tales Rebecca Charles from Pearl Oyster Bar on halibut -- and swordfish, salmon, and tuna -- her way. To Your Health Say good-bye to green-apple martinis. The city's top "bar chefs" divulge the recipes to some of the summer's new -- and, of course, improved -- mixed drinks. Sweet Relief We like molten chocolate as much as anybody, but when summer rolls around, it's a sin not to take advantage of all it has to offer -- namely, blueberries, raspberries, melons, and peaches. Herewith, top chefs from Craft, Blue Fin, Town, and more sweeten the deal with light, luscious, fruit-filled desserts.
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BY RIMA SUQI
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