Summer is almost here, so get ready to eat! Here are 17 foods you should definitely enjoy this summer.

1.  Summer=Watermelon, bonus points if you eat the watermelon out of another hollow watermelon.


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2. Do not come back to school in the fall without eating corn on the cob, and don’t you dare cut it off of the cob–you need to have the full experience.

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3. That 4th of July cake your mom always makes in the shape of a flag, even though you’d much rather have the chocolate cake dessert.

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4. Grilled Fish…Perfection without smelling up your whole house.

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5. Lemonade: the real kind, not Crystal Light or Country Time.

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6. Corona(s).

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7. A sandwich you bring to the beach, and no matter how hard you try, there’s always that one sand-contaminated bite.

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8. The mystery potato salad someone brings to the BBQ that you don’t really trust, but you eat anyway.

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9. You must eat one ice cream from the guy with the white coolers at the Jersey Shore.

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10. Whenever seafood is an option, you must get it. And please go to a clam bake.

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11. Popsicles.


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12. Jersey Tomatoes from the stand right off the highway (they taste 100 times better than PA tomatoes and no one knows why).

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13. Shrimp on the barbie.

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14. Water Ice.

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15. At least one drink with a tacky little umbrella.

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16. Shish kabobs. Nom nom nom.

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17. Spit the pits out of fresh cherries and attempt to tie the stem into a knot in your mouth.


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