Fresh cherries can go beyond the traditional pit spitting and pie filling for real summer enjoyment. Here’s how this juicy red fruit has gone savory.

Farmers & Fishers
Washington D.C.
Slow-roasted and charred beef rib, glazed with housemade Bulldog Steak Sauce and sundried cherry demi-glace; $24

Santa Ana, CA
Basmati rice mixed with black cherries served with chicken; $14.95

Stone Cat Café
Hector, NY
All local pizzette topped with fresh cherries, Lively Run chevre, bacon and beet greens; $11

Foreign Cinema
San Francisco, CA
Escarole and little gem romaine with fresh cherries, hazelnuts and balsamic; $10.75

Waits Wharf
Seal Beach, CA
New Zealand lamb sirloin topped with California fresh cherry compote, scalloped potatoes, steamed Blue Lake green beans and Port wine demi-glace; $27.50

Olney, MD
Roasted cherries with red Russian kale, Parmigiano-Reggiano, balsamic and extra virgin olive oil; $6

Wildhorse Grill
St. Louis, MO
Cherry brine and apple wood smoked duck with fresh spinach leaves and Boursin cheese. Wrapped in four mini puff pastry shells and drizzled with port wine veal glaze; $9


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