It’s peak season for these giants of the melon family and restaurants are finding refreshing ways to use the ripe, juicy fruit. The time is right to crack open a watermelon and try something new.

The Butcher Shop
Boston, Massachusetts
Fried Green Tomato Salad with watermelon, feta and chocolate mint; $12

Lion and Compass
Sunnyvale, California
Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho: Cucumber, mint, red onions, tomato; $8.50

Shaun's Restaurant
Atlanta, Georgia
Watermelon Salad with goat cheese, local organic basil, aged balsamic; $10

Foolish Craig’s Café
Boulder, Colorado
Cold Grilled Watermelon Salad: Seedless watermelon, blanched celery, caramelized onion, fresh mint, feta, sliced grapes & strawberries with honey-lemon vinaigrette; $6

Denver, Colorado
Tuna Tataki Salad—avocado, kaiware sprout, grilled watermelon and lemon wasabi dressing; $12



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