LOCATED ON THE WATER at Louis, Sam’s has one of the best views in town. On a hot night on the wraparound deck, one wants to eat something simple and summery . Head chef Asia Mei combines a mix of heirloom tomatoes with the Sun Golds and watermelon with red wine vinaigrette, salt and pepper, julienned basil, ricotta salata, and a balsamic reduction.
Distance traveled: 19 miles
SAM’S, 60 Northern Avenue, Boston, 617-295-0191.