The forecast says it's going to be 90+ degrees and humid on National Watermelon Day. That sounds like perfect weather for indulging in cool, sweet, juicy refreshment courtesy of the big green melon. Here are ideas for celebrating the fruit in and around Boston.
Watermelon Fizz This skinny drink (under 100 calories) features watermelon, cilantro, tequila, and a splash of lime and soda water. Haru, 55 Huntington Ave., Boston. $13. 617-536-0660, www.harusushi.com
Cool Watermelon & Rhode Island Feta Salad The Fireplace's take on the classic watermelon and feta salad combines regional cheese, drizzled balsamic, pickled red onion, chick peas, and chopped parley and mint. The Fireplace, 1634 Beacon St., Brookline. $11. 617-975-1900, www.fireplacerest.com
Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Cool off with this pale pink, creamy, subtle treat. Get it swirled at Pinkberry, or buy a cucumber-flecked version by the pint at the Porter Square Berryline. Pinkberry, 800 Boylston St., Boston. See website for other locations in Boston, Cambridge, and suburbs. Cone prices vary. www.pinkberry.com; Berryline, 1668 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. $3.80/pint. 617-492-3555, www.berryline.com
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