Feasting al fresco

Soup up your summer with a picnic!
A potpourri of delectable delicacies bring this picnic to life. Photo by Stacy Feyer-Salo.

What’s a better than an evening on the lawn of your favorite outdoor concert venue? How about a little something to nosh on, too?

Whether the basket’s filled with gourmet goodies or simple items prepared at home, why not indulge in the time-honored tradition of a picnic? Speculation the word has nefarious origins were assuaged by this statement from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum Curator Dr. David Pilgrim: “The etymology of the word picnic does not suggest racist or racial overtones.”

Luxe Artisan Preserves. Photo by Stacy Feyer-Salo.

Our suggestions include: 

  • Mezze/Hummus platter (includes hummus, beet salad, grape leaves, tabbouleh, and grilled olives) from the deli at Mediterranean Island.
  • Cheeses, vegetables, Casamara sodas, and wine from Martha’s Vineyard.
  • Bánh Mì and fresh spring rolls from B&N Sandwiches.
    Luxe Artisan Preserves and Emme’s Plantain Chips from Southeast Market.
  • Iced Cascara tea from Madcap Coffee.

Bon appétit!

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