Photograph: Jeff Marini

Get Your Grill On

Our 2020 grilling guide includes a recipe for Cajun Rib Eye, a list of Mexican side dishes that can be made on the grill, unexpected foods to toss over the flames, tips to upgrade your s’mores game, suggested wines to pair with your picnics, and where to buy your meat.

Photograph: Lucy Hewett

A Choose-Your-Own Potato Salad Adventure

Galit’s Zachary Engel guides us through three potato salad recipes: classic, schmaltzy, and tangy.

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Five Overlooked Patios to Seek Out

Not trying to stand over a hot grill but still want to dine outdoors? Head to these patios at El Cid, Blue Door Kitchen & Garden, La Crêperie, The Woodlawn, or A Tavola.

Illustration: John Kenzie

Three Tips to Fancy Up Your Picnic From a Former Picnic Judge

Our dining editor explains the importance of menu planning, picnic beautification, and going big.

Photography: Lucy Hewett

The Frozen Treat Matrix

Craving something cooler? Use our handy graphic to determine what treat to snag — whether you’re hankering for something boozy, classic, or kid-friendly.

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Four Locally Made Sauces to Jazz Up Your Summer Cookout

These sauces from Mott St., Trini Zaddy, Thommy’s Toddy Shop, and Macha by Chef Rishi will do a lot of the heavy lifting if you’re hosting a cookout this summer.