Why: To feel as though you're eating a cool ocean breeze
Tomorrow’s forecast calls for a high of around 100 degrees. Ouch.
If you're going out to eat, you'll probably want to order something cold. Here are some places where you can chill out over a cool dish:
Foody's, 760 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-3663
At this informal restaurant-pizzeria tucked into a shopping center, chef-owner Bryan Futerman's cold watermelon gazpacho is both sweet and spicy -- laced with slivers of watermelon, apple and tomato, spiked with chili pepper. Everything tastes farm fresh.
$3.75 cup; $7 bowl.
Hildebrandt’s 84 Hillside Ave., Williston Park, 516-741-0608, hildebrandts.kpsearch.com
This old-fashioned ice-cream parlor serves a classic Spanish gazpacho, a cold tomato-based soup. Afterward, you might want to move on to some house-made ice cream. $3.50 cup; $4.75 bowl.
House of Dosas, 416 S. Broadway, Hicksville; 516-938-7517, houseofdosas.com
Vegetarians aren’t the only ones who love the cool South Indian street snack called bhel puri, made with puffed rice, with onion, tomato, chili and spices. $3.95.
The Fishery, 1 Main St., East Rockaway 516-256-7117, thefishery.kpsearch.com
At this seafood restaurant by a dock, the chilled raw bar platter for two includes a whole steamed marine-sweet Maine lobster surrounded by four huge steamed shrimp, as well as four each of raw oysters, littlenecks and cherrystone clams. $39.95 for two, $22.95 for one.