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Perfect for sweltering summer days, this refreshing chilled soup is bursting with sweet and juicy peak-season tomatoes. Bright sherry vinegar and shallots balance the silky-smooth vegetable puree while salsa fresca adds a crunchy bite and pops of fresh herbs. Look for plump, bright red tomatoes to give the soup a vibrant color.
Chicken Soup with Ginger and Cilantro
This seasonal twist on a classic is loaded with summer market finds like tomatoes, zucchini, and bell peppers. Quick-cooking boneless chicken pieces are gently simmered in a ginger-and-cilantro-infused broth with a dash of soy sauce. The eye-catching garnish tray doubles as a colorful centerpiece, allowing guests to pile their bowls with aromatic fresh herbs, spicy chiles, and juicy citrus. 
Pepperoni Rolls with Garlic-Anchovy Marinara
The pepperoni roll is a West Virginian lunch or snack in which spicy, garlicky pepperoni is stuffed inside a soft yeasted bread roll. When it bakes, the oil from the pepperoni seeps into the bread for delicious results. Adding cheese is optional — we've gone for provolone here, whose salty, mildly sweet flavor balances the pepperoni beautifully (not to mention, it gets nice and melty too). The roll itself also has some sweetness from honey. We're serving the pepperoni rolls appetizer-style with marinara sauce on the side that's been bolstered with caramelized baked garlic and salty anchovies. Add them to the menu for your next party or tailgate.
Shrimp Bisque
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Sautéed shrimp shells impart a sweet complexity to the foundation of this deeply flavorful bisque. White rice is slowly simmered in the aromatic broth and then pureed to give the soup body and a velvety consistency, without masking the flavor of succulent shrimp. Serve with chopped steamed shrimp and a crusty baguette. 
Peach Salad with Peanuts and Chile
Spicy chiles and sweet peaches come together in this simple, summery salad perfect for backyard parties. Lemon vinegar and manuka honey lend each bite a sweet-tart zing and silky texture, amplifying the juiciness of fresh peaches. The sweet honey mellows the sharp and punchy lemon vinegar, adding brightness without overpowering the delicate fruit. Avoid using Meyer lemon vinegar, which will be too sweet once combined with the honey. Long, thin and vibrantly colored, Holland finger chiles, or Dutch chiles, add a moderate jalapeño-like heat to the fragrant dish. Lean on this stunning salad when peaches are at their prime to showcase the best of summer produce. Freestone peaches, such as July Prince, release cleanly from the pit making slicing a breeze, while clingstone peaches, like Flavorich, are typically smaller, juicier and slightly sweeter but can be more challenging to cut. Top a generous serving with grilled chicken or shrimp for a hearty main course. Infused with peaches and chiles, leftover dressing on the platter makes a great addition to spicy margaritas or combined with smashed blackberries for a quick shrub.
Grilled Halibut with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
A generous five cloves of garlic give this punchy, well-balanced sweet roasted red bell pepper sauce (made using jarred, roasted red peppers) a mildly spicy bite. It's a terrific marinade for mild white fish, infusing fillets with flavor without making them tough. When marinating the fish, be sure to first set aside a generous portion of the marinate, which does double duty here as a sauce for the cooked fish. Serve with crusty bread for sopping up extra sauce with crusty bread, with juicy grilled squash on the side.

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Philly's 10 Best Lunch Spots
Philadelphia has no shortage of excellent "fast-casual" lunch options. If you're in the mood for a satisfying platter of vegetable- or beef-dappled hummus, head to Dizengoff. Or if you're hankering for a vegetarian sandwich, hit up HipCityVeg.Of course, there are also plenty of choices if you're in the mood for "a steak"—as locals call the city's most-famous export. Try John's, Pat's, Geno's, or Jim's, to name just a few of Philly's old-school cheesesteak stops. But if you're looking for a bit more out of your midday meal, you may have a harder time finding a worthwhile option. A quick browse of the city's top restaurants will reveal that many are only open for dinner.Have no fear. From a sublime deli to white-tablecloth restaurants serving fresh fish and oysters, each of the 10 restaurants on this list is a great choice for lunch in the City of Brotherly Love.