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11 Dishes (and Drinks) for the First Day of Summer

Celebrate the solstice with seasonal eats at Myers + Chang, Bondir, and more.

Take advantage of all 15 hours and 20 minutes of today with seasonal eats and patio drinks. Below, we rounded up 10 delicious photos shared by chefs and more to inspire your orders on the longest day of the year, from Cambridge to the South End. If anything strikes your fancy, make sure to call ahead to check availability. All week, month, and summer long, make sure to ask your server or bartender what’s the freshest find on that night’s menu.

A sparkling iced tea.

Happy solstice! ☀️ Our signature drink today is Liquid Sunshine, sparkling iced rooibos with citrus and rosemary. Open until 3. #longfellows #coffeeshop

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Longfellows, open until 3 p.m., 284 Broadway, Cambridge, longfellowscambridge.com.

Early summer stone fruit.

Tatte Bakery & Cafe, 318 Third St., Cambridge, 617-354-4200, and other locations, tattebakery.com.

Salty plum margaritas and the patio are the perfect combo! Come have one with us tonight #treehouse #patiolife

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Banyan Bar + Refuge, 553 Tremont St., South End, Boston, 617-556-4211, banyanboston.com

Strawberries!

Haley.Henry Wine Bar, 45 Province St., Downtown Crossing, Boston, 617-208-6000, haleyhenry.com.

Shepard, 1 Shepard St., Cambridge, 617-714-5295, shepardcooks.com.

Lobster picante with corn, cilantro, and other fresh veggies.

Yvonne’s, 2 Winter Pl., Boston, 617-267-0047, yvonnesboston.com.

Eggplant (on the patio).

Myers + Chang, 1145 Washington St., South End, Boston, 617-542-5200, myersandchang.com.

Rosé, sour beer, and/or bright cocktails (on the patio).

Belly Wine Bar, 1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, 617-494-0968, bellywinebar.com.

Summer Sour Beer Week, Wednesday, June 21-Thursday, June 29, Five Horses Tavern
400 Highland Ave., Davis Square, Somerville, 617-764-1655, fivehorsestavern.com, Facebook.

Our first guest on the patio tried out one of our new talls! #parsnipdining #cambridge #tomato #cooler

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Parsnip, 91 Winthrop St., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-714-3206, parsniprestaurant.com.

Possibly the best use of spruce tips, ever.

Porcaccia? Sourdough focaccia with mulefoot pork fat and spruce tips. Plus black salt cuz it looks so.

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Bondir, 279 Broadway, Cambridge, 617-661-0009, bondircambridge.com.