Summer is almost here, and that means Bay Area menus will be packed with your favorite seasonal dishes and produce. Whether you’re looking for barbecue classics, stone fruit desserts or new twists on Irish coffees and iced lattes, here are the dishes and drinks to enjoy this summer.

Trader Vic’s Almost Original Mai Tai at China Live
SF’s best new mai tai is at one of 2017’s biggest openings. The drink starts off traditional (with a house-blended rum, orgeat and lime) then veers off into experimental territory with an oolong-orange nectar and a finishing touch of smoked cane syrup. The complex result is nothing like the mai tai from your last island vacation. – Zagat (05.28.17)