Coney Dogs. Full disclosure: we were walking by a street vendor this morning and the scent of chili dog immediately had us thinking about beaches, folding lawn chairs, frisbees and hopping in the back of a pick-up truck to go buy some more ice. Ahh, American summers. While chili dogs can be had throughout the entire year, it's the beloved coney dog stands in leisure destinations that are just beginning to pry up the nails from the boarded up windows of winter. Go ahead and order twowho knows when you'll be back next? And, sure, coney dogs are a summer thing rather than late-spring, but by summer proper, you should have already moved onto lobster rolls. Mmm.
Cockles. There's something about warmer temperatures that makes us want to go our for big seafood dinners more often. Next time you hit the tanks, see if Cockles are on offer. These seasonal clams are tiny, very tasty, and most often found in the springtime up in Scandinavia. That doesn't mean they aren't shipped worldwide, however, and can be on your plate tonight. Brits love 'em as a snack, and English seasides opening up for the season should be happy to serve up a bagful, heavy on the vinegar.