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Foods You Must Have in Summer: West

Summer Foods: West
Little River Inn's Olallieberry Cobbler (Photo: Frankie Frankeny)
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This article is the fifth installment of our five-part series on foods you must have in summer. We couldn’t include a mention of every local food and eatery, but we would love to hear about your personal favorites in the comments below.

Let your taste buds lead the way on a summer road trip around the West, and you’ll discover forests brimming with wild berries, just-picked chiles drying in desert afternoons, and the melty bliss of fresh-fruit popsicles. Celebrate the bounty of the land and the diverse influences that come together to deliver regional twists on familiar favorites—think huckleberry milkshakes and green-chile cheeseburgers—as well as a few surprising new flavors. Reindeer hot dogs, anyone?

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