Surf and turf: For those reading this down the Shore, we’re envious about your proximity to Blackfish Avalon (2019 Dune Drive, 609-967-9100), the second outpost of Chip Roman’s like-named Conshohocken BYO. We’re drooling over the roasted black sea bass, early silver corn, soybeans and corn emulsion, and the Cape May salt oysters with carbonated Meyer lemon, watermelon and pink peppercorn. For those who can’t break free from the grind, there’s still plenty to do—like visiting all those otherwise-packed restaurants on your list, or hitting El Nayarit Mexican Food in Kennett Square (610 S. Union St., 610-444-3412) to stock up for a summertime fiesta. While you’re there, cool off at La Michoacana Ice Cream (231 E. State St., 610-444-2996). Flavors like corn and toasted coconut are a hit with regulars—as is the water ice. If you’re not up for a drive, Du Jour in Haverford (Haverford Square, 379 Lancaster Ave.; 610- 896-4556, dujourmarket.com) has a newly expanded dining room perfect for catching a casual meal after a late-afternoon/early-evening round of tennis or golf.
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