Four restaurants to try after toweling off. ——J.C.
Asbury Park, N.J.
Venture off the boardwalk to Talula’s Pizza and order the Beekeeper’s Lament ($16), topped with Calabrian soppressata and, yes, honey. talulaspizza.com
A short walk from Marina del Rey sits Leona, where Top Chef alum Nyesha Arrington is cooking lamb-belly wontons ($24) and bulgogi braised short ribs ($28). leonavenice.com
Sullivan’s Island, S.C.
This sparsely populated beach town serves up a mean Low Country shrimp roll ($15), courtesy of the Obstinate Daughter. theobstinatedaughter.com
Traverse City, Mich.
Visit the nation’s cherry capital, on the shore of Lake Michigan, and get the hay-smoked walleye ($27) at the Cooks’ House. cookshousetc.com