Eat these now, before the tomato takes a winter break
Yes, we know it's tragic, but summer is on its way out. Before you know it, we'll have dovetailed into frosty temperatures and tomatoes — at least, the delicious, honest kind — will have ceased to exist in any capacity. No, canned does not count. In the spirit of embracing what little time we have left with the Perfect Tomato, we've binged on one of its finest incarnations: gazpacho. Not all variations of this mushed, blended, spiced, and chilled mainstay are created alike, of course. We narrowed it down to the five that you've got to cross off your list before you layer up — and tomatoes turn into sad, mealy shadows of their former selves. Lycopene!
WILD STYLE: SWEET CORN GAZPACHO AT BAMBARA ($9) | 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge | bambara-cambridge.com