7/18/2013 01:29:00 PM

Summer Ingredients: 8 Watermelon Dishes and Drinks Around the U.S.

The Sleepover, DBGB in NYC
What would an American summer be without watermelon? (And perhaps more importantly: how did America ever do without this guy slicing one up in less than 30 seconds?) The picnic staple is getting gussied up in kitchens around the U.S. in a number of dishes and drinks. Check out the slide show to see how chefs are using the all-American pink fruit in a number of creative ways on their menus.