Tex-Mex food, we immediately remembered an episode of Anthony Bourdain's "No Reservations," where he takes a culinary trip along the Mexican-U.S. border, sampling everything from tacos to chicken-fried steak. And lots of cheese. But for a warm August night, we've lightened it up just a bit:
- Easy crowd pleasers: 7 Layer Bean Dip from Simply Recipes and Guacamole
- Shredded Beef Salad with Chipotle Dressing from Saveur
- For something farmer's-market fresh: Veggie Tacos from Bon Appétit
- To drink, Margaritas, of course. For something a little different, try making them with beer.