We’re getting a brief (and relative) reprieve from the heat wave of last week, but we’re not exactly shutting down the air conditioner and snuggling up into a blanket. What’s more, temperatures are supposed to climb again over the next few days, and we’ll be right back into the mid-’90s by next week.
Steel yourself, and perhaps suck down a bowl of cold soup, the best iterations of which Zachary Feldman rounded up for this week’s Village Voice.
Chilled soups work double duty, providing respite from the heat while filling you up, and they’re usually a great way to highlight the bounty of summer produce. Lucky for cold soup fetishists, restaurants both trendy and traditional are getting creative, serving up some noteworthy bowls of refreshment.
He then outlines a handful of examples, touching on versions made with tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, or arrowroot noodles.