Hit up the Farmer's Market this weekend for the freshest produce and consider making Corn and Avocado Salad (try grilling the corn for a charred effect), Grilled Asparagus and Spring Onions with Lemon Dressing, Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad, or Marbled Ice Pops.
Looking for something to sip other than beer? House Boat Punch or Blackberry Fizz will do the trick.
Dai Due will be having a bake sale on the 4th with cobblers, breads and other sweet treats. Speaking of treats, Bribery Bakery will have lots of pies, ice cream cakes and cobblers. Order now for best selection. Tiny Pies also has a great assortment of pies for your Independence Day celebrations.
Wanna skip the cooking and have your gathering catered? Fresa's can take care of everything for you--love their crispy brussels sprouts and grilled beets. If you feel like going out, Backbeat is having a 4th of July Shrimp Boil. Check Eater's list of other happenings and places to enjoy on the 4th.