The holiday season may be a foodie's favorite time of the year, but we argue that August should be. It's harvest season for vineyards, and farmers markets are overflowing with the season's ripest produce (hello, heirloom tomatoes!). The dog days of Summer haven't subsided, and the sun's still setting past 8, meaning August is ideal for backyard barbecues and impromptu dinner parties on the patio. Yes, all of these things (plus the nine more you are about to see) have convinced us that August is simply the best.
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