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When summer rolls around, “eating out” takes on a whole new meaning. Reservations are swapped for road trips, and cramped booths make way for picnic blankets laden with summery fare. But there is an art to creating the perfect picnic. If your past outings have been punctuated with soggy sandwiches, limp salad greens, and grandma’s chocolate cake melted all over your crisp, white T-shirt, then we’ve got the antidote: a delicious menu that steers you clear of these and other common picnic pitfalls. Whether you’re driving a few hours into the country or just down the street, fill your basket or backpack with these treats, and we guarantee your next moveable feast will be a surefire success.