Flank Steak is a weeknight warrior. It’s versatile, it’s quick to grill, and it’s relatively inexpensive. To ensure the flavorful meat retains all its beefy juices, let it rest for a full 10 minutes before slicing it across the grain.
This is the essence of speedy weeknight cooking. Coat boneless chicken thighs in herbs, garlic, and lemon and throw them on the grill for less than 10 minutes.
Mushy, brown bananas need not apply here. The fruit needs to be firm and just ripe to stand up to the grill’s heat. Leaving the skins on the split halves will help the bananas keep their shape. We’ll be honest: the sauce is sort of the best part.
Bourbon loves orange and spice; fans of the old-fashioned know this. In this cocktail from Katipai Richardson-Wilson of Brooklyn’s Dirty Precious, the citrus and whiskey share the spotlight. Honey and orange tea amplify the bourbon’s toasty barrel flavors.
Sangria just calls out for experimentation, and there’s no reason to feel tethered to a ho-hum mix of wine and fruit. In this fruity- but-bitter rendition, Dorothy Elizabeth of Straylight in New York brings out the juicy flavors of Sauvignon Blanc by adding fresh grapefruit juice and citrusy Aperol, bracing Campari, and rich Italian vermouth.