By Ashley Day

Summer's enormous iconic fruit is making its way onto seasonal menus at restaurants and bars across the country. Watermelon stars in salads, gazpachos, crudo and cocktails, from drinks served in its hallowed out rind to fresh feta and mint starters. Fans of the fruit will find creative spins with pizza, poke, tostadas and sorbet.

Browse the photos above for watermelon served all kinds of ways, and see more summer flavors below.

Slide #11: In Paducah, Ky., Branch Out offers the Watermelon Quencher with watermelon, strawberry, cucumber and lemon juices. 

Slide #94: In Paducah, Ky., Highwater Fresh Bar serves watermelon arugula salad with avocado, shaved Parmesan and a honey balsamic dressing. 

View the article here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2017/06/26/watermelon-dishes-cocktails-this-summer/427701001/#