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Eat this! Six Chicago recipes for the start of summer

Jeremy Brewington's ginger-coriander beef ribs (Photo ©2011 by Leah A. Zeldes).

Jeremy Brewington's ginger-coriander beef ribs. (Photo by Leah A. Zeldes.)

Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer in Chicagoland. Enjoy these recipes from local chefs at at your picnics and cookouts.

  1. Chef Jeremy Brewington:South African-style ginger coriander ribs, a great take on barbecued beef ribs.

  2. Chicago Cut Steakhouse, River North: Spicy marinated shrimp, a quick meal on the grill.

  3. Al Teatro, Pilsen: Pollo con olive e pignoli, braised chicken with olives and pinenuts, done on the stovetop so it doesn’t heat up the kitchen.

  4. Fizz Bar & Grill, Lakeview: Beer-can chicken, classic grilled chicken.

  5. Hugo’s Frog Bar & Fish House, Gold Coast, Des Plaines and Naperville: Crab cakes with hot pink mayo, easy summer appetizer.

  6. Texas de Brazil, River North and Schaumburg: Flank steak Brazilian-style, quick to grill.