August in the D.C. area can be downright brutal. While the humidity and temperatures have been more tolerable than average lately, soupy conditions are bound to return. Fight the soupiness with a refreshing cold soup.
Let's talk gazpacho. Always cold, and traditionally tomato-based, the soup is refreshing, light and perfect for summer. If pulling out the food processor and endlessly chopping vegetables is less than appealing, there are plenty of restaurant versions to sample — many which look beyond the traditional recipe to create a unique spin on the dish.
Here's a list of some cool, crisp and interesting takes on the Spanish dish to keep diners satisfied before it becomes comfort food weather. Have another favorite spot for chilled soup? Share in the comments.