Blink and summer will be gone.

Hopefully your calendar isn't too filled up yet to squeeze in a couple of last-minute summer outings.

Here are seven summer spots, both in Madison and out, to soak up the season and indulge in some good grub.

Slideshow: 7 summer spots for good grub

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The Monona Terrace rooftop hosts an unbeatably priced, free series of six Concerts on the Rooftop on Thursday nights during June and July. The…

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No visit to Milwaukee's Summerfest can be complete without an order of the Venice Club's signature fried eggplant strips. This will be the 40t…

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Paoli is 15 miles southwest of Madison and has always been the perfect distance to bike for a Saturday or Sunday brunch. One worthwhile choice…

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You can bike to Devils Lake, but that's pretty ambitious. Wisconsin's largest and most popular state park is only an hour drive, and in my min…

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To state the obvious, no summer can be complete without a visit to the Union Terrace, where the brats are juicer and the ice cream is creamier…

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You can order a fish boil ($15) at the Avenue Bar & Grill with steamed cod, carrots, pearl onions, red potatoes and drawn butter. It's ava…

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Drive an hour southeast of Madison to Palmyra, and you can dine on the grounds of the state's largest trout farm. An offshoot of Rushing Water…

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Crow Barr
Crow Barr

Is that Mary Burke sitting at the table in The Trout House, sipping a cool one??

I like Mary Burke, I'm gonna vote for her!

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