1. If you can refrain from eating them the second you get in the car, the trek to the beach is just about perfect to give the Corn Pups from The Doghouse a chance to cool. 730 Milpas St., 962-3808.
2. Class things up with a selection of meats, salads, breads, and cheeses from Metropulos and pretend you’re on the Mediterranean. 216 E. Yanonali St., 889-2300.
3. Almost better than the grilled chicken sandwich with red peppers and fresh basil is the fact that Panino is only three minutes from Butterfly Beach. 1024 Coast Village Rd., 565-0137.
4 . Super Cuca’s nachos, with steak or chicken, are perfect fuel for a long day at the beach, and the Styrofoam acts as a handy sand shield. 626 W. Micheltorena St., 962-4028.
5. Why mess with the classics? Nothing tops onion rings, a milkshake, and a cheeseburger from Hamburger Habit. 216 S. Milpas St., 962-7472.