Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer returns to local restaurants this summer

Greenville, SC restaurants will showcase signature dishes featuring Duke’s Mayonnaise and fresh tomatoes in celebration of the weeklong event, Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer.

Image of a BLT and cucumber tomato salad for Duke's Hot Tomato Summer

This tomato po-boy has us saying “oh. boy.” | Photo provided by Fork & Plough

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Think Duke’s Mayonnaise and summer-ripe tomatoes go together like peanut butter and jelly? Then grab your calendars and add Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer, returning to Greenville Monday, July 24-Sunday, July 30.

A jar of Duke's Mayonnaise and tomatoes sit behind a tomato and mayonniase sandwich

One tomato and mayo sandwich, please. | Photo provided by Duke’s Mayonnaise

What is Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer?

This annual event is a week-long celebration that showcases local restaurants’ creative dishes featuring, you guessed it, fresh tomatoes and Duke’s Mayonnaise.

Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer got its start in Richmond, VA three years ago (hey, RICtoday), and was hosted in Greenville — aka the birthplace of that spreadable goodness — for the first time last July. Duke’s partnered with 13 local restaurants, including Northgate Soda Shop and The Bohemian Cafe, which featured specialty dishes like a BLT and tomato pie.

This July, Duke’s Hot Tomato Summer will take over four cities: Richmond, Greenville, Charlotte, and Charleston (lookin’ at you, CHStoday).

How can I participate?

Calling all restaurants. Interested in featuring a signature recipe with Duke’s and tomatoes to compete for awards during this weeklong event? Sign up by Monday, June 12. Fork and Plough, Harry’s Hoagie Shoppe, and Social Latitude have already signed on to participate.

If you’re just a hungry patron excited to feast on tomato and mayo dishes, stay tuned for the full list of participating restaurants on the event page.

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