With the outdoor dining season in full swing, now is the perfect time to sample new hot spots and old favorites alike. Need further inspiration? Then look no further than the latest edition of Dine Out Boston, the semi-annual restaurant showcase that takes place August 7–20 throughout the city and its immediate suburbs. At more than 100 eateries, hungry patrons can savor prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at special prices. Sample the best in Boston seafood, check out that new bistro down the street or opt for a luxurious steakhouse experience—with so much from which to choose, you can’t go wrong. There’s even a charitable component—join an online auction for $100 gift certificates beginning August 8, with proceeds benefitting Dine Out’s non-profit partners. Social media is a big part as well, naturally—the best pictures uploaded to Instagram (#dineoutboston) can earn $100 gift certificates. And those that want to make a weekend of it (or more!) can find overnight stay packages on the Dine Out site. Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are recommended, so don’t hesitate to peruse the line-up and choose your culinary adventure today.