Following friends who eat out a lot on Instagram and Twitter is one way to stay on top of the food scene, but why not go straight to the source? Chefs are just as likely to wield smartphones as Japanese knives these days, and they often bring you behind the scenes at their restaurants, tweeting brand-new specials, off-the-menu creations, and experimental dishes in the works.
In keeping with the season, this week brings us a next-level ice-cream sandwich, a pretzel grilled cheese from California, and a warm-weather picnic from sometimes-sunny England. These are things that are made to be eaten outside—or, in your case, stared at through a computer screen. Let’s take a look at the best snaps from chef- and restaurant-run social media accounts.