There are a few things that make me feel like a real NYC local – like my weekly grocery shopping at the farmer’s market, taking a morning jog along the East river, the fact that the famous Joe’s Pizza is my local pizza joint, and using any NYC public space as an extension of my living room. There’s a beautiful park with a big grass lawn close to my apartment that I sometimes use for al fresco dining in the summer. My lack of personal outdoor space has been remedied many times by this park. It’s lovely to be there with my fellow New Yorkers and bask in the novelty of sitting on a blanket in the grass in Manhattan. So the other night when my friend and I decided to have dinner in the park I jumped at the chance to make us a picnic friendly dinner. I had just been to the market and it’s heirloom tomato peek season. They have gorgeous tomatoes in every shape, size, and color. This Roasted Garlic & Heirloom Tomato Focaccia is extra sweet from the juicy, ripe tomatoes and perfect to for your next meal – picnic or not!