Grill and chill all summer long at NEMA San Francisco. Each of NEMA’s three terraces features landscape design inspired by Northern California’s greatest natural escapes–Napa Valley, Big Sur, and Muir Woods–bringing some of the region’s indigenous plants and trees right into the heart of the city. Created as outdoor living spaces, the terraces feature contemporary furnishings by American design firms. Comfortable seating and lounging options invite residents to relax, recharge, and socialize with friends.

On the 11th-floor at NEMA you’ll find our Backyard Terrace featuring grilling stations with dining tables, outdoor TVs, and living room-style seating areas designed for lounging and entertaining. This is the ideal spot to celebrate summer.

Raise a glass and toast to a summer full of good food and great friends. Craft up a creative drinks in your NEMA kitchen like a Fresh Watermelon ‘Rita or Berry Sorbet Champagne Floats as you nibble on a Caprese Skewers, Mini Shrimp Rolls, Brats in a Blanket, or Figs-in-a-Blanket With Goat Cheese. Try your hand at grilling up one of these summer classics:

Sweet-and-Spicy Spareribs with Korean Barbecue Sauce. Top Chef winner Mei Lin slow-roasts these ribs in the oven until they’re super tender; then she glazes them on the grill with a sweet, spicy sauce spiked with gochujang (Korean chile paste). She also stirs the sauce into pulled pork, serves it with french fries instead of ketchup, and mixes it with melted butter to toss with fried chicken.

Honey BBQ Chicken Kabobs. These tender kabobs are loaded with a homemade sauce that’ll leave you begging for more.

Burnt Ends with Bourbon Sauce. The crispy, caramelized "burnt" pieces of a smoked brisket are often the best part because the flavor is concentrated, and the texture is pleasingly chewy. Chef Matt Horn's recipe works well with any type of barbecue.

BBQ Chicken Sandwich. This fun barbecue chicken sandwich only takes 30 minutes to make. Paired with a rich and creamy coleslaw, this combination is a heavenly match!

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Skewers. This gluten-free and protein-packed recipe is ideal for hot summer days by the pool. The crispiness of the meat paired with the fruitiness of the pineapples is a fantastic combination.

Marinated BBQ Grilled Vegetables. Looking for a scrumptious side dish? Look no further than these fresh grilled veggies.

And you can’t round out the day without a few sweet indulgences like a Strawberry Cheesecake Icebox Cake, Lemon Lush, Pineapple Meringue Pie, Blueberry Grunt, or Peach Crumble.

Our neighbors at The Market on Market have the perfect selection of prepared sides, beer, wine, bubbly for cocktails as well as all the ingredients to create your own spread. Between free home delivery to NEMA and even the option of personal shoppers, it’s easy to get creative and festive in your kitchen.

NEMA never tires of lounging. Whether hosting, lounging, or relaxing, NEMA's impressive options enhance San Francisco living with comfortable seating and lounging options that invite residents to relax, recharge, and socialize with friends. Let us walk you through a few of our favorite lounging spots on our blog, including lounging poolside. Speaking of the pool, check out these pool accessories to snag this season to enhance your summer splashing and lounging.

Snap a photo and show us what your summer spread looks like by tagging us at @rentnema.

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