Summer in a Bucket

Days like today make it painful to sit in front of a computer, with daydreams wandering to cocktails by the waterside.

One of the best spots for sipping and supping al fresco is Indigo Landing on Daingerfield Island, thanks to its spacious deck and outdoor bar (pictured) overlooking the water. To usher in summer, chef Bryan Moscatello will offer buckets of seafood (like fried oysters and clams), hushpuppies, shrimp corn dogs, fries and beers on ice starting in May. Prices for the buckets will range from $6 to $18.

You'll just need an excuse to leave the office early. Here's a whole list.

(Photo courtesy of Indigo Landing.)