Happy Friday! Here are our top five must-reads for this week:

1) How To Clean Your Outdoor Grill | thedailymeal

It’s finally grilling season! Haven’t cleaned your grill since last August? We’re not judging. These simple tips make it easy to start charring those veggies and searing those steaks ASAP. We’ll toast to that.

2) 7 Mood-Boosting Plants That Can Survive Your Tiny Apartment | Well + Good

Let’s face the facts: Here in the DMV, many of us live in smaller-than-average apartments. But that makes us all the more motivated to liven things up. Here are all the best apartment plants – and maintenance tips, too, so you don’t kill your new green decor.

3) 15 Snacks That Taste Better in a Park | food52

These days, we’re looking for as many excuses as possible to get outside. Armed with these portable snack recipes, it’s time to start recruiting your outdoor lunch crew.

4) El Camino | FOLK Magazine

Traveler and photographer grantlegan​ spent 9 days with the El Camino team making friends, sharing stories, and creating memories. These breathtaking images have us wanting to create our own adventure… for now we’ll live vicariously through this Steller story. #liveauthentic

5) May Playlist | Cava Grill on spotify

For alfresco dining, for evening runs, for all of the patio happy hours we can find – this playlist is the perfect accompaniment.