For generations, Orange County's beach fire pits have been a source of fun and tradition, part of the soul of sum-sum-summertime in freewheeling Southern California.
Now they could disappear.
The biggest threat to the pits is the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), which is scheduled to meet about removing or modifying them on Thursday. We say the best way to rally in support of the beloved rings is to go and enjoy them.
And since you'll surely be making s'mores, here are ways to spruce up the bonfire staple. Better do it before it's too late …
1. Banana S'mores
Oh, hello. Recipe at Neighborhood Food.
2. Bacon S'mores
So simple, yet so satisfying. Recipe from ManBQue.
3. Strawberry S'mores
Requires a bit of prep work, but the result is worth it, times 10. Recipe at 1 Fine Cookie.
4. S'mores Pizza
Because why not make a meal out of it? Recipe by Craig Priebe.
5. PB&J S'mores
Strawberry marshmallows, peanut butter cups and graham crackers–oh my. Recipe at Kitchenette.