It must be summer. There’s finally a little sunshine and the early summer menu at The Independent is in place. Chef Mark Usewicz has crafted his new offerings with an eye towards the increasing local bounty. Start with a house-made salumi plate with zucchini pickles and onion marmalade or crispy fried local oysters with remoulade and spicy tomato and fennel salad. Save room for braised veal cheeks with organic Maine parsnips, guanciale, and peas or crispy softshell crab with grilled shrimp, paella salad and orange-saffron vinaigrette. Can’t make up your mind? The chef’s tasting menu and monthly prix-fixe are perfect for the indecisive. Call 617.440.6022 for more information and reservations.