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Foodie in Residence is a new space for some of our favorite Chicagoland foodies to share tips, trends, and news around town for all things food and drink in Chicagoland.

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There are a couple new ice cream shops to scream for in Humboldt Park these days, with the arrival of Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream and Spinning J.
 

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Gone are the days when tasting menus were confined to haughty, expensive restaurants that demanded multiple hours of dinnertime. These days, chefs are having fun and mixing it up by imbuing tasting menus with more options. Here’s a taste of a few new tasting menus around town.
 

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Attending Lollapalooza’s three-day spree of music, taking place July 31 through August 2, requires ample sustenance in order to maintain stamina, something easily and deliciously achieved with visits to restaurants close by and/or offering Lollapalooza specials.
 

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Wine coolers, in recent years, have fallen off the radar to become a nostalgic giggle. But thanks to ENO Wine Room, wine coolers are cool again, and they’re primed to become the al fresco libation of the season.
 

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In terms of summer dining trends this year in Chicago, Jamaican jerk spices are red hot. Between two new Jamaican openings and Jamaican-inspired menu offerings around town, it’s never been easier to take your taste buds on a tropical vacation.
 

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What’s old is new again at Hewn, an Evanston bakery culminating a three-year project to revive early 20th century bread traditions. Under the tutelage of owner Ellen King, a baker with a Master’s Degree in American History, the bakery has collaborated with a scientist, a farmer, and seed collectors in order to create loaves of bread as true to historical Midwestern roots as possible.
 

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Thanks to the huge uptick in varied restaurant delivery options in Chicago in recent years, people can essentially bring the restaurant dining experience into their own home or office. This is especially true with the latest wave of delivery entrants, including Eataly and GT Fish & Oyster.
 

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In the mood for some French fare? Chicago has many options for you.
 

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When it comes to cool, sweet summer treats, ice cream sundaes and cones are the go-to. Meanwhile, there’s one nostalgia item poised for its time in the spotlight: the ice cream float.


 

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When it comes to new food trends in Chicago, frozen food is red hot. Thanks to new and upcoming chef-driven markets like Wixter Market and Frozen Foodies, frozen food is earning its due time in the spotlight.


 

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