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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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In terms of summer dining, barbecue is paramount. As the temperatures heighten in July, so do cravings for this meaty pastime. Chicago rises to the occasion with a bevy of barbecue options all over town.
 

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Summer is prime movie-going season, but beyond the standard theater, movies in the park, or the drive-in, there’s a bar in River North serving up a nostalgia-rooted cinema experience all season long. ’70s films in a signature ’70s-inspired setting is the name of the game at JIMMY this summer.

 

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The Fourth of July is nearly here, meaning it’s prime time to partake in patriotic barbecues and all things red, white, and blue. Here are some ideas for Independence Day dining in Chicago.


 

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Between the current tapas iteration at Next and splashy debuts of Salero and Bom Bolla, Spanish cuisine is getting time in the spotlight.


 

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Warmer temperatures increase appetites for cooling and quenching treats. Aside from the regular roster of ice cream and gelato, there are snow cones and popsicles to be had all over town this season.


 

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Tiki cocktails are all the rage these days, as evidenced by the popularity of Three Dots and a Dash and Lost Lake. But it’s not just tiki bars where you can get a taste of tiki culture. From a Tex-Mex lunch counter to a modern Italian restaurant inside an art museum, the tiki torch is burning bright around Chicagoland.


 

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Summer is the season for picnics, and while it’s always nice to prepare food for yourself at home, restaurants and companies throughout the city make it easy to luxuriate with special picnic packages, bottled cocktails, and more.


 

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Gone are the days when men dominated the kitchens and the bars. With more and more women taking the lead in the hospitality industry, two new mixologists have recently assumed position at two of downtown Chicago’s bars.

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Bread-lovers will soon have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Chicago’s most beloved bakeshops, as The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s 5th Annual Bakery Open House takes place June 27. The event, part of the Guild’s 2015 event series dubbed “Revival: What’s Old Is New,” features 40 bakeries across the country, including Chicago’s Floriole Cafe & Bakery and Publican Quality Bread.


 

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Drinking can be a lot more enjoyable with that personal touch. New custom wines and beer are hitting menus at Bread & Wine and Mrs. Murphy & Sons, adding some depth to drink lists.


 

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