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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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When it comes to downtown dining destinations, Streeterville has mostly paled compared to nearby River North. But thanks to a slew of recent openings and upcoming restaurants, Streeterville is in the midst of a dining resurgence.
 

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One of the most surprising food trends of late is the rise of porridge. The humble bowlful has long been confined to breakfast fare, but thanks to restaurants like Sixteen and Found, porridge is experiencing a renaissance.
 

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New restaurants open at a rapid rate in Chicago throughout the year. Lately, the onslaught has beget a burger spin-off, a Lakeview pizzeria, and a Thai wonderland.

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While not necessarily novel, especially in the realm of refreshing summertime drinking, banana drinks are enjoying their time in the spotlight this year thanks in large part to a quirky garnish. The banana dolphin, with eyes marked by cloves and the stem standing in for the beak, can now be found at no less than three drinking destinations in Chicago.

 

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The best antidote to the Dog Days of Summer is a refreshing frozen cocktail, available in unique iterations all over Chicago for the season.
 

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Cultures are colliding as Mexican-Japanese sushi burritos make their debut in Chicago. After catching fire on the East and West Coasts, the latest fusion mash-up has popped up at Sumo Restaurant in Lincoln Park and Freshii locations all over the city.

 

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Two of the country’s most revered names in chocolate have expanded in Chicago in bold new ways, as Ghirardelli opens its largest store in the world on Michigan Avenue and Lindt launched a chocolate drinks bar at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont.
 

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As the dog days of summer set in, it’s an apt time to cool off with the season’s quintessential comfort food: ice cream sundaes. Filini Bar & Restaurant and Glazed & Infused are both offering elaborate, novel new takes on ice cream sundaes to help beat the summer heat.
 

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What’s old is brand new again, as a handful of new bars harken back to bygone days of lore. Each of this trifecta of new spots pays homage to a particular bar era, from the Fern Bar heyday to saloon-style piano lounges.
 

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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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