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Foods You Must Have in Summer: Midwest

Summer Foods: Midwest
Chicago-Style Hot Dog (Photo: Jeremy Keith via flickr/CC Attribution)

This article is the fourth installment of a five-part series on foods you must have in summer. Next week, we’ll be rolling out the final story in our series, so be sure to check back for the latest on Friday. We couldn’t include a mention of every local food and eatery, but we would love to hear about your personal favorites in the comments below.

Midwesterners’ summer cravings turn to simple all-American foods, from corn on the cob to pan-fried walleye to tart cherry pie. These are the go-to favorites of the season, the kind of food found at backyard barbecues and family gatherings at the lake cottage. We’re taking you from a roadside farm stand to a Great Lakes fish fry with a Windy City stop for a ballpark classic. Better stash some extra napkins in the glove box.

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