From the mile-high pizzas to the throwback craft cocktails, Chicago’s food scene begs to be shown off on social media. But don’t kid yourself--you’re not the first person in this town to meet a Negroni slushie face-to-face. Are you guilty of these nine Chicago Instagram food clichés?

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Tacos at Big Star

Your wait for a patio table finally paid off and you jubilantly ordered every taco on the menu. But before you take a bite, you can’t resist this shot.

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Dark Chocolate at Alinea

It looks like a Jackson Pollock painting just landed on your table, so even after 22 courses, you know you must muster the strength to raise your phone and take this commemorative photo.

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Cheeseburger at Au Cheval

You’re no stranger to the best burger in America, and your Instagram followers need to know it. 

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Negroni Slushie at Parson’s Chicken & Fish

If you encounter the city's most famous cocktail and don’t post about it, did you really drink it?

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The Line at Hot Doug’s

Never posted this one? You missed your chance, but the memories remain (on Instagram).

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Lou Malnati’s Pizza

Or Giordano’s, or Pequod’s, or whatever deep dish you’re infuriating New Yorkers by loving this week.

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The Porthole at The Aviary

It infuses cocktails to flowery perfection and visually--well, this thing is a knockout. Better post it.

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Maple Bacon Doughnut at Glazed & Infused

Wait, is that a full slice of bacon on top of a long John? Hold on while I take a pic.

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Your Entire Meal at Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Because this is what everyone, everywhere wishes they were eating right now, and if they can’t taste it, at least they can see it.

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