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Kosher Restaurants:
MEAT:
Milt's.  Don't miss the Chili or the Milt's Burger! 3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
Shallot's.   Amazing sushi and great steaks though quite pricey. 7016 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077. 847-677-DINE
Ken's Diner.  The classic burger diner joint. 3353 Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-679-4030
Great Chicago. Used to be owned by Ken's, but sold to a different owner. Many of the same items. 3149 W. Devon Chicago, IL 60659. 773-465-9030
Taboun Grill. Good Israeli food. Schwarma, Shnitzel, moroccan Cigars. 8808 N. Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL. 847-965-1818
Mizrahi Grill. Similar to Taboun. Located in the northern suburbs.  215 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL . 847-831-1400
Tein Li Chow. Chinese food. Located in the Jewel supermarket which also has a kosher bakery and deli. Takeout only. 2485 W. Howard Evanston, IL. 847-328-4642
The Sandwich Club. Burgers, deli sandwiches...etc. 4507 W. Oakton Skokie, IL 60076. 847-677-6020
Bebe's Kosher Deli. Downtown Chicago- They have bagels/cream cheese on one side and deli sandwiches on the other.131 North Clinton Chicago, IL. 312-207-0572
Metroklub. Downtown Chicago-Only open during lunch M-Th. In the Crown Plaza hotel. 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661. (312) 602-2104
Hy Life Bistro. Connected to Slice of Life (see below). On the expensive side, though not quite Shallots levels. 4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076 . 847-674-2021


DAIRY:
Emma's Bagel Cafe. Many breakfast options, but they have lunch dinner options as well like mac n' cheese. 9306 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077. 847-673-3030
Chalavi. 2931 W. Touhy Chicago, IL 60645. 773-338-9640
EJ's Pizzeria.   9149 N. Gross Point Skokie, IL 60076. 224-534-7215
Slice of Life.(request Cholov Yisroel)4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021 
Tel Aviv Pizza (Cholov Yisroel - Pizza is Yoshon), 6349 N. California Chicago, IL 60659 773-764-3776
Hamachi Sushi. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645(773) 293-6904

Activities:
Navy Pier
Millennium Park/The Bean
Segway Tour
Six Flags Great America
Botanic Gardens

Hotels:
Fairmont Millennium Park
Park Hyatt Chicago>Category 6
Hyatt Regency Chicago>Category 4
Hyatt Regency O'Hare>Category 2
W Lakeshore>Category 5
W Chicago City Center>Category 5
Westin Chicago>Category 5
Aloft Chicago City Center>Category 4
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers>Category 4
Aloft Chicago O'Hare>Category 2

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Other Tips
Parking at ORD: The cheapest place to park is in the O'hare lot G. It's $10/day. Be aware that you need to take a bus to the tram (in lot E) which takes you to the terminals. This can take 20-25 minutes
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: August 15, 2010, 03:59:20 PM »
Eggs,pastas pizza...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2010, 10:39:12 PM »
Sounds like nobody here is particularly big on Bagel Country...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2010, 11:48:41 PM »
Sounds like nobody here is particularly big on Bagel Country...
Bagel country is great for breakfast/lunch. It can be a bit pricey, but the food is good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2010, 10:28:10 AM »
+1, I'm a big fan of bagel country.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2011, 11:20:18 AM »
Anyone try e.j's?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2011, 11:23:29 AM »
Anyone try e.j's?
Excellent food! Finally a Chicago restaurant that i think will last.
Their pizza is really good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2011, 01:18:06 PM »
+ 1 for Ej's great pizza shop.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: August 04, 2011, 03:43:31 PM »
After reading the thread a few questions for a Chi road trip:

1. Are there any cool things to do in a city close to Chicago (within 2 hours drive) -I think Milwaukee is driving distance...how far is detroit and is there anything there besides 8 mile?

2. Anyone know the hours of chi restraunts -anything decent that's open late?

3. Are any of the museams worth seeing and any discounts people know of (besides free days i found that already)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: August 04, 2011, 04:11:42 PM »
After reading the thread a few questions for a Chi road trip:

1. Are there any cool things to do in a city close to Chicago (within 2 hours drive) -I think Milwaukee is driving distance...how far is detroit and is there anything there besides 8 mile?

2. Anyone know the hours of chi restraunts -anything decent that's open late?

3. Are any of the museams worth seeing and any discounts people know of (besides free days i found that already)

4.
1) check out the sears tower, its pretty cool to look down from the 103rd floor, also check out the navy pier its a bit overpriced but its something to do
2)i don't think there is anything open late in Chicago, but i know that taboun is open after 9pm and that shallots "last seating" is 9 (btw shallots has very good food)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: August 04, 2011, 04:12:09 PM »
Anyone try e.j's?
best chicago pizza

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: August 04, 2011, 04:16:16 PM »
If you are coming from New York you will be shocked at how nothing is open late in Chicago. I tried to get pizza at like 730 and I went to a store and it was closed.

In terms of things to do:I bought the go card (google it)-it's a little bit expensive but it gets you into every attraction in the city (all the museums, sears towers, boat ride, navy pier rides, bus tours, and just about anything else). I really enjoy it because you wouldn't pay $25 to go on a boat ride, but after having paid for the card everything is free so you don't feel guilty about it. Same thing about a museum-$20 to go in for an hour is a little extreme, but you don't feel guilty and you can go in and out quickly because it's all included
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: August 04, 2011, 04:25:26 PM »
If you are coming from New York you will be shocked at how nothing is open late in Chicago. I tried to get pizza at like 730 and I went to a store and it was closed.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: August 04, 2011, 04:26:06 PM »
I don't think detroit is on the way, not much to do there anyway.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2011, 05:38:20 PM »
1) check out the sears tower, its pretty cool to look down from the 103rd floor, also check out the navy pier its a bit overpriced but its something to do
2)i don't think there is anything open late in Chicago, but i know that taboun is open after 9pm and that shallots "last seating" is 9 (btw shallots has very good food)

Shallots is actually open later usually. Not sure about during the 9 days, but i believe they are open until 11 pm.

best chicago pizza
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: August 04, 2011, 08:38:16 PM »
Thank you all....how far is shallets from city?