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Kosher Restaurants:
MEAT:
Milt's. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Get chili, cornbread, and beans. Drink a beergarita. 
3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
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Delivery available through Psotmates
Open S-T: 11:30-10 F: 11:30-2 S: Call for hours

Shallot's.   Amazing sushi and great steaks though quite pricey.
7016 Carpenter Rd Skokie, IL 60077. 847-677-DINE
Delivery available. Shallots has their own app.
Open S-T: 11:30-9:00 Closed Friday Sat: 1.25 hours after Shkia-11:00

Ken's Diner.  The classic burger diner joint. Better than Milts.
3353 Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-679-4030
Delivery Available
Open S-T: 11:00-8:30

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
Delivery Available. Great Chicago has its own app.
Open S-T: 11-9 F: 10-3

Taboun Grill. Good Israeli food. Schwarma, Shnitzel, moroccan Cigars.
8808 N. Gross Point Rd Skokie, IL. 847-965-1818
Open S-T: 11-10 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday.

Mizrahi Grill. Similar to Taboun. Located in the northern suburbs. 
215 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL . 847-831-1400
You can order online via their website.

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
Open S-T: 11-8 F: 11-2 Closed Saturday

Bebe's Kosher Deli. Downtown Chicago- They have bagels/cream cheese on one side and deli sandwiches on the other.
Located in the French Market by the train station. Free parking with $20 French Market Purchase
131 North Clinton Chicago, IL 60661. 312-207-0572
Open M-T: 10-6 F: 10-1(winter) 2(summer) Closed Sat & Sun

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


Tacos Gingi. Mexican Place. Pretty much takeout only.
5128 Dempster Street, Skokie IL 60077. 847-983-0648
Open S-T: 11-8  F: 11-1 Closed Saturday


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 On ubereats, and have their own app as well.

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. Sushi Bar and Chinese menu (Meat and chicken) They have their own app. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645(773) 293-6904

The Lincoln Cafe. Breakfast/lunch food as well as pre-packaged wraps and salads. Don't miss the bbq chicken pizza!!! Takeout only. Lincoln Cafe has their own app. Located in The BP gas station 6599 N Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood IL 60712

Sarah's Tent (Brick oven?) New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076

Activities:
Navy Pier
Millennium Park/The Bean
Segway Tour
Six Flags Great America
Botanic Gardens
Willis Tower Skydeck
Lincoln Park Zoo (Free, but their lot is pay to park, look for street parking)
Museum of Science and Industry


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 #2400 on: August 09, 2019, 06:19:45 PM »
Good to hear

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2401 on: August 09, 2019, 07:27:59 PM »
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2402 on: August 11, 2019, 01:31:36 AM »
What's the best local pizza?

Separate question - where's the best place for vegetarian/vegan options?
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We have 2 pizza shops in West Rogers Park, Chalavi (Aka Main Pizza) and Tel Aviv Pizza and two in Skokie, EJ's Pizza and Sarah's Brick Oven Pizza. Lots of different opinions on which is the best.
For vegetarian/vegan you can go to Emma's cafe in Skokie or Bond Coffee Shop in West Rogers Park.
Donít know if you specifically need dairy vegan options. But Iíll share that I recently found out that kens has expanded their vegan menu and Iím told itís good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2403 on: August 11, 2019, 03:39:06 PM »
Personally think ejs is very good but haven't been there in a while

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2404 on: August 12, 2019, 03:17:36 PM »
Personally think ejs is very good but haven't been there in a while

No complaints there. Found it quite fine on Motza"Sh a few weeks ago.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2405 on: August 12, 2019, 04:36:40 PM »
Heading to McCormick Place convention center for 1 day, landing 8AM and out that evening. Any Kosher food near the convention center for lunch? For dinner I dont think i'll have enough time to sit down at Shallots, whats the go to spot if i can only have 1? TIA

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2406 on: August 12, 2019, 05:00:31 PM »
Heading to McCormick Place convention center for 1 day, landing 8AM and out that evening. Any Kosher food near the convention center for lunch? For dinner I dont think i'll have enough time to sit down at Shallots, whats the go to spot if i can only have 1? TIA
There is kosher available at Mccormick place, but I don't know if it's at every show.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2407 on: August 20, 2019, 10:49:18 PM »
We will be in Chicago for 24 hours, from tommorow night until Thurs night. We would like to see some of the typical attractions near the water, and maybe go to Shallots or Milt's.

Questions:
1. Is it worth renting a car?
2. If not, where should I stay that would work out the best regarding going to downtown Chicago and also being able to store my luggage when I check out Thursday morning so I can pick it up in the way to the airport. If we don't rent a car I don't see us schlepping our luggage with us.

In general, where should we stay? Marriott or Hyatt preferred.

Thank you.


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2408 on: August 21, 2019, 09:49:54 AM »
Which dairy restaurant is closest to the botanical gardens? Staying with my family up north and looking for quick and cheap.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2409 on: August 21, 2019, 12:10:22 PM »
We will be in Chicago for 24 hours, from tommorow night until Thurs night. We would like to see some of the typical attractions near the water, and maybe go to Shallots or Milt's.

Questions:
1. Is it worth renting a car?
2. If not, where should I stay that would work out the best regarding going to downtown Chicago and also being able to store my luggage when I check out Thursday morning so I can pick it up in the way to the airport. If we don't rent a car I don't see us schlepping our luggage with us.

In general, where should we stay? Marriott or Hyatt preferred.

Thank you.

if you go to milts you can Uber from your hotel downtown, if you want to go to Shallots you might want to rent a car.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2410 on: August 21, 2019, 12:11:42 PM »
Which dairy restaurant is closest to the botanical gardens? Staying with my family up north and looking for quick and cheap.

There are no dairy restaurants close to Botanical Gardens. The closest would be EJ's or Emma's in Skokie which is around 15-20 min away.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2411 on: August 23, 2019, 03:02:01 PM »
Will be in ORD for 3 hours on Sunday at lunchtime. Any restaurants convenient to go to by the train? If not I'll probably Uber

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2412 on: August 23, 2019, 06:57:24 PM »
Will be in ORD for 3 hours on Sunday at lunchtime. Any restaurants convenient to go to by the train? If not I'll probably Uber

I've Ubered to Shallot's on multiple layovers.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2413 on: October 16, 2019, 05:19:45 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get a replacement wheel for a Yoyo babyzen in the area?