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Kosher Restaurants:
MEAT:
Milt's (BOOOOO).
Get chili, cornbread, and beans. Drink a beergarita. 
3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
Delivery available through Postmates
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

Evita Steakhouse. Argentinian Steakhouse -
6112 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL 60659 (773) 463-8482
Sundays to Thursdays from 5 pm to 12 am. Saturdays on winter time sometime after Shabbat to 12 am. Summer time Saturdays closed!!


Metroklub. Downtown Chicago-Only open during lunch M-Th.
In the Crown Plaza hotel. 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661. (312) 602-2104
CLOSED

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
CLOSED


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.

Bond Coffee. Starbucks type atmosphere and food. Has a drive through. Available via grubhub.
7555 N. California Ave Chicago, IL 60645

Slice of Life.(request Cholov Yisroel)4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021  CLOSED

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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Public Transport options:

Guidebooks:

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 #105 on: October 29, 2012, 10:59:19 AM »
Chabad is 9 miles away, so 2 hours if you're a brisk walker...

Thanks!


Anything other than Chabad?

Its more about seeing a community than having a minyan....
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: October 29, 2012, 11:09:20 AM »
Thanks!


Anything other than Chabad?

Its more about seeing a community than having a minyan....
don't think there are any Jews out there

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: October 29, 2012, 11:37:19 AM »
Thanks!


Anything other than Chabad?

Its more about seeing a community than having a minyan....
You think there's a frum community that far out :o
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #108 on: October 29, 2012, 12:17:25 PM »
You think there's a frum community that far out :o
I had no clue where it was...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: October 29, 2012, 01:36:29 PM »
I had no clue where it was...

do you specifically need to be there for shabbos?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: October 29, 2012, 10:58:21 PM »
There is a place that's down the block from the double tree, its called bagel country. Its great for breakfast and lunch.

There are also some other great fleshig places in skokie.
FYI- Bagel Country is now called Emma's Cafe.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: October 29, 2012, 11:17:38 PM »
FYI- Bagel Country is now called Emma's Cafe.
when did they change it? Last time I was there it was still bagel country

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: November 04, 2012, 11:46:29 AM »
Sheraton Suites Elk Grove is a great value if anyone is ever driving by or in need of a cheap stay...they had a $70 a/i prepaid rate a few weeks back...with all the check in/booking promo's going on, you could earn alot of bonus points too.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: November 04, 2012, 01:06:31 PM »
when did they change it? Last time I was there it was still bagel country
Closed for a few weeks after sukkos to remodel. Reopened last week under new name

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: February 05, 2013, 02:14:02 PM »
My wife and I will be attending a wedding in Chicago in March for 4 nights.  We're leaving the kids at home so looking forward to a nice relaxing trip. 

I am debating between staying at the Waldorf on points (I have Hilton Gold status) or the Park Hyatt Chicago (I have Hyatt Diamond status).  The amount of points necessary is not important, but I'm not sure which would be better. The WA has better reviews, but my Diamond status at PH may tip the scales that way. 

Any thoughts?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: February 05, 2013, 02:22:42 PM »
My wife and I will be attending a wedding in Chicago in March for 4 nights.  We're leaving the kids at home so looking forward to a nice relaxing trip. 

I am debating between staying at the Waldorf on points (I have Hilton Gold status) or the Park Hyatt Chicago (I have Hyatt Diamond status).  The amount of points necessary is not important, but I'm not sure which would be better. The WA has better reviews, but my Diamond status at PH may tip the scales that way. 

Any thoughts?

I think this would determine it. PH is a great hotel.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: March 04, 2013, 07:20:51 PM »
Any idea of who would deliver for me from Chicago to ORD?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: April 25, 2013, 02:43:33 AM »

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #119 on: April 25, 2013, 08:55:15 AM »
Btw if you go to Chicago you have to stop by Romanian. Best hot dogs and salami anywhere.