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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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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 #135 on: May 26, 2013, 12:29:56 PM »

I would recommend the milts burger (has chili inside)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: May 28, 2013, 05:21:53 PM »
Coming into Chicago around 930 tonight. Any recommendations for place to eat near a massive minyan?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #137 on: May 28, 2013, 05:23:52 PM »
Tough. Chicago restaurants close early. Do you land at 9:30 or get to the area at 9:30?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: May 28, 2013, 05:25:46 PM »
I land at 730 but after renting a car probably won't get to Chicago till 930 (going with 2 kids)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: May 28, 2013, 05:38:30 PM »
Milts!
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: May 28, 2013, 05:38:33 PM »
Well theres a pizza store in skokie open till 10 i believe, its called EJ's Pizzeria. Other than that i think only Dunkin Dounuts which is 24hrs.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: May 28, 2013, 05:40:47 PM »
Milts!

I would have recommended, but he said near massive minyan and with two kids I wont recommend going all the way out to milts at 9:30 at night with those two conditions.

But if he is up for it I would suggest MILT'S any day!
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: May 28, 2013, 05:42:18 PM »
Yea, i'm staying in Skokie. Maybe I'll call Kens and see if they'll deliver and let me prepay

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: May 28, 2013, 05:49:51 PM »
Milts!

Excellent place.  Lots of good stuff on the menu.  Wings, ribs, Milt Dog or Milt Burger.  Sides: beans, kale, fries.

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« Reply #144 on: May 28, 2013, 06:12:46 PM »
Excellent place.  Lots of good stuff on the menu.  Wings, ribs, Milt Dog or Milt Burger.  Sides: beans, kale, fries.
I'm excited for next week.  Probably hyping it up too much in my mind.
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« Reply #145 on: May 28, 2013, 06:13:06 PM »
Yea, i'm staying in Skokie. Maybe I'll call Kens and see if they'll deliver and let me prepay
Ken's ain't what it used to be unfortunately.
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« Reply #146 on: May 28, 2013, 06:30:36 PM »
Taboun in skokie is open until 10
http://www.taboungrill.com/

I'm excited for next week.  Probably hyping it up too much in my mind.
DO?

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« Reply #147 on: May 28, 2013, 06:32:45 PM »
DO?
With the boss and little one this time, so unless our wives are in for a competing DO to discuss sharing their husbands with 23" screens...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: May 29, 2013, 01:09:39 AM »
We got sandwiches at jewel on Howard. The sushi was also good. Recommended for anyone getting into Chicago late.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: May 29, 2013, 02:00:51 PM »
Yea, i'm staying in Skokie. Maybe I'll call Kens and see if they'll deliver and let me prepay
Kens closes pretty early. Your best bet for a restaurant in skokie thysopen late is taboon or ejs pizza.

Ken's ain't what it used to be unfortunately.
I beg to differ. The burger buddy rocks the house!

We got sandwiches at jewel on Howard. The sushi was also good. Recommended for anyone getting into Chicago late.
They usually have a selection I sandwiches made that day as well as sushi.
They also have cold Chinese food from Tein li chow which you can heat up in a microwave