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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 #150 on: May 29, 2013, 03:18:50 PM »
I tried doing Adler planetarium with Google trip but I can't get the app to work. It says no Internet connection. Could someone upload a screen shot of the tickets to the forums so I can get in?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: May 29, 2013, 03:23:58 PM »
Are there any good milchig places in Chicago?
Or anything else besides Milts and Shallots that we need to hit up?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: May 29, 2013, 03:25:42 PM »
Are there any good milchig places in Chicago?
Or anything else besides Milts and Shallots that we need to hit up?
Ej's Pizza

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« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2013, 03:27:50 PM »
Someone mentioned Soul surfing pizza to me.

Do lubabs eat there?  Seems like the C"Y sitch is strange.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: May 29, 2013, 03:28:47 PM »
Screen shot plz? I'm waiting in front to get in

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: May 29, 2013, 03:36:04 PM »
Are there any good milchig places in Chicago?
Or anything else besides Milts and Shallots that we need to hit up?
Besides the pizza shops, there is Emma's cafe. That's the only other michig place.
If you like sushi, there is a new place called Hamachi. Pretty decent.

Someone mentioned Soul surfing pizza to me.

Do lubabs eat there?  Seems like the C"Y sitch is strange.
Apparently some of their stuff is and some is not. On their website they have a menus with a symbol next to the items that are C"Y.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: May 29, 2013, 03:40:31 PM »
Someone mentioned Soul surfing pizza to me.

Do lubabs eat there?  Seems like the C"Y sitch is strange.
On the CRC website it lists it as cholov Stam

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« Reply #157 on: May 29, 2013, 03:57:44 PM »
Man, Chicago is like the last great bastion of non-CY/PY restaurants.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: May 29, 2013, 04:07:39 PM »
Besides the pizza shops, there is Emma's cafe. That's the only other michig place.
If you like sushi, there is a new place called Hamachi. Pretty decent.
Apparently some of their stuff is and some is not. On their website they have a menus with a symbol next to the items that are C"Y.
Emma's is the former bagel country.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: May 29, 2013, 04:13:03 PM »
I beg to differ. The burger buddy rocks the house!
blech. it was good like 15 years ago. nothin to write home about anymore.
Are there any good milchig places in Chicago?
Or anything else besides Milts and Shallots that we need to hit up?
Personally i think EJ's is very good
Someone mentioned Soul surfing pizza to me.

Do lubabs eat there?  Seems like the C"Y sitch is strange.
Dont know the C'Y situation, but Ej's is far superior IMHO
Besides the pizza shops, there is Emma's cafe. That's the only other michig place.
There is also chalavi/main pizza and tel aviv pizza but again nothing to write home about IMHO
If you like sushi, there is a new place called Hamachi. Pretty decent.
once you have had shallots sushi, i would delete the last 2 words ;) Although, in their defense they are better than Jewel Sushi (but that's not saying much ;D)


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: May 29, 2013, 04:14:58 PM »
I tried doing Adler planetarium with Google trip but I can't get the app to work. It says no Internet connection. Could someone upload a screen shot of the tickets to the forums so I can get in?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: May 29, 2013, 04:18:13 PM »
Ej's is far superior IMHO
I was actually trying to figure out if I just glorified Ken's as a kid or if it went downhill but from reports it does seem to have gone downhill.

What do you get at EJs?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: May 29, 2013, 04:21:32 PM »
I was actually trying to figure out if I just glorified Ken's as a kid or if it went downhill but from reports it does seem to have gone downhill.

What do you get at EJs?

EJ's I would get either Salmon, salad bar, pasta, or Pennini depending on day. Or if Sat night I'll usually just go with pizza and fries.
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« Reply #163 on: May 29, 2013, 04:21:54 PM »
I was actually trying to figure out if I just glorified Ken's as a kid or if it went downhill but from reports it does seem to have gone downhill.

What do you get at EJs?

The pizza is good. If you like deep dish, ask for a whole wheat one...the regular ones are pre-made. The whole wheat ones are made fresh...it is a wait though.
the cheese pretzel is supposedly really good with the marinara sauce.
excellent salads
i like the vegetable Strombolis. Again, a whole wheat one will be fresh.
im not much of a pasta guy so cant recommend there.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: May 29, 2013, 04:22:56 PM »
I was actually trying to figure out if I just glorified Ken's as a kid or if it went downhill but from reports it does seem to have gone downhill.

What do you get at EJs?
Usually just pizza and soup, but they have a great salad bar.  People also love the cheese pretzels.