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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

Shabbos Tips:

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 #1500 on: April 05, 2017, 07:34:26 PM »
thats my dilemma. I don't think the hechsher should be revoked. But if they have low Jewish values then what's stopping them from going behind the mashgiachs back?
They have (or had?) a gay restaurant manager. I trust the CRC enough to know what they're doing. I know one day I was there they were locked outside the restaurant because the mashgiach got into a crash on the way in.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1501 on: April 05, 2017, 07:36:20 PM »
They have (or had?) a gay restaurant manager. I trust the CRC enough to know what they're doing. I know one day I was there they were locked outside the restaurant because the mashgiach got into a crash on the way in.
Have. As a Chicagoan I would put them alongside any other typical CRC certified place.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1502 on: April 05, 2017, 07:39:18 PM »
They have (or had?) a gay restaurant manager. I trust the CRC enough to know what they're doing. I know one day I was there they were locked outside the restaurant because the mashgiach got into a crash on the way in.
as I said before that does make me feel better about it. They probably flew the flag to show support to their workers. Not out of no where just to go against Judaism

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1503 on: April 13, 2017, 12:49:07 AM »
Planning to stay in the PH for a shabbos this summer.  Could anyone that stayed there shabbos please advise of any potential chillul shabbos issues that I should know about before booking (e.g., is the toilet in the room automatic, is it possible to get a low floor and access the lobby through a staircase, are the front doors automatic etc.). Any tips from someone that stayed there over shabbos would be much appreciated.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1505 on: April 13, 2017, 03:29:26 PM »
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1506 on: April 26, 2017, 11:33:13 AM »
Where can I find an early afternoon Mincha today, say, after today's DO at Milt's?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1507 on: April 26, 2017, 11:40:02 AM »
Where can I find an early afternoon Mincha today, say, after today's DO at Milt's?
Eichenstiens on Devon probably has one.
ETA: https://www.thechicagocenter.org/minyanim/
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1508 on: April 26, 2017, 12:27:22 PM »
Thanks

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1510 on: April 26, 2017, 01:09:11 PM »
There are no Sephardi shuls in Chicago?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1511 on: April 26, 2017, 01:15:19 PM »
There are no Sephardi shuls in Chicago?
There are at least 3 I can think of off the top of my head
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1512 on: April 26, 2017, 01:17:15 PM »
There are at least 3 I can think of off the top of my head
can you name them?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1513 on: April 26, 2017, 03:28:51 PM »
can you name them?
Ohel shalom
Persian Hebrew cong
R' azos' shul
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1514 on: April 26, 2017, 10:57:57 PM »
Spending a day in Chicago with the wife
What's the best way to go about it as far as activity, shows etc..?

Food wise I got the picture already basically.

Thanks