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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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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 #1530 on: May 01, 2017, 09:57:30 AM »
Emma's Cafe is open till late
+1 It's pretty much the only other cafe style place. Open until 7:30 I believe.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1531 on: May 15, 2017, 04:58:59 PM »
Advice needed, please.

What's the name and address of the shul with the most minyanim? Also how far is it from McCormick Place? What's the area I should look for hotels to be somewhere in the middle?

Am I right to go with Uber only, or I need a car?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1532 on: May 15, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »

Prob this Shul...all minyonim times should be online

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« Reply #1533 on: May 16, 2017, 12:03:55 AM »
Thanks. I imagine they have a mikva?

Is this the area where it's considered metro Jewish area? Sorry, first time there.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1534 on: May 16, 2017, 01:12:12 AM »
Thanks. I imagine they have a mikva?

Is this the area where it's considered metro Jewish area? Sorry, first time there.
Yes they have a Mikva. This is pretty centrally located it's in the Peterson park neighborhood but it's close to west rogers park and Lincolnwood as well

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1535 on: May 24, 2017, 12:14:00 PM »
Please take a moment to sign this petition to help get kosher food into Wrigley Field. If you know anyone who is a season ticket holder, please ask them to contact their ticket rep and ask for a option for certified kosher. TIA
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1536 on: May 25, 2017, 11:00:04 AM »
Going to CHI for one night next week with my wife. Can anyone recommend the best hotel to stay at that's available for purchase in the DD forums? Leaning towards buying a SUN from someone for the Park Hyatt, but wondering if there's a better option.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1537 on: May 25, 2017, 04:11:54 PM »
My sis is stuck in mdw. What is a kosher restaurant that has ubereats?  (Or delivery to the airport?

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« Reply #1538 on: May 25, 2017, 04:16:08 PM »
My sis is stuck in mdw. What is a kosher restaurant that has ubereats?  (Or delivery to the airport?
Nothing to MDW AFAIK. You can try calling places, they might deliver for a large fee. How long is she stuck for?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1539 on: May 25, 2017, 04:17:28 PM »
Nothing to MDW AFAIK. You can try calling places, they might deliver for a large fee. How long is she stuck for?
U never know as of now they are saying another hour... But she's been there for a while and had nothing all day...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1540 on: May 25, 2017, 04:19:23 PM »
U never know as of now they are saying another hour... But she's been there for a while and had nothing all day...
Milts is probably closest to MDW, you can give them a call. If it's going to really be a while, I may be able to bring something by a little later.
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« Reply #1541 on: May 25, 2017, 04:20:58 PM »
Milts is probably closest to MDW, you can give them a call. If it's going to really be a while, I may be able to bring something by a little later.
I'll call thanks!  And thanks for the offer hopefully it won't come to that.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1542 on: May 25, 2017, 06:38:12 PM »
I'll call thanks!  And thanks for the offer hopefully it won't come to that.
Did everything work out?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1543 on: May 25, 2017, 06:40:13 PM »
Did everything work out?
Yes. Thank you. They are on the runway so that's a good sign....

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1544 on: May 28, 2017, 02:06:44 PM »
Can't miss at milts besides burger and chili?