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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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« Reply #1620 on: September 09, 2017, 11:08:08 PM »
Dinner at Evita soon, only took 1 bottle but we can night cap it after at my hosts

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Taste of Kosher event at Jewel on Howard Street on Sunday. 12:00pm-5:00pm Uncle Moishy, Jamie Geller, free food samples, hot-dog dinner from 3-5, etc...

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« Reply #1622 on: September 10, 2017, 06:02:25 AM »
Taste of Kosher event at Jewel on Howard Street on Sunday. 12:00pm-5:00pm Uncle Moishy, Jamie Geller, free food samples, hot-dog dinner from 3-5, etc...
Will they by any chance have chocolate chips there?

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« Reply #1624 on: September 10, 2017, 12:00:47 PM »
Will they by any chance have chocolate chips there?
I was gonna say that!
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« Reply #1625 on: September 10, 2017, 03:32:47 PM »
I was gonna say that!
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Someone told me they just went and couldn't find any chocolate chips!!

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« Reply #1626 on: September 10, 2017, 07:04:59 PM »
And Jamie Geller

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« Reply #1627 on: September 10, 2017, 11:13:49 PM »
Shallots is over priced

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« Reply #1629 on: September 10, 2017, 11:21:57 PM »
Milts isn't cheap but better value

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« Reply #1630 on: September 10, 2017, 11:23:57 PM »
Milts isn't cheap but better value
Smoked Brisket Chili
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« Reply #1631 on: September 10, 2017, 11:38:11 PM »
Shallots is over priced
And their remodel sucks.
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« Reply #1632 on: September 11, 2017, 12:16:19 AM »
And their remodel sucks.

Fugly!! Well, that was an expensive expierment. Never again and Dan you owe me dinner

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« Reply #1633 on: September 11, 2017, 12:17:55 AM »
Fugly!! Well, that was an expensive expierment. Never again and Dan you owe me dinner
How was the food?
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« Reply #1634 on: September 11, 2017, 01:42:00 AM »
Sushi was good but the roll was like half the size of a normal roll. The menu was lame, there was nothing interesting appetizer wise, the mains were mind boggling expensive. I got a burger that was just good. Had to pay $20 corkage for bringing our own wine. Dinner for 2 was over $100 that's a picture of Benjamin Franklin I'm never getting back.

Shallots is everything wrong with the kosher culinary world, it's basically the same thing as rare was in Miami and good riddance.

For shame Chicago has little in terms of kosher food options.

Dan, I should listen to a mutual friend with cle ties that told me not to trust your food recommendations.. Honestly. At least Evita has retro trendy decor. The only place I'd eat here is Milt's though friends are pushing me to go to Ken's but honestly IIm glad my mother left Chicago 35 years ago...