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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 #165 on: May 29, 2013, 11:15:00 PM »
Spent the day wandering around milenium park. It W's great for kids because they could run around
 Didn't go to milts cause im not dropping $70 on dinner if im taking kids with me. Went to Kens and it was very good

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« Reply #166 on: May 30, 2013, 12:02:54 AM »
Didn't go to milts cause im not dropping $70 on dinner if im taking kids with me
You do know that their burgers with fries are $10-$15 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under, right?

http://www.miltsbbq.com/on-the-menu/
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« Reply #167 on: May 30, 2013, 12:04:52 AM »
Spent the day wandering around milenium park. It W's great for kids because they could run around
 Didn't go to milts cause im not dropping $70 on dinner if im taking kids with me. Went to Kens and it was very good
And how much was Ken's?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #168 on: May 30, 2013, 12:27:13 AM »
25 at kens
if i went to milts, i would have wanted the ribs, and between an apetizer, 2 entrees and drinks, and tip- it would have been around 70. Why go if I'm just having a burger, I'd rather go next time i'm in chicago and leave the kids with a babysitter for the evening.

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« Reply #169 on: May 30, 2013, 12:30:40 AM »
Because everyone's been raving about the Milt burger?
And 100% of proceeds go to charity?

And your kids would have gotten the $6-$7 meals, they probably spent the same if not more for lesser quality at Kens.
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« Reply #170 on: May 30, 2013, 12:33:27 AM »
Because everyone's been raving about the Milt burger?
And 100% of proceeds go to charity?

And your kids would have gotten the $6-$7 meals, they probably spent the same if not more for lesser quality at Kens.
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« Reply #171 on: May 30, 2013, 12:33:49 AM »
Sorry!
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« Reply #172 on: May 30, 2013, 01:02:58 AM »
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #173 on: June 04, 2013, 05:22:38 PM »
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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« Reply #174 on: June 05, 2013, 08:47:14 PM »
Must order items from milts?
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« Reply #175 on: June 05, 2013, 08:57:28 PM »
Must order items from milts?
Rack of ribs
Chicken Tenders
Fries
Milt Burger

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« Reply #176 on: June 05, 2013, 08:58:36 PM »
Rack of ribs
Chicken Tenders
Fries
Milt Burger
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« Reply #177 on: June 05, 2013, 09:00:09 PM »
Rack of ribs
Chicken Tenders
Fries
Milt Burger
Didn't have the chicken but I can second the others
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #178 on: June 05, 2013, 10:33:30 PM »
awesome fireworks show downtown right now. Anyone know what it's for or this is common practice?

ETA- It's across from Navy Pier.
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« Reply #179 on: June 05, 2013, 10:39:11 PM »
awesome fireworks show downtown right now. Anyone know what it's for or this is common practice?

ETA- It's across from Navy Pier.
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