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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 #1695 on: September 11, 2017, 08:23:20 PM »
And the same reason why Lawry's sells salmon
seriously even the best restaurants don't make everything good. That is why we read reviews to see what is good in what restaurant and what to stay away from in each restaurant. Also just because you didn't like the burger doesn't mean no one likes the burger. There are other people out there who might like it. Imagine if a restaurant only served the things that they made amazing. Most restaurants would have one or 2 things on their menu.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1696 on: September 11, 2017, 08:28:01 PM »
And the same reason why Lawry's sells salmon
NOT!
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1697 on: September 11, 2017, 08:29:36 PM »
seriously even the best restaurants don't make everything good.
One exception might be an Italian restaurant with only an Italian menu.
I just found a new supply of forks!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1698 on: September 11, 2017, 08:35:44 PM »
seriously even the best restaurants don't make everything good. That is why we read reviews to see what is good in what restaurant and what to stay away from in each restaurant. Also just because you didn't like the burger doesn't mean no one likes the burger. There are other people out there who might like it. Imagine if a restaurant only served the things that they made amazing. Most restaurants would have one or 2 things on their menu.

or a pre built menu dinner

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1699 on: September 12, 2017, 01:15:13 AM »
Urgent Advice needed, please.
Landing in 9 hours

What's the name and address of the shul with the most minyanim near w hotel city center?
Am I right to go with Uber only, or I need a car?
Car rental cost, gas, tolls & parking
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1700 on: September 12, 2017, 01:22:47 AM »
33 hours in Chicago
Could anyone suggest a iteinarary for me and my wife?

Landing 10:30
Head to hotel check in.


Then these are the things I was considering


Willis Tower
Architecture cruise
Michigan Ave -  The Magnificent Mile
Wrigley Field Cubs vs. Mets
The Rookery
Buckingham Fountain

Millennium Park
Navy Pier - Ferris wheel

Maybe coffee by the water
Anywhere nice ?


Maybe Drinks at a Rooftop bar?
any of these good? which do you recommend?
https://www.choosechicago.com/restaurants/outdoor-dining/rooftop-restaurants/
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1701 on: September 12, 2017, 01:34:28 AM »
Urgent Advice needed, please.
Landing in 9 hours

What's the name and address of the shul with the most minyanim near w hotel city center?
Am I right to go with Uber only, or I need a car?
Car rental cost, gas, tolls & parking
Im not sure about closest , but a couple options are Ohr Yissochor Chodrov, Chesed L'avrohom

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1702 on: September 12, 2017, 01:45:13 AM »
Rooftop bar in London house

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« Reply #1703 on: September 12, 2017, 06:33:50 AM »
Im not sure about closest , but a couple options are Ohr Yissochor Chodrov, Chesed L'avrohom
Rooftop bar in London house

Thanks
Any help on a schedule?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1705 on: September 12, 2017, 07:30:27 AM »
When's the DO?
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1706 on: September 12, 2017, 09:05:37 AM »
On board

LGA terminal 2 outside is insane the construction

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1707 on: September 12, 2017, 09:07:44 AM »
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1708 on: September 12, 2017, 11:03:59 AM »
tonight, find a host, order food, i bring wine

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1709 on: September 12, 2017, 11:04:46 AM »
33 hours in Chicago
Could anyone suggest a iteinarary for me and my wife?

Landing 10:30
Head to hotel check in.


Then these are the things I was considering


Willis Tower
Architecture cruise
Michigan Ave -  The Magnificent Mile
Wrigley Field Cubs vs. Mets
The Rookery
Buckingham Fountain

Millennium Park
Navy Pier - Ferris wheel

Maybe coffee by the water
Anywhere nice ?


Maybe Drinks at a Rooftop bar?
any of these good? which do you recommend?
https://www.choosechicago.com/restaurants/outdoor-dining/rooftop-restaurants/

Sounds like a good plan.
Where are you eating?

Chicago Botanic Gardens are amazing, but it's quite a shlep.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.