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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

Hamachi Sushi. Sushi Bar and Chinese menu (Meat and chicken) They have their own app. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645. (773) 293-6904



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

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 Brick oven. New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076


Nuovo. Italian. Open lunch/dinner. High end dairy restaurant. 3750 W Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. (847) 213-1026


ALL DAIRY RESTAURANTS LISTED ABOVE ARE C"Y AT THIS TIME (9/2021) BUT DOUBLE CHECKING IS RECOMMENDED AS THINGS CHANGE

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 #2340 on: July 12, 2019, 02:53:32 PM »
Planning a trip for all star weekend in Feb. Looking for hotel help. I prefer Park hyatt because I can use a TSU but it seems far away. Does anyone have an idea of where the players will stay? Any recommendations for a hotel close to UC?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2341 on: July 12, 2019, 04:09:12 PM »
Planning a trip for all star weekend in Feb. Looking for hotel help. I prefer Park hyatt because I can use a TSU but it seems far away. Does anyone have an idea of where the players will stay? Any recommendations for a hotel close to UC?
There aren't really nice hotels in that part of town... Best bet to either be near kosher or downtown... I didn't stay at PH but Centric the Loop is close to Bebe’s (not open in weekends) and takes Hyatt CC nights.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2342 on: July 14, 2019, 02:50:01 AM »
players will stay closer to UC- USC stayed at Crowne Plaza.
Check out the Hoxton for $129 a night.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2343 on: July 14, 2019, 06:39:28 AM »
players will stay closer to UC- USC stayed at Crowne Plaza.
Check out the Hoxton for $129 a night.
theres no way NBA players are staying there

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2344 on: July 17, 2019, 03:06:41 PM »
Is there any plag mincha/maariv minyan in Chicago today?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2345 on: July 17, 2019, 03:17:08 PM »
Is there any plag mincha/maariv minyan in Chicago today?
Don't know off hand, but check Chessed lavrohom/eichensteins/Torah vchesed on Devon. They usually have multiple different minyanim. Godaven may have better info.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2346 on: July 17, 2019, 03:30:01 PM »
only place I see on Godaven with early maariv at plag is Park Plaza Retirement Center - but it shows them davening mincha earlier at 4.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2347 on: July 22, 2019, 02:12:57 PM »
Any recommendations for food that can be delivered to midway airport? For now

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2348 on: July 22, 2019, 02:16:23 PM »
Any recommendations for food that can be delivered to midway airport? For now
There is nowhere remotely close. An Uber from bibis is probably your best bet, but it's far.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2349 on: July 22, 2019, 02:18:05 PM »
Ok thank u. Long flight delays

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2350 on: July 22, 2019, 03:04:32 PM »
Any suggestion what to do with. 5 hour delay at Midway?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2351 on: July 22, 2019, 03:17:30 PM »
Any suggestion what to do with. 5 hour delay at Midway?
Take an uber to get food and go back.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2352 on: July 22, 2019, 03:58:11 PM »
Any suggestion what to do with. 5 hour delay at Midway?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2354 on: July 30, 2019, 09:23:02 PM »
I need to be in Chicago next Friday morning - I'm flying in and out for a day, and the earliest flight back from Chicago to NJ that I could make is a 2pm flight that gets me into EWR at 5:10pm - with no flight delays... and it seems that this flight is often delayed an hour or more.

I booked the flight and am hoping to make it, but if I can get stuck having to stay in Chicago or Shabbos, what are my options? Any thoughts or ideas?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2355 on: July 31, 2019, 04:37:58 PM »
I need to be in Chicago next Friday morning - I'm flying in and out for a day, and the earliest flight back from Chicago to NJ that I could make is a 2pm flight that gets me into EWR at 5:10pm - with no flight delays... and it seems that this flight is often delayed an hour or more.

I booked the flight and am hoping to make it, but if I can get stuck having to stay in Chicago or Shabbos, what are my options? Any thoughts or ideas?
Do you have anyone here that can ask to tentatively host you? If you are in a pinch, there are plenty of places to turn. I personally don't have the space, but there are hachnosas orchim houses available, and hotels within walking distance of shuls. Holiday Inn on Touhy, near Shallots is one. You're welcome to PM me, and I can give you my number, and if you end up stuck here, I'm sure I can pull together a shabbos for you. I just took a 5:30pm flight ORD-CMH last Friday...dont ask me how it went
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2356 on: August 05, 2019, 01:20:15 AM »
Thanks so much - good to know I have a backup, very generous of you! I heard that flights from Chicago are notorious for being usually delayed - is this true? I would be flying out of MDW...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2357 on: August 05, 2019, 07:09:44 AM »
Thanks so much - good to know I have a backup, very generous of you! I heard that flights from Chicago are notorious for being usually delayed - is this true? I would be flying out of MDW...
For starters, MDW is well over an hour from the northern parts where fym communities are, so you'd have to leave yourself time to get back.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2358 on: August 05, 2019, 07:15:52 AM »
True - the flight is 2:00, so if it's delayed, say, more than 90 min and I choose not to fly, it would still only be 3:30.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2359 on: August 05, 2019, 07:18:39 AM »
If you're delayed on the tarmac, that's not going to help as they won't let you off.