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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

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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 #2380 on: August 05, 2019, 10:03:18 PM »
It's not unusual for flights bound for EWR (and anywhere in the NYC area) to be subject to ground-holds and in-air holding patterns during high congestion or in case of even minor weather events.
But even in the event that it happens, is it generally even close to 3 hours? Or is that the exception? At the moment, the weather looks clear in EWR that day - I think I could handle an hour delay which would get me into EWR at 6:10, or even a little later than that. Much later than that might start to get me into trouble.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2381 on: August 06, 2019, 10:47:36 AM »
I want to go to Chicago from NY (preferably JFK) and back next Tuesday. I want to visit someone at the Self Help Home for a couple of hours and return home. I want to get home at a decent hour. If someone has a good idea what time I should go, most inexpensive airline, and when to leave, etc. feel free to fill me in. Otherwise I'll start Reb Googling. Figured I'd take a chance and ask.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2382 on: August 06, 2019, 10:51:31 AM »
I noticed that there may be a train from ORD that goes to the area the Self Help Home is at. Is that anything to look into?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2383 on: August 07, 2019, 09:09:10 AM »
For those with MDW experience, do you agree that a tarmac delay (more than just a brief one) is unlikely? Of course it's possible, but I'm just trying to make the most informed decision....
Can't remember the last time I had a long tarmac delay at MDW.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2384 on: August 07, 2019, 10:03:38 AM »
Can't remember the last time I had a long tarmac delay at MDW.
Thanks! I think I'm just going to risk it and try for the 2pm flight - and will have a backup place to stay in Chicago if need be.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2385 on: August 08, 2019, 10:34:09 AM »
What's the best local pizza?

Separate question - where's the best place for vegetarian/vegan options?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2386 on: August 08, 2019, 11:00:46 AM »
What's the best local pizza?

Separate question - where's the best place for vegetarian/vegan options?
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We have 2 pizza shops in West Rogers Park, Chalavi (Aka Main Pizza) and Tel Aviv Pizza and two in Skokie, EJ's Pizza and Sarah's Brick Oven Pizza. Lots of different opinions on which is the best.
For vegetarian/vegan you can go to Emma's cafe in Skokie or Bond Coffee Shop in West Rogers Park.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2387 on: August 08, 2019, 11:14:12 AM »
What's the best local pizza?

Separate question - where's the best place for vegetarian/vegan options?

We have 2 pizza shops in West Rogers Park, Chalavi (Aka Main Pizza) and Tel Aviv Pizza and two in Skokie, EJ's Pizza and Sarah's Brick Oven Pizza. Lots of different opinions on which is the best.
For vegetarian/vegan you can go to Emma's cafe in Skokie or Bond Coffee Shop in West Rogers Park.
Thanks! Which pizza shop do you think would best accommodate a large group?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2388 on: August 08, 2019, 11:46:16 AM »
We have 2 pizza shops in West Rogers Park, Chalavi (Aka Main Pizza) and Tel Aviv Pizza and two in Skokie, EJ's Pizza and Sarah's Brick Oven Pizza. Lots of different opinions on which is the best.
For vegetarian/vegan you can go to Emma's cafe in Skokie or Bond Coffee Shop in West Rogers Park.
 Thanks! Which pizza shop do you think would best accommodate a large group?

Probably EJ's since they have a back room, you should call them to ask if you can reserve it.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2389 on: August 08, 2019, 04:23:06 PM »
Anything kosher near Bucktown? The regular kosher places are too far for some of the people in the group...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2390 on: August 08, 2019, 04:54:14 PM »
Anything kosher near Bucktown? The regular kosher places are too far for some of the people in the group...

Milts but thatís meat.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2391 on: August 08, 2019, 05:12:12 PM »
What's the best local pizza?

Separate question - where's the best place for vegetarian/vegan options?

All the kosher pizza stores in Chicago are terrible. And when I say terrible, I mean Ďworse than frozen pizza terribleí. Also, Chalavi is closed on Friday. Iíve been to several out of town communities and none of the pizza stores there were ever closed on a Friday. Itís really annoying.

And let me rant a little more. I canít understand why anyone would want to live in CHI. Weather is brutal most of the year, high taxes, democratic politicians, and really bad kosher food. In other words, you donít get any of the benefits of living in an out of town community (Dallas, Miami, etc.) + you lose the conveniences of living in NY ( kosher food, more shuls, subway, travel to city, etc.).

Iíve been here for several years and canít wait to leave. Iíd do anything to live in Dallas, Miami, even Detroit, but Chicago? Why do people like it here?

I know I sound stuck up, but Iím curious. For those who moved to CHI, what do you like about living there, if anything?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2392 on: August 08, 2019, 05:38:12 PM »
All the kosher pizza stores in Chicago are terrible. And when I say terrible, I mean Ďworse than frozen pizza terribleí. Also, Chalavi is closed on Friday. Iíve been to several out of town communities and none of the pizza stores there were ever closed on a Friday. Itís really annoying.

And let me rant a little more. I canít understand why anyone would want to live in CHI. Weather is brutal most of the year, high taxes, democratic politicians, and really bad kosher food. In other words, you donít get any of the benefits of living in an out of town community (Dallas, Miami, etc.) + you lose the conveniences of living in NY ( kosher food, more shuls, subway, travel to city, etc.).

Iíve been here for several years and canít wait to leave. Iíd do anything to live in Dallas, Miami, even Detroit, but Chicago? Why do people like it here?

I know I sound stuck up, but Iím curious. For those who moved to CHI, what do you like about living there, if anything?
Tel Aviv Pizza is open on Fridays.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2393 on: August 09, 2019, 12:28:50 AM »
All the kosher pizza stores in Chicago are terrible. And when I say terrible, I mean Ďworse than frozen pizza terribleí. Also, Chalavi is closed on Friday. Iíve been to several out of town communities and none of the pizza stores there were ever closed on a Friday. Itís really annoying.

And let me rant a little more. I canít understand why anyone would want to live in CHI. Weather is brutal most of the year, high taxes, democratic politicians, and really bad kosher food. In other words, you donít get any of the benefits of living in an out of town community (Dallas, Miami, etc.) + you lose the conveniences of living in NY ( kosher food, more shuls, subway, travel to city, etc.).

Iíve been here for several years and canít wait to leave. Iíd do anything to live in Dallas, Miami, even Detroit, but Chicago? Why do people like it here?

I know I sound stuck up, but Iím curious. For those who moved to CHI, what do you like about living there, if anything?

Lol. You should be zoche to leave soon.
I think most people there just get used to it and deal with it. However, totally understand you.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2394 on: August 09, 2019, 12:05:28 PM »
Thanks! I think I'm just going to risk it and try for the 2pm flight - and will have a backup place to stay in Chicago if need be.
Please update us!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2395 on: August 09, 2019, 12:06:31 PM »
All the kosher pizza stores in Chicago are terrible. And when I say terrible, I mean Ďworse than frozen pizza terribleí. Also, Chalavi is closed on Friday. Iíve been to several out of town communities and none of the pizza stores there were ever closed on a Friday. Itís really annoying.

And let me rant a little more. I canít understand why anyone would want to live in CHI. Weather is brutal most of the year, high taxes, democratic politicians, and really bad kosher food. In other words, you donít get any of the benefits of living in an out of town community (Dallas, Miami, etc.) + you lose the conveniences of living in NY ( kosher food, more shuls, subway, travel to city, etc.).

Iíve been here for several years and canít wait to leave. Iíd do anything to live in Dallas, Miami, even Detroit, but Chicago? Why do people like it here?

I know I sound stuck up, but Iím curious. For those who moved to CHI, what do you like about living there, if anything?
Tell us how you really feel.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2396 on: August 09, 2019, 12:33:31 PM »
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.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2397 on: August 09, 2019, 01:23:01 PM »
Please update us!
So far on time BH! My wife says it's raining in NJ now but the forecast looks good

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2398 on: August 09, 2019, 02:48:27 PM »

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2399 on: August 09, 2019, 06:14:41 PM »
Please update us!
Landed on time BH! Will be home in 5 minutes. Thanks to everyone who helped in the decision making process!