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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 #2565 on: April 08, 2021, 06:35:00 PM »
I need to be in Chicago for 1 night Mid-April. I know nothing about that city (other than what I've read in this thread) and would greatly appreciate some help. I was planning on staying at the W Lakeshore - is that a good option? There was a shooting on that block yesterday, is it a safe area?? Any other nice Marriott properties?
Anyone living in Chicago? Is the above area considered safe?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2566 on: April 17, 2021, 10:24:37 PM »
Pizza from Sarahís brick oven was pretty solid. Game changer as I hated all the other pizza places here before

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« Reply #2567 on: April 17, 2021, 10:37:35 PM »
Pizza from Sarahís brick oven was pretty solid. Game changer as I hated all the other pizza places here before
One bite rating?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2568 on: April 17, 2021, 11:31:26 PM »
Pizza from Sarahís brick oven was pretty solid. Game changer as I hated all the other pizza places here before

Itís our favorite pizza in the city.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2569 on: April 19, 2021, 11:21:45 AM »
Anyone living in Chicago? Is the above area considered safe?

Yes, good area. Completely safe.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2570 on: April 19, 2021, 12:37:01 PM »
Pizza from Sarahís brick oven was pretty solid. Game changer as I hated all the other pizza places here before

Yes, it certainly is significantly better than other Chicago pizza. Though that is not saying too much  ;D

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2571 on: April 19, 2021, 12:44:38 PM »
One bite rating?
I'll say 7.5. Been there twice now. The first time was right before pesach and they were extremely disorganized, I was there for over an hour and when I got home and heated up my Jalapeno pie I was shocked at how good it was (I'm used to being let down as a NYer in chicago when it comes to za). The second time just got regular it was good but not as good as the first time - it wasn't as well done and crispy which I like as it was the first time. I probably could've fixed that heating it up but I was too lazy.
They sell lots of other stuff, pizza is just a small part of their menu. And BTW they don't do slices just pies, 3 different sizes 12 14 and 16 inch.
Yes, it certainly is significantly better than other Chicago pizza. Though that is not saying too much  ;D
100% lol.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2572 on: April 19, 2021, 04:37:05 PM »
Anyone ever been to Indiana Dunes National Park? Is it worth going?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2573 on: April 19, 2021, 06:23:33 PM »

If you are going now the weather is terrible.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2574 on: April 19, 2021, 06:50:48 PM »
If you are going now the weather is terrible.
Yeah, looks like snow tomorrow  :-\
Gonna pass by on Thursday. Weather should be a bit better by then.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2575 on: April 27, 2021, 12:25:09 PM »
Yeah, looks like snow tomorrow  :-\
Gonna pass by on Thursday. Weather should be a bit better by then.
Was actually perfect weather - sunny though not too hot. Shout-out to Divora M for all her help in planning our Chic trip!!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2576 on: April 27, 2021, 12:48:45 PM »
Was actually perfect weather - sunny though not too hot. Shout-out to Divora M for all her help in planning our Chic trip!!
Glad it worked for you. Were you able to do anything there?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2577 on: April 27, 2021, 08:54:46 PM »
Glad it worked for you. Were you able to do anything there?
Was a bus trip, so other than a short hike at Indiana Dunes, it was mostly work (though I am grateful that I enjoy that too)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2578 on: April 27, 2021, 09:30:11 PM »
Was actually perfect weather - sunny though not too hot. Shout-out to Divora M for all her help in planning our Chic trip!!

So glad you enjoyed!