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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 #2640 on: November 19, 2021, 12:09:03 AM »
Thinking about booking an early morning flight out of mdw. Would you stay at a hotel near there? Is the neighborhood that bad?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2641 on: November 20, 2021, 07:09:56 PM »
Neighborhood is not bad by MDW.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2642 on: January 29, 2022, 08:24:29 PM »
Will I have an issue catching an 8:30 am flight tomorrow morning from ORD if I leave WRP at 7:20?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2643 on: January 29, 2022, 09:58:24 PM »
Will I have an issue catching an 8:30 am flight tomorrow morning from ORD if I leave WRP at 7:20?
no luggage? Should make it. You'll be there 50 min before your flight.
Which airline/ terminal?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2644 on: January 29, 2022, 10:08:22 PM »
Will I have an issue catching an 8:30 am flight tomorrow morning from ORD if I leave WRP at 7:20?

you should be ok, but i dont recommend it even if you have CLEAR/pre-check and bringing along no luggage.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2645 on: January 29, 2022, 10:29:39 PM »
no luggage? Should make it. You'll be there 50 min before your flight.
Which airline/ terminal?

American terminal 3. Taking a small bag.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2646 on: January 29, 2022, 10:36:50 PM »
American terminal 3. Taking a small bag.
No CLEAR in T3
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2647 on: January 29, 2022, 10:38:20 PM »
No CLEAR in T3

Yup. If its a bad idea to leave so late I can rearrange my schedule.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2648 on: January 29, 2022, 10:44:22 PM »
Yup. If its a bad idea to leave so late I can rearrange my schedule.
worst terminal to clear security at

If you have clear, I'd go through in T2 and walk to 3, especially if it's  aclose concourse like G or H

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2649 on: January 29, 2022, 10:55:54 PM »
worst terminal to clear security at

If you have clear, I'd go through in T2 and walk to 3, especially if it's  aclose concourse like G or H
Disagree on you there and do it very often. Precheck line moves very pretty quickly in T3. I would absolutely take PRE at T3 over clear at T2

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2650 on: January 30, 2022, 03:59:41 PM »
Thanks everyone for your help. Arrived at ORD T3 at 7:40 and made my flight no problem.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2651 on: January 31, 2022, 11:53:23 PM »
Are the kosher restaurants in Chicago and surrounding areas asking for proof of vaccine?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2652 on: January 31, 2022, 11:54:28 PM »
Are the kosher restaurants in Chicago and surrounding areas asking for proof of vaccine?
Some yes some no.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2653 on: February 01, 2022, 12:15:39 AM »
Some yes some no.

How about Shallots Bistro?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2654 on: February 01, 2022, 12:16:56 AM »
How about Shallots Bistro?
Not sure, haven't heard anything, but I'd imagine they do. Try nuovo, ken's, telaviv. I'm sure your fine at Evita too, but not positive.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2655 on: February 01, 2022, 12:43:28 PM »
Let us know where you end up and if they ask

I spoke to nuovo a bit ago and they kinda said they won't ask

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2656 on: February 01, 2022, 01:58:28 PM »
Evita didnt ask a month ago. Pretty sure Shallots didnt either

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2657 on: February 01, 2022, 02:51:28 PM »
In the past two weeks - Milts and Emmas asked; Nuovo didnt.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2658 on: February 01, 2022, 06:33:28 PM »
In the past two weeks - Milts and Emmas asked; Nuovo didnt.
Time for a diet?  :P

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2659 on: February 01, 2022, 06:52:12 PM »
They didnt ask at Shallots though they arent in Chicago proper (Skokie).
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