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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

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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 #45 on: July 21, 2010, 10:33:15 PM »
former. In the Indian section.
Which one was across from Marshall's car castle on Pratt and California?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: July 21, 2010, 10:34:04 PM »
Which one was across from Marshall's car castle on Pratt and California?

You mean the old marshalls car castle, the new site of the agudah of WRP...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: July 21, 2010, 10:35:26 PM »
You mean the old marshalls car castle, the new site of the agudah of WRP...
yup. You have an answer?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: July 21, 2010, 10:36:52 PM »
yup. You have an answer?

As i mentioned 3 posts up, ive been racking my brain trying to remember the name of that place...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2010, 10:39:18 PM »
As i mentioned 3 posts up, ive been racking my brain trying to remember the name of that place...
My bad. I didn't see it when the page switched, and I posted at nearly the same time.
Thanks anyway.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: July 22, 2010, 04:55:05 PM »
Whats with that new place manghal? Is it any good? what type of food is it? (i think i heard indian..??)

Oh its closed i heard. A while ago. We went there when they first opened. It was ok...Very similar food to taboun.

I take that back. They seem to still be open. They are still listed on the CRC website and here is a link to their website: http://manghalgrill.com. Check it out! Great website ;) lol.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 22, 2010, 04:58:54 PM »
apparently they closed!! and i hear they are opening up a milchig place instead...

The CRC website now shows a restaurant called "Chalavi" with the address of chop touhy/taami. It says coming soon...

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2010, 07:02:39 PM »
The CRC website now shows a restaurant called "Chalavi" with the address of chop touhy/taami. It says coming soon...
Hmmm i wonder when it will be open...
chalavi is such an original name ;)!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: July 28, 2010, 01:55:20 AM »
@David I think you missed Grill Pen which was an atrocious restaurant on the SE corner of Pratt and California. I don't remember any arcades but I do recall that they used to have a regular BBQ grill indoors and the entire seating area wood get filled with smoke.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: July 28, 2010, 01:39:16 PM »
@David I think you missed Grill Pen which was an atrocious restaurant on the SE corner of Pratt and California. I don't remember any arcades but I do recall that they used to have a regular BBQ grill indoors and the entire seating area wood get filled with smoke.

Grill Pen! LOL. That's a good one! Totally forgot about that one. Im not sure if thats the same one i was thinking about. Was there ever another kosher restaurant in that location other than grill pen?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: July 28, 2010, 03:46:09 PM »
I think maybe Kasa Hadasa was also there as well as some other restaurants that quickly went in and out of business.

Check out this website http://www.bangitout.com/top43.html and one of the top ones is  "Why is it that every kosher restaurant at the corner of Pratt and California fails?"

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: July 28, 2010, 03:59:29 PM »
I think maybe Kasa Hadasa was also there as well as some other restaurants that quickly went in and out of business.

Check out this website http://www.bangitout.com/top43.html and one of the top ones is  "Why is it that every kosher restaurant at the corner of Pratt and California fails?"

lol! There are some other good ones there as well (check the comments too)...no whey cafe and OK corral!!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2010, 01:05:58 PM »
Hmmm i wonder when it will be open...
chalavi is such an original name ;)!

Chalavi is now opened. Opened yesterday officially. Cant seem to find a menu online...if anyone gets more info on what it is, keep us updated

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 15, 2010, 04:43:58 AM »
I just ate there on Thursday nothing crazy,but pretty good.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2010, 11:32:43 AM »
I just ate there on Thursday nothing crazy,but pretty good.
Whats the menu like? What do they have?