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Kosher Restaurants:
MEAT:
Milt's. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Get chili, cornbread, and beans. Drink a beergarita. 
3411 North Broadway Chicago, IL 60657. 773-661-6384
Make sure to use This 15% CB Groupon when eating at milts.
Delivery available through Psotmates
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

Mizrahi Grill. Similar to Taboun. Located in the northern suburbs. 
215 Skokie Valley Rd Highland Park, IL . 847-831-1400

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

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. 131 North Clinton Chicago, IL. 312-207-0572

Metroklub. Downtown Chicago-Only open during lunch M-Th.
In the Crown Plaza hotel. 733 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60661. (312) 602-2104

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


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.
Slice of Life.(request Cholov Yisroel)4120 W. Dempster Skokie, IL 60076. 847-674-2021 
Tel Aviv Pizza (Cholov Yisroel - Pizza is Yoshon), 6349 N. California Chicago, IL 60659 773-764-3776
Hamachi Sushi. 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. Located in The BP gas station 6599 N Lincoln Ave. Lincolnwood IL 60712

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)

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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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[/url]
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1320 on: September 21, 2016, 09:36:06 PM »
Finally booked for tomorrow. Rooms opened up at PH so I will be there for Shabbat.  Any suggestions on where to pick up takeout food for shabbat?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1321 on: September 22, 2016, 12:04:42 PM »
Finally booked for tomorrow. Rooms opened up at PH so I will be there for Shabbat.  Any suggestions on where to pick up takeout food for shabbat?

Great Chicago makes great Shabbat food.  You can also get Tein Li Chow.  Shallots also has a Shabbat menu and will deliver on Friday (thru ChowNow).

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1322 on: September 22, 2016, 11:09:13 PM »
Thank you to all those that posted previous info and of course the people that helped answer my questions for this trip. 

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1323 on: October 18, 2016, 11:04:08 PM »
Is anyone besides Shallots open tonight?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1324 on: October 18, 2016, 11:52:14 PM »
Is anyone besides Shallots open tonight?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1325 on: October 29, 2016, 08:52:50 PM »
looking for a shachris minyan, rosh chodesh, this wednesday downtown. TIA

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« Reply #1326 on: October 30, 2016, 12:58:20 AM »
looking for a shachris minyan, rosh chodesh, this wednesday downtown. TIA

7:45am @ Loop Synagogue (http://www.chicagoloopsynagogue.org/schedule.asp?mo=11)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1327 on: January 12, 2017, 01:06:00 PM »
Hi everyone, we just got some tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago (AMEX plat pre-sale) and are trying to figure out what to do for transportation/hotel (have a bunch of points/nights with most programs). We'll be there for 1 day so I'd like to avoid renting a car if possible, but we'd like to go to Milts (it's still kosher right? :p) and Shallots. Any tips on how to do this/where to stay would be much appreciated!


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« Reply #1328 on: January 12, 2017, 03:20:57 PM »
Hi everyone, we just got some tickets to see Hamilton in Chicago (AMEX plat pre-sale) and are trying to figure out what to do for transportation/hotel (have a bunch of points/nights with most programs). We'll be there for 1 day so I'd like to avoid renting a car if possible, but we'd like to go to Milts (it's still kosher right? :p) and Shallots. Any tips on how to do this/where to stay would be much appreciated!

Do Shallots for Lunch, Milts for dinnner after the show.
Would be much easier to rent a car, taking UBER will end up costing more./
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1329 on: January 12, 2017, 03:32:09 PM »
Do Shallots for Lunch, Milts for dinnner after the show.
Would be much easier to rent a car, taking UBER will end up costing more./
Thanks! Are there any good breakfast options for early morning departures? Has anyone managed to get a hotel to pay for breakfast?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1330 on: January 12, 2017, 03:43:49 PM »
The only downside of renting a car is that parking can be very hard at Milts in the evening. At least that was my experience.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1331 on: January 12, 2017, 04:27:10 PM »
The only downside of renting a car is that parking can be very hard at Milts in the evening. At least that was my experience.
Eh. Used to be there twice a week and still frequent it. Parking is rarely an issue

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« Reply #1332 on: January 12, 2017, 04:30:35 PM »
Thanks! Are there any good breakfast options for early morning departures? Has anyone managed to get a hotel to pay for breakfast?
I stayed at the Hilton on Michigan Avenue and told them I was kosher they offered me Spring Valley frozen meals

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« Reply #1333 on: January 12, 2017, 04:57:47 PM »
Boo milts.  just go to izzys when you're in NY.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1334 on: January 12, 2017, 05:02:48 PM »
Boo milts.  just go to izzys when you're in NY.
How could he?!