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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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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 #1455 on: March 31, 2017, 02:12:15 PM »
I'm a huge fan of the regency downtown, stayed there more times than I can count. There are 2 kosher restaurants downtown, bebe's and Metro Club. Take note both of those locations revolve around business hours. Without traffic you are about 20-25 minutes from all of Chicago's kosher food and community. There are plenty of lots around where you can park overnight for less than the hotels rate and depending where you stay may not be too far from the hotel.
you prefer the hyatt regency over park hyatt?

ETA I see that you already answered that and said I dont know. i guess PH it is
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1456 on: March 31, 2017, 02:18:06 PM »


you prefer the hyatt regency over park hyatt?

ETA I see that you already answered that and said I dont know. i guess PH it is

Correct, I never stayed at PH so I can't answer that but based on what I've heard it's world's above the regency. It's right on Michigan Avenue too which is nice.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1457 on: March 31, 2017, 02:22:54 PM »
I have never stayed at the regency but was just at the ph and it was gorgeous. Great location downtown. rooms are very nice. great view and right on the Magnificent mile.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1458 on: April 05, 2017, 05:33:11 PM »
I was never answered what is the best dairy place for a lunch

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1459 on: April 05, 2017, 05:42:22 PM »
I was never answered what is the best dairy place for a lunch
Depends what you are looking for, pizza shop type? Cafe type? Fancy? Or just good food?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1460 on: April 05, 2017, 05:45:29 PM »
Depends what you are looking for, pizza shop type? Cafe type? Fancy? Or just good food?
good food

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1461 on: April 05, 2017, 05:48:25 PM »
good food
OK there's a to go place in a gas station actually, called the Lincoln Cafe which is terrific, but like I said it's to go only. Emmas Bagel Cafe is great for sit down and solid food as well. If you're going to do a pizza place, you gotta try Tel Avivs cheddar fries.
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« Reply #1462 on: April 05, 2017, 05:51:34 PM »
OK there's a to go place in a gas station actually, called the Lincoln Cafe which is terrific, but like I said it's to go only. Emmas Bagel Cafe is great for sit down and solid food as well. If you're going to do a pizza place, you gotta try Tel Avivs cheddar fries.
I guess its between emmas and tel aviv Id rather eat there dont want to take it to go.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1463 on: April 05, 2017, 05:54:49 PM »
I guess its between emmas and tel aviv Id rather eat there dont want to take it to go.
I hear you. Emmas is cleaner and and a bit more pricey, but the food is pretty good IMO although I haven't tried the whole menu Tel Aviv is a classic Israeli run "been the same for 40 years" pizza joint.
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« Reply #1464 on: April 05, 2017, 06:16:23 PM »
I hear you. Emmas is cleaner and and a bit more pricey, but the food is pretty good IMO although I haven't tried the whole menu Tel Aviv is a classic Israeli run "been the same for 40 years" pizza joint.
Also looks the same for the last 40 years and may have the same dirt on the floors from 40 years ago... that being said I think thier food is good
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« Reply #1465 on: April 05, 2017, 06:21:08 PM »
Also looks the same for the last 40 years and may have the same dirt on the floors from 40 years ago... that being said I think thief food is good
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1466 on: April 05, 2017, 06:25:25 PM »
Also looks the same for the last 40 years and may have the same dirt on the floors from 40 years ago... that being said I think thief food is good
I guess emmas it is

So final itinerary will be

land in Chicago about 8 AM ( I guess I need a really  light breakfast) is there a good bakery?

Check in park hyatt  guess walk around

12 PM lunch at milts

1 PM seadog and other various activities at the navy pier

6:30 Shallots

9 PM DO

The next day chill in the morning

emmas  for lunch and pick up kens for dinner once I land

Flight is at 1:50 PM from ORD

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1467 on: April 05, 2017, 06:30:11 PM »
Booo milts

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1468 on: April 05, 2017, 06:38:55 PM »
I guess emmas it is

So final itinerary will be

land in Chicago about 8 AM ( I guess I need a really  light breakfast) is there a good bakery?

Check in park hyatt  guess walk around

12 PM lunch at milts

1 PM seadog and other various activities at the navy pier

6:30 Shallots

9 PM DO

The next day chill in the morning

emmas  for lunch and pick up kens for dinner once I land

Flight is at 1:50 PM from ORD

Any suggestions would be appreciated
Go to Lincoln cafe for breakfast. they have baked goods as well which are very good.
boo milts

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1469 on: April 05, 2017, 06:39:21 PM »
Booo milts
You never told me why so I will have to figure it out first hand