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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 #1470 on: April 05, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »
Go to Lincoln cafe for breakfast. they have baked goods as well which are very good.
will add that in

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1471 on: April 05, 2017, 06:40:39 PM »
boo milts
what do you have against milts?

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« Reply #1472 on: April 05, 2017, 06:42:44 PM »
will add that in
They have an app too...
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1475 on: April 05, 2017, 06:50:30 PM »

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1476 on: April 05, 2017, 06:50:58 PM »
wow I dont know how I feel about that
I have since not eaten anything from there. and dont plan to ever do so. It was posted in that link but as you saw was quickly swept under the rug for some reason.
the CRC should have pulled the certification but like everything else in chicago, its all politics

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« Reply #1477 on: April 05, 2017, 06:56:08 PM »
I have since not eaten anything from there. and dont plan to ever do so. It was posted in that link but as you saw was quickly swept under the rug for some reason.
the CRC should have pulled the certification but like everything else in chicago, its all politics
Why should the CRC pull a hashgacha bec of a bad philosophy? They are there to make sure the food is kosher. I have no problem eating their if I know the food is 100% kosher. But the fact that they did this has me thinking that if they are liberal with this what is stopping them from being liberal in other ways? That is why I'm not 100 percent sure what to make of this situation. I guess I will have to consult with my LOR

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« Reply #1478 on: April 05, 2017, 06:56:17 PM »
I have since not eaten anything from there. and dont plan to ever do so. It was posted in that link but as you saw was quickly swept under the rug for some reason.
the CRC should have pulled the certification but like everything else in chicago, its all politics
While I don't disagree with most of what you said, I will still eat there. The restaurant is a non for profit, so it's not like I'm even supporting them. They have good kosher food IMO so that's all I'm concerned with.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1479 on: April 05, 2017, 06:58:43 PM »
Why should the CRC pull a hashgacha bec of a bad philosophy? They are there to make sure the food is kosher. I have no problem eating their if I know the food is 100% kosher. But the fact that they did this has me thinking that if they are liberal with this what is stopping them from being liberal in other ways? That is why I'm not 100 percent sure what to make of this situation. I guess I will have to consult with my LOR
Just a bit of background here, this restaurant is located in the heart of a  Chicago neighborhood highly populated with gays. There are gay (I'm assuming) people on staff there as well.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1480 on: April 05, 2017, 06:59:27 PM »
Just a bit of background here, this restaurant is located in the heart of a  Chicago neighborhood highly populated with gays. There are gay (I'm assuming) people on staff there as well.
That makes me feel a little better about it

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1481 on: April 05, 2017, 07:00:50 PM »
Why should the CRC pull a hashgacha bec of a bad philosophy? They are there to make sure the food is kosher. I have no problem eating their if I know the food is 100% kosher. But the fact that they did this has me thinking that if they are liberal with this what is stopping them from being liberal in other ways? That is why I'm not 100 percent sure what to make of this situation. I guess I will have to consult with my LOR
Because the CRC is more than just an organization that makes sure food is kosher. The restaurant is blatantly anti-torah.
While I don't disagree with most of what you said, I will still eat there. The restaurant is a non for profit, so it's not like I'm even supporting them. They have good kosher food IMO so that's all I'm concerned with.
If you think a not for profit means you arent supporting them, i have a bridge to sell you. while they may give all profits to charity...i guarantee the managing employees make alot more compensation than other restaurants.
In a standard not for profit organization, the people who manage the company take higher salaries to compensate.
Are they really a 501c3? do they pay tax?

Just a bit of background here, this restaurant is located in the heart of a  Chicago neighborhood highly populated with gays. There are gay (I'm assuming) people on staff there as well.
of course they are. that was their choice to open up there...and im sure they did because those who manage it fit right in. Doesnt make it a place id want to support or visit when they are clearly anti torah values.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1482 on: April 05, 2017, 07:01:11 PM »
That makes me feel a little better about it
The owner also I'd not frum, but somewhat affiliated. This isn't some place in the heart of a yeshivish area run by a yeshivish guy. Some may still have an issue with it, and I personally do, but I don't think that's a reason not to eat there.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1483 on: April 05, 2017, 07:04:09 PM »
Because the CRC is more than just an organization that makes sure food is kosher. The restaurant is blatantly anti-torah. If you think a not for profit means you arent supporting them, i have a bridge to sell you. while they may give all profits to charity...i guarantee the managing employees make alot more compensation than other restaurants.
In a standard not for profit organization, the people who manage the company take higher salaries to compensate.
Are they really a 501c3? do they pay tax?
of course they are. that was their choice to open up there...and im sure they did because those who manage it fit right in. Doesnt make it a place id want to support or visit when they are clearly anti torah values.
Regardless of whether I'm supporting them or not, my point still stands. Just because someone supports a cause that isn't up to the Torah standards, doesn't mean the food isn't kosher. The guy in the kitchen making it wasn't the guy who put up the flag.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1484 on: April 05, 2017, 07:05:49 PM »
My issue is not supporting them. If its really amazing KOSHER food then I'm in. I've given business to people much worse than them I'm sure.