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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 #1580 on: July 18, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »
are they still selling kedem gj 64 oz for $1.99? They had that price for close to a year

Ooh, bring some for me

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« Reply #1581 on: July 18, 2017, 09:04:03 PM »
what else was good at Jewel to bring back in extra suitcases?

Kosher Chicago style pizza

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« Reply #1582 on: July 18, 2017, 09:32:37 PM »
Kosher Chicago style pizza

It defrosts quickly..

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« Reply #1583 on: July 18, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
It defrosts quickly..

pack with ice packs. Once the plane is high enough, the suitcase contents are pretty cold. Especially back to Denver.

Jewel has 10 oz. bags of quality chocolate chips for $2.99, too...  ;)
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« Reply #1584 on: July 18, 2017, 10:05:18 PM »
pack with ice packs. Once the plane is high enough, the suitcase contents are pretty cold. Especially back to Denver.

Jewel has 10 oz. bags of quality chocolate chips for $2.99, too...  ;)

Pack with frozen chocolate chips

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« Reply #1585 on: July 18, 2017, 10:09:16 PM »
Pack with frozen chocolate chips

...no... the ice packs are there to keep all the contents cool....  chocolate chips should be a consistent 50-70 degrees at all times. They will stay dark, creamy, rich, and brown. (They still bake fine, however, if frozen or too hot, some get light and powdery.)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1586 on: July 18, 2017, 10:50:47 PM »
Kosher Chicago style pizza
I'm not such a fan

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« Reply #1587 on: July 18, 2017, 10:56:10 PM »
...no... the ice packs are there to keep all the contents cool....  chocolate chips should be a consistent 50-70 degrees at all times. They will stay dark, creamy, rich, and brown. (They still bake fine, however, if frozen or too hot, some get light and powdery.)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1588 on: July 18, 2017, 10:56:35 PM »
I'm not such a fan

I make a mean one

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1589 on: July 18, 2017, 10:57:46 PM »
I make a mean one
Is that you behind the counter at Jewel? I'll say hi next time

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« Reply #1590 on: July 18, 2017, 11:16:01 PM »
Jewel has 10 oz. bags of quality chocolate chips for $2.99, too...  ;)
we all knew that "secret"  ::) agenda was waiting to come out

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1591 on: July 18, 2017, 11:32:53 PM »
Is that you behind the counter at Jewel? I'll say hi next time
Henche behind the counter at Jewel... ;D ;D I can't imagine Jewel putting up with the running commentary....now The Butcherie on the other hand is looking for just that kind of guy....

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1592 on: July 18, 2017, 11:35:14 PM »
Killjoy

in know that you were joking...  8) some people keep them in the freezer and like it, but they aren't as fresh and creamy that way.

we all knew that "secret"  ::) agenda was waiting to come out

hey - if $2.99/bag in Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Teaneck are secrets, then it's great to share. The more volumes that sell, the lower the prices can be. More people are noticing the better taste.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1593 on: July 19, 2017, 12:24:30 AM »
hey - if $2.99/bag in Chicago, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Teaneck are secrets, then i better post more often. The more volumes that sell, the more profit i make and I love to self advertise on DDF while making it appear otherwise.
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« Reply #1594 on: July 19, 2017, 12:28:23 AM »
funny....  :D ...or it actually helps people to locate/eat good chocolate that actually tastes like a real Belgian chocolate bar, and not chalky powder. And at good prices. 
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« Reply #1595 on: July 19, 2017, 12:30:52 AM »
funny....  :D ...or it actually helps people to locate/eat good chocolate that actually tastes like a real Belgian chocolate bar, and not chalky powder. And at good prices. 

Such a צדקת, but in reality, its this:
The more volumes that sell, the more profit i make and I love to self advertise on DDF while making it appear otherwise.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1596 on: July 20, 2017, 08:13:55 PM »
What's the best sushi at Shallots with no raw fish?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1597 on: July 20, 2017, 08:27:46 PM »
What's the best sushi at Shallots with no raw fish?
Godzilla roll, Millennium roll, California roll, sweet potato roll. All have only mock crab as far as fish goes, except sweet potato, which has none.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1598 on: July 20, 2017, 08:51:24 PM »
Godzilla roll, Millennium roll, California roll, sweet potato roll. All have only mock crab as far as fish goes, except sweet potato, which has none.
Mock crab is still fish....
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1599 on: July 20, 2017, 08:52:17 PM »
Mock crab is still fish....
Not raw. Read his post again
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