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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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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
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« Reply #1935 on: January 02, 2018, 07:01:55 PM »
Don't worry, it's appears to be a huge group of 200 members, but it's just CM and henche and their multiple personalities.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1936 on: January 03, 2018, 11:41:52 AM »
Never even seen it (that I know of). Report back please!

Quite nice for around $215 a night new years eve weekend (ended up switching from points to cash after the price dropped). Lobby is roaring 20s-themed, distinct and quite nice. It's on top of Nordstrom on Michigan Ave. Rooms are newly renovated. Stayed in a double queen which was about on par with what you'd expect from a nice westin, with a few added design flourishes. Bathroom was spacious and nice. Staff quite nice and accommodating.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1937 on: January 03, 2018, 11:47:20 AM »
Has anyone tried the Omakase at Shallots? After watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi I've been dying to try something like that but always assumed it doesn't exist in kosher. Essentially it means putting your dining experience in the chef's hands and letting him/her guide you through a progressive sushi menu.

I also noticed that they have o toro (very fatty tuna belly) and chu toro (medium fatty tuna belly) on the menu which I've looked all over for in kosher sushi places to no avail. Unfortunately it was not available the night I went.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1938 on: January 03, 2018, 12:28:09 PM »
Quite nice for around $215 a night new years eve weekend (ended up switching from points to cash after the price dropped). Lobby is roaring 20s-themed, distinct and quite nice. It's on top of Nordstrom on Michigan Ave. Rooms are newly renovated. Stayed in a double queen which was about on par with what you'd expect from a nice westin, with a few added design flourishes. Bathroom was spacious and nice. Staff quite nice and accommodating.
Good to know! Solid location too.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1939 on: January 04, 2018, 05:21:48 PM »
Going to land in Chicago 10:30pm is there anywhere to buy kosher food at that hour?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1940 on: January 04, 2018, 05:22:44 PM »
Going to land in Chicago 10:30pm is there anywhere to buy kosher food at that hour?
Evita is open till 12am

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1941 on: January 04, 2018, 05:23:40 PM »
Evita is open till 12am
Might be cutting it a bit close. Jewel might have some stuff, but it's no restaurant.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1942 on: January 04, 2018, 05:25:05 PM »
Might be cutting it a bit close. Jewel might have some stuff, but it's no restaurant.
Jewel won't have anything too exciting unfortunately but maybe something that your not starving

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1943 on: January 04, 2018, 05:32:41 PM »

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1944 on: January 04, 2018, 10:34:58 PM »
Where/when is the latest minyan shachris?

(why is Davening not in the wiki?)

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« Reply #1945 on: January 04, 2018, 10:36:39 PM »
Where/when is the latest minyan shachris?

(why is Davening not in the wiki?)
I believe Eichensteins on Devon has an 11:00 Mariv, but I may be wrong. Look it up online.
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« Reply #1946 on: January 04, 2018, 10:39:47 PM »
Lol, half asleep here. There is a 9:00 at Adas Yeshurin. Also, F.R.E.E. Has a 9:00 that morphs into many more minyanim. It's a Chabad shul...walk in whenever.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1947 on: January 04, 2018, 10:42:18 PM »
I believe Eichensteins on Devon has an 11:00 Mariv, but I may be wrong. Look it up online.
He asked for Shachris, 9 at choderov

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1948 on: January 10, 2018, 11:15:20 PM »
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, @ChaimMoskowitz Milt's no longer makes their milkshakes.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #1949 on: January 10, 2018, 11:16:40 PM »
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, @ChaimMoskowitz Milt's no longer makes their milkshakes.
Kantina's are better anyway ;)
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