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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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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 #2055 on: March 06, 2018, 02:23:16 AM »
Just my last value-add to this thread for a while.

When to Evita the last week I was in ORD. First time there. We loved it. The ambiance and service was unique, and the menu was different and interesting. They try to sell you on the steaks, but why would you get boring old steak when you can get interesting new stuff.  Food was pretty good too.
Did you have their burger? I think itís amazing on a pretzel bun and very juicy. The veal Milanese is also good as are a bunch of their appetizers. If you want steaks I would say def stick to shallots but evita is a great option

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« Reply #2058 on: March 07, 2018, 04:40:17 PM »
DO?
Would be tough to pull off as a day trip.
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« Reply #2059 on: March 07, 2018, 04:43:09 PM »
Would be tough to pull off as a day trip.
What's wrong with staying overnight?

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« Reply #2060 on: March 07, 2018, 04:43:59 PM »
What's wrong with staying overnight?
Nothing per se, logistics are just more complicated.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2061 on: March 07, 2018, 05:09:46 PM »
Nothing per se, logistics are just more complicated.
I have a comfortable couch if you're short on points

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2062 on: March 11, 2018, 10:31:30 PM »
Where is the latest minyan shachris in Chicago?

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Where is the latest minyan shachris in Chicago?
Chodrov at 8:55 on Monday
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2064 on: April 10, 2018, 09:54:29 AM »
friend getting married in Chicago and looking for hotel for wedding night- any other good option aside from PH or Fairmont? if no which one is more recommended ? thanks

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« Reply #2065 on: April 10, 2018, 09:56:22 AM »
friend getting married in Chicago and looking for hotel for wedding night- any other good option aside from PH or Fairmont? if no which one is more recommended ? thanks
PH of course.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2066 on: April 10, 2018, 10:20:29 AM »
PH of course.
awesome thanks- and its not worth using a SUB night or pay 25K UR points if he can book it for 300-320$ right?

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« Reply #2067 on: April 10, 2018, 10:45:07 AM »
awesome thanks- and its not worth using a SUB night or pay 25K UR points if he can book it for 300-320$ right?
A sign up night is worth about that. So depends if he plans on staying somewhere else that would be more expensive before it expires.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2068 on: April 10, 2018, 10:51:04 AM »
A sign up night is worth about that. So depends if he plans on staying somewhere else that would be more expensive before it expires.
ok thanks!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2069 on: April 10, 2018, 11:04:42 AM »
ok thanks!
Iím not sure exactly what your friend is looking for but I have consistently found the w on lakeshore drive to be ~ $100 and canít justify the extra $200+ for the half star difference. Especially for a wedding night