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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
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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
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

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


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.

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. 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 #2250 on: April 03, 2019, 06:42:46 AM »
But doable within 4hrs, no? Assuming luggage is checked through and tsa-pre.
Yes.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2251 on: April 03, 2019, 09:18:09 AM »
But doable within 4hrs, no? Assuming luggage is checked through and tsa-pre.


Just make sure the zmanim work out .shkia doesnt care when the 4 hours are
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2252 on: April 03, 2019, 02:15:17 PM »

None are that close to ord though
i think itís doable . It take give or take 25 min to drive to Skokie than thereís slice of life for example and ohr Torah shul on Dempster

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2253 on: April 04, 2019, 06:30:58 AM »
Is it quicker to Touhey or Skokie at 6pm?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2254 on: April 04, 2019, 07:47:35 AM »
Touhy is a little closer.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2255 on: April 08, 2019, 09:04:45 AM »
I plan to do visit Chicago and the lakes for 7-10 days, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to tour the lakes and find the best places to see. Any advices?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2256 on: April 08, 2019, 09:28:35 AM »
I plan to do visit Chicago and the lakes for 7-10 days, I'm having a hard time figuring out how to tour the lakes and find the best places to see. Any advices?
Thanks :)
what are the Lakes? If you mean the 5 great lakes , only Lake Michigan is near Chicago . The others are hours away.
Lake Erie- hours away by Toledo/Cleveland/ Niagara
Lake Huron- 7 hours away northern michigan
Lake Superior- 5 hours away Northern Wisconsin/ UP Michigan
Lake Ontario- 10 hours
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2257 on: April 09, 2019, 04:33:56 AM »
what are the Lakes? If you mean the 5 great lakes , only Lake Michigan is near Chicago . The others are hours away.
Lake Erie- hours away by Toledo/Cleveland/ Niagara
Lake Huron- 7 hours away northern michigan
Lake Superior- 5 hours away Northern Wisconsin/ UP Michigan
Lake Ontario- 10 hours

I do plan to drive around as much as possible, Lake Superior is on my list for sure. I'm looking for point of interest and things to see around so that I can plan accordingly.
I also have Mackinac Island on my list and Madeline Island maybe but if anyone has done it recently or have any advices that would be great :)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2258 on: April 15, 2019, 08:45:39 PM »
Any ideas on where to pickup takeout on a random weeknight, or restaurants  open late?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2259 on: April 15, 2019, 09:04:37 PM »
Any ideas on where to pickup takeout on a random weeknight, or restaurants  open late?
Check out the wiki. I haven't fully finished it, but there's a lot of info there.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2260 on: April 16, 2019, 01:13:58 AM »
Any ideas on where to pickup takeout on a random weeknight, or restaurants  open late?
Typically Evita is open late

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2261 on: April 16, 2019, 01:15:31 AM »
Typically Evita is open late
And for some reason missing from the wiki

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2262 on: April 17, 2019, 03:25:14 PM »
Any ideas on where to pickup takeout on a random weeknight, or restaurants  open late?

What is "late?"

I assume if you're from New York that's 10 PM or later. In Chicago, "late" is after 8 PM :)

Evita (as mentioned) usually open until 12 AM. Tel Aviv pizza open until 9:30

There is a 24 hour kosher dunkin with a drive through also

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2263 on: April 17, 2019, 04:24:43 PM »
Any ideas on where to pickup takeout on a random weeknight, or restaurants  open late?
You can always go to Jewel

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2264 on: April 30, 2019, 05:19:17 PM »
Shallots or Evitia if only 1 night?

Is the Kosher cart in Wrigley good?

Also, is there anything in the Wrigley vicinity for a late afternoon for a couple of hours? Want to kill time between the end of a Cubs game and dinner at Milts without going too far out of the way if possible.