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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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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2310 on: May 26, 2019, 01:25:41 PM »
I like sitting at shalots bar ;D
Haven't done it since renovation though
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2311 on: May 26, 2019, 01:30:57 PM »
I like sitting at shalots bar ;D
Haven't done it since renovation though
Lol milts bar ain't half bad either.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2312 on: May 26, 2019, 01:31:52 PM »
Turns out my hotel (centric loop) has a rooftop bar so will prob just go there, but it's closed if raining...

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« Reply #2313 on: May 26, 2019, 01:34:41 PM »
Turns out my hotel (centric loop) has a rooftop bar so will prob just go there, but it's closed if raining...
Based on our current track record, you have about a 3% chance it won't be
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2314 on: May 26, 2019, 01:35:21 PM »
Based on our current track record, you have about a 3% chance it won't be
If I can make it through the Cubs game today without a delay Danyainu.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2315 on: May 26, 2019, 03:51:28 PM »
If I can make it through the Cubs game today without a delay Danyainu.
So far so good Although I'd be happy with rain right now
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2316 on: May 27, 2019, 12:22:29 PM »
Seems that bebes and metroklub are closed today. Aside from Milt's, which is dinner, is there anywhere to pick anything up?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2317 on: May 27, 2019, 01:20:52 PM »
Seems that bebes and metroklub are closed today. Aside from Milt's, which is dinner, is there anywhere to pick anything up?

In downtown? No

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2318 on: May 27, 2019, 07:33:20 PM »
Can confrim the milt's ribs are really good. This is the HALF slab. Not as "melt in your mouth" as izzys but it's still very good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2319 on: May 28, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
Any idea how long security takes at MDW in afternoons? Have a 610 flight (southwest), checking bags. My wife doesn't have pre check. Is 1:15 enough time? She can go to regular security line while I tkae care if bags and go to precheck.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2320 on: May 28, 2019, 02:05:48 PM »
Any idea how long security takes at MDW in afternoons? Have a 610 flight (southwest), checking bags. My wife doesn't have pre check. Is 1:15 enough time? She can go to regular security line while I tkae care if bags and go to precheck.
Ummm 1:15 - 6:10 is about 5 hours. Why would u need that long???

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2321 on: May 28, 2019, 02:07:05 PM »
Ummm 1:15 - 6:10 is about 5 hours. Why would u need that long???
Never mind, u prob meant 1.15 hrs

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« Reply #2322 on: May 28, 2019, 03:02:06 PM »
Any idea how long security takes at MDW in afternoons? Have a 610 flight (southwest), checking bags. My wife doesn't have pre check. Is 1:15 enough time? She can go to regular security line while I tkae care if bags and go to precheck.
You should be fine.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2323 on: May 28, 2019, 07:40:13 PM »
Anyone know where to rent laptops? My flight was cancelled. I can work remotely tonorrow if I just have a laptop.

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« Reply #2324 on: May 28, 2019, 07:54:59 PM »
Anyone know where to rent laptops? My flight was cancelled. I can work remotely tonorrow if I just have a laptop.
Isn't that what Best Buy is for   ;D
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