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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 #2325 on: May 28, 2019, 08:15:53 PM »
Isn't that what Best Buy is for   ;D
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2326 on: May 28, 2019, 10:10:15 PM »
Thanks to the weather and southwest I get to try another hotel in Chicago.

Hyatt centric the loop >>>Regency.

Regency rooms are dated and feel much smaller, worse bathroom and service is so impersonal.

The hotel is also huge. The only thing that looks better is the bar.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2327 on: May 28, 2019, 10:41:04 PM »
Holiday Inn Skokie (right near the Skokie Yeshiva) is one of IHGs current points breaks, now bookable for only 10k points through 8/31

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2328 on: May 28, 2019, 11:18:48 PM »
Holiday Inn Skokie (right near the Skokie Yeshiva) is one of IHGs current points breaks, now bookable for only 10k points through 8/31
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2329 on: May 30, 2019, 07:25:36 PM »
Ive never been to Chicago and will be at a 2 day conference downtown starting 11am ending the next day at 4. Can the experts please help me with a few logistics:
1. How long is the trip from ORD to downtown? will an 8am flight from ewr/lag work? Is a 6pm flight out feasible?
2. Where is the closest place to Daven and grab a bite to eat (Cholov Yisrael and/or strict hechsr  meat restaurant)
3. Uber or rent a car?
Thanks for all the help

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2330 on: May 30, 2019, 07:38:23 PM »
Ive never been to Chicago and will be at a 2 day conference downtown starting 11am ending the next day at 4. Can the experts please help me with a few logistics:
1. How long is the trip from ORD to downtown? will an 8am flight from ewr/lag work? Is a 6pm flight out feasible?
2. Where is the closest place to Daven and grab a bite to eat (Cholov Yisrael and/or strict hechsr  meat restaurant)
3. Uber or rent a car?
Thanks for all the help
There is an orthodox ish shul downtown - loop synogouge. They have a mechitza. Bebes downtown is under the cRc. Metroklub is also there (I think under a different hechsher but enforced by the cRc). Othweise milt's is the next closest place to downtown (15 min ride without traffic).

Ubers are inexpensive.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2331 on: May 30, 2019, 07:53:49 PM »
Thanks shaulyaakov any opinion on flights from nyc and will I have enough time to get to ORD for a 6 pm flight?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2332 on: May 30, 2019, 07:54:22 PM »
Thanks shaulyaakov any opinion on flights from nyc and will I have enough time to get to ORD for a 6 pm flight?
Flew in and out of MDW, sorry. I'd budget at least an hour to ORD at that time, so it's tight.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2333 on: June 14, 2019, 02:08:19 PM »
Are there any hotels near a shul in Chicago where I could stay for shabbos? During the week I'm staying near the convention center and I would like to be able to walk to a shul on shabbos. Thanks!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2334 on: June 16, 2019, 01:56:04 AM »
Are there any hotels near a shul in Chicago where I could stay for shabbos? During the week I'm staying near the convention center and I would like to be able to walk to a shul on shabbos. Thanks!
Double tree Skokie should be. You might be lucky and even have minyan at the hotel.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2335 on: June 16, 2019, 10:58:03 PM »
Double tree Skokie should be. You might be lucky and even have minyan at the hotel.
Do they have minyanim at the end of July (Bein Hazmanim)? Thanks!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2336 on: June 17, 2019, 11:42:26 AM »
Are there any hotels near a shul in Chicago where I could stay for shabbos? During the week I'm staying near the convention center and I would like to be able to walk to a shul on shabbos. Thanks!

Holiday inn Skokie is right next to Skokie Yeshiva (and they run camp in the summer).

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2337 on: June 17, 2019, 11:01:57 PM »
Holiday inn Skokie is right next to Skokie Yeshiva (and they run camp in the summer).
Thank you so much. Do you have the address for the Yeshiva? I want to map it out.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2338 on: June 18, 2019, 09:45:33 PM »
Thank you so much. Do you have the address for the Yeshiva? I want to map it out.
7135 Carpenter Rd, Skokie, IL 60077.
It's directly across the street from Shallots.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2339 on: June 19, 2019, 02:17:24 PM »
7135 Carpenter Rd, Skokie, IL 60077.
It's directly across the street from Shallots.
Thank you!