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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

Shabbos Tips:

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 #2415 on: October 29, 2019, 02:33:25 PM »
Any kosher food available for purchase in ORD itself?
No.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2416 on: October 29, 2019, 02:36:14 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.
Id Rate Izzys Dino Rib a 9 and had Milts for the first time last night and would probably give it a 6. Totally different leagues.

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« Reply #2417 on: October 29, 2019, 02:39:49 PM »
What's the scoop on Evita?
Worth trying out or stick to Shallot's?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2418 on: October 29, 2019, 03:22:41 PM »
Id Rate Izzys Dino Rib a 9 and had Milts for the first time last night and would probably give it a 6. Totally different leagues.
6 rated ribs are pretty good though.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2419 on: October 29, 2019, 03:23:45 PM »
What's the scoop on Evita?
Worth trying out or stick to Shallot's?
I was completely underwhelmed by shallots. More expensive than Mike's in NYC for much worse food and service. Was good, but not $250 for 2 good.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2420 on: October 29, 2019, 10:58:51 PM »
What's the scoop on Evita?
Worth trying out or stick to Shallot's?
Definitely worth trying. Unique Argentinian food, incredibly flavorful meats. We stop there on every trip. Nothing against Shallots, but Evita is a good experience.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2421 on: October 30, 2019, 01:13:26 PM »
I would skip evita. underwhelming

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Definitely worth trying. Unique Argentinian food, incredibly flavorful meats. We stop there on every trip. Nothing against Shallots, but Evita is a good experience.
Recommended dishes?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2423 on: October 30, 2019, 01:34:58 PM »
Recommended dishes?
The pastrami pizza with facon is pretty solid to start with.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2424 on: October 31, 2019, 01:42:08 PM »
I have a quick trip to ORD soon
does silvercar save significant time vs traditional rental at ORD? should i just uber instead? headed to WRP
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2425 on: October 31, 2019, 04:43:05 PM »
Recommended dishes?

Pastrami flatbread, empanadas, all the steaks.

The churro de helado is nice too. (Ice cream in a churro bowl)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2426 on: October 31, 2019, 07:20:47 PM »
Recommended dishes?
Sizzling steak is great. Served on hot cast iron, sears while you eat it.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2427 on: October 31, 2019, 07:30:20 PM »
Skirt steak tacos , chorrizo fries, I like the burger, churro bowl,teramisu, they have a rack of ribs some sort of bourbon glaze (might be based on availability )thats delicious

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2428 on: October 31, 2019, 07:36:22 PM »
I have a quick trip to ORD soon
does silvercar save significant time vs traditional rental at ORD? should i just uber instead? headed to WRP
TIA
Just rented a car from Hertz the other day and it does take a but of time to get to the rental car hub.  Depending on the time of day Uber (which I've had issues with as well) might be quicker.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2429 on: October 31, 2019, 07:46:38 PM »
Skirt steak tacos , chorrizo fries, I like the burger, churro bowl,teramisu, they have a rack of ribs some sort of bourbon glaze (might be based on availability )thats delicious
+1 the rack of ribs is amazing if they have it.