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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 #2430 on: October 31, 2019, 10:20:23 PM »
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.
Thanks. Any experience with silver car there?
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« Reply #2431 on: November 01, 2019, 02:04:40 AM »
Thanks. Any experience with silver car there?
You get picked up in a silver car at your terminal, then they drive you to an offsite location to check out your car. Drop it off at the same place then they drive you to your terminal.

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« Reply #2432 on: November 01, 2019, 12:17:58 PM »
Thanks. Any experience with silver car there?
I used them a few times. Extremely convenient. Probably somewhat more than the regular car rentals. They also started charging a higher fee for refilling the car if you don't do it yourself. I believe also for the toll charges, which they didn't in the beginning. I still use them for the convenience. They pick you up and drop you off at the terminal (fyi, doesn't work this way at every airport, but does in Chicago). Beautiful cars. I once had a flat. They came pretty fast and took care of it. Wish they had it in more places. When you come a second time you just do a scan on your phone, no license, etc.
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« Reply #2433 on: November 02, 2019, 08:52:31 PM »
I used them a few times. Extremely convenient. Probably somewhat more than the regular car rentals. They also started charging a higher fee for refilling the car if you don't do it yourself. I believe also for the toll charges, which they didn't in the beginning. I still use them for the convenience. They pick you up and drop you off at the terminal (fyi, doesn't work this way at every airport, but does in Chicago). Beautiful cars. I once had a flat. They came pretty fast and took care of it. Wish they had it in more places. When you come a second time you just do a scan on your phone, no license, etc.
So that seems significantly faster than regular rental
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« Reply #2434 on: November 03, 2019, 09:10:26 PM »
So that seems significantly faster than regular rental
I was on my way in no time. It's the fastest after you've used them once before. Keep in mind the discount for visa reserve cards.
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« Reply #2435 on: November 03, 2019, 10:47:04 PM »
Bond coffee Chicago.
Wow!

Forgot to post here last week.

Bond Coffee Collective has a very cozy atmosphere.

They have a great breakfast menu -  which is all Pas/Cholov Yisroel. (Watch out for those Non-Yoshon English muffins)

I would describe the menu like a kosher Starbucks - Plus.  (Sandwiches, salads etc.)

It's a must visit for those passing through and need to get some work done.

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« Reply #2436 on: November 04, 2019, 12:58:26 AM »
@Dan can we get a review on how your Evitas experience was?

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« Reply #2437 on: November 04, 2019, 01:03:18 AM »
We loved Bond and Evita. Posted all the pics of dishes on IG.
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« Reply #2438 on: November 04, 2019, 06:38:41 AM »
We loved Bond and Evita. Posted all the pics of dishes on IG.
Factoring in price Evita or shallots if one had to choose?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2439 on: November 04, 2019, 01:15:26 PM »
My husband and I prefer Evita- they also allow you to byob

on a separate note- y was milts crossed out on the wiki? And slice of life has closed.

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« Reply #2440 on: November 04, 2019, 01:45:46 PM »
Factoring in price Evita or shallots if one had to choose?
Golly. I think they're both great and they're both expensive.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2441 on: November 04, 2019, 02:43:59 PM »
Factoring in price Evita or shallots if one had to choose?
Depends what you're in the mood for. It's like asking if you should get Chinese food or Italian food.
Evita is Argentinean. Shallots is a more traditional steakhouse  with creative options.

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« Reply #2442 on: November 04, 2019, 02:55:56 PM »
My husband and I prefer Evita- they also allow you to byob

on a separate note- y was milts crossed out on the wiki? And slice of life has closed.
Seems like milt's is up and running. No clue why it's crossed out. Manmybe someone got confused with extra innings, which did close.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2443 on: November 06, 2019, 10:35:51 AM »
Seems like milt's is up and running. No clue why it's crossed out. Manmybe someone got confused with extra innings, which did close.

Cause it's boooooooo

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« Reply #2444 on: November 06, 2019, 10:36:55 AM »
Cause it's boooooooo
-1000. I had a much more enjoyable experience at milt's than I did at shallots, all for 1/3 of the price.