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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 #2490 on: January 27, 2020, 11:28:39 AM »
Can any locals help me out here
Iím
Heading to Mc-cormick place for a show

Leaving Sunday afternoon arriving in then evening
Where would you advise to stay for the night?
Any good easy dinner places for Sunday night?
Hyatt Regency
You can probably get from the show website or something like that a show discount

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2491 on: January 29, 2020, 09:38:44 PM »
I was about to buy a used car from a Dealership in Toms River. When I asked if I can bring it to a mechanic to have it checked out. they gave me big attitude and refused. (Iím pretty sure this is standard practice) Anyone know if itís possible to have a mechanic come to the dealership and check it out?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2492 on: January 29, 2020, 10:10:59 PM »
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Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2494 on: February 02, 2020, 03:36:33 PM »
Hi, first time forum poster, so please bear with me as i'm sure i'm doing it all wrong.
Anyone have any idea which upper tier Chicago Marriott approved hotel has a gorgeous indoor pool??
Pictures on websites aren't that illustrative.
Thanks in advance.


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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2495 on: February 03, 2020, 11:02:28 AM »
Hi, first time forum poster, so please bear with me as i'm sure i'm doing it all wrong.
Anyone have any idea which upper tier Chicago Marriott approved hotel has a gorgeous indoor pool??
Pictures on websites aren't that illustrative.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2496 on: February 03, 2020, 12:40:40 PM »
LOL - considering it took me several hours to locate your response...but it totally could have been worse.
Thanks, Divora M ;-)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2497 on: February 03, 2020, 12:49:56 PM »
LOL - considering it took me several hours to locate your response...but it totally could have been worse.
Thanks, Divora M ;-)
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Now what?
Not a single response. Is it because I'm only a copper something or other? Do I smell bad?
Which poster do I need to be the Aunt of to get a reply around here?
Kidding. Going to go use the close-my-eyes-and-point method. I'll make it work.
KBye

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@TovaNathan patience, my dear. People will respond soon...hopefully
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2498 on: February 03, 2020, 12:54:17 PM »
Hi, first time forum poster, so please bear with me as i'm sure i'm doing it all wrong.
Anyone have any idea which upper tier Chicago Marriott approved hotel has a gorgeous indoor pool??
Pictures on websites aren't that illustrative.
Thanks in advance.
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Not a ton of experience with Chicago hotels, but I'll tell you this. Most upper tier hotels will be down town, and most down town hotels will not have a pool (due to the $/sq foot I'd guess) Best bet is probably to look on their site and try your best to get an idea from there. Doubt many here will have any real experience.
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LOL - considering it took me several hours to locate your response...but it totally could have been worse.
Thanks, Divora M ;-)
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Not a single response. Is it because I'm only a copper something or other? Do I smell bad?
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Not upper tier experience but the Four Points  Sheraton by the airport has a nice pool, smallish shallow section
the pool area is large
One issue is you can see the pool from the hallway (it only partially frosted)

and welcome to the Forums, we'd be well served if you bring your DDFB humor and wit to the discussions.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2500 on: February 03, 2020, 01:33:24 PM »
Not upper tier experience but the Four Points  Sheraton by the airport has a nice pool, smallish shallow section
the pool area is large
One issue is you can see the pool from the hallway (it only partially frosted)

and welcome to the Forums, we'd be well served if you bring your DDFB humor and wit to the discussions.
That reminds me, I once stayed at the Marriott Chicago O'hare. They had a nice sized pool, and you were able to swim outside under a partition. It was pretty cool. It's a cat 4, so not top of the line, but still nice.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2501 on: February 03, 2020, 08:45:23 PM »
That reminds me, I once stayed at the Marriott Chicago O'hare. They had a nice sized pool, and you were able to swim outside under a partition. It was pretty cool. It's a cat 4, so not top of the line, but still nice.

Thanks! That was exactly what she was looking for!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2502 on: February 03, 2020, 09:36:50 PM »
Thanks! That was exactly what she was looking for!
Glad I could help.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2503 on: February 13, 2020, 11:47:40 AM »
Does anyone have experience with parking at the Westin Ohare for $7/day and taking the shuttle to the airport? I heard you have to reserve a spot online but I am just concerned since our flight is at 5:45 am and it says you need to call to be picked up between the hours of 12 am- 5 am.

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« Reply #2504 on: February 13, 2020, 01:16:52 PM »
Does anyone have experience with parking at the Westin Ohare for $7/day and taking the shuttle to the airport? I heard you have to reserve a spot online but I am just concerned since our flight is at 5:45 am and it says you need to call to be picked up between the hours of 12 am- 5 am.
No experience, but please report back!
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