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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

Hamachi Sushi. Sushi Bar and Chinese menu (Meat and chicken) They have their own app. 2801 West Howard Chicago, IL 60645. (773) 293-6904



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

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 Brick oven. New place 12/18. Pastas and sandwiches. Located next to Hungarian Kosher Supermarket 4020 Oakton St, Skokie, IL 60076


Nuovo. Italian. Open lunch/dinner. High end dairy restaurant. 3750 W Devon Ave, Lincolnwood, IL 60712. (847) 213-1026


ALL DAIRY RESTAURANTS LISTED ABOVE ARE C"Y AT THIS TIME (9/2021) BUT DOUBLE CHECKING IS RECOMMENDED AS THINGS CHANGE

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 #2700 on: March 23, 2022, 07:10:16 PM »
Thanks. Left WRP at 6:30 was in airport by 7. Uber driver knew all the shortcuts. Was very impressed how ORD kept the line moving with the massive crowds.
shortcuts are all the same. Stay on Devon as long as necessary to avoid I-90 traffic. As far as the ORD itself.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2701 on: April 11, 2022, 03:01:28 PM »
I would swap cars with someone going from Chicago to Lakewood for Pesach. PM me.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2702 on: April 24, 2022, 06:04:30 PM »
Found this:
https://mascothalloffame.com/

Part of the Association of Children's Museums Reciprocal Network

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2703 on: April 24, 2022, 08:07:06 PM »
Wow.... Dairy star really upped their CY game since last time I went (few years)

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2704 on: April 24, 2022, 08:07:57 PM »
Wow.... Dairy star really upped their CY game since last time I went (few years)
What more do they have now?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2705 on: April 24, 2022, 08:09:53 PM »
What more do they have now?


Last time I went they had nothing lol
I was just surprised to see that they offer at all.... And quite an extensive offering.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2706 on: May 08, 2022, 08:41:36 PM »
If landing in ORD at around 630 AM and want to get catch a Shachris a minyan, what my realistic turnaround time to get back to the airport?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2707 on: May 08, 2022, 09:15:11 PM »
If landing in ORD at around 630 AM and want to get catch a Shachris a minyan, what my realistic turnaround time to get back to the airport?
assuming no luggage 840 is my guess

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2708 on: May 09, 2022, 12:30:17 PM »
So a 6:27 AM stop to 8:55 AM stop is that too short on a Monday? No luggage, with Precheck on UA.
How far is the closest shul to ORD?

Is flying into MDW any shorter to a minyan?
Are traffic times in/ around the airport crazy?
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2709 on: May 10, 2022, 03:06:31 AM »
Seems that bebes and metroklub are closed today. Aside from Milt's, which is dinner, is there anywhere to pick anything up?
appears these restaurants are permanently closed. any decent packaged kosher meals in downtown/miracle mile or do i need to uber to milts or further up? do most places uber-eats deliver to metro area?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2710 on: June 12, 2022, 10:41:12 PM »
Near CCTC shul - Reb Eichenstien.
Closest place to work, a starbucks type shop or a hotel lobby that is safe, easy to get to and has free parking for an hour or two. 

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2711 on: June 12, 2022, 11:25:59 PM »
Near CCTC shul - Reb Eichenstien.
Closest place to work, a starbucks type shop or a hotel lobby that is safe, easy to get to and has free parking for an hour or two.

Dunkin Donuts right across the street

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2712 on: June 15, 2022, 06:18:16 PM »
This one: https://goo.gl/maps/o1cbEMSVMwdqXPPt8

Anything nicer, and possibly more spread out, maybe like a Starbucks or a hotel?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2713 on: June 22, 2022, 07:46:01 PM »
Anyone ever book a hotel through AMEX fine hotels and resorts? They offer free breakfast. Was wondering if anyone has success getting the hotel to order kosher food.
Tia.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2714 on: June 22, 2022, 08:59:02 PM »
Anyone ever book a hotel through AMEX fine hotels and resorts? They offer free breakfast. Was wondering if anyone has success getting the hotel to order kosher food.
Tia.
what does this have to do with Chicago?

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2715 on: June 22, 2022, 09:18:51 PM »
If anyone has done this at any of the Chicago hotels...
In the past I was able to do something like this in Manhattan.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2716 on: June 22, 2022, 09:53:18 PM »
Anyone ever book a hotel through AMEX fine hotels and resorts? They offer free breakfast. Was wondering if anyone has success getting the hotel to order kosher food.
Tia.
Haven't tried in Chicago but have gotten it in many hotels around the world. I believe it's an official FHR requirement.
״וזה כלל גדול: שישנא אדם כל דבר שקר. וכל מה שיוסיף שנאה לדרכי השקר יוסיף אהבה לתורה.״ - אורחות צדיקים

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2717 on: June 22, 2022, 10:04:57 PM »
Haven't tried in Chicago but have gotten it in many hotels around the world. I believe it's an official FHR requirement.
Hmmm, Trump and Ritz Carlton have told me that I would have to pay and it cannot be substituted. Maybe I'll try calling amex directly.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2718 on: June 22, 2022, 10:06:51 PM »
Thanks.
Trump and Ritz Carlton have told me that I would have to pay and it cannot be substituted. Maybe I'll try calling amex directly.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #2719 on: June 22, 2022, 10:03:55 PM »
Hmmm, Trump and Ritz Carlton have told me that I would have to pay and it cannot be substituted. Maybe I'll try calling amex directly.