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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 #375 on: November 26, 2013, 03:13:08 PM »
Where is Second City comedy club? I googled it and I got an address on Wells. Is that it? I wold love to check it out.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #376 on: November 26, 2013, 03:14:37 PM »
Already have dinner reservations at Milt's.

Worth going to Shallot's for lunch?
Swap it without a doubt.
M for lunch, S for dinner.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #377 on: November 26, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »
Swap it without a doubt.
M for lunch, S for dinner.


Last time I was in Milt's it was so crowded and noisy that I couldn't hear what the people I was with were saying.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #378 on: November 26, 2013, 03:36:01 PM »
Called. It's 2 hours. And they're sold out for when I need :(

Either way, it's a weird time for people that want to eat dinner. Show at 8-10pm.

Who eats dinner at 6pm? :P
that is why we picked up from Kens, but they wouldnt let us bring it into the show so we ended up eating it on the plane the next day.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #379 on: November 26, 2013, 03:38:17 PM »
How timely. Thanks for the write up.

How'd you score the upgrade at the Hyatt, by email prior or at checkin?

Ken's was disappointing? Too bad. Can you recommend another alternative?

I'll definitely be checking out Second City comedy club.

I just called the hotel and said that I was taking my wife away for our anniversary and is there any chance of getting  an upgrade. I had not even booked the room yet, and they said just call us back when you book, and we will put the upgrade through.

Was a really amazing hotel. I would ask if there are any rooms not near the hospital side. It wasn't a big deal, but if someone is a light sleeper or there are a lot of emergency calls, I could see it being a bit annoying.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #380 on: November 26, 2013, 03:41:19 PM »
I just called the hotel and said that I was taking my wife away for our anniversary and is there any chance of getting  an upgrade. I had not even booked the room yet, and they said just call us back when you book, and we will put the upgrade through.

Was a really amazing hotel. I would ask if there are any rooms not near the hospital side. It wasn't a big deal, but if someone is a light sleeper or there are a lot of emergency calls, I could see it being a bit annoying.

+1 - sounds like the hotel worked out in the end! I had a similar experience with a free night at the PH Chicago! I was upgraded to a suite with a beautiful view.  I believe the bathroom in the suite was larger than my apartment (yes, I said my apartment)!

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #381 on: November 26, 2013, 04:01:03 PM »
How timely. Thanks for the write up.

How'd you score the upgrade at the Hyatt, by email prior or at checkin?

Ken's was disappointing? Too bad. Can you recommend another alternative?

I'll definitely be checking out Second City comedy club.

I grew up on burger buddies. Haven't had it in a while though. Sandwich club is pretty good though.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #382 on: November 26, 2013, 04:01:29 PM »
Swap it without a doubt.
M for lunch, S for dinner.

I don't think I can do both.

I arrive ORD at 130 so by the time I'd be able to eat lunch it'll be 3. I just wont be hungry enough to do the second meal justice, and at Shallot's prices, I'd like to do more than justice ;)

I thin because Mrs. AJK has never been to Milt's we're going to have to pass on Shallot's this time around.
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #383 on: November 26, 2013, 04:01:52 PM »
@AJK - I wouldn't suggest this for now...its freezing

Any suggestions?
It's my wife's first time touring (we've been there a few times to visit family)
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #384 on: November 26, 2013, 04:03:02 PM »
Any suggestions?
It's my wife's first time touring (we've been there a few times to visit family)

One thing I love, are shakespeare plays (make the jokes now)  - They have them at navy pier sometimes.

In terms of touring: The top of the Willis (Sears) tower is cool
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« Reply #385 on: November 26, 2013, 04:03:11 PM »
I just called the hotel and said that I was taking my wife away for our anniversary and is there any chance of getting  an upgrade. I had not even booked the room yet, and they said just call us back when you book, and we will put the upgrade through.

Was a really amazing hotel. I would ask if there are any rooms not near the hospital side. It wasn't a big deal, but if someone is a light sleeper or there are a lot of emergency calls, I could see it being a bit annoying.

Good to know, thanks.

that is why we picked up from Kens, but they wouldnt let us bring it into the show so we ended up eating it on the plane the next day.

If only they let you take food in!
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #386 on: November 26, 2013, 04:03:52 PM »
Any suggestions?
It's my wife's first time touring (we've been there a few times to visit family)

Once you are downtown (Navy Pier/Magnificent Mile area), you can walk around.  This time of the year, it is a hit or miss on weather.

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« Reply #387 on: November 26, 2013, 04:04:59 PM »
One thing I love, are shakespeare plays (make the jokes now)  - They have them at navy pier sometimes.

In terms of touring: The top of the Willis (Sears) tower is cool

That's a great idea. Too bad they don't have any this week.

Also, for anyone staying at the Hyatt Regency, you can park down the block for $14 (instead of the $59, or $35, it'd cost to do Valet at the hotel).
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #388 on: November 26, 2013, 04:05:52 PM »
Once you are downtown (Navy Pier/Magnificent Mile area), you can walk around.  This time of the year, it is a hit or miss on weather.
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 We're staying at W lakeshore. I want to do something a little more organized. I was thinking about architecture boat tour but I guess it'll be too cold. And I guess that means segway is out too. hhop-on hop-off bus tour or is that lame?
 
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #389 on: November 26, 2013, 04:08:10 PM »
I don't think I can do both.

I arrive ORD at 130 so by the time I'd be able to eat lunch it'll be 3. I just wont be hungry enough to do the second meal justice, and at Shallot's prices, I'd like to do more than justice ;)

I thin because Mrs. AJK has never been to Milt's we're going to have to pass on Shallot's this time around.
I'd go straight to Milt's and a late dinner at Shalott's without a doubt.
Sushi, signature steaks, and desserts at Shallott's are all 10/10.
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