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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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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 #540 on: July 23, 2014, 10:49:07 AM »
Went to Milts last night. This was my second time there and while it was good, I feel like they are slipping.
For appetizers we had fried green tomatoes (no more okra),  beef chili nachos, beef "bacon" and chicken fingers. The tomatoes were ok. They had the same corn meal crust that the okra had except it didn't stick to the tomato so you end up with a disk of breading and a soggy, bland slice of tomato. It did come with a good dipping sauce though. The chili was excellent as always. My only complaint would be that the chips were mostly soggy. It almost feels like they have plates of it ready to go. Only a few chips could be picked up. The rest needed a fork. Beef bacon was basically strips of thinly sliced meat. Good, but better as part of something like a sandwich. Chicken fingers were coated with same corn meal mixture. Not bad but not my taste.
For main I had the milts burger, creamy cole slaw, fries, and a side of brisket baked beans. Burger was fantastic except for the bun. It was a little bit of a pathetic piece of bread.It was basically the thin soft type you buy at a supermarket. Cole slaw was great and I'm very critical about cole slaw usually. Baked beans were way to sweet for my taste.  No smokiness came through at all. Some people may like it that way but I couldn't really eat it. Fries were eh at best. It's hard to describe but they kind of felt hollow like generic pizza store fries. To me the perfect fry is thick, has a crispy exterior, and soft interior. These had none of that. My wife ordered the brisket sandwich. She said it was good once you added the sauce but had the same complaint about the bun.
What really annoyed me was when we asked for some bread for my 2 year old nephew before the meal came. They brought out 2 slider buns and charged $1.50. I mean seriously?!?!
All that being said, it was still a great meal and I left stuffed. No room for dessert.
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« Reply #541 on: July 23, 2014, 10:52:27 AM »
Ask for a pretzel bun next time.
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« Reply #542 on: July 23, 2014, 10:59:22 AM »
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« Reply #543 on: July 23, 2014, 11:38:19 AM »
Ask for a pretzel bun next time.
Good to know. Thanks
It would be nice if we were told about it though
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« Reply #544 on: July 23, 2014, 11:57:33 AM »
Good to know. Thanks
It would be nice if we were told about it though

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I'm sure its mentioned someplace on this forum  ;) ;)
Must have forgotten in my excitement to go. Anything I must remember for shallots tonight?
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Must have forgotten in my excitement to go. Anything I must remember for shallots tonight?
Just eat sushi and forget everything else
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Just eat sushi and forget everything else
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Sushi, Wagyu Steak, Strawberry shortcake.
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chicago-a place to get a kosher breakfast
« Reply #550 on: July 27, 2014, 03:38:59 PM »
I am staying in Chicago at Parc Hyatt where a free bfast is included  since I have Diamond status. they said "We will make an arrangement to reimburse you for up to $30 per person (for a kosher breakfast) provided you present to us a copy of the receipts."

any thoughts on how to do this?

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« Reply #551 on: July 27, 2014, 03:52:58 PM »
How much is their errand fee to pick food up?
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Re: chicago-a place to get a kosher breakfast
« Reply #552 on: July 27, 2014, 08:24:46 PM »
I am staying in Chicago at Parc Hyatt where a free bfast is included  since I have Diamond status. they said "We will make an arrangement to reimburse you for up to $30 per person (for a kosher breakfast) provided you present to us a copy of the receipts."

any thoughts on how to do this?

thanks

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Re: chicago-a place to get a kosher breakfast
« Reply #553 on: July 28, 2014, 12:22:47 AM »
I am staying in Chicago at Parc Hyatt where a free bfast is included  since I have Diamond status. they said "We will make an arrangement to reimburse you for up to $30 per person (for a kosher breakfast) provided you present to us a copy of the receipts."

any thoughts on how to do this?

thanks

Wow, when I stayed there as a diamond, they didn't give me anything. Maybe times have changed.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #554 on: July 28, 2014, 11:29:52 AM »
Wow, when I stayed there as a diamond, they didn't give me anything. Maybe times have changed.

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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #555 on: July 28, 2014, 01:32:33 PM »
I am staying in Chicago at Parc Hyatt where a free bfast is included  since I have Diamond status. they said "We will make an arrangement to reimburse you for up to $30 per person (for a kosher breakfast) provided you present to us a copy of the receipts."

any thoughts on how to do this?

thanks

You can order from Emma's (Bagel Place in Skokie) through these people, and they'll deliver downtown. Markup & Fees are NOT that bad.. http://www.deliverywow.com/

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« Reply #556 on: July 28, 2014, 06:38:27 PM »
You can order from Emma's (Bagel Place in Skokie) through these people, and they'll deliver downtown. Markup & Fees are NOT that bad.. http://www.deliverywow.com/
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #557 on: July 28, 2014, 07:03:30 PM »
I had sushi from Hamachi Sushi Bar...really really solid!
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Re: Chicago Master Thread
« Reply #558 on: July 28, 2014, 10:18:42 PM »
$100.00 minimum.; $5.95 del. fee.

I've used this service numerous times. When you go to place the order the Min usually drops to around $15. IIhave never had an issue and have never gotten close to $100

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« Reply #559 on: July 28, 2014, 11:15:46 PM »
I had sushi from Hamachi Sushi Bar...really really solid!

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