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Chicago - is there anyplace worth a journey?

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AdinaA Jun 17, 2012 12:48 PM

Just booked a business trip to Chicago for later this summer. I love being in downtown Chicago, don't get there often enough, and know I won't stave. My question is this:

Is there any eatery good enough to justify the effort of schlepping out to one of the Jewish neighborhoods after a long day's work?

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  1. weinstein5 RE: AdinaA Jun 17, 2012 03:24 PM

    In case you are not aware there are options now for lunch in downtown -
    Metro Klub 733 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60661 312-602-2104
    Kotel Kosher (Grab and Go) 131 N. Clinton, Chicago, IL 312-502-5603

    For the schlep out to Skokie I would recommend:
    Shallots Bistro - http://shallotsbistro.com/ - high end dining
    Taboun Grill - http://www.taboungrill.com/ - Excellent Israeli food casual but IMO best restaurant in Chicago land
    For burgers - I would recommend Kens Diner - http://kensdiner.com/pb/wp_1f7e059b/wp_1f7e059b.html or the sandwich club http://www.thesandwichclub.net/

    I also like Tein Li Chow - IMO some of the best kosher chinese food in the US - downside is its only carry our and dleivery. http://www.teinlichow.com/

    For Dairy - EJs Pizzeria - http://ejspizzeriaskokie.com/ - some of the best kosher pizza I have eaten -

    for a complete list - http://www.crcweb.org/guide_chicago.p...

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      AdinaA RE: weinstein5 Jun 18, 2012 05:31 PM

      Thank you weinstein5. I will aim to get out to Taboun Grill.

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        weinstein5 RE: AdinaA Jun 18, 2012 07:01 PM

        You will not be disappointed -

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      KA2CSH RE: AdinaA Jun 20, 2012 10:29 AM

      AdinaA, don't forget to stop by Romanian Kosher Sausage Co. on Clark & Touhy for the best deli stuff. My favorites are their garlic polish, roast beef, shoulder pastrami, salami chubs, chopped liver, in fact, the only thing I don't like is their smoked turkey, which is spiced great, but too dry in texture for me.

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        ferret RE: KA2CSH Jun 20, 2012 11:31 AM

        They make an excellent Italian sausage and if you can get the salami in a fairly dried state ("hard") then have them slice it thin and savor it.

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          weinstein5 RE: ferret Jun 20, 2012 02:55 PM

          and to add I also love their beef fry -

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