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Gino’s East to Open Kosher Branch in Wicker Park (Chicago) in 2015

A new complex is in process of being built in the Wicker Park section of Chicago, and the local Chabad has secured the ground floor storefront which will be a kosher version of the popular Gino’s East (non-kosher) pizzeria to be named “Gino’s East Vegetarian”. The building and store will likely not be ready to […]

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Milt’s BBQ Kosher Food Truck Coming to Chicago!

Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed, one of the most popular kosher restaurants in the country, will be going curb-side starting mid August 2014!

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New in Chicago Suburbs: Taboun Grill Opening New Location in Northbrook

Taboun Grill is Chicago’s tasty Mediterranean / Israeli style kosher grill, originally with locations in West Rogers Park and Skokie. We tried the WRP location back in 2010 before it closed, however the Skokie location remains open. Adding to that will be a new location, about 20 minutes north in Northbrook, IL, the village’s first […]

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2014 List of Kosher BBQ Championships & Festivals

Summer is here, and this line up of BBQ events is here to prove it! Whether you’re a meat fanatic or just into grilled veggies, this BBQ season will have something for everyone.  Below is a comprehensive list of all the BBQ competitions coming up this summer in the U.S.– but feel free to comment […]

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Bebe’s Kosher Deli Now Open at Chicago’s French Market

Conveniently located in Chicago’s French Market, adjacent to the Ogilvie Transportation Center (Metra commuter trains), and not far from downtown Chicago, Kosher commuters can now stop by Bebe’s Kosher Deli for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Bebe’s carries the most popular food from local Kosher establishments: The Sandwich Club, Emma’s Bagel Café and Srulie’s Essen Delicatessen, including  the firecracker […]

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2 New Kosher Restaurants in the MidWest: Chicago & Madison, WI

A new Barbecue place has opened in the hip area of Lakeview, Chicago. Milt’s Barbecue for the Perplexed gets its name from the famous text written by Moses Maimonides. The eatery offers all sorts of barbecue goodies like ribs, smoked chicken, fried okra, beef bacon, Romanian hot dogs, and infused bourbon. Also you can feel […]

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New Kosher Restaurant in Chicago: Hamachi Sushi Bar

  Hamachi Sushi Bar is the newest kosher restaurant in Chicago. On corner of Howard and California, on the border between the West Rogers Park and Evanston, Hamachi is a sleek, modern looking restaurant, with a full menu of basic to highly complex sushi rolls. The restaurant is on the smaller side with only handful of […]

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Kosher Options in Downtown Chicago

Contributed by Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: August 2012 Heading to Chicago on a 2 day business trip and staying in a hotel downtown, I knew it was going to be difficult to have kosher meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner without leaving the city. If you know in advance that you're not […]

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Kotel Kosher, Downtown Chicago [Review]

  [Guest Review by Chicago native, Daniel Peikes] Kotel Kosher: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly There is a new lunch spot for the kosher professional in downtown Chicago.  Kotel Kosher opened with much fanfare on March 15th in the French Market under Ogilvie Transportation Center, a main train station where many Jews travel […]

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Chicago’s United Center to get Kosher Food in 2012

Beginning January 1st, 2012, the United Center in Chicago, IL will be offering a glatt kosher food cart serving hot dogs, sausages, pretzels and bottled beverages at Bulls (NBA) and Blackhawks (NHL) games. The cart will be located on the Main Concourse outside Section 114 and will be under the strict supervision of the Chicago […]

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Skokie’s Malibu Pizza & Pasta has Closed

We have learned that a couple weeks ago, the owner of Malibu Pizza and Pasta restaurant in Skokie, Ken Hechtman (also the owner of next door Ken’s Diner), has decided to shut its doors lacking not enough community interest. “Sadly, the Chicago religious community does not support their kosher restaurants,” he said. “The lack of […]

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Best of Kosher Chicago

On Twitter and Facebook, we often get asked for recommendations of the best restaurants or more specifically “what’s the best (fill in cuisine here) in (fill in location here)?” This is the first of many follow ups to the “Best of Kosher” series starting with New York. Thank you to Daniel Peikes, local Chicago foodie, […]

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✈ Keeping Kosher in Chicago, IL

Contributed by: Dani Klein | Last Date of Travel: April 2010 Kosher Info: Chicago's large Jewish community allow it to host a sizable number of Kosher restaurants, albeit mainly in the suburban communities of Skokie and West Rogers Park. There is one Kosher restaurant downtown, not too far from the Willis Tower called Metro Klub […]

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Restaurants with Sukkot 2010

CLICK HERE: UPDATED FOR 2013   This list was compiled by our community of Kosher travelers. Thank you to everyone to contributed! (There is no doubt that this list is incomplete. If there are restaurants that are not listed that have a Sukkah, please comment below.) To get YeahThatsKosher updates via email, click here. Find us […]

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9 Days Menus

As we know, eating meat is considered festive and therefore forbidden (without a siyum) during the 9 days. Thus, many meat restaurants have created special pareve (non meat or dairy) menus to stay open during the 9 Days. To learn more about why we don’t eat meat (or drink wine) during the Nine Days, click […]

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Kosher Dunkin’ Donuts across the U.S.

Please see our updated list here (2013)  As today is Donut Day, what better day to announce a comprehensive list (if we missed anything please let us know) of all the Kosher Dunkin’ Donuts in the U.S. Keep in mind that each chain may have varying levels of kosher supervision.

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