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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago


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Chicago street map 25 Degrees Aria Bandera Bella Bacino's Italian Bistro Benny's Chop House Bijan's Bistro Bin 36 Bistronomic Bockwinkel's Caffe Rom Cantina Laredo Cape Cod Capital Grille Catch 35 Chicago Chop House Chicago Cut Steakhouse Coco Pazzo CVS Davanti Enoteca David Burke's Primehouse Deca Restaurant DiSotto Enoteca Ditka's Dominick's Ed Debevic's Emilio's Tapas Sol y Nieve Epic Farmhouse Farmhouse Filini Fogo De chao Fontano's Subs Francesca's Frontera Fresco Frontera Grill Gage, The Gaylord India Restaurant Gene and Georgetti Gibson's Steakhouse Gilt Bar Gino's East Grill on the Alley GT Fish & Oyster Gyu-Kaku Hannah's Bretzel Harry Caray's Henri House of Blues Hub 51 Hubbard Inn Hugo's Frog Bar & Restaurant India House Italian Village Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab Keefer's La Madia Lawry's The Prime Rib Les Nomades Les Nomades Lou Malnatti's Pizzeria Macy's Walnut Room Mastro's Steakhouse McCormick & Schmick's Michael Jordan's Steakhouse Moe's Cantina Morton's Naha Native Food Café Nick's Fishmarket Grill & Bar Original Pancake House Palm Court Paris Club Park Grill Pelago Ristorante Perrrot Gourmet Perry's Deli Petterino's Phil Stefani's 437 Rush Pizzeria Uno Procsecco Quartino Riva Rock Bottom Brewery Rockit Bar & Grill Roka Akor Rosebud Prime Rosebud Steakhouse Roy's Ruth's Chris Steah House Sable Kitchen & Bar Shanghai Terrace Shaw's Crab House Signature Room Sixteen Smith & Wollensky Sprinkles Cupcakes Sullivan's Steak House Sunda Tamarind Texas De Brazil Texas de Brazil The Gage The Lobby The Palm The Purple Pig Timmy O'Toole's Topolobampo Tortas Frontera Trattoria No. 10 Tru Vermillion Viviere Volare Walgreen's Weber Grill Wildfire Wlldberry Caf Xoco
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25 Degrees : Burgers, 736 North Clark, 312-943-9700; Gourmet burgers with you-pick toppings. Worthwhile if you're on your way to/from the Lincoln Park Zoo.
35th Street Red Hots: Hot Dogs, 500 West 35th Street, 773-624-9866; Chicago dogs Depression style: peppers, onions, mustard & sweet relish, topped with fries. If you're around Chinatown and have all the Chinese food you want, it isn't hard or far to get here from there.
Aria: Sushi, 200 N. Columbus Dr., 312-444-9494;
Athena : Greek, 212 South Halsted Street, 312-655-0000; A Chicago institution. Good food, fair prices. Free valet parking or take the Blue line to the UIC/Halsted stop.
Bandera: American, 535 North Michigan Avenue, 312-644-3524; Really good veggie burger.
Bella Bacino's Italian Bistro: Italian, 75 East Wacker Drive, 312-263-2350; Good pizza and salads. One of the T3 explosions happened right outside.
Benny's Chop House: Steakhouse, 444 N. Wabash Ave., 312-262-2444;
Bijan's Bistro: , 663 North State Street, 312-202-1904;
Bin 36 : French/American, 339 North Dearborn Street, 312-755-9463; Wine flights and cheese flights. Over 50 wines by the glass. Food is generally good but can be uneven - but go for the wine and cheese flights. GO.
Bistronomic : French, 840 North Wabash, 312-944-8400; Grilled cheese of the day as well as artisianal cheeses and meats.
Bockwinkel's : grocery, 222 North Columbus, (312) 228-99; entrance on Stetson, one block from the hotel
Caffe Rom: Coffee House; Italian, 180 N. Stetson Ave., 312-948-8888;
Cantina Laredo : Mexican, 508 North State Street, 312-955-0144; Chain restaurant with Chicago-only platillos section on 2nd level
Cape Cod : Seafood, 140 East Walton Place, 312-78-72200; Seafood with seasonal specialties. Clubby atmosphere.
Capital Grille: Steakhouse, 633 N. St. Clair St., 312-337-9400;
Catch 35: Seafood, 35 West Wacker Drive, 312-346-3500; Asian influenced seafood with a good wine list.
Chicago Chop House : Steak, 60 West Ontario Street, 312-787-7100; Chicago legend since 1986. Reservations recommended. Valet parking.
Chicago Cut Steakhouse: Steakhouse, 300 N. La Salle St., 312-329-1800;
Coco Pazzo : Italian, 300 West Hubbard Street, 312-836-0900; Tuscan food since 1992.
Coq d'Or : American, 140 East Walton Place, 312-787-2200; Opened right after Prohibition repeal. All day dining and bar.
CVS : pharmacy drugstore, 205 North Michigan Ave., (312) 938-40;
Davanti Enoteca: Italian, 1359 West Taylor Street, 312-226-5550; Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
David Burke's Primehouse: New American Steakhouse, 616 N. Rush St., 312-660-6000;
Deca Restaurant : Eclectic, 160 East Pearson Street, 12th Floor, 312-573-5160; Wagyu burgers, raw oysters, truffle fries, and pasta.
DiSotto Enoteca: Italian; Small Plates, 200 E. Chestnut St., 312-482-8727;
Ditka's : American, 100 East Chestnut Street, 312-587-8989; Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner; Sunday brunch.
Dominick's : grocery and pharmacy, 255 East Grand Avenue, (312) 279-13;
Ed Debevic's : American, 640 North Wells Street, 312-664-1707; Retro style burger place. Fun for kids (staff sometimes sings & dances). Breakfast Sat & Sun only.
Emilio's Tapas Sol y Nieve: Tapas, 215 E. Ohio St., 312-467-7177;
Epic : American, 112 West Hubbard Street, 312-222-4940; 14,000 sq. ft. bi-level dining room. Contemporary fare including octopus as well as steaks.
Farmhouse : American, 228 W. Chicago Avenue, 312-280-4960; Uses seasonal Midwestern ingredients
Farmhouse : , 228 W. Chicago Avenue, 312-280-4960;
Filini: Italian, 221 N. Columbus Dr., 312-477-0234;
Fluky's: American, 5630 W. Touhy Avenue, Niles, 847-588-3889; Opened in 1929. Considered to have perfected the Chicago style hot dog. Deifinitely an expedition from the Hyatt, but well worth doing if you can.
Fogo De chao : , 661 N. LaSalle (at Erie), 312-932-9330;
Fontano's Subs: , 20 E. Jackson Blvd., 312-663-3061;
Francesca's : Italian, 200 East Chestnut Street, 312-482-8800; Insalata asparagi, pasta frutti de mare, pollo arrosto. Reservations and walk-ins, carry out available.
Frontera Fresco: Mexican, 111 N. State St., ;
Frontera Grill: , 445 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434;
Gage, The: Gastropub, 24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243;
Gaylord India Restaurant : Indian, 100 East Walton Street, 312-664-1700; Top notch North Indian fare. Very popular buffet lunch daily that's well worth every penny.
Gene and Georgetti : Steak, 500 North Franklin Street, 312-527-3718; Chicago tradition since 1941. Steaks, infamous "garbage salad", and Chicago's unique Chicken Vesuvio. Free valet & lot parking.
Gibson's Steakhouse : American, 1028 North Rush Street, 312-266-8999; A splurge that's worth every penny. Top notch steaks.
Gilt Bar: Gastropub, 230 W. Kinzie St., 312-464-9544;
Gino's East : Pizza, 633 North Wells Street, 312-988-4200; Chicago institution since 1966. Legendary deepdish pizza. Also other dishes, but really, just get the pizza.
Grill on the Alley : American, 909 North Michigan Avenue, 312-255-9009; West Coast import with all things beef. Late night dining in the lounge. Kids welcome.
GT Fish & Oyster: Seafood, 531 N. Wells St., 312-929-3501;
Gyu-Kaku : Asian BBQ, 210 East Ohio Street, 312-266-8929; Cook-it-yourself dining with meat, seafood, and veggie options.
Hannah's Bretzel: Sandwiches, 233 N. Michigan Ave., 312-621-1111;
Harry Caray's : American, 33 West Kinzie Street, 312-828-0966; One of Chicago's top steakhouses. Sandwich cart in the bar daily until 4 PM. Bar is 60 feet 6 inches long (the length from the pitcher's mound to home plate).
Henri: , 18 S. Michigan Ave., 312-578-0763;
House of Blues : Cajun, 329 North Dearborn Street, 312-923-2007; Back Porch Lounge has a sandwich bar. Sunday gospel brunch at 10 AM and 12:30 PM.
Hub 51 : Eclectic, 51 West Hubbard Street, 312-828-0051; Burgers, tacos, and sushi all in one place.
Hubbard Inn : American, 110 West Hubbard Street, 312-222-1331; Unique décor with only slightly unusual food. Worthwhile.
Hugo's Frog Bar & Restaurant : Seafood, 1024 North Rush Street, 312-640-0999; Also servese Gibson's steaks. Nightly piano bar.
India House : Indian, 59 West Grand Avenue , 312-645-9500; Fare from all over India. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Italian Village : Italian, 71 West Monroe Street, 312-332-7005; Three Italian restaurants in one place.
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville : American, Navy Pier, 700 East Grand Avenue, 312-496-3840; Good but overpriced drinks. Food is just okay. Lots of souvenirs for sale. What else would you expect?
Jimmy's Red Hots: Hot Dogs, 4000 West Grand Avenue, 773-384-9513; Chicago dogs Depression style: peppers, onions, mustard & sweet relish, topped with fries
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab: Seafood, Steakhouse, 60 E. Grand Ave., 312-379-5637;
Keefer's: American Traditional, 20 W. Kinzie St., 312-467-9525;
La Madia: Italian, Pizza, 59 W. Grand Ave., 312-329-0400;
Lao Sze Chuan: Chinese, 2171 South Archer Avenue, 312-326-5040; Typical Chinese dishes, plus less common options, ie jellyfish Shanghai-style and stir fried kidneys.
Lawry's The Prime Rib: Steakhouse, 100 E. Ontario St., 312-787-5000;
Les Nomades : , 222 E. Ontario, 312-649-9010; One of the best French restaurants in the US. Jacket required. Worth it.
Les Nomades: , 222 E. Ontario St., 312-649-9010;
Lou Malnatti's Pizzeria: Pizza, 439 N. Wells St., 312-828-9800;
Lou Mitchell's: Breakfast, 565 West Jackson Blvd, 312-939-3111; Chicago institution serving breakfast since 1923. Cash only.
Macy's Walnut Room: American, 111 North State Street, 7th Floor, 312-781-3125; Open since 1907. Sunday brunch.
Manny's Coffee Shop & Deli : Deli, 1141 South Jefferson Street, 312-939-2855; Open since 1942. Amazing breakfast and lunch fare at great prices. Worth the trip: take bus #12 to Jefferson.
Mastro's Steakhouse: Steakhouse, 520 N. Dearborn St., 312-521-5100;
McCormick & Schmick's : Seafood, 1 East Wacker Drive, 312-923-7226; Menu changes daily.
Michael Jordan's Steakhouse: American, 505 North Michigan Avenue, 312-321-8823; Seafood, steaks, & burgers, and a 23-layer chocolate cake
Moe's Cantina : Mexican, 155 West Kinzie Street, 312-245-2000; Lots of specialty cocktails. Brunch on Saturday and Sunday as well as late night dining.
Morton's: Steak, 65 East Wacker Drive, 312-201-0410; Some of the best steak in Chicago. Special menus: gluten-free and soy-free.
Naha: , 500 N. Clark St., 312-321-6242;
Native Food Café : Vegan, 208 South Clark Street, 312-332-6332; L.A.-based chain. Has beers from local breweries.
Nick's Fishmarket Grill & Bar: Seafood, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 312-621-0200;
Original Pancake House : Breakfast, 22 East Bellvue Street, 312-642-7917; More than a dozen versions of pancakes.
Palm Court : Tea, 140 East Walton Place, 312-787-2200; English tea daily 1-5PM. Cocktails Su-Thu 12PM-12AM, Fri & Sa 12 PM-1 AM.
Paris Club : French, 59 West Hubbard Street, 312-595-0800; Affordable French fare: steak frites, croque monsieur. Studio Paris lounge upstairs for clubbing
Park Grill : , 11 N. Michigan, 312-521-7275; Gateway to Millenium Park. Have a black bean burger below the Bean. Eclectic cuisine from across the nation.
Pelago Ristorante: Italian, Seafood, 201 E. Delaware Pl., 312-280-0700;
Perrrot Gourmet: French Bistro, 108 E. Superior St., 312-573-6749;
Perry's Deli : Deli, 174 North Franklin Street, 312-372-7557; Great deli fare, but cell phones not allowed. Silence the ringer and keep it in your pocket. Open M-F only.
Petterino's : American, 150 North Dearborn Street, 312-422-0150; Three course dinner for $19.95 with free valet parking every night after 7 PM.
Phil Stefani's 437 Rush : Steak, 437 Rush Street, 312-222-0101; Steaks plus lobster tails and pasta.
Phoenix Restaurant: Chinese, 2131 South Archer Avenue, 312-328-0848; Hong Kong style Cantonese. Take the Red line to the Cermak/Chinatown stop.
Pizzeria Uno: Pizza, 29 East Ohio, 312-321-1000; Where Chicago style pizza began. Very touristed now, and you'll have a long wait, but if you wanna do the original, this is the place.
Procsecco : Italian, 710 North Wells Street, 312-951-9500; Italian specialties with a little twist (garganeli with shrimp, zucchini, and Sicilian cherry tomatoes)
Pump Room : American, 1301 North State Parkway, 312-787-3700; A Chicago institution, but also splurge level pricing
Quartino : Italian, 626 North State Street, 312-698-5000; Neopolitan pizzas, house cured salami.
Redhot Ranch: Hot Dogs, 2072 North Western, 773-772-6020; Chicago dogs Depression style: peppers, onions, mustard & sweet relish, topped with fries.
Riva : Seafood, 700 East Grand Avenue (at Navy Pier), 312-644-7482; Premium seafood, daily specials, and great views of the skyline and lake.
Rock Bottom Brewery : American, 1 West Grand Avenue, 312-755-9339; Brews made onsite, but be ready for crowds. Rooftop bar is almost always jammed.
Rockit Bar & Grill : American, 22 West Hubbard Street, 312-645-6000; The signature dish is the Kobe beef burger with Brie
Roka Akor: Steakhouse, Sushi, 456 N. Clark St., 312-477-7652;
Rosebud Prime: Steakhouse, 1. S. Dearborn St., 312-384-1900;
Rosebud Steakhouse: Steakhouse, 192 E. Walton St., 312-397-1000;
Roy's: Hawaiian, 720 N. State St., 312-787-7599;
Ruth's Chris Steah House : Steak, 431 North Dearborn Street, 312-321-2725; Also lobster and other steak house standbys. Lunch menu available weekdays until 3 PM.
Sable Kitchen & Bar: American Small Plates, 505 N. State St., 312-755-9704;
Shanghai Terrace: , 108 E. Superior St., 312-573-6744;
Shaw's Crab House : Seafood, 21 East Hubbard Street, 312-527-2722; A Chicago institution. Good food, fair prices.
Signature Room : American, , 312-; On the 95th floor of the John Hancock building. A "must do" if only for the view. Fairly priced brunch on weekends draws crowds.
Sixteen : American, 401 North Wabash Avenue, 312-588-8000; On the 16th floor of Trump Tower (aka Toupee Tower). Sunday brunch.
Smith & Wollensky: Steak, 318 North State Street, 312-670-9900; Huge steaks, enormous sides. The lower level bar has lovely views of the river if you can get window seating. Pricey but worth it.
Sprinkles Cupcakes : Desserts, 50 East Walton Street, 312-573-1600; 20 rotating flavors including chai latte and red velvet.
Sullivan's Steak House: Steakhouse, 415 N. Dearborn St., 312-527-3510;
Sunda : PanAsian, 110 West Illinois Street, 312-644-0500;
Tamarind : Asian, 614 South Wabash, 312-379-0970; Sushi, pineapple fried rice, red curry chicken, thai and vietnamese spring rolls, spicy tuna taco, and lots of other options.
Texas De Brazil : , 51 E. Ohio St., 312-670-1006; Brazilian meat circus. Grilled skewered sliced and brought to you. Good though. Also outstanding salad bar.
Texas de Brazil : Steak, 51 East Ohio Street, 312-670-1006; Steaks, lamb, pork, & chicken. Brunch on Sat and Sun. VEGGIES TAKE NOTE: 40 item seasonal salad bar.
The Gage: Gastropub, 24 S. Michigan Ave., 312-372-4243;
The Lobby: European, 108 E. Superior St., 312-573-6760;
The Palm: Steakhouse, 323 E. Wacker Dr., 312-616-1000;
The Purple Pig : Mediteranean, 500 North Michigan Avenue, 312-464-1744; Motto: "Cheese, swine and wine". House cured baccala.
Three Aces : Italian, 1321 West Taylor Street, 312-243-1577; Duck fat chips, pumpkin donuts, pumkin & pancetta soup, lamb & pork belly sausage. This place has a real variety of choices.
Timmy O'Toole's : American, 622 North Fairbanks Court, 312-642-0700; Big Timmy Challenge: eat a 1 lb. burger with four cheeses, bacon, onion, red onion, tomato & lettuce plus fries and onion rings on the side - and get a T-shirt.
Topolobampo: , 445 N. Clark St., 312-661-1434;
Tortas Frontera: Mexican sandwiches, 10 S. Dearborn St., 312-732-6505;
Trattoria No. 10: Italian, 10 N. Dearborn St., 312-984-1718;
Tru: , 676 North St. Clair Street, 312-202-0001; A definite splurge, but well worth it - one of Chicago's best French restaurants. Try their caviar. Jacket required.
Tufano's: Italian, 1073 West Vernon Park Place, 312-733-3393; Been around for more than 75 years, so they must be doing something right. Cash only.
Vermillion : Fusion, 10 West Hubbard Street, 312-527-4060; Indian/Latin food
Viviere: Italian, 71 W. Monroe St., 312-332-4040;
Volare: , 201 E. Grand Ave., 312-410-9900;
Waffles : Waffles, 1400 South Michigan Avenue, 312-854-8572; Literally, just waffles. Unique flavors: red velvet, green tea, and others.
Walgreen's : pharmacy/drugstore, 300 North Michigan Ave., (312) 558-90;
Weber Grill : Steak, 539 North State Street, 312-467-9696;
Weiner's Circle: Hot Dogs, 2622 North Clark Street, 773-477-7444; Classic Chicago style dogs. Take the 151 bus to Stockton Drive, then walk east.
Wildfire: American Steakhouse, 159 W. Erie St., 312-787-9000;
Wlldberry Caf : American, 130 East Randolph Street, 312-938-9777; Across from Milennium Park. Standard breakfast and lunch fare.
Xoco: Mexican, 449 N. Clark St., 312-334-3688;

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