HOME > Chowhound > Chicago Area >
What are you cooking today?

First trip to Chicago! Planetarium conference.

Altaira Jun 8, 2008 03:00 PM

Okay, Hounds, I am making my first trip to Chicago at the end of June for the International Planetarium Society Conference at the Adler Planetarium. Bearing in mind that I will be at the Hyatt McCormick Place and will have no car....and that I work in a museum and therefore am relatively poor...is there any MUST MUST EAT in Chicago that I shouldn't miss? I only have one or two nights on my own. Thanks!
(I should add that I like all kinds of food, especially asian, any type). Does Chicago have a Chinatown? Is it possible to get steamed pork buns? I'm addicted, and they are increasingly hard to find in Boston.

  1. m
    masha Jun 9, 2008 01:04 PM

    Chinatown is the closest enclave of restaurants to the Hyatt McCormick and definitely walkable.

    1. l
      lina14 Jun 9, 2008 08:29 AM

      From the Planetarium it's a fairly short walk on the causeway to the Shedd Aquarium and its restaurant, "Soundings." Do have a lunch there; the food is good and the view of Lake Michigan is spectacular.

      Chinatown isn't far from the Planetarium and is easily reached by public transportation.

      I leave it to others to discuss food and restaurants.

      I leave it to others to discuss the

      Show Hidden Posts