From having a successful trade show to finding out-of-the-way ethnic eateries to cashing in on the shopping scene, this guide turns the reader into a savvy insider. The city's hotels are rated and ranked both in terms of quality and value. Over 75 of the best restaurants, 25 of the hottest night spots, and all of the sports and tourist attractions are profiled.
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"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
— Chicago Sun Times
—The New York Times
Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide:
Hotels reviewed and ranked for value and quality—plus secrets for getting the lowest possible rate
More than 70 restaurants reviewed and profiled, with listings for dozens more
A complete guide to Chicago's sights—museums, architecture, ethnic neighborhoods, and more
The inside story on shopping—where to get the best for less, on and off the Magnificent Mile
Lead writer David Hoekstra is a staff writer and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times. He won a 1987 Chicago Newspaper Guild Stick-O-Type Award for Column Writing for outstanding commentary on Chicago nightlife. He's also a contributing writer for Playboy and has been a contributing editor for Chicago magazine. His anthology of Sun-Times travel columns, Ticket to Everywhere, was published by Lake Claremont Press in 2000.
Former Restaurant Consultant Alice Van Housen (Part Eight, Dinning and Restaurant) is a writer, reviewer, and editor for a variety of food-focused publications and Web sites. She has served as Chicago editor for the print and online editions of Zagat Survey since 2001. She has also contributed dining chapters to Frommer's Chicago and Mobil Travel Guides; served as founding editor of Local Palate, a monthly foodie newspaper; and written for numerous local and national publications, including Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, Wine & Spirits, Plate, Restaurants & Institutions, Restaurant Business, the Chicago Tribune's Metromix and RedEye supplements, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Reader, Chicago Social, and Front Desk Chicago. In addition, she has been a contributing Chicago reviewer for the Citysearch online-entertainment and dinning guide since its original incarnation as Chicago Sidewalk in 1996.
Journalist-Fiction Writer Laurie Levy (Part Nine, Shopping in Chicago) has written locally for the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Collection, Chicago magazine, and Today's Chicago Woman, among others, as well as for national publications such as Business Traveler, Travel Agent, and I Magazine. She is the author of three nonfiction books and is an award-winning short-story writer and novels.
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Book Description Macmillan General Reference, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0028604946
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