The Anthrocon 2016 Convention and Dining Guide is Here!
The Anthrocon Convention and Dining Guide is here! An embedded copy can be found below, or for those of you on mobile devices, the PDF can be viewed directly at:
Many thanks to Xydexx and the hard working Publications Team for putting it together this year!
I'm surprised Pamela's in the Strip District didn't make it on there. They have some really great breakfast.
I'm surprised as well! I thought we included it in previous years.
We will make a note to include it in next year's Guide. Thanks!
You forgot the transit directions to Station Square! You can just take the T from Wood Street to the Station Square stop. The stop is catty-cornered across the intersection from the mall.
Will make a note to include this for next year. Thanks!
Help me to understand this because I'm curious, why is it that there is a gay friendly icon next to the restaurants? Was there issues in the past or something?
You'll notice that icon shows up entirely in the section of "Bars & Nightlife". That would mean these are "Gay Bars", or at the least bars and nightclubs with an atmosphere that is significantly accomodating to gay and lesbian customers. It does not mean other establishments are gay-unfriendly.
What's with the red numbers superimposed on the black ones on the map? Makes it hard to read both...
I assume Hanlon's cafe is closed for the holiday weekend and not closed for good...
That's really interesting. Apparently when I converted the map from Illustrator to PDF it included the hidden layer. The red numbers are the 2015 Dining Guide locations which should not have been included.
There should be an option in Adobe Acrobat to turn off the layer with the 2015 numbers. I'll send Giza a corrected version shortly.
Eep. Hanlon’s was my go-to breakfast spot in 2014. Fortunately, there’s similar fare just a few doors down.
Hanlon's Cafe is closed for good.
That doesn't seem to be a good place to keep a business. Since I started going to AC in 2007, three restaurants have closed there: Steel City Diner, Big Mama's House of Southern Cuisine, and now Hanlon's. I miss Steel City and Big Mama. Hanlon's, not so much.
As nice as it is for us to have so many mid- to budget-range dining options close to the DLCC, I sometimes wonder if there aren't too many of them for the local population of downtown visitors and workers to support, when there isn't a fannish convention in town.
Folks who go to the DLCC for professional presentations/trade shows/meetings are likely on expense accounts, and the high-end establishments which cater to them (and there are plenty within two blocks along Liberty and Penn Avenues) seem to thrive just fine.
My close go-to breakfast place. Cant say they didnt have a good run, and the;ynever once ran out of food on us either!
They're a little farther up the strip than the map lists, but for breakfast/lunch Kelly O's (24th street) is a good diner, and the Spaghetti Warehouse (26th street) for lunch/dinner has been a good dining spot for me.
Thanks for mentioning these! We will try to expand our Strip District map next year to include them.
On the Map and names for the Dealers Den (pages 22-24) There seems to be a missing Dealer.
Cat Tail Studios with the table location of C11
I'm posting this question for them....can someone please check on this...Thanks!
This appears to be a change that happened after we went to print. You can find the most updated Dealers' Room listing here.
Although we strive to be as accurate as possible, there are inevitably last-minute changes that won't be reflected in the Guide.
Hey, my boyfriend lives in PA. We wanted to let you know that the Monte Cello's downtown location is now actually closed, unfrotunately - it was moved several miles away to Ross Township. It's still listed on the dining guide as an available option, so just wanted to let you guys know!
Here's the list of locations as proof: http://www.montecellos.com/Locations.aspx
if any of you find yourself visiting around Pittsburgh before or after the con Monte Cellos is worth a look.Its too bad their downtown location closed.I did like it .
no offense to those who liked the places but Steel City Diner, Big Mama's House of Southern Cuisine, and Hanlon's were all kind of mediocre. I wont particularly miss any of them even though I didnt hate any of them either.
There's a Great place I've been to a few years in a row called Crystal On Penn it's at 1211 Penn Ave. nice little joint nice people great kabobs and burgers and vegetarian options and great beer selection.
Dang it's almost overwhelming! I just hope i dont go crazy from all these selections.