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ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting

During the conference

Restaurants and cafeterias

Meals at IB-USP
ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting's sessions will concentrate in the Institute of Biosciences - USP, where lunch will be served. Proximity will allow a realxed meal, without risking being late for the afternoon sessions. Location, hours, prices, and type of service will be described here in the future.

Other options of services and prices for meals inside the University campus are indicated on the map below. In these cases, however, one must considerate the travel time, on foot or by bus, that may reduce much of the meal time. The best restaurants for these other options are described here and, more proximately to the conference, the prices charged by them will be announced. 

Professor's Club Restaurant
Located 650 meters afar from IB (8 minutes on foot, walking down Matão Street, and 10 minutes walking it up back when returning). The Club has a restaurant with a buffet service for a fixed price, including dessert and cafe, with drinks charged separately. It is an interesting option specially because of its location, in the middle of the remainder of the Atlantic Rain Forest that surrounds the IB.

Sweden Restaurant
Located 1.5 km afar to the IB (20 minutes on foot or 29 minutes by bus with waiting time). It is considered the best restaurant in the campus, offering a buffet, at the ground floor, where you pay by the weight of your dish and an all-you-can-eat buffet, including refreshments, desserts and coffee by the price of R$ 50.00 on the first floor. Soft drinks are charged separately.

Brasiliana Mindlin Library's Restaurant
Located 1.4 km away from the IB (16 minutes on foot or 22 minutes by bus with waiting time). It serves 3 or 4 dish options in a pleasant space within one of the most recent buildings of USP, the Brasiliana Guita and José Mindlin Library. It is worthy for the opportunity to get to know this library built in 2005 in order to archive the Brasiliana collection donated to USP by the bibliophile José Mindlin. The library is constituted by 32.2 thousand titles that matches 60 thousand volumes of material about Brazil or that, having been written and/or published by Brazilians, are important for the comprehension on the history of the country.


- Restaurants and cafeterias signaled in black and white and identified by numbers are those of free access and they generally offer meals charged by the weight of the dish (read description below the map), besides sandwiches, pastry and sweets.

- Restaurantes signaled with a blue symbol and having letters as reference are the those managed by the Superintendency of Social Assistance of USP (popularly called "bandejão" [big tray]). They offer meals partially subsidized by the mayoralty of the campus, costing R$6.00. These meals are provided upon presentation of special tickets, that must be bought beforehand. These tickets will be sold at the conferece's secretariat for those who have previously made a formal request, writing to the e-mail address still to be informed here.

mapas restaurantes usp

1 - Professor's Club Restaurant: 801 Matão Street - 8 minutes walking
2 - Sweden Restaurant (Faculty of Economics and Administration): 908 Professor Luciano Gualberto Avenue - 20 minutes walking

3 - Brasiliana Mindlin Library's Restaurant: (no number) Matão Street - 16 minutes walking

4 - Institute of Biomedical Sciences 1 Cafeteria: 1524 Professor Lineu Prestes avenue - 15 minutes walking
5 - Physic's Cafeteria: (no number) Matão Street, Alley R - 15 minutes wlaking

A - USP Mayoralty's Restaurant: 1272 Professor Almeida Prado Avenue - 22 minutes walking
B - Institute of Physics' Restaurant: Matão Street, Alley R - 15 minutes walking
C - Institute of Chemistry's Restaurant: 748, Professor Lineu Prestes Avenue - 7 minutes walking
D - USP Central Restaurant: 300 Relógio Solar (Sundial) Square - 18 minutes walking

Paying the dish's weight

Since the 1980s, a particular type of restaurant disseminated in Brazil, serving the so-called "comida por quilo" (food per kilo).This model of restaurant serves a diversity of prepared foods (salads, meats and several side dishes) that the client can choose at will, as in an all-you-can-eat buffets, but, in this case, each client is charged based on his/her dish's weight, instead being charged per person of per dish.

In this type of restaurant, the prepared food stays over a counter with a refrigerating or heating system, according to the type of food, and the client himself gets his food. Simultaneously, some foods, such as pasta or grilled meats may be served by the local staff, on demand. 

The price is usually a fix amount per kilogram ou per 100 grams. The served dish is weighed before the client moves to the tables for consumption. The scales used to weighing the dishes are calibrated in a way it subtracts the weight of the empty plate (tare weight) and the scale itself calculates the price to be paid. Depending of the restaurant, payment may be made right after weighing the dish or the price is marked on a tab to be paid when leaving the place. In this last case, losing the tab implies paying a fine pre-determined by the establishment (comparable to the price per quilo, per person marked on the tab).

Drinks are paid separately, per unit. Desserts may be paid per unit or per kilo; in this case, the price is usually different from the original price per kilo applied to the dishes, and the client has to use a specific plate and weigh it on a different scale.

ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting   
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   
Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e História da Biologia (ABFHiB)   
São Paulo, Brazil, 16 to 21 July, 2017   

São Paulo, Brazil
16 to 21 July, 2017

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