Sandy and Wendy and Chuck:
Thanks for your previous posts in response to Rainer's questions. Since we
are only three weeks away, I have a few questions that I'm sure the answers
would be of interest to others attending. They are basically logistics,
and I don't think are on the Conference Web site:
I know the Marriott is one part of town (last time I was there was the
last ARSC Conference in KC where we stayed at the Westport Inn). And many of
us won't have cars. We can carpool to meals I guess - though Friday night is
the only night without a reception.
So, for those that are coming in early or want to get away for a few hours
during the conference and see sights, what is within reasonable walking
distance (say 20 minutes or so) or can be reached easily on frequent public
transport without changing many buses)?
I used your Restaurant guide and looked at "BBQ and other" near Country
Club Plaza. I certainly recognized about 80% of them 'cause they are major
chains which have locations in Philly and other major cities. For those of us
who want the "Kansas City Experience" (Isn't that why we are there?, Could
you (the group of you and others on ARSClist from the area) give us a
"subjective" list of local places (hey I could do BBQ every day! - Last great
BBQ was in Rochester last year!) that we wouldn't know about. There should be
some good like steak places for some and I'm sure a few might want
vegetarian. I for one would love a real BBQ joint (Gates, Bryants, or the other
place mentioned) But I fear they are not close.
Also ice cream! (I still remember the place in Westport though not sure in
And, for the newbies to KC are there special local foods BESIDES BBQ that
you would recommend. (Hey, you folks came to Philly and I got you to the
right cheese steak and hoagie places and found you real Philly soft pretzels.)
. So please editorialize away! we're in your town!
Thanks so much. See many of you in three weeks. And don't forget to