I have to second (third?) the recommendation for Oklahoma Joe's. The food is consistently very good and the atmosphere is unique being it's in a gas station and all. Unless you are going in the middle of the afternoon, plan to wait in line but it's worth it. Fiorella's Jack Stack is pretty good as well but it's a linen napkin BBQ restaurant, not a paper napkin joint. There is one on the Plaza so you can walk there. I like the architecture at the one on 22nd street which would be a pretty easy trip on the bus.
Woodyard is pretty good as well but it's a drive. LC's is one of Chuck's favorite but it's off the beaten path as well.
Steve mentioned ice cream and Murray's is great. If you want to try something really different, chocolatier Christopher Elbow has a artisanal ice cream shop called GlacÚ not too far from the hotel. http://www.glaceicecream.com/ Some of the flavors sound a little weird but they are awesome. A bit on the expensive side but it's a nice treat.
See you all soon.
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSC Conference 2013: Some General Questions for the LAC Committe
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 register!