Yes please, some info on local specialties would be most welcome for we 
foreigners. One of the joys of travelling is discovering the local food 
and I was introduced to BBQ on my last trip to the US. That trip also 
included cheese steak and hoagies in Philadelphia as well. Thanks Steve!



Graham McDonald
Recorded Sound Archivist
National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, 
McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra  ACT  2601 
Tel:  02 6248 2192

From:   Steve Ramm <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:   23/04/2013 10:53 AM
Subject:        Re: [ARSCLIST] ARSC Conference 2013: Some General 
Questions for the LAC Committe
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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 
 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 
us won't have cars. We can carpool to meals I guess - though Friday night 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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 
. So  please editorialize away! we're in your town!
Thanks so much. See many of you in three weeks. And don't forget to 
Steve Ramm