My family is orginally from KC, and I spent the first seven years of my life there. I now live in MSP. We used to go back to KC three times a year, but I haven't been back in about three years.
My friend and I are planning a BBQ weekend trip to KC. We decided to go with my parents' recommendations of the older (but goodies!) BBQ restaurants: Arthur Bryants, Gates, and Haywards. We might do a second trip later on in the summer for places like Oklahoma Joe's and Jack Stack's.
What I would like to know are recommendations for lunch in the OP and KC area that aren't BBQ. I think we are going to do Winstead's for lunch (I loved it as a kid, there was one right next to my school), but I need recs for other places, preferrably not a national chain. I'm pretty open to anything, sandwich shops, ethnic, whatever. Just so long as it's good and tasty!
Thanks a bunch!