my gf and i are trekking across the country searching for the best food. we plan on stopping in Kansas City and St. Louis for 2-3 meals each. we could go the usual route and look for food&wine mag recs, yelp, zagat, but really, we are after "just the food". and there is no better place then CH.
we already have ok. joes on the list (what to order though? burnt ends?) im a bit passionate about bbq, so i wouldnt mind 2 or 3 more BBQ joints, but really, we just want the list of MUST EATS in KC and St. Louis. We are willing to drive way off the beaten track for a meal (we are driving across the country for it!), so feel free to go wild with the recommendations!
if you had 1 meal in KC or St Louis, what would it be? not just the restaurant, but the specific dish we need to order.
price is not the driving factor, but we are not looking for a fancy dining experience (just got back from napa), we are simply looking for the greatest FOOD. it could be in a gas station. or a strip mall....i guess we are looking for everyones "death row / final meal". (sorry to make it morbid)
we are going to post a similar thread in each of the other cities we are going to, and will make a google map with the results (and share it with everyone)....and then come back to write about the experiences.
fyi, here are the other cities: phoenix, denver, albuquerque, louisville, columbus, philadelphia, nyc.
thanks so much for all the help!