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Kansas City, MO near Country Club Plaza


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Kansas City, MO near Country Club Plaza

rockpile | May 11, 2009 02:41 PM

As a Philadelphian coming to Kansas City for the first time (family wedding) , I need some advice. I will not ask for the best BBQ restaurants, etc., but am asking for the best places near the hotel I am staying in. We will be at the Kansas City Courtyard Country Club Plaza. Since this is a new city for me, I don't know which "best" restaurants are even near me. Yes, I am looking for a BBQ place as well as a southern/soul food place. In addition, are there any other food items that are indigenous to KC or that cannot be found many other places (e.g. Goo Goo Clusters in the South, fried pickles in Jackson, Mississippi, New England clam chowder in the Boston area or, most famously, cheesesteaks in Philly)? How about any ethnic food that is well-represented in KC? Philadelphia has one of the great restaurant scenes which includes a great breadth of ethnic foods, but we don't have Burmese or Swiss restaurants, for example. Any particular foodstuffs (e.g. candy bars, snack cakes, salty snacks, hot sauces) found in a supermarket that I cannot get on the East coast? When going to a restaurant, I would like everything within a 20-30 minute trip from my hotel and would like to avoid a hassle with on-street parking (as an out-of-towner). I know that I can only get information like this from my fellow Chowhounds, so thanks in advance. When you are ready to visit Philadelphia, just write and I'll share my favorites.

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