Help a traveling hound family! We set off tomorrow from the Houston area -- north to Oklahoma City, then to Kansas City by a route to be determined -- might take 35 via Wichita, or might go to Tulsa then detour to the Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper in Bartlesville, OK, then take a smaller road north to KC (either KS-169,KS-69, or MO-71).
Then KC-Des Moines, probably via 35 but possibly detouring to see Omaha. Finally, Des Moines - Chicago on I-80.
All chow advice welcome! My wife doesn't eat meat, so places with good vegetarian options are welcomed. Places reasonably close to the highway are great too, though we're always open-minded when great chow is involved. We have a baby with us so smoky bars are a no-no.
One specific question -- apparently Arthur Bryant's has a location in Ameristar Casino, which is right on our way -- is this comparable with the downtown location, which I love?