OK, it's actually a week and two days! Visiting from the West Coast, I have some conference meals provided, but will have ample time to explore the city. I will be downtown and without regular wheels, so closer is better.
Having been to Kansas City twice, I have already begun the Great BBQ Comparison (Bryant's leads Gates so far, in my book), now I am mostly interested in seeing if there are any new and interesting places of any type cuisine, also if there are some spots to go to that are just fun- brewpubs, etc...
Being a chowhound for awhile, I know that whatever recs I get here are likely to be good, so thanks in advance for any help!