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  • Doug Mar 12, 2007 12:40 PM
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This will be our first visit to downtown Kansas City MO, will be there on Friday for the Dead Sea Scrolls at Union Station. We would like some interesting lunch suggestions: we enjoy all cuisines except Greek - and we do not eat meat: so, BBQ is not a possibility.

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  1. Any price guidelines? Strict veg or do you eat fish, poultry, etc?

    1. 1924 Main is great, so is Pierpont's which is at Union Station which is where the exhibit is being held. If you go to Pierpont's would make a reservation, or try to sit in the bar - one of the best rooms in the city.

      1. 1924 Main would be my vote- super reasonable price, but still stellar food. There are two veg options this week for middles in addition to a fish option (if you indeed do eat fish). The last veg option looks awesome! http://www.kansascitymenus.com/1924main/

        1. Habashi House in the City Market is great for a vegetarian lunch. The veggie combo includes wonderful falafel, dolma, rice, salad, hummus, baba ghanoush and pita. It's all on disposables, but the food is quite good. Shiraz on Southwest Blvd. will have good vegetarian options.

          1. Habashi House is not Greek, but Palestinian.

            1. Doug, I understand Pierpont's is offering a special Dead Sea Scrolls menu during this time. Don't have any particulars, i.e., if items are Middle Eastern-based, etc., but you may want to check with them. Hope you enjoy your time here.

              1. The Freighthouse is also very near Union Station. One BBQ restaurant, but also Lidia's, an excellent Italian restaurant, and City Tavern, for great seafood. Both are a little spendy.

                For some other good DT spots, check out this thread (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/360297)

                1. Thanks for the suggestions: I forgot to mention that we do not eat meat, but we do eat seafood and fish.

                  1. Bulldog at 17th and Main is pretty good. They have salads, good sandwiches, with a variety of fish and non-meats. http://www.kcbulldog.com/
                    Sometimes the service is kind of slow, but the food is awesome.

                    1. Probably too late to mention this but what about the Bluebird Cafe? Is it still around?

                      1. We chose Pierpont's for our lunch. Had an excellent waitress; enjoyed the historic setting; had my first lobster mac and cheese. We were pleased.

                        Thanks for all the suggestions.