Lunch after Truman Museum/Independence, MO
I highly recommend the Rheinland. It's on the square in Independence across from a Scandinavian store (at least, I think it's still there...) and they have some pretty great, authentic German dishes. I always get a knackwurst with the hot potato salad (it alone can steal the show) and kraut, and order a bratwurst and red cabbage to go along with it. I can never decide between a bratwurst and a knackwurst, so I have to get both. Finish it off with some bread pudding, and you're good to go. It doesn't get much more authentic than a German restaurant with a friendly owner named Heinz Heinzelmann. My wife's family has been eating there for years, so ever since we've been together, when we go in Heinz always greets her by name, and the place feels like home.