For this out-of-towner attending a convention, the KC Barbeque Tour proved to be the most memorable and savory part of the entire trip, and I only found it by accident via a flyer in the lobby of my hotel. For four hours on an absolutely idyllic spring day we were taken to four different BBQ joints, the institutional Arthur Bryant's and Gates, and the lesser known LC's and the Woodyard, by Karl and Bethanie Schemel. Karl did the driving (in a 16-person van) and Bethanie did most of the talking, not only about the history of BBQ in Kansas City, but all the local landmarks Karl arranged to pass en route. It was all-you can-eat (so come hungry) but at a leisurely enough pace that your stomach had time to regroup before the next "course" featuring more of KC's most endearing contribution to American culinary culture. Had I been left to my own devices, I would have eaten at just one place and that would have been the extent of my introduction to barbeque, KC style. But Karl and Bethanie made a real educational experience of it and a truly moveable feast. My fellow convention attendees were jealous when they heard how I had spent my day -- and rightly so.