I really enjoy your posts, but you've got to take back your comments on Houston's!
It may have something to do with the location, but the location on The Plaza in KC is awesome. The French dip is hands down the best sandwich ever.....not called a poboy.
Best: Houston's, j Alexander's, PF Changs, Bonefish
On the fence: Outback. I liked it 15 yrs ago but they've gone way downhill. Their salads are much smaller now and prices have gone up more than most places. Still love the awesome blossom, cheese fries and No Rules Pasta with Chicken & shrimp.
Worst: Red lobster, Applebee's, Ruby Tuesday