In and around Overland Park you’ve got plenty of good Roadfood choices.
For Barbecue there’s RJ’s Bob-Be-Que Shack at 5835 Lamar Ave. in nearby Roeland Park, (913) 262-7300, http://www.rjsbbq.com. Or if you want a cocktail and don’t mind going a little upscale, check out Fiorella’s Jack Stack at 95th Street & Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, (816) 942-9141 (yes I know that’s a Missouri side area code but that’e what’s in the KC yellow pages)
For very good American style Mexican you’ve got Mi Ranchito, 7148 W. 80th St. in Overland Park, (913) 642-7500.
And for Thai you should try Thai Place, 9359 Santa Fe Drive, overland Park, (913) 649-5420.
The only place above that does not serve cocktails is RJ’s, and they’ve bot beer and wine.
Also, if you’re looking for a quick snack, don’t forget to stop in at any one of the many Winstead’s Hamburger joints that dot the KC landscape.
If these suggestions are not enough, just work your way south to Metcalf Avenue and 119th Street, point the car north and start driving. You will see about a gajillion places to eat ranging from worthy Roadfood joints to the most corporate of corporate America and all varieties in between.
Have a good trip,