RE: Trip Report- Chicago to Fort Worth and back
I second the vote for Doc's in Wichita. The garlic salad is good, like they say, but it's nothing like what I expected -- they literally serve it with ice cream scoops. And Wichita's not bad, even though it is kind of a dump. They're working on it.
Just past Kansas City, in Independence, is a great breakfast place called the Big Biscuit. It's not just a clever name -- you get sandwiches on biscuits the size of burger buns. Good waffles too.
I missed how Milwaukee got into this, but I really liked McBob's when we went there. The tacos are more like burritos, but they're great. Make sure you take the right route to get there -- you go through kind of a sketchy area, but it's way on the fringe of that.