Carrie Rengers

Brandon Steven's 6S Steakhouse adds new features

Three months after opening, Brandon Steven's 6S Steakhouse is adding brunch and kicking off its patio season, though managing partner and New York and California transplant Seth Glassman is confounded by Wichita weather. "It seems like Wichita is a little bipolar," he says. "I mean, 80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next. . . . It's like I wake up, and I don't know what season it is. It's crazy."

Watch Kansas' Flint Hills burn from the air in springtime ritual

Kansas ranchers often burn off the dead grass in their cattle pastures to encourage the growth of new grass. In March and April, the skies become thick with smoke as controlled burns light up the Kansas skies.
Travis Heying