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."
So the patio at the restaurant, which is at 6200 W. 21st St. across from Sedgwick County Park, has opened and closed a few times in the short week of its debut.
Brunch starts on Sunday. It'll be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekly.
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"It's going to be great," Glassman says.
He says he purposely wanted to "wait and make sure we nailed dinner down."
Unlike a lot of Sunday brunches that are buffets, the one at 6S will have an a la carte menu. There will, though, be a buffet on Mother's Day in order to handle a large volume of diners.
Along with breakfast cocktails, there also will be a Bloody Mary bar.
"It's kind of cool," Glassman says. "You make it your way."
Glassman says he's "extremely pleased" with how 6S is performing so far, and he says there are more additions to come at the restaurant.
"I do want to layer in even other things."
That includes catering eventually, though it likely won't include lunch unless groups reserve a private room for it.
Glassman says chef Kayson Chong has a lot of experience in catering and breakfasts, too.
However, he says he wants to continue to proceed cautiously and not be overly ambitious.
"It's a marathon, not a sprint," Glassman says. "The idea is to be open the next 20, 30 years."