A mural of a wheat field is frozen on the wall of Wheat State Pizza, where chefs hand-toss pizza crusts made with whole wheat as well as white and gluten-free pizza disks. With 35 different toppings to choose from, diners may customize pies like a bejeweled jean jacket, or opt for signature combinations such as the pad thai with peanut sauce, sesame oil, siracha sauce, and crushed peanuts. Barbecued-beef sandwiches and custom calzones round out the menu, and dessert pizzas with blueberry-pie filling, cream cheese, and streusel topping cap off meals. Wheat State Pizza also offers an outdoor patio with umbrella-topped tables for alfresco dining.
Ruben’s Mexican Grill’s cheerful sign invites diners inside the casual family-owned restaurant, where plates of steaming, freshly made Mexican dishes tango with chilled margaritas on the palate. Chefs whip up classic burritos, tacos, and enchiladas, and extend their culinary prowess toward specialty carne asada dinners and shrimp rancheros with fresh peppers, onions, and guacamole. An accommodating wait staff tends to indoor and outdoor dining areas, making guests feel like family even if they believe people come from storks.
Green Mill Restaurant & Bar dishes up a mouthwatering menu of pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and other hearty eats. Taste buds will swoon over freshly prepared fare, concocted with natural and local ingredients when available. Starters such as wings ($8.99–$9.99) tossed in a choice of sauce, as well as a cilantro-lime shrimp salad ($10.49) warm up mouths. Signature pizzas, including The Il Primo ($14.99–$18.99), with spicy italian sausage, pepperoni, portobello mushrooms, and a four-cheese blend fulfill pie pinings, or choose the build-your-own pizza ($11+), which comes with a choice of crust, size, toppings, and an instruction manual. Hungry herbivores can sink their canines into a veggie burger ($8.99), served with roasted garlic mayo, lettuce, tomato, and provolone.
SunScape Sunless Tanning's customized tans don't only infuse skin with a radiant bronze glow. The expert technicians use a water-based solution enriched with aloe and Vitamin E to nourish skin as it becomes a healthy golden-brown. The technicians are trained in customized tans and spray on an even, streak-free coat that takes up to six hours to emerge.
At Sirens & Sailors Salon, master stylist Maria Mistretta crafts edgy and retro 'dos with the help of products from MoroccanOil and L'Oréal. In addition to traditional haircuts, coloring, and highlights, Maria slices strands with razors and sculpts fauxhawks out of real imitation hawks. Ever the versatile stylist, she also installs feather extensions, flattens tresses with keratin treatments, and sets the stage for shotgun weddings with anytime updos. When not revamping coifs, she extracts unwanted facial fuzz with warm wax and keeps the salon's shelves stocked with jewelry and chic Lux De Ville handbags.
Master chef David Wirebaugh collaborated with his cooking crew and local farmers to create refreshingly simple lunch, breakfast, and dinner dishes that showcase the diverse agricultural products of Kansas. Infuse a weary workday with elegance by stopping by for a bowl of blistered onion soup ($7), a cider slow-roasted BBQ-pork sandwich ($10), or a mesquite-smoked prairie-chicken salad ($13), dressed in a lovely little strawberry-basil vinaigrette. Carve into your evening with the charcuterie platter ($9), or gobble garden goodies by trying a tomato salad, assembled with pan flashed heriloom tomatoes, calypso beans, and rocket greens, all doused with balsamic vinaigrette ($6). The natural-fed, 12-ounce KC strip steak ($26) can fill any appetite bucket to the brim, while the fire-roasted half chicken with baby potatoes, herb carrots, and natural au jus ($15) provides the perfect portion for a half picnic.