Which Wichita Eatery Has the Best Burger, TJ’s Burger House or Bomber Burger?

Wichita has a significant legacy when it comes to hamburgers. In 1921, the first burger chain, White Castle, opened its doors. But as of 1938, there are no White Castles in Kansas. What happened? The corporation relocated its headquarters to Columbus, OH in the early 1930s, losing Kansas as its focus as well as its foothold in the growing burger industry.

Given its history, Wichita is still considered a burger town. An ongoing debate among Wichitans is over which restaurant serves the best burger, and to most, it comes down to two: Bomber Burger and TJ’s Burger House. Bomber Burger is located in a modest, low-slung building, and it accepts cash only. Yelpers call the burgers thick (they’re ¾ lb.) and well-seasoned and the staffers “colorful” — they’ve been known to give some good-natured ribbing to diners who can’t finish their burgers. On the other hand, TJ’s is known as an upbeat spot with a 1950s diner vibe, fresh and juicy burgers, and friendly staffers. Why not try both and see which one you like best?

Bomber Burger
4860 S. Clifton Ave.
Wichita, KS 67216
(316) 522-6291

TJ’s Burger House
1003 W. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 269-3770

Rails to Trails: Creating Running and Biking Trails From Old Railroad Tracks in and Around Wichita

Throughout the U.S, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy helps communities turn abandoned railroad tracks into pathways used for walking, running, and biking. In Wichita, the Redbud Trail is an example of this. It was built along the former Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railway, running through northeast Wichita, past Wichita State University, intersecting with the K-96 bike path. Plans are underway to expand the trail to Andover, KS. If this happens, it will be about 11 miles long.

This isn’t the only trail slated for expansion. In southwest Wichita, bicyclists will soon be able to ride to Garden Plain, KS, too. The plan is spearheaded by Prairie Travelers, a biking group, and fundraising is currently underway. Many Wichitans are applauding these developments, with many saying it'll allow them to commute to work or class without having to get behind the wheel of a car. If you enjoy biking or running, why not check them out?

Redbud Trail
I-135 Canal Route
Wichita, KS

Are You a Saver or a Spender? Find Out With These Fun Quizzes!

If you’re having a hard time getting a handle on your finances, you might like to get a bit more insight into exactly what type of person you are when it comes to your money. Do you prefer saving your money for a rainy day, or are you the type of person to splurge on an investment item? These fun online quizzes will help you find out!

Spender or Saver?
This straightforward quiz from 7th Mind asks questions about your payday behavior, your credit cards, and your debt in order to determine your spending (and saving) habits. It’s a psychology-based quiz, so expect to gain some insight into how your habits reflect on your personality.

What Kind of Spender Are You?
The Mint’s spending and saving quiz is a bit more in-depth, asking more specific questions and offering a wider variety of answers to really gauge your spending behavior. Because this site is all about financial planning, it also offers some resources that you might find useful once you get your results.

Are You a Spender or a Saver?
Get your finances under control with a bit of help from Money Matters to Me’s spending and saving quiz. If you’re interested in how your own spending habits affect your household and how you might be able to save a bit more here and there, this is the quiz for you!

How to Get the Most Storage Space Out of Your Freezer

If you’re looking for a way to add extra storage space to your current freezer, these smart tips may be of service.

  1. Know what to freeze. Start streamlining what you freeze in the first place by knowing what will last and what won’t. In general, leafy vegetables, dairy products, and fried foods are not meant to freeze.
  2. Separate items into portions. If you’re freezing something that would otherwise stick together after freezing, such as chicken breasts or soup, separate it into serving-sized portions so that you can easily thaw only the part that you need.
  3. Use containers. Instead of piling all of your food into one large pile in the freezer, invest in freezer-safe storage containers from the local home goods store.
  4. Use labels. Label everything in the freezer, from individual food items (unless they’re still in the original packaging) to your storage containers.
  5. Mind the door. The door of the freezer is the warmest part, so don’t store things that can easily melt on its shelves. Save this space for less delicate foods, such as nuts, alcohol, or frozen fruits.

Fridge and Freezer Organization [The Container Store]
The Best Way to Organize Your Freezer [The Kitchn]
8 Better Ways to Keep Your Freezer Super-Organized [Good Housekeeping]