When it comes to end-of-the-year events, Sheri Parr and her employees at the Brick (1727 McGee, 816-421-1634) take it fairly easy on New Year's Eve and save their energy for New Year's Day. By the time the sun creeps over the downtown skyline, the Brick is serving comfort food and hangover drinks (including mimosas and $1 bloody marys). Comfort here means mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy, meatloaf, and several vegetarian options — just what you'd want from the downtown bar's 13th Annual Hair of the Dog Day. There are other sensory comforts, too. Parr promises: "There'll be no stage
action, no loud noises, just good friends, good times and lots of bacon." Your stomach can rest here from 9 a.m. to midnight.