Almost every joint in town that serves food and beverages is open on New Years Eve its a little harder, after all the wild, liquor-fueled, night-before hoopla, to find a good place to eat the following day. The best way to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover, they say, is a good greasy breakfast. You know: fried eggs, fried bacon or sausage and heavily buttered toast. If youre thinking of the venerable Village Inn (5800 Broadmoor in Mission, 913-236-7088), you can have all that and a slice of caramel pecan silk supreme pie, too. Its open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The brand-new location of restaurateur Beth Bardens Succotash, at 2601 Holmes, serves brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including her custom-blended java. The staff can also brew up a vegan mocha latte all the caffeine and no animal products. Sometimes its not what you eat thats comforting to a sleep-deprived body but how much. In that case, pick up a plate at the Old Country Buffet (7317 Quivira Road in Shawnee, 913-962-4092) and take the words all you can eat literally. Its all breakfast fare from 8 to 11 a.m. and dinner the rest of the day. After polishing off a couple of plates, you can go home and sleep like a baby until Monday morning.
Fri., Jan. 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 2010