Almost every joint in town that serves food and beverages is open on New Year's Eve — it's 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 you're 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. It's open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. The brand-new location of restaurateur Beth Barden's 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 it's not what you eat that's comforting to a sleep-deprived body but how much. In that case, pick up a plate at the Old Country Buffet (7317 Quivira in Shawnee, 913-962-4092) and take the words "all you can eat" literally. It's 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, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., 2010