See you at the Red Stocking Breakfast on Wednesday?

A celebrity scene from last year's Red Stocking Breakfast

Wednesday is the day for the Red Stocking Breakfast, an event that has become as much a party of my personal Christmas tradition as blogging endlessly about the Chop Suey Palace.

This is probably my 10th year working as a server at the breakfast, which is staged from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Carlos O’ Kelly’s at 7703 E. Douglas. The breakfast raises money for the Kansas Children’s Service League and always draws a huge crowd. I’ve spent so many years on the line, I have the whole buffet memorized — fruit salad, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon rolls, eggs, spicy eggs, link sausages… the list goes on and on. I always leave high on Sterno and Christmas cheer.

Bonnie Bing and I will be on the 8 to 8:45 a.m. shift on Wednesday. Other servers on the list include KAKE’s Susan Peters, Mayor Carl Brewer, Spangles spokeswoman Rene Steven, KSN’s Stephanie Bergman and a whole mess of city council people, county commissioners and local businessfolk.

Tickets are $12 in advance at or $15 at the door. Read all the fine print here.

Here’s hoping I get cinnamon roll duty this year.