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Even more options for Sunday brunch

I have a complicated relationship with Sunday brunch.

I love it. Really love it. But it’s difficult for me to stop eating, especially when I have access to an amazing buffet. I am no longer allowed anywhere NEAR Granite City’s eggs Benedict station. (Self-imposed banishment.)

Three restaurants in Wichita have recently added or are about to add Sunday brunches, which will make my weekends even more complicated.

Among them:

1. Twelve Restaurant & Bar, 12111 W. Maple, 316-440-2812: The new restaurant recently launched a buffet-style Sunday brunch that features items such as salads, fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, beef and chicken entrees, made-to-order French toast, peel-and-eat shrimp, pastries and more. It’s served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays and costs $15.95 for adults and $6.95 for children 12 and under. It’s free for children 4 and under.

2. Mike’s Wine Dive, 4714 E. Douglas, 316-613-2772: Mike’s has been serving its Sunday brunch for several months. It features a la carte dishes such as French toast waffles served with three slices of bacon and two eggs for $9 and a lobster potato hash made with sliced onions, asparagus, and lobster that’s served with two poached eggs and topped with hollandaise for $12. It also offers a Bloody Mary bar. The brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.

3. Taste & See Global Cuisine, 255 N. Washington: Chef Jason Febres, who is very close to opening his Taste & See Global Cuisine at 255 N. Washington, will offer a Sunday brunch at the new restaurant. The first one will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3. It’ll be an upscale buffet brunch, he said, and it will feature some expected breakfast items but also will have Spanish tapas. He’s still deciding what he’ll charge.

Bocconcini: New brunch, new hours

Bocconcini is losing lunch but adding brunch.

Nathan Toubia is changing the hours for summer at his Bocconcini Italian Eatery, the delicious Italian spot at 4811 E Central Ave

Fans of his food are losing weekday lunch, but they’re gaining weekday brunch.

The new hours, as of today, are 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. On the weekends, Toubia will be serving a plated brunch that includes options such as steak and eggs, ricotta pancakes and duck hash. The brunch also will feature an antipasti bar, where patrons can help themselves to things such as salads and roasted vegetables. He’ll have a dessert buffet, too.

Those who need a Toubia fix at lunch can still get it his other restaurant, Bocco Deli at 3010 E. Central.

For more information, call Bocconcini at 316-613-2523, but not today because as part of the new hours, the restaurant is now closed on Mondays.

Public at the Brickyard: A new brunch player

Public at the Brickyard, the newish Old Town gastropub with a cozy atmosphere and a kitchen full of locally produced ingredients, has added a Sunday brunch menu.

The pub at 129 N. Rock Island quietly tried out the new brunch last week, and it went well, so it starts for real on Sunday.

It’s not a buffet. Rather, customers order from the menu items such as eggs made your way, smoked chicken biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, pancakes, French toast and steel cut oats. Bloody Marys and mimosas also are available.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.  For more information, call 316-263-4044.