Mum Brunch

Looking for a way to rid yourself of a year’s worth of guilt for not being a dutiful son or daughter? Take Mom out for Mother’s Day Brunch (toss in a few flowers if you’ve been routing her calls to voice mail) at a restaurant with some glamour and flair. One of the fanciest brunch spots in the city has a magnificent view: Benton’s Steak & Chop House on the 20th floor of the Westin Crown Center Hotel (1 East Pershing Road, 816-391-4460). There, you can treat Mom to a glass of champagne, made-to-order omelets and waffles, and a chocolate fountain. The 12 Baltimore Café in the Hotel Phillips (106 West 12th Street, 816-346-4410) features chef Jason Bowers’ Mom’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with ham and roast sirloin, an omelet station, fresh fruit, pastries and desserts, and complimentary mimosa cocktails. On a budget? The Old Country Buffet (7317 Quivira in Shawnee, 913-962-4092) is priced at $10.99, beverage not included.

Sun., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2010