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, or $6.95 for ages 5-12. It’s free for ages 4 and under.
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.
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.
Chef Febres back on television
Taste & See’s Chef Jason Febres — is about to make his second national television appearance. Febres, who back in March appearedon an episode of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” will soon be a guest chef on Guy Fieri’s new Food Network, show: “Guy’s Grocery Games.”The show premieres at 7 p.m. and is a game show set in a grocery store. Each episode pits four chefs against each other, competing in cooking challenges with levels of difficulty thrown in. Food Network’s publicist said they don’t yet know when Febres’ episode will air. Meanwhile, Febres said he’s in the casting process for yet another cooking show.
Win free Heroes food for a year
Heroes Sports Bar & Grill, the popular sports bar and restaurant at 117 N. Mosley in Wichita’s Old Town, is giving one customer free food for a year. The restaurant will choose a winner from contest forms filled out on the restaurant’s Facebook page by noon on Nov. 1. That person will receive a non-transferable photo ID card that will entitle them to one free menu item every day until Dec. 1, 2014. The prize is worth more than $3,500, restaurant managing partner Ryan Gates estimates. The contest is open to people ages 13 and over.
Taco Town closes after two months
Two months after opening Taco Townin the old Taco Tico building at 11333 E. Central, Larry and Rosemarie Ross have closed the business. They just weren’t making it, said their daughter, Amber Hehnke, and negative reviews on Yelp didn’t help, she said. “People who utilize technology such as Yelp don’t realize how much it hurts new local businesses,” she said. The Rosses previously had operated a Taco Town in Scottsbluff, Neb. They decided to move themselves and the business to Wichita to be closer to Hehnke and her family.