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Q: Do you have any restaurant reviews concerning a great brunch here? I haven't been able to find much information on brunches in the area.

A: First things first: Our Web site, at, contains an archive of my reviews -- brunch and otherwise -- as well as four years' worth of Best of Denver brunch picks. But since you've asked, I'll also give a direct answer. There are several brunches around town that I'm particularly fond of, not only for their food, but for their cheery service and appealing atmospheres; they make it worthwhile to get out of bed on a Sunday morning. At the top of my buffet list is Garden Terrace (200 Inverness Drive West; 303-799-5800), which does a blowout spread for $21.95 that includes some pretty innovative salads and killer desserts. Ellyngton's at the Brown Palace Hotel (321 17th Street; 303-297-3111) also does a bang-up buffet, with just about every brunch item known to man, but the price is a steeper $34.95.

In the a la carte category, check out janleone (1509 Marion Street; 303-863-8433), Le Central (112 East Eighth Avenue; 303-863-8094) and the Fourth Story (2955 East First Avenue, above the Tattered Cover; 303-322-1824), all of which offer rich, decadent French toast, eggs Benedict with real hollandaise, and spicy omelettes to cure whatever ails you after Saturday night. And the Fourth Story has an added bonus: live jazz. -- Kyle Wagner