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12 Places to Brunch on New Year's Day, Mapped

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Whether you've been up all night or just woke up from a bubbles-induced slumber, you're likely to be hungry on the first morning of the new year. And a Southern post-New Year's Eve brunch calls for fried meat, eggs and Texas Caviar (black-eyed peas). Of course, a good Bloody Mary, beer or more champagne will help those who are in need of a little hair of the dog. We've got you covered from hearty breakfasts to cold pints, here are the places to head for a some post-New Year's Eve recovery.

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1. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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The "Return to Life Brunch Buffet" promises to revive you after New Year's Eve festivities. The buffet is $29 per person / $10 per child. The full bar is available for some hair-of-the-dog help.

2. D&T Drive Inn

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1307 Enid St
Houston, TX 77009
(713) 868-6165
While older sibling Down House will also be offering brunch, D&T might be the more laid-back place to take friends. They're opening early at noon with a Bloody Mary & micheldada set-up bar, mimosas, Meadmosas (yes please!), and black-eyed peas and cabbage.

3. MKT BAR

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1001 Austin St
Houston, TX 77010
(832) 260-2222
Located on the first floor of downtown's Phoenicia, this bar and restaurant is celebrating the new year with a full-day brunch starting at noon. In honor of 2014, they'll be serving $14 celebratory specials until 10 p.m.

4. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

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4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027
Opening at 8 a.m. on the first of the year, head here for Southern-style seafood to soak up the New Year's Eve booze. Dixie fried chicken and homestyle potatoes are a great way to start the year. [Photo: Eric Sauseda/Groovehouse]

5. Petrol Station

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985 Wakefield Dr
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 957-2875
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Stop by for Scotch eggs and fried-egg-topped Rancors at this beer bar. With Lone Pint's Dark Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout on nitro, it's another good option for those in need of a little hair of the dog. [Photo: Katharine Shilcutt]

6. Caracol

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2200 Post Oak Blvd Ste 160
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 622-9996
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This new coastal Mexican restaurant from Hugo's owner Hugo Ortega will be open for lunch and dinner. Sleep in late and head here for a late-brunch to pretty-much-lunch meal today. [Photo: Max Burkhalter]

7. Backstreet Cafe

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1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 521-2239
One of the city's best brunch spots is serving up frittatas and berry mimosas on the first of the year. And of course, they're cooking some black-eyed peas to bring you good fortune.

8. Fielding's Wood Grill

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1699 Research Forest Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77380
(832) 616-3275
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The recently debuted brunch menu here will include some additional options, starting with a bacon-infused Bloody Mary and expanded brunch cocktails offerings. They open at noon.

9. BRC Gastropub

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519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 861-2233
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They're opening at 10 a.m. and serving up bacon-topped mac and cheese and prime rib hash. You'll want to brunch here before you commit to your New Year's resolutions.

10. Lucille's

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5512 LA Branch St
Houston, TX 77004
(713) 568-2505
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Fried green tomatoes, grits and cornbread are musts at this Southern kitchen. Stop in if you want to impress out-of-town guests with some Southern hospitality.

11. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

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2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-8883
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This Galleria-area deli will open at 10 a.m. and serve its full brunch menu. Or sleep in and still nab some Matzoh Brei or blintzes in the evening, since they serve breakfast all day. Kenny & Ziggy's [Eric Sauseda/Groovehouse]

12. Blacksmith

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1018 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006
(832) 360-7470
It's not a full-on brunch, but it's your best bet for a good Valrhona Mocha or biscuit sandwich. They'll be open at 9 a.m. on the first of the year.

1. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
The "Return to Life Brunch Buffet" promises to revive you after New Year's Eve festivities. The buffet is $29 per person / $10 per child. The full bar is available for some hair-of-the-dog help.
1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

2. D&T Drive Inn

1307 Enid St, Houston, TX 77009
While older sibling Down House will also be offering brunch, D&T might be the more laid-back place to take friends. They're opening early at noon with a Bloody Mary & micheldada set-up bar, mimosas, Meadmosas (yes please!), and black-eyed peas and cabbage.
1307 Enid St
Houston, TX 77009

3. MKT BAR

1001 Austin St, Houston, TX 77010
Located on the first floor of downtown's Phoenicia, this bar and restaurant is celebrating the new year with a full-day brunch starting at noon. In honor of 2014, they'll be serving $14 celebratory specials until 10 p.m.
1001 Austin St
Houston, TX 77010

4. Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette

4224 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77027
Opening at 8 a.m. on the first of the year, head here for Southern-style seafood to soak up the New Year's Eve booze. Dixie fried chicken and homestyle potatoes are a great way to start the year. [Photo: Eric Sauseda/Groovehouse]
4224 San Felipe St
Houston, TX 77027

5. Petrol Station

985 Wakefield Dr, Houston, TX 77018
Stop by for Scotch eggs and fried-egg-topped Rancors at this beer bar. With Lone Pint's Dark Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout on nitro, it's another good option for those in need of a little hair of the dog. [Photo: Katharine Shilcutt]
985 Wakefield Dr
Houston, TX 77018

6. Caracol

2200 Post Oak Blvd Ste 160, Houston, TX 77056
This new coastal Mexican restaurant from Hugo's owner Hugo Ortega will be open for lunch and dinner. Sleep in late and head here for a late-brunch to pretty-much-lunch meal today. [Photo: Max Burkhalter]
2200 Post Oak Blvd Ste 160
Houston, TX 77056

7. Backstreet Cafe

1103 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77019
One of the city's best brunch spots is serving up frittatas and berry mimosas on the first of the year. And of course, they're cooking some black-eyed peas to bring you good fortune.
1103 S Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77019

8. Fielding's Wood Grill

1699 Research Forest Dr, Shenandoah, TX 77380
The recently debuted brunch menu here will include some additional options, starting with a bacon-infused Bloody Mary and expanded brunch cocktails offerings. They open at noon.
1699 Research Forest Dr
Shenandoah, TX 77380

9. BRC Gastropub

519 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
They're opening at 10 a.m. and serving up bacon-topped mac and cheese and prime rib hash. You'll want to brunch here before you commit to your New Year's resolutions.
519 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

10. Lucille's

5512 LA Branch St, Houston, TX 77004
Fried green tomatoes, grits and cornbread are musts at this Southern kitchen. Stop in if you want to impress out-of-town guests with some Southern hospitality.
5512 LA Branch St
Houston, TX 77004

11. Kenny & Ziggy's Deli

2327 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056
This Galleria-area deli will open at 10 a.m. and serve its full brunch menu. Or sleep in and still nab some Matzoh Brei or blintzes in the evening, since they serve breakfast all day. Kenny & Ziggy's [Eric Sauseda/Groovehouse]
2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056

12. Blacksmith

1018 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006
It's not a full-on brunch, but it's your best bet for a good Valrhona Mocha or biscuit sandwich. They'll be open at 9 a.m. on the first of the year.
1018 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77006

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