People, it’s the weekend. Well, it’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s week-weekend purgatory, and by, let’s be honest, like 4:30, it will be the weekend.
And on that note: Brunch. Let’s discuss.
Historically, brunch has always been this writer’s favorite meal. The indulgent, superfluous, bourgeois glamor of assembling in groups of four, five, or six people, and clawing your way un-caffeinated to the neighborhood’s most au moment brunch hotspot to put your name on the list for an impending hour wait to baked eggs or peach-glazed brioche French toast, your only meal of the day. In fact, this writer has even been known to break up with people who did not enjoy brunch an adequate amount. Some of the all-time most lovely favorite group hangs in the history of people being friends with each other have been over blueberry vodka lemonades and biscuits & gravy on Brooklyn Sunday afternoons.
But! This just in! In an informal office poll, it seems a lot of people are totally over brunch. In fact, it turns out some completely respectable Experiences colleagues actually think brunch, as an institution, is super annoying. There are multiple versions of the anti-brunch faction: The straight-up brunch haters, the jaded brunch hangers-on who aren’t willing to endure the fray of 20-something hungover zombies, but are happy to indulge in a Pain Perdu et Coupe de Fruits if their brunch dates are willing to meet up by 10:00 a.m., and the people who are all like “Look. I just enjoy breakfast. And drinking.”
Despite the divide, we’ve plunged forward and carved out a space to hail the best brunch spots in NYC — those that are worth the wait, and the throwing elbows — for a menu overflowing with Bloody Mary options, the perfect eggs benedict, or a cap on the debate of “best bacon in New York.”
We’ll leave you with some priceless words of brunch wisdom from some of the geniuses at Experiences / GroupMe HQ:
“Please note, sushi is not good for brunch.” -Tobias
“I like pancakes. Ergo, I like brunch.” -Julia
“Pancakes are a trick that the rich play on the poor.” –Pat
I am quoted here as saying “#brunchpizza”, but i would like to make clear that that was a JOKE. I would NEVER use a hashtag sincerely, first of all, and second of all, i HATE brunch. OTHERWISE this is a great post.
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