Wednesday, February 8, 2012

the boozy kind of brunch

Brunch is my favorite for many reasons. I love how special it feels, I love enjoying the breakfast variety (from pancakes and waffles to omelettes and quiche, and sometimes even salad), and I love the leisurely nature of the meal experience. 
It's only in recent years, though, that I've come to appreciate brunch beverages as well. Coffee (or tea) is a wonderful thing. I could do without orange juice on its own... but add a few splashes of champagne (perhaps elderflower liquor, too), and I will have multiple mimosas, please. Then, of course, there are days when waking up before noon is a struggle; my dears, one or two bloody marys are the perfect "hair of the dog" antidote. Oh, and don't even worry about leaving the table tipsy. It's only Saturday/Sunday afternoon, remember?
Yes, brunch is awesome. I look forward to it all week. And in this great city, dining options are seemingly endless. Since this "brunching" of mine has become a habit, I gravitate towards restaurants offering complimentary/unlimited drinks with each delectable brunch item. Even then, there are many to choose from.
Gadling recently rounded up ten such placesAlmost one year ago, I savored this $19.95, 3-hour, Italian brunch at TréThe Upper West Side's Arte Cafe is next on my list. As for my most recent boozy brunch...
For $25, I enjoyed a bloody mary, the Queen Adelaide (poached eggs, salmon, avocado on an english muffin with hollandaise sauce), and a certain number of mimosas. And when the waitress had to ask us for our table, she greeted us with the shots you see above. In other words, for the ultimate boozy kind of brunch, look no further than The Sunburnt Cow. You can be productive tomorrow.


  1. Haha, that is awesome! Is it crazy for me to say that I don't think I've ever attended Brunch before?! Breakfast yes, lunch yes..but not brunch. Unless you call my lunch meal at 1030am brunch...but that's because I had breakfast so early in the morning for work!

    I need to tell my brother to visit that restaurant. He's going to Columbia and I'm sure he'd love a new place to try!

  2. Melissa @TryingtoHeal: Crazy! My dear, you need to visit your brother and we will go out for brunch. It can be as "awesome" as you'd like it to be :). In the mean time, yes, definitely recommend this place to him. There's another branch of it (Sunburnt Calf, I think) on the Upper West too, which would be more convenient if he's coming from Columbia.

  3. the biggest thing I miss about living in a city is brunch. public transportation means that you can booze all you like and not worry about driving yourself home.

  4. I don't believe that I've properly brunched since my move- I know who to call when it's time to change that, though!

  5. lookthroughmyspecs: True story :)

    Anna: Glad to introduce to the scene yesterday!


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