Barbecue For Breakfast? NYC’s The Lion Launches New Summer Brunch

During summer, anything goes. Hooking up with your ex’s best friend’s little brother? Why not. Downing bellinis and playing dirty Hangman on napkins? Cool. Eating barbecue for breakfast? Absolutely. At The Lion – the West Village’s dark wood-skylight-filled restaurant – you can do all of the above thanks to its new $25 Sunday BBQ brunch menu: Lion’s delicious invention that unites smoked pork butt, fried oyster po’boys, and jalapeno-spiked corn bread, all before noon. 

The BBQ brunch menu runs alongside Lion’s usual brunch menu full of fluffy pancakes and wild rice waffles & fried chicken. But it gives it that extra summer edge. Why not eat pulled BBQ-pork sandwich and juicy burgers at 11am? Who’s stopping us from toasting the commencement of summer with a handful of crispy onion rings and a Bloody Mary. Nobody. At The Lion, it’s encouraged. Eat responsibly? No way. 

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Drink Your Perfect Bloody Mary: Lexington Brass Launches New DIY Bloody Mary Bar

Now that Midtown East’s classy American bistro Lexington Brass has launched their DIY Bloody Mary Bar, weekend brunchers everywhere can drink Their Perfect Bloody Mary. The Sunday & Saturday afternoon addition equips you with your own little checklist of ingredients – from spirit to rim to spice – that you mark with a pencil, hand to the bartender, and watch (and salivate) as they make their mixing magic with your choices.

For $9, you can choose between sauces like Worcestershire, Tabasco, and/or horseradish; yummy little toppings like pickled okra, pepperoncini, and celery; and even an additional $5 upgrade to the big boys: Grey Goose, Sapphire, or Avion.

It’s fun getting what you want, isn’t it?

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