You know the deal: it’s Friday morning, you chugged two cocktails and an extra whiskey shot at Mother’s Ruin last night in an attempt to impress The Girl In The Tank Top, thus surrendering any chance of lucid, functional thought today. Well done, I say. Your reward: Mulberry & Vine, the new, to-go healthy spot in Tribeca for all your hangover-recovery needs.
Dishes like pulled pork sandwiches, spicy sesame soba noodles, and chicken enchiladas are hard to make healthy – but Mulberry & Vine achieves this impossibility with its global, local ingredients that go easy on the fat and grease and heavy on the quinoa and lettuce. Even the decor has an au natural feel to it, with reclaimed-wooden tables and a balcony for sipping their chia lemonade and ravenously chowing down on turkey meatballs.
By the time you’re done, you’ll be way on your way to hangover-recovery… and ready for that 6pm gin and tonic. Onward.
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Everyone loves brunch, but no matter the food spread there are always ways to make it better. For one, how about brunch and movie?
Join the Breakfast Club at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! The team behind the hipster movie house is dishing out a $14 prix fixe brunch on Saturdays and Sundays that features a Bloody Mary or mimosa and your choice of entrees like breakfast tacos or chicken with waffles. The best part, for those of you too hungover to deal with conversation, you can just sit back and watch a movie. Upcoming films include the documentary All Ages: Boston Hardcore on June 30 and July 1, and Forbidden Planet on July 14 and 15, and Woody Allen’s Love and Death on August 4 and 5. But if you can’t wait, hit up Nitehawk this weekend for Raiders of the Lost Ark at noon.
Didn’t get enough party in Saturday night? Well you’re in luck, after a three-month hiatus, Bagatelle’s South of France-themed Le Brunch extravaganza is back as of this weekend. What does this entail, you might ask? Well, first on the menu is booze. Then some bubbles, then more booze, some bites of food, and finally, booze. Just remember, Bagatelle isn’t responsible for “broken heels, loss of memory, loss of girlfriend or boyfriend, shirts or any other belongings.” That’s right, they have a disclaimer.
Finally, for the more respectable bruncher who wishes to talk to their companion and perhaps not drink a bucket of champagne, Midtown’s Molyvos launches their Greek brunch this weekend. Chef Jim Botsacos said the menu offers familiar brunch dishes but with twists reminiscent from his family and travels in Greece. For example, Botsacos serves Greek Toast with orange scented Easter bread and the Avga Me Feta Kai Domata, or basically, baked eggs with tomato and feta. “We’re looking to put an exciting new spin on what New Yorkers are used to for brunch,” says the chef. And with all these new options, brunch got three times more exhilarating.