Where to Brunch This Weekend: Malt N'Mash, Kin Shop, Poco, and Queens Comfort
Brunch is a hallmark of living in the Big Apple, and a good excuse to linger over a long meal (or kill a hangover). We've rounded up a few spots we think you should check out this weekend, whether for a deal, a party, or a brand new option that doesn't yet have the standard one-hour wait.
Scene Ain't 2 Proud 2 Brunch, Malt N' Mash, 53-61 Gansevoort Street, Saturday, noon
Combining DJ's and OJ is a good recipe for a tricked out brunch session. Executive chef Nahid Ahmed offers up dishes like a hangover steak with fried eggs and onion hash cake and a duck prosciutto sandwich to feed the crowd in between sets. DJs like Neil Armstrong--not the moon man but sure to uplift you anyway--will get the crowd moving after a mimosa. One extra special feature for beer fiends: The venue features a special Heineken Extra Cold Draft system, the only one in America. Reservations can be made by calling the restaurant directly at 646-561-3931.
Debut New Brunch Menu, Kin Shop, 469 Sixth Avenue., Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
Top Chef season one winner Harold Dieterle has been busy for the last several years as he's opened up a slew of critically acclaimed restaurants. For his next project, he unveils a new brunch menu at his southeastern Asian outlet. Kin Shop's new brunch menu will feature a few favorites like spicy duck laab salad as well as new items like congee and steamed duck egg. The menu will continue to feature a selection of atypical condiments like chili jam and coriander nam prik. Reservations are currently being accepted when you call the restaurant directly at 212-675-4295.
Bottomless Poco's Bottomless Brunch, Poco, 33 Avenue B, Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m.
This longstanding cash-only bottomless brunch--which runs $26.95 for one entree and a one-and-a-half hour table limit--features a choice of mimosa, bloody mary, or sangria. There's also a special Mexican hangover cure dish for those who look at brunch not as a meeting of meals but as a place to collect themselves after partying. By the way, if an hour and a half won't do it for your crew, there's also a three-hour table time ($37.95) available for large parties only. For additional information--and reservations--call 212-228-4461.
Popular and Cheap Queens Comfort, 40-09 30th Avenue, Queens, Saturday and Sunday
This cash-only and BYOB Astoria favorite serves up Southern-inspired fare that'll probably expand your waistline. Hearty dishes like chicken and waffles and disco tots--tater tots covered in sawmill gravy and cheddar cheese--fill out the menu. The laidback vibe is also a good reason the place is often packed on the weekends.
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