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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.