The final brunch weekend of 2013 is upon us, and if you need a little practice for New Year’s, may we suggest a round of mimosas? Where to brunch:
The Sixth Ward, 191 Orchard Street, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.
Order any entree and receive two hours of endless mimosas or Bloody Mary’s at this Lower East Side watering hole; options range from scrambled eggs and omelettes to wraps and burgers. Play some pool if you don’t consider endless drinking a sport — and given the prime location on Orchard Street off Houston, you might want to make a day out of partying downtown.
Café Ghia, 24 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Though you can grab brunch here any day of the week, it’s probably more fun to share a few beers with friends on a leisurely weekend afternoon. The restaurant’s brunch entrees are all under $15, and specialties include a lumberjack stack of scrambled eggs and bacon between waffles plus several vegan options like a tempeh sandwich and a vegan scramble. Pair your breakfast to bottomless caffeine for everyone and a few twisted brunch cocktails like kimchi bloody marys.
Tipsy Parson, 156 Ninth Avenue, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
Fans of southern-style brunches can build a biscuit at this Chelsea joint, which also offers a “biscuit bomb” brunch sandwich filled with house made sausage and cheddar. Top your buttermilk baked good with habanero jelly or bacon-herb gravy, or opt for a heartier entree like the BBQ pulled pork spoonbread or a pimento cheeseburger.
Sage General Store, 24-20 Jackson Avenue, Queens, Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
If you’re jonesing for a caloric blow-out before the end of 2013, opt for the $25 three-course bacon brunch at this Long Island City general store and cafe. Bacon samplers, bacon sandwiches, and bacon brownies define the rustic setting, which also includes pizzas from a wood burning oven and a daily blue plate special.