Halloween doesn't have to be all about spookiness! The family friendly Halloween-themed brunch at Asellina, the restaurant attached to the Gansevoort Hotel, on Saturday, October 26th from 12-3pm will feature pumpkin decorating, festive arts and crafts, as well as other special Halloween tricks and treats.
Asellina's famed bottomless brunch offers endless mimosas and Bloody Marys-- the perfect way to kick off the Halloween spirit for the upcoming week. Their Italian brunch menu features a raw bar, pancakes, fresh fruit, a variety of egg dishes, burrata, gnocchi and much more.
Autumn in New York is amazing. We love how the leaves slowly rain down in fiery shades of red and gold, and we absolutely love the smell of hot chocolate and coffee wafting through the streets. Above all, we love the introduction of fall menus across the city. This is the perfect city for foodies, and as food curators ourselves, nothing makes us happier than eating to our hearts’ content and concealing our tummies behind oversized sweaters.
Nestled in Greenwich Village and helmed by John DeLucie (one of the city’s most sought-after chefs), The Lion recently launched its Sunday fall brunch menu.
You heard it here first - Riverbank Grill (679 Riverside Drive @ 145th Street), a new beer garden/restaurant overlooking the George Washington Bridge, is the newest and best place for brunch this fall! Located above the Hudson River in Riverbank State Park, Riverbank Grill is a hot spot for NYC natives seeking to sneak a peak of fall foliage without even leaving the city!
With an unbeatable brunch menu and bottomless cocktails, Riverbank Grill is ready to contend with the best of the best in NYC’s up and coming West Harlem neighborhood.
Most interesting among his re-workings is the Bloody Margarita. Employing Candolini Grappa in lieu of vodka, The Bloody Margherita is spicy and almost sauce-thick with pureed San Marzano tomatoes. Ronkainen is especially proud of the garnish--tart, house-pickled grapes--as he well should be. The surprising flavors and textures of the drink as a whole work well to echo the food's Central Italian tastes.
In all, the Cocktails at Trattoria Il Mulino’s brunch are more than just a pleasant addition to the menu. We’d argue that they’re reason enough to merit a trip on their own.
Brunch is served at Trattoria Il Mulino (36 E 20th St) on Sundays, from 11:30 to 4.
Friday, October 11th
Shadow Room Fridays
Absolute Addiction's weekly party at Shadow Room is hot and happening. The party is Member's Only, but it's easy (and free) to sign up for membership and get your name on the guest list. Admission is free with an RSVP. 10 PM-3 AM.
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The interior boasts sophistication and serenity. Crisp afternoon sunlight spills through the tall glass windows. A small jazz band plays in the corner, the hum of their instruments muffled by the clinking of glasses and silverware.
Chef Michael White, the restaurant’s celebrated chef and owner, is the mastermind behind the brunch menu. Some of the cuisines are influenced by his past travels.
The trattoria has a reputation for excellence, and it's about to get even better. The Brunch and Lunch programs are receiving a full re-vamping: everything from the menus to the experience are being tweaked and touched up for optimal daytime dining.
Brunch will be offered on Sundays from 11:30am to 4pm, accompanied by a live jazz band. The Brunch Menu has been expanded to include traditional Italian dishes alongside brunch classics like Uova in Camica (Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Caviar) and Uova Purgatorio (Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce). Exciting additions include the Lamb Taglia (Thinly Sliced Lamb with Sauteed Broccolini) and the Sausage Ossobucco with Spicy Tomato Sauce.
Leave it to the Four Seasons to take Miami’s culinary scene by storm! Ever since the Brickell hotel giant decided to revamp its dining options and bring Chef Aaron Brooks up from down under, it seems that the talented Australian chef is winning awards everwhich way you look. He is also turning the attention of savvy foodies’ toward Edge, Steak & Bar, where he mans the kitchen. Few local chefs have been able to more astutely capture Miami’s food culture than chef Brooks, whose offerings showcase a love and understanding of many Latin American cuisines, as well as a respect for local products.
One of the interesting things about the holidays is that the traditions surrounding them can be so enjoyable, and oftentimes so delicious, that even the most staunch atheist can feel hesitant to completely abandon them. Even those who still identify with a particular religion can often forgo the rituals, services, and prayers associated with certain holidays but will definitely embrace the gift exchanges, parties, and most definitely the food. I’m certain that not everyone has been making sacrifices for Lent. Many Catholics have probably forgotten that Palm Sunday was this past weekend, many more will be observing Holy Week as just another week, and there are probably quite a few who don’t plan on going to church this coming Sunday. Nevertheless, many self-identifying Christians will probably be making plans to enjoy an Easter meal this weekend. Along with the warmer weather our northern compatriots hope to experience, our recent “spring forward” to which many of us are still adjusting also marks an unofficial start to “the brunch season.” Sure, we enjoy leisurely al fresco brunches all the time in South Florida, but brunch never seems as mandatory as it does during one of the Spring’s most brunch-friendly holidays, Easter. In case you have yet to make plans for this weekend, here are a few of Joonbug’s suggestions for restaurants serving up Easter brunch in South Florida:
Vintage Twin, the vintage treasure hunters who rework items from the past right here in New York are setting up shop for a one day pop-up during brunch this Sunday, March 10th, downstairs in SoHo’s The Dalloway between noon and 5 pm. Come check out Vintage Twin’s wide array of one-of-a-kind vintage items for ladies, gents, and more! This Sunday Funday event is in honor of MS Awareness Week with 10% of the day’s proceeds going toward supporting The Pediatric MS Society. When you enjoy brunch upstairs at The Dalloway, we recommend their oysters and delicious bloodies, you will receive a $5 dollar coupon to shop downstairs at The Vintage Twin. If you want to build up your appetite, shop before you brunch. Show your Vintage Twin receipt and you’ll be given a brunch cocktail on the house.
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