Cheap Date: $20 And Under All-Inclusive Boozy Brunch
You read the title right, folks. It’s not an entree that costs $25, plus an additional $15 for unlimited drinks (which is what the trend seems to be at a lot of places around the city.) Every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am to 4:30pm at Bone Lick Park, you get your good ol’ southern meal plus unlimited mimosas/bloody mary’s/frozen margaritas for one flat fee of $17.95.
Now, I’ll be honest: it’s not the best comfort food you’ll find in the city (that award goes to Freeman’s, who unfortunately doesn’t fall into the “under $20″ category), but it’s certainly not bad, either. And once you’ve had a few mimosas in the mix, mac-and-cheese tends to all taste the same anyway, am I right? You’ll also get a basket of complimentary home baked muffins and seasonal jam, so you certainly won’t leave hungry. The unlimited drinks last an hour, and the waiters are good about keeping glasses full.
I’m a fan of the buttermilk and ricotta pancakes with chocolate chips thrown into the mix…the vegetarian plate is yummy, too. If you’re a meat eater, you can’t go wrong with the southern fried chicken and cheddar grits.
The best part (besides the drinks, of course): the restaurant is situated in the West Village, so after your meal, take a handholding stroll through the side streets and explore the neighborhood. It may just become your new weekend tradition.
Honorable Mentions In The Under $20 Boozy Brunch CategoryCalle Ocho (UWS) 45 West 81st Street New York, New York 212.873.5025 Latin fusion entrees are around $15 and include unlimited sangria. Piper’s Kilt (Inwood) 4946 Broadway New York, New York 212.569.7071 Irish fare entrees are $16.95 and include bottomless domestic beer on tap, mimosas, and Bloody Mary’s. The Sunburnt Cow (East Village) 137 Avenue C New York, New York 212.529.0005 Entrees are $20 and include bottomless mimosas, screwdrivers, Foster’s beer, Bloody Mary’s, or Grey Hounds. Crema (Chelsea) 111 West 17th Street New York, New York 10011 Mexican entrees are $19.95 and include bottomless mimosas.
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By: Jessica Tiare Bowen