Looking for a great place to recover after an epic New Year’s Eve? Here are five restaurants that will be serving bottomless brunch, grilling up greasy hangover food, and showing all the football games on New Year’s Day. By Carly Petrone.
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Be the first to try Maite’s new brunch menu (launching later next month) during their first-ever New Year’s Day Brunch! This menu is delicious and inspired by Columbian, Basque, and Italian cuisine. Sip on $4 Colombian beer and $7 sparkling Spanish cider from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Chef Ella Schmidt will be serving up traditional Puchero ($35, serves two), a soup made with potatoes, yucca, and green plantains and served with three meats on a platter: a foot-on chicken leg topped with ahoga sauce, a beef rib with a crispy crust, and a slab of pork belly with half an avocado. You can also nurse that hangover with their beloved burger that includes a soft-boiled egg that’s lightly battered and fried and served on a bun that’s slathered in an aioli spiked with mustard seeds and pickles. Drooling already?
Stop into Zengo for a New Year’s Day Bottomless Brunch! From 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. you can enjoy unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails for just $42. Nosh on Salmon Ceviche or an Angry Zengo Roll (tuna, wasabi tobiko, avocado, cucumber, and sesame chipotle rouille). Wash it all down with fun cocktails like their Sake Sangria made with sake, red wine, triple sec, fruit juice, and blackberry liqueur or go tropical with a guava mimosa. Cheers to a new year ahead!
Head over to the East Village for a little hair of the dog at Hecho en Dumbo. Co-owner Ethan Smith will be preparing a hangover cure by mixing Bohemia beer with Clamato, Valentina hot sauce, Maggie, and a fresh oyster. This cocktail is called the Ostionas con Cerveza ($11) and it’s a great way to kick off the new year. Stay for dinner and fill up on Tacos de Chorizo Verde, Queso Fundido, and Sopes de Pollo. Of course, all of their traditional margaritas will also be waiting for you!
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Watch all of the football college bowls on the big screen at Randolph Beer and Randolph Brooklyn. They’ll be serving up Bottomless Brunch from noon until 8 p.m. Soak up the alcohol from that New Year’s Eve party with some Breakfast Nachos ($13), Pulled Pork Hash ($12), or Fried Chicken Sandwich ($15). Add a side of waffle fries or biscuits (with all the fixins) because it’s a New Year, right? Cheers!
Lexington Brass will be serving an all day brunch menu that includes everything from Brioche French Toast with orange and ginger syrup, Breakfast Burritos with steak, chorizo, scrambled eggs, and roasted black beans, and Classic Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon and hollandaise. Start your year off right with a Mr. Green Juice (kale, apple, and ginger) or a Revitalizer (fresh pressed carrot and apple juice with ginger and lime). But if you do feel like keeping the party going the Lavender Bee’s Knees or Dirty Bastard are great cocktail options.