We abhor crowds, are apathetic about mimosas, have a minimum of oozy egg pics on our Instagram feed, and are resistant to waking early on the weekends in search of the above. So we figured we’d dutifully squeeze a year’s worth of waffle-eating and bloody mary-sipping into a single Sunday, by braving Brooklyn’s first iteration of a roving tasting event called BrunchCon. And while none of the assembled vendors took the bait, by cranking out runny eggs for 3,000, the Korbel-fueled celebration (and following, artfully-structured bites) proved a pancake paparazzo’s wet dream.
Oaxaca’s Papas Bravas Tacos Though no one messed with eggs, BK’s taqueria chain crammed the remaining Mexicali breakfast essentials—hash browns, chorizo “dust,” pico de gallo, cotilla cheese—into griddle-warmed tortillas.
Parlay Gastropub’s S’mores Waffles These bite-sized cakes played straight to their audience, with their tempting topknots of marshmallows and graham crackers, and accompanying, drizzle-it-yourself chocolate-filled syringes.
Manousheh’s Flatbreads A beacon amongst a sea of brown, it was hard to ignore this bouquet of Lebanese breakfast sammies, brimming with vegetables, yogurt and herbs. But beware the selfie, showcasing za’atar-spackled teeth.
Home/Made’s Waffles with Pecan Cardamom Honey Butter Proving a study in beige can be actually be attractive, the Red Hook café accessorized their liège-style waffles with a crest of candied nuts, and alluring treacle swirls.
Sweetface Snoballs’ Sno Cones While hardly a brunch item, these drew the biggest lines on looks alone; strawberry cheesecake syrup swirled atop shaved ice by a retro, red lipsticked lady being the ultimate moneyshot.
Hooch’s Mimosas Somehow, we don’t think it was coincidence that this well-illuminated table scored a window seat, overlooking Grand Prospect Hall’s comely garden.