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It’s practically impossible to chip away at the lifetime debt we owe our moms—making Mother’s Day just another one of the 365 days she deserves our unadulterated thanks.  Still, if you’re going to make reparations this coming Sunday (May 14th), they might as well involve unlimited mimosas at one of Brooklyn’s best brunch spots. Yellow Magnolia Café Membership is required for entrance to Rob Newton’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden-situated boite, but why not turn the tables and...
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...
When Benjamin Sormonte, Elisa Marshall, and Armand Arnal opened the third New York location of Maman in Greenpoint last summer, they quickly saw how much the café’s rustic-chic style and French-inflected food resonated with Brooklynites. I, for one, was happy to welcome the cozy café with its free wifi, wholesome sandwiches and salads, pretzel chocolate chip cookies, and other hard-to-resist pastries. Oh, and matcha lattes. Finally, Greenpoint has a café that serves matcha lattes! But...
While I like breakfast very much, I feel that, in general, the standard American idea of what can be eaten before (and just after) noon is limited. Eggs are delicious. So are bread-based items—both the savory and sweet varieties—and it’s always nice, too, to add a side of meat. Yogurt, when pressed, can hit the right and light (yet still tasty) notes as well. And yet, I’ve never been a happier breakfast eater than when...

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