So quickly, lets touch upon how cut throat brunch is here in NYC! Like cut THROAT! When I find myself with a face of sadness due to the fact that reservations are closed and the waiting list is also closed at 1pm for brunch on the Lower East Side of Manhattan recently, I wanted to fight. Literally. Like what time would I have had to be down here for the best pancakes in NYC from Clinton Street Bakery, according to NY Mag?
After I got myself together from the disappointment of not having a stack of pancakes, my friends and I had to think quick! 2pm was quickly approaching, and we needed brunch and unlimited mimosa's. I knew Sons of Essex was in the vicinity, and with iPhones in hand, we took the 1st reservation that came up on our phones.
Sons of Essex on the Lower East side has been on my to-do list for a while. It kinda has like a dark, old school, artisan swag serving delicious food, and classic board games in the front. Unlimited mimosa's are the key component for brunch and Son's of Essex had this covered. Food wise, the menu is really cool. Nothing on the menu is "normal" and thats the best part.
Heres what we ordered....
FLOUR: Caramel Banana Buttermilk Waffles
EGGS: Eggs Benedictowitz - poached eggs x smoked salmon x potato pancakes x hollandaise
SIDES: Maple glazed bacon
Eggs - scrambled w/ cheddar
Food, ole school rap and the unlimited mimosa's are now the new normal.
SONS OF ESSEX
133 Essex Street
New York, N.Y. 10002