This weekend is shaping up to be a big one for brunchers, as four noteworthy restaurants are debuting weekend bunch services. This may or may not be related to Monday's Beard Awards. Check out the following rundown.
Starting this weekend, Duck Duck Goat will start serving Sunday brunch (but they're not calling it brunch, only dim sum), thus opening up more opportunities and tables for fans to try Stephanie Izard's dumplings and other Chinese treats.
Brunch Dim sum will feature a hearty helping of baos. Reservations are already live, and it runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays. Reservations are already booked for this Sunday, but they'll regularly hold tables for walk-ins. The restaurant's been open for about a month. Check out the menu below.
Down the street on Fulton Market, Smack Shack's weekend brunch service debuts on Saturday. They're describing it as "New Orleans' French Quarter style." Crab cakes, crab Benedict and lobster scrambled eggs are part of the mix, along with southern fried chicken & waffles. Smack Shack's brunch services lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Here's the menu.
Over in West Town, brunch also gets a new 1-2 punch. Let's start with Arami and their new Sunday brunch which lasts from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find the brunch menu here. They're featuring "out-of-the-box" Japanese-American items like matcha French toast beignets and a tonkatsu sandwich. Reservations are available here.
Across the street this weekend, Forbidden Root brewpub is also launching Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chef Dan Weiland will again feature his popular malted hanger steak, serving it with provolone scrambled eggs and potatoes. There's also "The Remedy," which is ramen-influenced with duck confit, beans, poached duck egg and herbs. They haven't posted a full brunch menu yet.