If there's anything that'll get me up before 11 on a Sunday, it's a breakfast sandwich and iced coffee from Court Street Grocers. This egg-caffeine combo is more of a necessity than the multivitamins in my cabinet that are about to expire.
I wish I was kidding.
New Yorkers — particularly Brooklynites — do not take the late-morning/early-afternoon hours over the weekend lightly. It's prime time for a cappuccino, Bloody Mary and some omelette and/or toast combination with a juicy avocado spread.
When it comes to brunch, we ain't messin' around.
So it should come as no surprise our favorite weekend pastime is becoming an actual convention. If you thought ComicCon was your favorite NYC event, put down the sci-fi book and grab yourself an OJ instead.
On March 26, BrunchCon will come to (where else?) Brooklyn for a booze-and-breakfast-filled good time at Grand Prospect Hall.
The first-time event will feature food from more than 50 vendors — from Oaxaca Taqueria and Cafe Grumpy, to Wowfulls and The Awkward Scone — a mimosa bar (clearly a necessity) and a hangover lounge (now is that smart planning or what?).
Brunch — aside from the delicious food — is also a go-to activity for its relaxed, entertaining atmosphere with friends. Sometimes you need to throw your hair in a bun, put on a flannel shirt and get ready to dish with girls about the latest episode of "Nashville" over some French toast.
To mix up the socializing aspect of brunch — which is just as significant as your eggs benedict — the festival will also host brunch speed dating.
Brunch, bae and buttermilk pancakes? We'll take it.
Tickets start at $55 for general admission and go up to $90 for VIP admission (these prices will be raised by $5 beginning February 16). Time is ticking, folks. Time is ticking.
Not in New York? Don't fret. All of you brunching babes in San Francisco, LA, Washington, DC and so on can look forward to an upcoming BrunchCon in the future.
Catch you on the mimosa line.