Brunch: Harlem Public
Harlem is a neighborhood with plenty of brunch options that sometimes makes waking up and picking a place overwhelming. #1stWorldProblems The way I typically decide where I want to brunch is based upon my mood. Do I want to turn up and get cute? Feeling emo and want to brunch alone? Or am I looking to have an in-depth conversation with the person I am dining with? With so many choices this is where your food blogging friend, Dom, comes into play.
I recently ate at Harlem Public for the first time (I KNOW! DON'T SHAME ME) and completely enjoyed myself. I am not sure who picks the music, but THANK YOU! I found myself countless times in mid-sentence telling my brunch guest "Hold on girl this my song!". At the corner of 149th and Broadway is where you will find Harlem Public and brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 3 pm. Although they are known for serving up some delicious burgers, their brunch menu means business as well. They have your traditional brunch entrees such as chicken and waffles and French toast, but they also creative dishes such as Buffalo Shrimp & Blue Cheese Grits and Breakfast Poutine.
Harlem Public is not a bottomless brunch spot, but they do have unique cocktails for brunch time such as Peacock Sangria, Peach Bourbon Ice Tea, and Maggie's Boozy Mintmosa. If you are a fan of the more classic brunch cocktails, they also serve mimosa and different variations of Bloody Marys as well. I recommend getting to Harlem Public early because this is a favorite amongst the neighborhood and with outdoor seating that is also dog-friendly seats do fill up fast.