The "Queen of Soul Food" who was behind gospel brunch at Sylvia's passed away
7/23/12 - We're so sad to hear that Syliva Woods of the famous Sylvia's in Harlem passed away at 86. Sylvia was behind one of the most unique brunches in the city: Sunday gospel brunch which brings together the best southern comfort food and gospel music to please - and stuff - the customers. So maybe it's a perfect time to go to Harlem to commemorate this amazing woman while enjoying one of the most unique brunches in NYC.
All you can drink, our favorite kind of brunch special
Beignets and bacon, making deep fried goodness perfectly acceptable
Coffee, preferably iced
DIY Bloody Mary bar at Saxon & Parole
Eggs, eggs and more eggs
French Toast with just the right amount of crunch
Gospel brunch at Sylvia's
Iced coffee, my year-round favorite
Jam with scones to hold you over as you wait for your meal at Almond
Klezmer brunch with a Rabbi at City Winery
Lox, best on a bagel with a 'shmear' of cream cheese
Mimosas - orange juice should always have a kick
Omelettes - a variation for every day of the year
Pancakes and pastries
Quiche specials at Cornelia Street Cafe
Rooftop brunching at 230 Fifth
Steak and Eggs
Toast and tamales, but not together
Unlimited sangria at Calle Ocho
Veggie omelettes - for a 'healthy' spin on brunch
Waffles with ice cream and berries and syrup, oh my!
X-ceptional service at Cookshop
Tips Every Bruncher Should Know
- Make a reservation or be prepared to wait - and don't complain about it.
- Ask to sit at the bar for often immediate seating while the rest of the city waits outside.
- Real New Yorkers brunch after noon, sometimes 1PM - but so what? Get there early for potentially quicker seating and better service.
- Workout clothes are perfectly acceptable, but you may spice up your look too. Check out some brunch fashion here.
- On Sundays, you won't be served alcohol until 12PM (New York law) so don't fight with the waiter.