25 Feb 2008 4:27 pm   //   Filed under: Brooklyn, Food & drink, New York is different

The brunch loophole

Park Slope is full of very good restaurants. Most are casual places where you can dine without a reservation and still enjoy something inspired. Eating out quickly can become an expensive habit.

It doesn’t take long to discover the brunch loophole. Drop in most of these restaurants between 11 and 3 on a Saturday or Sunday and you will find an abbreviated menu with selections priced much cheaper. Just one arbitrary example: My favorite Peruvian restaurant offers a brunch special where you can get a main course, coffee and a cocktail for $10.

As a result, you can get familiar with all the best places in the neighborhood without going broke. Bonus: Socially acceptable drinking in the early afternoon!