For the second installment of our brunch series, I asked my cousin Mary Therese, amazing artist and native New Yorker, for favorite brunch spots in her borough of Brooklyn. When she's not collaborating on creating Broadway props, museum exhibits and movie backdrops with her partner in love and art, John of Jerard Studio, MT does mural and faux painting for many restaurants. She's also a great cook herself, so I knew she'd have wonderful suggestions for Style Maniac readers. Here's MT's top picks (along with some of her comments) for Best Brunch in Brooklyn:
Brooklyn Heights: Jack the Horse Tavern.
Carroll Gardens: Lilla, new but really delicious; and Alma for both the food and great views of the city. [Read the New York Times review of Alma here.]
Cobble Hill: Bocca Lupo, my friend Jeff's place (No brunch at his new one, Strong Place on Court Street, but the best oysters in town, I swear).
Park Slope: Stone Park Cafe [shown above].
Have a favorite brunch spot in Brooklyn or your home town? Add it in the comments below. Next month: Brunch at Home.
"Use the good china for breakfast."