Let's Do This Bitches a New Daytime Drag Extravaganza BRUNCH

This Brunch is a Total Drag: Drag Brunch at Haswell Green’s

Have you noticed weekend brunches have become somewhat pedestrian? We mean lacking in excitement. While it’s great to connect with friends, the overall experience doesn’t deviate from the usual mimosas, runny eggs, etc. What if we told you there was a better way to do brunch; a more entertaining way. You can still enjoy connecting with your friends but with entertainment. Welcome to Drag Brunch at Haswell Green’s, an experience that brings “dinner and a show” to your weekend brunch festivities.

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Haswell Green’s drag brunch is aptly named, Let’s Do This Bitches; this daytime drag extravaganza stars the very talented Ritzy Bitz and another drag queen for your total entertainment. Get ready for a comedic and lip-syncing extravaganza. On the Saturday we attended, Misty Mountains Davenport, daughter of Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 11’s Honey Davenport, was the co-headliner. Check out our social media coverage on our Instagram page. While the bottomless brunch menu does feature mimosas and Bloody Marys, they also offer a signature “mean girls”-inspired cocktail, ‘That’s So Fetch”, to go along with the hilarious and fun performances.

Let's Do This Bitches a New Daytime Drag Extravaganza BRUNCH

When one thinks of brunch, pizza doesn’t normally come to mind, but during the Haswell Green drag brunch, you’re able to order from three pizza varieties – Breakfast Pizza, Classic Margherita, or a Sausage Pizza. We indulged in the breakfast pizza which featured onions, peppers, eggs and lots of cheese.

Let's Do This Bitches a New Daytime Drag Extravaganza BRUNCH

If you want to stick to breakfast favorites, the menu also features Greek Skillet, Huevos Rancheros, Bacon, Egg & Cheese Waffle Fries, Grilled Cheese Benedict, Steak and Eggs, Guacamole Goat Cheese Toast, and Chilaquiles. Bee Pollen Pancakes and Almond French Toast are also available for those with a sweet tooth. Those who love savory will love the Brisket Burger, Mac & Cheese, and the Fried Chicken Waffle (featured below).

Let's Do This Bitches a New Daytime Drag Extravaganza BRUNCH

Aside from the great food and amazing performances, our favorite part of the event was the crowd participation. Several guests were invited on stage for a Lipsync for your Life challenge a la RuPaul’s Drag Race. Needless to say, thanks to the bottomless brunch cocktails, hilarity, and a few shocking instances ensued. After the show, we all got to take photos with ladies.

Let's Do This Bitches a New Daytime Drag Extravaganza BRUNCH

With an incredible $45.00 unlimited drinks and entree package, there’s no reason to miss out on the fun! Brunch hours at Haswell Green’s run from 12:30 pm to 4 pm every Saturday & Sunday, with the drag show running from 1 pm to 3 pm. Haswell Green’s is located at 240 West 52nd Street. For Let’s Do This Bitches drag brunch reservations, call 212-245-2801.

Que Viva Brunch: Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch

If you haven’t been lucky enough to enjoy an authentic Mexcian breakfast, we have the next best thing – Rosa Mexicano’s new bottomless brunch menu. The famed restaurant’s new bottomless brunch begins Saturday, May 18th; and we don’t think the great weather we’re going to have tomorrow and the rest of the week is not a coincidence. We think Mother Nature is also excited about this amazing and flavorful brunch. We’ve enjoyed quite a few brunches and while several have been good, most focus on the drinks, rather than the food. The result is usually good cocktails and “okay” food. With Rosa Mexicano’s new bottomless brunch, the food is amazingly delicious and the cocktails are equally divine. We sat down to experience the flavorful feast and we can tell you, every bite and sip is sensational. Let’s begin with the bottomless options

Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch offers unlimited servings of six cocktails, red or white sangria, beer, and wine. As much as you can enjoy in an hour and a half. These are so delicious, it won’t be surprised by how fast some of these go down.

MORNING GLORY – A frozen Mexican twist on an Aperol spritz
LA TRADICIONAL MARGARITA – Frozen or rocks, Blanco tequila, lime, organic agave
FROZEN POMEGRANATE MARGARITA -Blanco tequila, triple sec, pomegranate, lime
FROZEN LIME – Lime, Blanco tequila, triple sec, organic agave, flor de sal rim
BLOODY MARY OR MARIA – Choice of vodka or tequila, tomato juice, horseradish, Cholula, pickled jalapeño, jicama, chicharrón
MANGO MIMOSA – Cava, mango and fresh squeezed orange juice

We started with the Morning Glory, a superb creation that combines an Aperol Spritz with a margarita. Even if you’re not a huge fan of Aperol, you’ll love this absolutely amazing frozen delight; not just for its Instagram-worthiness but it’s taste. Fair warning, this goes down very quickly. We also predict the massive Frozen Pomegranate Margarita and refreshing Frozen Lime cocktail will also dominate during brunch. For those who want to drink less, the Mango Mimosa is a terrific option.

The Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch specials start with Cornbread With Buttered Agave-Lime. It’s available to every table and it amazing. Spread the buttered agave-lime over the warm cornbread to fully appreciate the flavors. We cut our cornbread before slattering it with the butter so it would melt beyond the crust – we highly recommend doing this.

Rosa Mexicano Bottomless Brunch

Up next was the Sopa de Frijoles, a hearty Black bean soup with poached eggs and roasted jalapeño with flour tortillas. This vegetarian dish can be made non-vegetarian with the addition of chorizo. It’s a mild soup that can be punched up a bit when you break into the roasted jalapeno pepper….so those who love to up from mild flavors.

Rosa Mexicano Bottomless Brunch

The Huarache Con Carne Asada is definitely not your typical steak and eggs. The gluten-free, Mexico City-style huarache is served with marinated skirt steak, fried egg, queso fresco, salsa Norteña, and guacamole. Your tastebuds won’t know what hit them.

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Want an even more international touch to your brunch eats? The gluten-free Sopes Benedict Traditional features poached eggs served over corn masa cakes with Canadian bacon (yes Canadian bacon) and Hollandaise. We love the surprising addition of the sweetness the Canadian bacon adds to this dish, and you will too.

Rosa Mexicano Bottomless Brunch

We live for anything with pork belly, so of course, seeing the Torta de Desayuno on Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch menu brought us extreme joy. This succulent pork belly sandwich is served with a fried egg, Menonita cheese, avocado, and black beans. You can request it with a side of potatoes or fresh tropical fruit.

Rosa Mexicano Bottomless Brunch

Last but certainly not least of our journey of Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch was the Tacos de Huevos. Also gluten-free, this dish features scrambled eggs a la plancha, rajas, bacon and queso Chihuahua. It is finished with chile de árbol salsa, onion and cilantro. We could survive on this all week and be very happy.

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Of course, that’s not all that’s available on the Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch menu. Other dishes include the gluten-free Huevos Josefina (named for its Founder) and Huevos Rosa (not pictured), as well as the vegetarian Churros French Toast.

Rosa Mexicano Bottomless Brunch

Enjoy Rosa Mexicano’s New Bottomless Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am – 3pm for $20.00 per person with the purchase of an entree at all Rosa Mexicano locations, except for Boston. Happy brunching!

Rosa Mexicano Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Village Voice Brunch Eats Food Event Recap

With the introduction of this latest culinary event to their roster, the Village Voice has once again created another hit for foodies. We had the pleasure of attending the first ever The Village Voice Brunch Eats Food Event, which celebrates all things brunch, and what many has been doing for years, eating breakfast food for dinner.

Held aboard the top of The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s Flight Deck, foodies from around the tri-state area gathered to indulge in the delicious brunch offerings from the 26 area restaurants that participated in the inaugural The Village Voice Brunch Eats Food Event. The restaurant lineup included Barbounia, Bustan, Champs Diner, Distilled, Dough, Edi & The Wolf, Eggplant by Korilla, Ess-a-Bagel, Eugene & Co, Irvington, Jianbang & Co., Kingsley, Mezetto, Mr. Purple, Solber Pupusas, Tom’s Restaurant, Tygershark, Xe May Sandwich Shop, The Black Ant, Butter & Scotch, Calle Dao, Le Fond, Nha Minh, Osteria Cotta, Streets BK, and Underwest Donuts. Here are a few of the amazing culinary delights we indulged in:

The Black Ant – Torta de Pato: Corn Bun, Duck Carnitas, Crispy Potatoes, and Negra Modelo Morita Salsa

Mezetto – Avocado Toast: With Hard Boiled Egg and Romesco Sauce

Kingsley – Praline Bacon French Toast Bread Pudding with Pork Fat Frosting

Breads Bakery – Mini Pastries, Assorted Crostinis, and Mini Burekas

Jianbing Company – Original Jianbing with Bacon and Vermont Maple Syrup

Tom’s Restaurant – Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


There were so many extraordinary dishes to try at the Village Voice Brunch Eats food event, and we naturally we had several favorites. We reveled in some new foodie experiences, like Jianbing, a traditional Chinese street food similar to crepes but this version boasted a modern update with the addition of bacon and Vermont Maple syrup. We alternated between savory and sweet dishes until we barely had room for drinks. Check out a few more of the delicious dishes we enjoyed:

Attendees were treated to the soothing sound stylings of live band The Brooklyn Sugar Stompers, who regaled us with an homage to the 1920’s, Jazz’s Golden Age.

As always, we had an amazing time with at the latest Village Voice food event. With the increase of more and more people enjoying breakfast for dinner, we see The Village Voice Brunch Eats as a must-attend foodie event annually. Do you enjoy breakfast for dinner? Will you be attending net year’s Brunch Eats?

Village Voice Announces Brunch Eats Breakfast-For-Dinner Event**UPDATE**

Calling all brunch lovers and fellow foodies, are you ready for an incredible brunch experience? The Village Voice has created some amazing curated tasting events with their Choice Eats and Choice Streets events, and they’re set to wow us again with their latest must-attend event, Brunch Eats. This new breakfast-for-dinner event is the first of its kind, with 20+ of New York City’s top restaurants and bakeries sampling their best breakfast bites, and mouth-watering brunch dishes.

Village Voice Brunch Eats

So far eight participants, have signed on to the event, including The Black Ant, Butter & Scotch, Calle Dao, Le Fond, Nha Minh, Osteria Cotta, Streets BK, Underwest Donuts, with 18 new restaurants announced: Barbounia, Bustan, Champs Diner, Distilled, Dough, Edi & The Wolf, Eggplant by Korilla, Ess-a-Bagel, Eugene & Co, Irvington, Jianbang & Co., Kingsley, Mezetto, Mr. Purple, Solber Pupusas, Tom’s Restaurant, Tygershark and Xe May Sandwich Shop. Along with the mouth-watering brunch dishes, themed cocktails including bloody marys, mimosas, bellinis, coffee and more will be available to enjoy, while guests enjoy music under a starry night.

As with their other tasting events, tiered tickets are available for purchase. VIP tickets go for $85.00, and General Admission is $60.00. All guests will enjoy samples from 20+ participants with complimentary beverages, music entertainment and full access to The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ($22.00 value), and VIP guests will receive a VIP gift bag and have access to the VIP Shuttle Pavilion.

Guests will sample and sip from all attending vendors on the top of The Intrepid’s Flight Deck, surrounded by the same propeller planes that were used during World War II. VIP guests will be treated to a unique experience in the VIP Space Shuttle Pavilion, which houses the Enterprise space shuttle and will also get to enjoy additional sips and snacks underneath the Shuttle with a self-guided tour through the Pavilion.

Sponsors for the Village Voice Brunch Eats include Califia Farms, Whole Foods Market, Vita Coco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Frames NYC, John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Polar Beverages, and Green Mountain Energy.

The full details of this sure-to-be-spectacular event is listed below:


DATE: Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
VENUE: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
12th Ave & W. 46th St.
TIME: 8PM – 11PM

We recommend you get your tickets now, as the village Voice’s tasting events always sell out, and quickly. Get your Brunch Eats tickets online at


The event will also feature live music under the stars provided by The Brooklyn Sugar Stompers, an homage to Jazz’s Golden Age: the 1920’s. Check out a Menu Sneak Preview below:

Le Fond: Asparagus Royale with Country Ham and Black Truffle

Osteria Cotta: Biscuit topped with Smoked Salmon Mousse

Butter & Scotch: Mini BLT’s on a Biscuit

Calle Dao: Five Spices Mahi Mahi Eggs Benedict with Pea shoots, Tomate de
Arbol Holandesa Sauce, Soy, Tostones

The Black Ant: Torta de Pato – Corn Bun with Duck Carnitas, Crispy Potatoes, Negra Modelo Morita Salsa

Bustan: Bustan French Toast with Homemade Challah Bread, Crème Anglaise, Pâte Feuilletée, Crème Fraiche, Mixed Berries & Silan and Tahini Sauce

Dough: Assortment of Extra Mini Doughnuts

Edi & The Wolf: “Kaiserschmarrn” (Shredded Pancake) with Apricot, Mascarpone Cream, Seasonal Fruit

Eugene & Co.: Black sea bass and scallop “bloody mary” ceviche

Mr. Purple: Corned Beef Hash

Irvington Bar + Restaurant: Oatmeal with Pistachio Crumble and Blueberries

Champs Diner: Breakfast Sliders with Tofu Scramble, Soysage & Vegan Hollandaise

StreetsBK: Cuban Sandwich With Red Mojo Sauce

Mezetto: Avocado Toast with Hard Boiled Egg and Romesco Sauce

Nhà Minh: Green Duck Eggs and Vietnamese Ham in a Crepe Pinwheel

Tom’s Restaurant: Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Tygershark: Brisket Congee with Quail Egg

Barbounia: Homemade Jerusalem Bagel with Salmon Gravalax, Labaneh, Cucumbers and Dill

Jianbing Company: Original Jianbing with Bacon and Vermont Maple Syrup

Kingsley: Crispy Pork Belly and Pickle Tot Hash with Eggs and Sriracha

Solber Pupusas: Pupusa Platter of Cornmeal Patties & Sides with Meat and Veggie Options

Xe May Sandwich Shop: Mean Green Sandwich