There are few things I love more than a good brunch. And by “few things” I mean St. Bernard puppies and any and all babies. That’s it. That’s all. The buck stops here, or there, or wherever brunch happens to be. You see, the thing about brunch is that it encompasses everything that is truly great about life. Amazingly delicious, heart attack inducing, bearnaise covered meat and carbs? Check. Your very best friends in all of their hungover, “I just slept with a stranger and I might be pregnant” glory? Check. Bottomless amounts of champagne and vodka mixed with watered down juices that take your day from Sunday morning drinks to Sunday morning drunk? Check.
…Unless you happen to live in New York City.
On Monday, the New York City Hospitality Alliance sent out a friendly reminder about the NYC law that prohibits the “selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price.” Wait. What?
Apparently the ban has been in place for some time now…it’s just that no one really cared to listen. The good news is that restaurants have been getting away with illegal activity for a really long time, the bad news is that it’s because this archaic prohibition-style law was relatively unknown. It’s unclear what city officials and law enforcement will do now. But if Bloomberg banned large sodas, I don’t feel good about his stance on large pitchers.