Best Brunch in NYC

Best Brunch in NYC

The best places to stuff your face at 11am.

Brunch is a weekend ritual for twenty-something year old New Yorkers which involves sharing a breakfast meal with your best friends after a long night of indecency and keg stands. Brunch usually occurs from 10am to 4pm on either a Saturday or Sunday. You pay for adequate priced food as well as chugging bloody marys, mimosas, screwdrivers, and sangria. Post brunch activities include drunk shopping, yelling at strangers, or napping. New York City is the best place to brunch your a** off without breaking the bank. Check out these five places to release your inner-brunch-aesthetic.

1. UVA

UVA is a casual Italian brunch spot on the Upper East Side. Ranging from eggs, to pancakes, to fruit salad, they just about have it all. For $20 you can enjoy any breakfast dish and brunch cocktail.

2. Penelope

A very homey brunch spot on Lexington Avenue. Although the wait can be a little overwhelming, it is absolutely worth it. Grab yourself Nutella french toast and a mimosa for $20.

3. Agave

An upbeat Southwestern brunch can't be beat when your sick of pancakes and waffles. Huevos rancheros and a margarita can't be beat at 11am.

4. ABC Kitchen

At ABC Kitchen the brunch unfortunately isn't all inclusive, but the small plates and atmosphere is great for a quick brunch.

5. Dimes

Dimes is a great option for the people who want to brunch and enjoy their friends company, but still want a healthy nutritional breakfast. Eating here will keep you full and happy all day.

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An Open Letter To Every Girl With A Big Heart, Except When It Comes To Herself

Because it's so much easier to love everyone around you before yourself.

They say the key is that you have to "love yourself before you can love anyone else," or before "anyone can love you."

For those who deal with mass amounts of anxiety, or have many insecurities, that can be an extremely hard task. It seems much easier to tell your friend who is doubting herself that she looks great in that top than to look in the mirror and feel the same about yourself. It is much easier to tell your significant other that everything is going to be OK than to believe it will be when something goes wrong in your life. It becomes easier to create excuses for the ones around you than for yourself, and this is because you have such a big heart. You want those that you love to be happy and worry-free, yet you spend nights thinking about everything you have on your plate, about what you did wrong that day, fearing if someone in your life is mad at you, believing that you will never be good enough yet convincing everyone else that they are.

You are the girl with the biggest heart, yet you can't love yourself the way you care for everyone else in your life. There are many reasons that you should love yourself, though, and that's something that everyone around you is willing to tell you.

You're thoughtful.

Before doing anything, you always consider how it is going to affect those around you. You don't want to do anything that could hurt someone, or something that could make someone mad at you. It does not take much to make you happy, just seeing others happy does the job, and it is that simple. Because of this, you remember the little things. Meaningful dates, small details, and asking someone how their day was is important to you, and it makes those around you feel important too. You simply just want the people that you care about to be happy, and that is an amazing trait.

You're appreciative.

You don't need a big, fancy, and expensive date night to make you happy. Whether it's a picnic on the beach or a night in watching a movie, you're happy to just be with the person that you love. You appreciate every "good morning" text, and it truly does mean something when someone asks how you are. You tend to appreciate the person that you're with more than the things that they provide and for that, your sincerity will never go unnoticed.

You have a lot of love in your heart.

Every "I love you" has meant something, just as you remember the smallest moments that have meant the most to you. You remember the look in your significant other's eyes when they told you that for the first time. You remember the smile on your best friend's face when you told them that everything was going to be OK and that you would always be there. You remember the swell of happiness your parents felt when you decided to surprise them with a trip home one day, and you thrive off of all of that love.

You don't give up on the people you love, even if they have given you a reason to.

It is a foreign idea to just drop someone from your life, even if they betrayed you. You try to look at their mistake from every stance, not wanting to provide an excuse for them, but to give them another chance. Not everyone deserves it, and that is something that you learn along the way, but you feel good in the sense that you gave them a chance even if no one else would.

It's OK to not love yourself all the time. It's normal, and natural to stand in the mirror and think about everything wrong. And it's OK to love other people, even when you can't feel the same about yourself. But your big heart is why you should love yourself. There are so many reasons that you are a beautiful person, and the people that you spend all your time caring about feel that you have so much more to offer the world, and yourself.

So, next time you think about what you don't like about yourself, remember what makes you special –– the size of your heart and all of the love in it, and then share that love with yourself.

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The Chick-Fil-A Knock Off Sauce Is Here, And I Have A Few Things To Say About It

How similar is Walmart's knock off "Chicken Dipping Sauce" to the beloved Chick-Fil-A sauce?


Walmart's Great Value brand has come out with a "Chicken Dipping Sauce" and people are wondering just how similar it is to Chick-Fil-A's sauce. As a fan of the original sauce myself, I just had to do a taste test.

But before we get to the opinions part, let's compare a few things.

First, the price!

The Great Value brand rings in at $1.92 for 12 ounces or $0.16 per fluid ounce. The Chick-Fil-A sauce you can get with your meal purchase. However, sometimes they don't give you enough sauce, and some people like using the sauce on more than just Chick-Fil-A products. On Amazon, you can purchase the sauce for $18.80 for 8oz, or $2.35 per fluid ounce.

Next, the ingredients...

The ingredients are strikingly similar, almost a mirror of each other. Both even have a similar order in which the ingredients are listed (showing the hierarchy of the amount of each ingredient used).


Both sauces have these little orange flakes mixed throughout. The color is the big visual difference between the two. The Chick-Fil-A sauce's color is lighter and slightly more yellowish. The Great Value brand's sauce is a few shades darker than the Chick-Fil-A sauce and is a bit more orange. The tone of orange reminds me more of spicy mayo commonly found on sushi (also called "yum-yum" sauce).

Now, onto the taste test!

My first thought when tasting the Chicken Dipping Sauce, the BBQ sauce is a bit stronger with a stronger tangy sensation. My second thought was recognizing that the Chicken Dipping Sauce had less mayonnaise, it didn't seem to have that creamy taste like the Chick-Fil-A sauce. The articles that say, "you can't taste the difference" are wrong. I was able to spot the difference.

However, this does NOT mean the sauce was bad! I thought it was extremely tasty and enjoyed the stronger tangy taste of the BBQ sauce. I plan on purchasing another Chicken Dipping Sauce from Walmart when I finish this bottle! For those who don't mind the minimal difference, this sauce is a fantastic substitute for the Chick-Fil-A sauce!

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