America’s Best Brunch Spots
At DC's Birch & Barley, the Boozy Brunch starts with chef-y doughnut holes. In New York, The Breslin is a perfect stop for over-the-top pancakes with seasonal, toppings like orange syrup or candied walnuts and apple butter. Here, more on the country's incredible brunch destinations.
At the newly opened Root & Bone in Alphabet City, James Beard–nominated (and Top Chef 11 stars) Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth are stepping up the game of traditional rural American food with this colossal sandwich. First, there’s the chicken, brined in sweet tea and coated with crispy flakes that perfectly walk the line between moist and crunch. Next, the syrup: whiskey maple. There’s greenery, if you like that sort of thing, a few healthy-ish additions like a pickled green tomato and a scattering of watercress. And finally, the whole package is stuffed between two cheddar cheese waffles. If this dish were part of Sunday service we would have no qualms praying to it. rootnbone.com