By Carey Jones
Updated March 13, 2015
Credit: © The Red Cat

Where: The Red Cat, NYC

What: When it comes to cooking Jewish grandmothers are an unbelievable compendium of wonderful ideas, even for brunch. NYC’s Red Cat took a cue from bubbes everywhere and began cooking its fried eggs in Schmaltz. Using rendered chicken fat is almost like cooking with bacon drippings­—it adds an extra salty, savory layer of flavor to everything it touches. And the panko-coated cheddar-potato pancake, brisket and maple jus that accompany the eggs make it quite the nosh.

Wash it down with: Something this heavy deserves a light, refreshing cocktail, like the "Midnight in Madrid," with pink peppercorn-infused gin, Meyer lemon, and lemongrass.