Five Leaves, the popular Williamsburg restaurant, always has insane lines for brunch. The morning after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the city was no exception. Although they were only serving the sage scramble panini egg sandwich with aged cheddar and spicy jam, the wait for a table was still over half an hour. And hungry people with a third day off from normal were still waiting. And there were still outdoor tables set up outside the triangle-shaped restaurant.
To be fair, it’s been three days. Cabin fever is setting in among lucky Brooklynites with power at their disposal. Hurricane rations have been eaten, Trivial Pursuit played and nothing staves off storm fatigue like a bloody mary. And an $8 egg sandwich.
In North Brooklyn, neither rain nor sleet nor hurricane will stand in the way of a good brunch.