Sam Sifton’s piece in today’s New York Times finds the dining critic answering questions from his faithful readers. Sam Sifton, you are fond of this Q&A format! The first of these questions is concerned with brunch. Where, New York Times dining expert, is the best place to indulge in wasted weekend hours over hair-of-the-dog and egg dishes? We think that’s a great question, loyal reader!
Sifton, on the other hand, is not a fan of the most important meal of the day.
Brunch is just a large sleeping pill taken in advance of an afternoon on the couch doing the crossword and dozing, or watching sports, or crying into your pillow about how miserable brunch was when you thought it was going to be great. You are bored out of your mind because you are wasting your time.
Blaspehmy, we say! Sifton does concede that Pastis in Meatpacking is good for “people who are not me,” and that Kanye West recommends Eatery, at 58th and 9th. “Who will deny ‘Ye” Sifton asks. No one will deny Kanye, Sam Sifton, and likewise we will not deny brunch.