Well isn’t there (poached) egg on our face. While we joined the fearmongering around the news that bottomless brunch could end up being french toast, Business Insider asked the State Liquor Authority to clear things up. The long and short stack of it? Bottomless brunch is legal because it technically constitutes an “event” under New York State law, as opposed to uh, just giving people unlimited amounts of drinks.
The SLA told Business Insider:
Serving unlimited drinks to a patron is prohibited under the Alcoholic Beverage Control law, and instances of over serving by our licensees will be investigated and prosecuted. However, there is a limited exception in the statute when the service of alcohol is incidental to the event, such as in the case of certain brunch specials.
And thus, without firing a shot, War on Brunch II ended. You never sausage a short war, have you? Let’s celebrate, make a hollandaise out of it this weekend. It’s not like anyone from the SLA is going to pancake you on the way to making a bust in the kitchen.