In Brooklyn, when we brunch we brunch HARD. But, to brunch AND be philanthropic all at the same time? Last Saturday Rally Downtown hosted Brunchtacular: the mother of all brunches, in which a portion of the proceeds benefit The Lamp and Greenpoint Reformed Church Food Pantry.
The event was hosted at T.B.D., the largest beer garden in Greenpoint, featuring local restaurants: Anella, Action Burger, Cafecito Bogota, Ovenly, The Bagel Store, Mabels Smokehouse, Selamat Pagi, and Brooklyn Label. And get this: it was a three-hour, all-you-can-eat brunch, with bottomless mimosas.
In the midst of the brunch-madness, I was able to be chat with founder, Tom Gray and grab the inside scoop on Brunchtacular:
Greenpointers: What was the impetus of “Brunchtacular” ?
Tom: We thought it was a unique way to highlight local businesses, while supporting some great nonprofits organizations that serve Greenpoint and the rest of Brooklyn. Continue reading