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Best of New York 2010 • Fun

Best Hair of the Dog

  • Rye

    247 S. 1st St., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-218-8047

    When Williamsburg’s newest brown-booze specialist commenced brunch in the fall, barkeep Sother Teague threw out the rule book. Instead of forested Bloody Marys and watered-down mimosas, his $8 brunch-exclusive cocktails are designed, on the one hand, to pair well with breakfast food and, on the other, to retoxify. (There’s even a drink called the Retox.) Fresh-squeezed juices are prevalent in the Buck’s Fizz (the forefather of the mimosa) and Painkiller (pineapple, O.J., and rum with coconut water). Eye-opening spices identify the Red Rooster (like a Bloody Mary, but with Sriracha, and no celery). Teague muddles all fresh ingredients to order, and everything pairs well with eggs—or Rye’s signature meat loaf.

From the 2010 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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