There are two things I rarely do anymore. One is go to the Upper East Side, and two is go to drunk brunch. When I was invited to try "Pitch Madness," a bottomless brunch on the Upper East Side at Pitch & Fork, I thought I would defy my norms and give it a whirl.
I've steered clear of Bottomless Brunch for the past year after a mediocre experience at Calle Ocho. The food was fine. The Sangria was fine. But nothing about it was exciting. Now I opt for fancy brunch followed by cheap beers.
Pitch & Fork recently re-opened as a restaurant, and I would say, so far, so good. I waltzed in on a beautiful Saturday and had a lovely corner table by the door. This is one of those awesome restaurants that boasts both street-side seating and a backyard. There was still work being done in the backyard, but a few weeks from now, this will be the cutest place to spend a nice summer night.
Here is the deal, literally. For $27, you get a brunch entree and bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Mary's, or Champagne. This is a great deal because most places charge over $30, you can sit outside, and, they have several lunch type entrees that are huge and will fill you up for the rest of the day, so you are really getting a good food bang for your buck.
We started with the Devils on Horseback, dates with blue cheese and bacon. I don't like dates (I thought) but I loved these. I always appreciate a dish that turns my mind around about an ingredient. That's an A+ right there.
We ordered the Organic Chicken Cooked Under a Brick (add $3) and the P.E.I. Mussels & Fries. The chicken was enough for dinner. Perfectly cooked and simply delicious. The P.E.I. Mussels were probably the best Mussels I've had in awhile! They had delicious cilantro and tomato right inside of the shell, which added flavor with every bite. Lately, I've found a lot of mussel dishes to be lacking in flavor, so this hit the spot.
Of course, the Mussels came with fries! These fries were super delicious, especially dipped in the mussel broth (I am a fatty).
The part that amazed me the most though, was how delicious the champagne tasted. It didn't seem like crappy Cava or budget Champagne. The bubbles were flowing! Usually the drinks at Bottomless Brunch are watered down or headache inducing. This champagne was delicious, even after four glasses.
Have a delicious day!
NYC Menu Girl