Originally Posted by SoCal2NYC
Frankie's 457 in Carrol Gardens Brooklyn.
Sweet Chessus Christ the brunch was amazing (however, they are ending it on August 4th) and the french toast is beyond words (which will remain on the menu after the 4th). I'm going to try to make it out to dinner soon.
Frankie's Sputino? Brunch ending? Good! WTF is up w/ brunch in an Italian restaurant anyway? I hate to say it, but since having kids I'm now all in favor of banning 'brunch' as a concept and meal. By 12:30 we have been up for almost 7 hours, had breakfast, run errands, played in park, etc., and are ready for a mid-day meal. The boys said they wanted pasta. So we went to Frankie's w/ visions of a nice leisurely Italian lunch, maybe a little wine, and an espresso to fortify ourselves for the long haul until dinner. The place is packed w/ grungy, unwashed sleepyheads nursing hangovers and rubbing the sleep from their eyes. Sorry, no pasta (it's brunchtime!), no this, no that, but lots of Mimosas, pancakes, frenchtoast (sorry SoCal), and granola! It happens every freakin' weekend when we try to go out for lunch, but I thought a restaurant that seems to pride itself on it's 'Italian' authenticity would have to sense to steer clear of this stupid institution...
Sorry for the rant.