With Sunshine Cinema closing, NYC’s cinephiles need all the good news they can get. Here’s a little ray of, er, sunshine: Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn is adding brunch service.
Alamo isn’t the first NYC theater to do brunch–in fact, on May 27, Nitehawk is hosting an E.T. themed one to celebrate 35 years of phoning home. But we’re happy to see an addition to the brunch bunch.
Alamo’s new daytime menu, which launches this weekend, comes courtesy of chef Ronnie New, who was previously executive chef at the Alamo’s San Francisco theater, the New Mission. Having recently been to that converted movie palace (photo above), I can vouch for the pizzas, and it looks like there’ll be a breakfast pizza on offer here.
Here’s some of what will be on offer during all weekend matinees and Monday holiday matinees. I’m a little dubious about the tostada, given that loud, crispy foods are the scourge of all dine-in theaters, but I’ll reserve judgement until the person next to me snaps into one.
Smoked Trout, Dill
Beans, Chorizo, Pickled Onion, Avocado Crema, Cotija
Onion Puree, Cheddar, Green Onions, Egg, Bacon
Spring Vegetable Frittata
Asparagus, Artichoke, Roasted Onion, Ricotta, Grilled Bread
English muffin, Fried Egg, Bacon, Aioli, Fried Potatoes