Some of us chant her name three times in a dark bathroom to hopefully (not) summon a mirror-demon that will impress the cowardly sleepover attendees waiting outside. Others of us, namely those 21 and over, prefer to invoke the spirit by gesturing wordlessly to a drink menu while meditating in oversized sunglasses. Yes, we’re talking about the Bloody Mary—Queen of Brunch and the Hair of the Dog that will save us all.
Why limit Funday to Sunday? We are in the city that never sleeps, and a place to frequent for a little weekday pick-me-up for your weekend hangover is a must. Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery has launched their Monday Lounge Brunch in its famed karaoke lounge weekly from 10am-2pm. The words "karaoke lounge," with its undoubted tendency to resurface memories of who-knows-how-many-shots-of-whiskey and maybe a few too many Journey songs, may not come to mind as first on your list to revisit for a relaxing weekend...end or rejuvinating week...beginning, but Ellis Island has found the perfect balance for that weekend to weekday transition.