D.C. > New York City

Freedom. (istock)
• February 26, 2014 9:57 am


New Yorkers love to jabber on about how great their city is. I'm curious to see how that holds up in the DeBlasio era, given that the new mayor is just as antagonistic toward freedom as Michael Bloomberg was and he seems intent on making rich and poor suffer equally:

Guys, this might be your final weekend for happiness. No really, I’m serious. The NYC Hospitality Alliance is cracking down. On what, you ask? Kitchen cleanliness? No. Rats? Nope. Bottomless brunches? YES. That’s right, those unlimited deals — on mimosas and Bloody Marys (and whiskey drinks at the swanky joints) — that make Sundays in New York so fun are actually against the law. …

Essentially, according to the Alliance, restauranteurs are prohibited from "selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price."

In Washington, D.C., meanwhile, you can enjoy bottomless mimosas in any number of fine dining establishments. Why, right down the street from my apartment building you can imbibe an unlimited number of OJ-and-champagne cocktails at Acre 121 on Saturdays and Sundays for the low, low price of $15! It's one of many such eateries in D.C. that offers this fine deal. I'm sure you Manhattanites can consult the New York Times to find out which neighborhood in the District was hip 13 months ago and plan a visit soon; they'll almost certainly have a restaurant that offers this soon-to-be-illegal-in-Deblasio's-New-York deal.