(Undrunk) Brunch at Scottadito Osteria Toscana Park Slope Brooklyn & Hot Dogs at House Dawgs
Scottadito Osteria Toscana
788a Union Street (between 6th & 7th ave)
718 636 4800
Last weekend we had our 4th drunk brunch event over at Scottadito Osteria Toscana in Park Slope. Like the 3rd brunch event, this one was also planned in sync with a celebratory birthday but as it turned out the meal portion of our event was markedly a little less spontaneous and crazy. No ewok hoodies, hello kitty umbrellas, nor any do-rags. Even though we had just slightly more than Â½ the number of attendees this time around, I donâ€™t think the issue was the crowd. We had our usual silliness â€“ Christian, a native from Florence, pointed out that one of the posters across from our table was saying in Italian that we were all sons of bitches. He then proceeded to give us a few lessons on the art of cursing in Italian. Thanks man, now I know how to say so many useful things that I probably shouldnâ€™t say if I want to stay alive. I donâ€™t think it was the food either. It was ok (all of our eggs benedicts were a little overcooked) but to be honest I donâ€™t think anyone ever really cared about the food anyhow. That leaves the last major ingredient of the party which of course is the unlimited alcohol. At Scottadito Osteria Toscana, they offer unlimited mimosas and champagne with your brunch for $12. Call me crazy but I swear the mimosas got weaker and weaker over time. We all switched to champagne but it didnâ€™t seem to do the trick. Finally we just left and walked to the nearest bodega to stock up on sparks and beer.
After party at Martha & Christianâ€™s
We arrived at Martha and Christianâ€™s at about 1pm and after unsuccessfully trying to get guitar hero to work on her PS2 we switched to Karaoke Revolution vols 1-3 and American Idol vol 1. Have you ever tried it? My friend, these games are pure amazing fun. With the combination of the sparks, beer and karaoke we finally ignited the party properly and before we knew it 5 hours quickly flew by. Although we were angry that none of the games had any Journey, we enjoyed some classic 80s tunes like Blondieâ€™s Call Me, A-Haâ€™s Take On Me, Bowieâ€™s Under Pressure, and the remake of Killing Me Softly.
Hot Dogs @ House Dawgs
351 5th Ave
718 832 2941
We then went out to a bar across the street but before we realized it the negative vibes at the bar sucked all the energy from us. Then, due to some High School level type drama which I donâ€™t really want to get into, the party kind of disbanded. I ended up getting a hot dog from House Dawgs on 5th in the meantime. I tried the ‘Pedigree’ which is an all natural Niman ranch beef for just $3.23. The mustards they had on hand werenâ€™t that spicy however. I heard the â€˜Frankieâ€™ was a good choice which includes bacon and caramelized onions on a rye roll.
In our hopes to dispel the drama of the night, the rest of us went back to Marthaâ€™s and watched a REALLY REALLY BAD Lindsay Lohan movie (but are there really any good ones?) called â€œI Know Who Killed Meâ€. Although the movie was so bad, we couldnâ€™t help laughing at (and appreciating) Lindsayâ€™s deep philosophical side when she said, â€œPeople get cut.” Thatâ€™s lifeâ€. My lord, how appropriate in so many ways. I cut out of there around 11pm in the hopes of catching some sleep before running a 10k the next morning. I really need to plan these things better.