So, as everyone who's ever been to one knows, boozy brunches are indeed events, and events are sometimes exempt. We were saved.
Play it again, Sam. Play it again, and again, and again. Then, play that sweet tune one more time for the shining stars at the SLA, who pulled an entire city from the jaws of despair by creating a loophole IN ITS OWN STATUTES so that we could continue to brunch like the kings & queens that we one day hope to become.
And that, dear neighbors & friends, is how it came to be that for three perilous days in February 2014, New York City lost, then won back, its right to bottomless brunch.
Sign up here for our daily NYC email and be the first to get all the food/drink/fun New York has to offer.
Dave Infante is an Editor for Thrillist Media Group who would rather just split the check evenly, because you DID have some of that calamari, remember? Follow him on Twitter @dinfontay.