The ideal brunch means selecting not only the perfect spot, but also the proper reading materials -- to peruse while you're waiting for everyone to show up, and to peruse some more once you realize you kind of wish they hadn't. Setting you up with sweet SF brunches and captivating reading, The New York Times Weekender subscription.
If by week's end your mind has become a dry biscuit, The Weekender is the replenishing gravy: delivered Friday-Sunday, it's packed with arts & entertainment, business, and travel, plus Sunday Styles, The Magazine, and The Book Review -- a trove of reasoned opinion that can either augment your appreciation of literature, or substitute for it.
Of course no matter how much Pulitzer-garnering reporting you consume, it won't sate your late morning appetite, so Thrillist has set up brunch specials at these five vaunted restos, good for anyone who subscribes to The New York Times and brings in their confirm email:
Beretta: Chipotle Bloody Mary on the house.
Scala's Bistro: A special item created by executive chef/Top Chef Jen Biesty.
DOSA on Fillmore: A Bloody Mary as free as James Clavell's epic miniseries The Thorn Birds was long.
Emporio Rulli Ristorante: A bottomless pot of hand-roasted Rulli coffee + a fresh-pastry basket personally made by Pastry Master Gary Rulli, the first Italian-American inducted into the Italian Academy of Pastry Chefs -- making him the Michael "American Ninja" Dudikoff of flakey breakfast treats.
The Tipsy Pig: A free "Tipsy Pig" draft (swine serving size = 20oz).
To up your gorging ante, subscribers who sign up for The Weekender here will win a shot at brunch from any of the above, delivered hot and tasty, right to your door -- because sometimes the perfect spot is your couch, where nobody can ask, "Hey, are you done reading that?".
He who controls The Weekender controls the Brunch. Subscribe now, and feel the power.
*The on-premise brunch promotion is offered by Thrillist to its subscribers who provide a New York Times proof of purchase via your confirmation email (one redemption per restaurant per customer). Offer valid until 7/1/09. The value of the free brunch offer shall not exceed $29.00 and will be awarded to five (5) Thrillist subscribers who sign up for The Weekender through this promotion. Winners will be chosen at random and will be notified by email no later than 7/15/09. Free brunch offer valid through 8/31/09.