The concept of bottomless brunch is a good one. A bottomless brunch is basically a prix fixe menu where you pay a single price that includes bottomless brunch cocktail (mimosa or bloody mary usually) and an entrée from a pre-determined menu of entrees. I usually don’t mind spending about $35 on a bottomless brunch but I do have some qualms with how some establishments handle the bottomless portion.

A good brunch spot will leave a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket at the table and bring fresh OJ every time the pitcher goes empty and a fresh bottle of champagne whenever that drains. A slightly worse but still good brunch spot depends upon the servers to make sure everyone’s drink never gets to the bottom. And a shitty bad never-coming-back-here bottomless brunch mixes the champagne and OJ in the back and leaves it in a pitcher at the table. This is usually luke warm, weaker and weaker with every refill, and just generally tacky.

Occasionally a bottomless brunch spot will have a cocktail menu from which you can order if you’re not quite ready to commit to the bottomless option. This menu usually includes the delicious drinks not included in the bottomless deal so, if I’m balling and want to spend some moneyssss, I’ll order myself a bellini or Blood Orange Mimosa instead!

Because I can, darling.