There is no better way to celebrate a successful race completion than by brunching. Hardcore, bottomless brunching, to be specific. Since we were going to be in Astoria Sunday afternoon for Karina’s birthday, we decided to do brunch in that neighborhood and picked MexiBBQ since they had a $16 bottomless deal.
I would say the menu is Mexican first, BBQ second. But that doesn’t mean the BBQ is absent…it’s just used with restraint, like by adding brisket and jalapeno cornbread onto the eggs benedict, which also uses chipotle in the hollandaise. Albert couldn’t pass up a chance to order brisket so that’s what he went with. Beth and I both ordered the Hangover Cure. Though neither of us were hungover, we had both just run 6.2 miles which left us in virtually the same hazy-eyed state as if we had partied all night. This dish was basically a breakfast version of chilequiles. Fried corn tortilla scraps are softened after sopping up sauce and then layered with salsa, chicken, and chorizo. Then there are two fried eggs on top to make it more brunch appropriate. It was huge enough that we could have shared, honestly. Carbing up is always important when it comes to running, but it’s more fun to carb up with tortillas than boring bread.