New Yorkers Statistically Crazy About Brunch

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Eggs Benedict, brunch's bête noir.
Finally, some statistical confirmation that we as a city have a bizarre compulsion to spend our weekend mornings lined up outside of eating establishments.

The good folks at Crain's have discovered, per 12 months of numbers provided by Google, that New Yorkers "have made 35 percent more searches per capita for 'brunch spots' than residents of any other metro area." Furthermore, the number of New York brunch searches increased 10 percent during the same period.

Sarabeth's Sarabeth Levine told Crain's that "brunch is a nice way to indulge yourself but not spend a lot of money." Put another way: People will always line up for eggs Benedict if they're served with free Bloody Marys.


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