Sunday, May 17, 2015

Step Outside for Brunch at Sekend Sun

Step Outside for Brunch at Sekend Sun

Traditional brunch fare in a rustic American space with a sunny backyard in Queens

By Willa Plank in the Wall Street Journal

There is no question what borough you’re in when brunching at Sekend Sun, which has a bright neon sign that proudly screams “Queens.”
The rustic American spot, decorated with wood and exposed brick, is the second location for Jay Zimmerman and Derrek Vernon; their first, Basik, opened in Williamsburg in 2011.
The name is a play on their sophomoric effort, plus the fact on Messrs. Zimmerman and Vernon were both their mothers’ second sons. Just like their other location, Sekend Sun is spelled phonetically.
Sekend Sun serves traditional brunch fare, with six specials that come with either a mimosa or a Bloody Mary and a coffee for $14. The biscuit and sausage gravy with scrambled eggs is a savory and filling option, and the smoked trout salad with arugula and lemon is another good choice.
The burger topped with a fried egg and served with home fries can be ordered a la carte for $14 or the shrimp ‘n’ grits for $16. The beignets with powdered sugar are an airy but crispy addition to any meal ($6 for seven).
Now that the warmer weather has arrived, head to the outdoor space in the back where diners can soak in the sun and enjoy the atmosphere.

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