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A Marathon of Eats

Zagat runs down 26 spots to dine while you cheer on those crazy runners this Sunday



    A Marathon of Eats
    Now, isn't brunch more fun than running 26 miles?

    Running the 26 miles of the ING New York City Marathon, taking place this Sunday, requires focus, training, endurance, and a willingness to test your limits. Watching other people run the ING New York City Marathon from your brunch table requires hunger, a cozy spot near the race action, and $20, depending on whether or not the mimosas are bottomless.

    Zagat.com has mapped out the very best eat-and-view spots all along the runners’ route – one for every mile of the race – starting with early-morning pastries at the Scandinavian Leske Bakery in Bay Ridge and ending up at Columbus Circle’s Bouchon Bakery, with a view to the runners’ finish-line sprint in Central Park. Along the way: a $30 Cajun jazz brunch with unlimited cocktails in East Harlem, cheapo, autentico Mexican in Sunset Park, and short-rib hash and fried pork chops with cheddar waffles in Carroll Gardens. To the out-of-shape, take heart: Those runners may outlive you by a good twenty years, but on this Sunday morning, you’re having a really, really good meal.

    See the full Zagat Marathon lineup here.

    Previously: 100+ Bands Play NYC Marathon Route