11 New York brunch spots that’ll get you out of bed on the weekend

AS A BORN-AND-BRED NEW YORKER, one of the few things that will get me out of bed early on a weekend is the promise of brunch and some breakfast-y cocktails. To be completely honest, I’ve never met a brunch that I didn’t like, but these New York spots are definitely my favorites…and if a brunch spot has tater-tots on the menu, you might even find me setting my alarm clock on a Saturday.



FEASTING: Chef Samia Behay

You know we’re fans of badass female chefs here at The Manual. So when we heard Brooklyn restaurant vet Samia Behaya opened Djenna out of an old shipping container behind cocktail bar LOT45 in Bushwick, we had to discover her inspiration behind the operation. Check out our conversation to learn more about the resilience of her first Williamsburg restaurant and how her heritage influences the menu at Djenna.




Chef Samia on Chopped


Cranberry Sauce 

Dinner, consisting of North African comfort food prepared by a former “Chopped” contestant named Samia Behaya, was artfully arranged atop them.



14 NYC Hot Spots

New York City is surely an overwhelming place to not only visit, but also live. Raquel Paiva, a Personal Style Blogger from Brazil, currently living in Brooklyn, share 14 top spots to prevent you from FOMO.



Street Food Meets Haute Cuisine

The witty and talented Chef Samia Behaya had her own little haven inside