|Closeup from the 1987 film "Moonstruck" of fried bread and eggs. Verdile's will offer it Sunday.|
|Michael Verdile Jr.|
The one-day event, for which reservations are not necessary, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Sunday (4/2), and the Italian-accented menu is a bit different from the average brunch offered in the area. A few examples:
Breakfast pizza; "Moonstruck" eggs (actress Olympia Dukakis' character cooked the fried-bread-and-egg dish in the 1987 movie for which Cher win the Best Actress Oscar); Italian-inspired omelets, etc. Each item, accompanied by Italian home fries and a side of fruit, will be $12. The drinks menu will include Bloody Marys and Italian mimosas.
Verdile's is best known for its classic Italian-American menu, tuxedo-clad waiters, and longtime employees such as Vinny Marano who has been in the kitchen for more than three decades.
Verdile’s is located at 572 Second Avenue at 115th Street. Phone: (518) 235-8879.
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