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Much to Gothamist's dismay, last week Miracle Grill, the East Village brunch & garden gem, closed its cantina doors for one last time, one of many restaurants to fold for mysterious reasons despite reliable clientele and a faithful brunch crowd. Serving a range of Southwest fare: empanadas, catfish tacos, BBQ shrimp, and chorizo quesadillas--the joint (and garden!) will sorely be missed. BUT, thank goodness for one small miracle: there are sister locations in Park Slope and on Bleecker Street. Here, you can still swell up on the sweetness of blood-orange margeritas, and nosh on chilaquiles 'til the sun comes up.

Miracle Grill's remaining locations can be found at 222 7th Avenue at 3rd St. in Park Slope (718-369-4541) and at 415 Bleecker St. b/w Bank & W. 11th in the W. Village (212-924-1900).

photos by Jesse Chan-Norris.