Brunch: love it or hate it, it's a staple of New York City life. It can be hard to resist the siren call of a lazy weekend meal with friends (and typically, copious amounts of alcohol). But why should brunch be limited to just Saturday and Sunday? Don't workers who toil on the weekends deserve a taste of that sweet, sweet brunch nectar on their days off?

If that's you, the team at Mother's Ruin has you covered. The Nolita spot, best known for boozy slushies, recently started serving their brunch menu all week long. That includes dishes like Cholula-honey fried chicken over waffles, biscuits and gravy, and a hefty "B.E.C." sandwich (with tomato, basil, fontina, thick-cut bacon, a fried egg, and spicy sambal on a croissant). All-day standards like the French Onion Grilled Cheese, their burger and seriously killer pies remain available. (Tragically, the Frito Pie has been relegated to the evening menu.)

Since brunch without alcohol is not brunch, the drink menu at Mother's, which rotates with a dizzying speed, will always give you something new to sip on. In recent weeks we've been partial to the "Impatient Asshole" (made with bourbon, Applejack, lemon, berry) and the "Afternoon Nap" (tequila, lime, ginger beer, and Campari). There's always something tasty in the slushy machine, too—but don't get attached to any one drink, as they tend to disappear from the menu days later.

Mother's Ruin: Brunch menu is available from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; 18 Spring Street. mothersruinnyc.com