ABC No Rio and The Stanton Social

Avoid the Sunday brunch rush getting lost in zines before sharing delectable small plates.



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Forget The New York Times—Sunday’s crossword is too hard! Instead, pull yourself out of bed for a late-afternoon trip to ABC No Rio (156 Rivington St between Clinton and Suffolk Sts; 212-254-3697,, an arts-and-crafts space that has almost 12,000 music-, politics- and culture-related zines on hand. Now that you’ve successfully avoided the brunch crowd, order some of the small plates at The Stanton Social (99 Stanton St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts; 212-995-0099, Share the potato-and-goat-cheese pierogies with caramelized onions and truffle crème fraîche ($8), herb-dusted fries with red chili aioli ($6) and kobe beef sliders ($7)—but you’ll want your own cocktails. Then crawl right back into bed—you have work tomorrow!

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