This past weekend, I had the good fortune to attend a friend’s annual Game of Thrones brunch in Williamsburg, a.k.a. “The Eighth Kingdom.” I typically avoid brunch as a rule, but the gods themselves would praise this event.
Zach Poole welcomes guests with a customized “Hodoor,” keeps milk of the poppy on hand, and has the best system imaginable for distinguishing cups. He once tried to hold his yearly celebration of his favorite television show in Staten Island, but was promptly sent back to Brooklyn where these types of things ruffle fewer feathers.
HBO famously frowns on public viewings of its shows, but I’m almost positive they would approve of this Game of Thrones bunch. For starters, Zach sets such a great table that you don’t even feel like screening episodes. But you could if you felt the need — just watch out for a cease and desist. Here’s a quick how-to:
Step 1: Enter the "Ho-Door"
Step 2: Distinguish Your Drink
Step 3: Acknowledge Ad Campaign
Step 4: Check Your Artillery
Step 5: Extract Milk of Poppy (in case of Emergency)
Step 6: Answer Nature's Call
Step 7: Secure the Kingdoms
Step 8: Display Your Fan Art
Step 9: Display Other People's Fan Art
Step 10: Release The Hound's Helmet
Step 11: Commemorate The Dearly Departed
Step 12: Pancakes