Playing Cards Against Humanity while stuffing our faces at brunch sounded plenty amazing, but then Vigilante Gaming Bar peered into our sci-fi loving souls and figured out what we really wanted, on top of all that: a “Rick and Morty”-themed brunch menu, complete with none other than Szechuan dipping sauce. Oh yeah, and chicken nuggets to dip in it.
That’s right. The gaming bar on North Lamar Boulevard has figured out how to recreate the recipe that sparked a full-fledged online petition, all because of one episode of the Adult Swim cartoon show about a mad scientist and his grandson, Morty. This special sauce will be a key ingredient in the brunch menu, which people can taste at the Aug. 6 Brunch Against Humanity.
“We went on a daring mission through time and space (e.g. the internet) to recover the long lost recipe. Long story short: we got pretty damn close, Rick,” Vigilante said in its Facebook post about the Sunday brunch. “We went full fanboy. Life may be meaningless, but that doesn't mean it can't be good.”
Oh, very good. In addition to those chicken nuggets with a sweet, sweet sauce — which fans petitioned McDonald’s to bring back earlier this year — the Vigilante brunch will also have items like Rick’s Canapes (which will get you “rickety rickety wrecked”) and a Concentrated Dark Matter Milkshake of rich chocolate and bitter espresso.
The brunch is $13 for 3 courses, $22 for five plates or $5 if you want to go a la carte. It also comes with booze, an additional purchase: mimosas or Bloody Marys made with mango habanero sake.
Although you will probably enter into a blissful food coma and want to be back in bed, binging old episodes of “Rick and Morty” — whose season three has returned since that surprise first episode this spring — get your dirty mind in gear. The brunch is part of Vigilante’s Brunch Against Humanity series, wherein you play Cards Against Humanity and try to both impress and mortify your host. The competition kicks off at noon.
Note that like the show and the card game, the brunch is not suitable for children. Or “those with any sense of propriety,” either, Vigilante warns.
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