Since my NYC weekend trip, which included an itinerary full of good eats, was canceled due to the "mean Irene," I am resorting to reliving a great meal through a review of one of the city's greatest brunch spots, The Smith. I am giving The Smith such props not because I am an expert on restaurants in Manhattan, but rather due to its popularity and overall positive criticisms. Its location in the East Village is full of life, and during Sunday brunch, full of people! The crowd certainly creates an upbeat atmosphere within the walls of the industrially decorated dining area. The fun vibe is a perfect match for the brunch menu, which offers a bunch of unique dishes that won't leave your palette bored.