Bottomless boozy brunch is legal in New York after all

But fear not! The folks at New York State Liquor Authority freaked out about all the bad publicity—Reason was hardly alone in its dismay—lumbered into semi-consciousness and issued a statement clarifying the law. Looks like your local brunch spot’s infinity pool filled with OJ and cheap champagne is probably legal after all:

“Serving unlimited drinks to a patron is prohibited under the Alcoholic Beverage Control law, and instances of over serving by our licensees will be investigated and prosecuted. However, there is a limited exception in the statute when the service of alcohol is incidental to the event, such as in the case of certain brunch specials.” …

But the fact that no one could figure out the rules until word came down from on high isn’t exactly encouraging.