I'm looking for brunch ideas in a slightly different area than my usual haunts - and I'm looking for American food, because it's with a European who says that after living in the U.S. for a year she still doesn't have any sense of what American food is. (Okay, I don't know if she dined out extensively.) I'm mostly thinking of places below 25th Street, east of 8th Avenue, not overly expensive.
So far I've come up with Home and Miracle Grill (Bleecker). Better ideas would be welcome.