What’s Not to Love About Brunch?

What’s not to love about brunch? There is a certain joy that comes with Sunday Brunch. The friendship, the conversations, the memories made, and the excellent dishes. I have to tell you, I truly do love me some brunch. I try to get a brunch scheduled with friends at least once per month, although our hectic calendars can make that a difficult task. I have two groups that I absolutely love to brunch with (for the sake of my friendships, I won’t name and names…uh oh); but I am always up for a brunch with various people. I also find brunch to be a great environment for networking (for some reason I feel less pressure than a lunch or dinner meeting) with new and interesting contacts; as I did at a business-like brunch last month.


Brunch is soooo yummy!
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After a day in the sun, at the annual community fair, and a late night of homework and writing, the last thing I felt like doing yesterday was getting up at 8 am to get ready for brunch. When my alarm went off I literally picked up my iPhone and was about to throw it across the room. In addition to my lack of sleep, I had an event to go to that afternoon which meant I would have to travel into DC for brunch, come all the way back home, change my clothes, and then head to MD. I was not feeling it. I strongly considered cancelling but then I remembered that my girl had a Groupon that was about to expire and this was our last weekend to use it (don’t you just love Groupons!). Ok, well, let me get myself together.

I picked up my two brunch buddies and we headed to Cafe Luna for our brunch. Once we got there I thought boy am I glad I got my butt out of bed. The restaurant was small, but nice. We sat outside –in the shade– and enjoyed a nice breeze and of course, people watching (one of my favorite things to do). Brunch is definitely my all-time favorite meal. Good food, great conversations, and lasting memories made — what’s not to love about brunch?

As we sat there having discussions and catching up on the happenings in each other’s lives my mind started to drift. I tried to remember the first time I had ever been to brunch (with no success! Lol) and then I thought about all the brunch time conversations that I’ve engaged in. There have been so many times in my life where I needed that recharge and boost that came from sharing and commiserating at brunch. Then I started to wonder: how did this brunch thing get started anyway? So being the internet junkie that I am, I did some research and discovered a Smithsonian blog post that said brunch first caught on in the United States in the 1930’s. Isn’t that something?! So, for the past 83 years, Americans have enjoyed a late morning meal that is filled with awesome choices (you mean I can have breakfast or lunch or both) and food deals that are as economical as they are enjoyable (can anyone say unlimited Mimosas!). Again I ask, what’s not to love about brunch?!

If you haven’t been to brunch in a while it’s high time you get that on the schedule. Call up your best friend, your distant friend, your mother-in-law, your old college roommate…whomever. Just pick a date, select a place, make a reservation, and show-up. You will be glad you did.

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I want to hear from you!

When is the last time you went to brunch? If you brunch regularly, how do you consistently plan for it? Please leave me a comment below and let’s have a discussion.

Comments 14

  1. I don’t usually eat brunch, when I do it’s usually a late breakfast or early lunch. If I do eat brunch, I’ll have lunch food, unless it’s really fancy breakfast food.

  2. We love brunch. We cook an all out brunch every Saturday and Sunday forgoing snacks and only serving a small dinner. Kids love it because we cook whatever they ask for, in reason of course

  3. I always liked brunch especially on the weekend. It is at the perfect time of day, not too early and not too late. It is neat that it was first started in the 1930’s , interesting trivia info.

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