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.
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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