When it comes to cultural phenomenons, brunch is at the forefront. The Saturday and Sunday morning routine of dragging your hungover body from bed to throw on your best brunch outfit, rounding up the crew and spending the hours between 10am and 2pm at your neighborhood cafe or bar is the new norm.
What is it about brunch that brings out the masses so much so that even high end restaurants can be seen advertising “boozy brunch” events on their menus? Below I have listed the top five reasons brunching is always a good idea.
ONE: It is a good excuse to drink early in the morning and not have to preface your first sip with: “It’s 5 o’clock somewhere!”
TWO: It’s an Instagram feed upgrade. Posting a picture of your tablescape filled with chicken and waffles or your friend’s hand reaching for a mimosa or bloody will surely rank you at the top with the best #foodporn photogs out there. Afterall, it didn’t really happen if it wasn’t ‘grammed, right?
THREE: You get to kill two birds with one stone. Let’s be honest, you’re probably too hungover to wake up early enough to make breakfast; and we’re not supposed to skip the most important meal of the day, right? Why not combine your breakfast AND lunch into one meal! At brunch it is socially acceptable to order a serving of tacos in the same breath of ordering Texas or challah French toast piled high with whipped cream, strawberries and a side of bacon (ALWAYS get the side of bacon). This is your opportunity to try a little bit of everything on the menu.
FOUR: Bloody Marys
FIVE: There’s no better way to avoid thinking about the Sunday scaries than to bring the crew together and laugh about the antics that transpired the night before. Doing it over bottomless bellinis is just icing on the cake.
Go forth and Brunch hard my friends!