a holiday. a spectacle really that comes once (maybe even twice) a week. brunch in the city is almost as common as swiping your metro card and is hyped as christmas before halloween even hits. i might even be able to name a few people that wouldn’t really know what to do with their weekend if it wasn’t for brunch. i admit… i love the idea of rolling out of bed at 1 pm and still having the opportunity to get eggs and pancakes at fairly respectable dining establishments, but i still want the non-pretentious aspect as well. it’s a meal kids. i gotta FEED myself!
what part of town you live in, how far you want to travel with that achey liver, budget, atmosphere, etc. all play a part in the decision making process. very rarely do you see people brunching alone. i do a lot actually. this is only because sometimes getting everyone together midday for some grub on the weekends is almost as stressful as it was planning your friday night -which literally only happened about 12 hours before. unless you’re a creature of habit, then you probably already have in mind what you want to eat, when, where, with whom – in which case, it all turns into a mindless excercise of showering, clothing, and getting yourself there.
me on the other hand, always want to try something new. it also helps that i have friends that keep an open mind for suggestions. a few places that i’ve rather enjoyed in the past and have revisited on various occasions are as follows (all of them are downtown, yes, but as the brunch oddessy continues, the list will grow) and items that i recommend as well: