Episode 8: The Hunt For Brunch
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This week’s topic is about the not-so-new trend in gastronomic adventures: Sunday Brunch.
We were surprised to learn that this trend is not a trend at all, and more so, tradition, from the 1800’s. Being that the word “breakfast” comes from literally breaking your eating fast from having slept for eight hours, brunch takes it one step further and is believed to have been what broke the fast on a Sunday afternoon after a Catholic Mass. Nowadays, it’s the best wrap-up to a long weekend, a nice way to gather friends or family after church, or an excuse to have a mimosa before noon.
It’s become so popular that on Easter Sunday, while Wilx and Benzy tried to make brunch plans, we found ourselves thwarted at every turn: some places had reservations well into the afternoon (which didn’t bode well for two hungry girls), and those who did have spots had jacked up their prices to about $50 a person!
This reminded us of the most famous Hallmark Holiday: Valentines’ Day, where restaurants upcharge on a prix-fix menu offering foods you probably wouldn’t have picked yourself at a place you rarely frequent, paying prices you wouldn’t think to do on any other night. Has Easter now become the new Hallmark Holiday?
Don't get us wrong: we're diehard brunchers ourselves. But this episode explores the “why” behind the upcharge, and the alternative to getting suckered into shelling out a pay period’s worth of gas for a couple hours at a breakfast buffet.
Our “Duh!” Moments:
Benzy says : Don’t get caught up in the hype! We get the appeal of having someone else cook wonderful food for you (and it’s wonderful… so many restaurants are now jumping on the brunch bandwagon and giving us so many options) but it can be so much more affordable, and fun! to make brunch at home on days like Easter, when they upcharge prices.
Wilx says : It’s not about where you go ultimately, but who you go with. A trendy restaurant with delicious food and creative atmospheres will not make up for bad company. Gathering up your closest friends and family is the best way to enjoy brunch, or any meal for that matter.
Thanks as always for your support! Do you know of any great places in Orlando Wilx and Benzy should visit? Did you get caught up in the Easter brunch rush? Have any other topics or suggestions for us! We’d love to hear from you!