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Brunch? Or breakfast and Lunch?

If we asked you what makes a brunch a brunch what would you say?

Many people define brunch as a super important meal that is mandatory on weekends between the hours of 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Just kidding it is not mandatory, in fact that is just how we would describe it.

Most people would describe brunch as a breakfast and lunch mashup where both typical breakfast foods and lunch foods are served at a time that straddles traditional breakfast time and lunchtime,

The biggest upgrade to breakfast is that alcohol is added to the typical morning drinks, transforming orange juice into mimosas or bellinis. That is fun, right? Also, why struggle with the difficult decision of what to have for your first meal of the day when you can go sweet and savory at the same time with most brunch menu items.

Brunch menus feature a mixture of sweet and savory breakfast and lunch foods (aka everything) Some of the most common brunch menu items include:

  1. Eggs: You can serve fried eggs, eggs Benedict, omelets, and even breakfast burritos at brunch.
  2. Bread: French toast, pancakes, waffles, and other bread-based dishes, like burgers and sandwiches, are popular brunch foods.
  3. Fruit: Berries, apples, melons, and citrus fruits are popular sides to have with brunch. Fruit can also be a topper for pancakes, waffles, french toast, and yogurt. (Don't forget the whipped cream)
  4. Pastries: Baked goods such as donuts, banana breads, cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, coffee cake, or scones add some sweetness to brunch.
  5. Alcohol: Alcoholic beverages, such as Mimosas and bloody Mary’s are popular brunch-time drinks. We are even loving breakfast-inspired margaritas ( grapefruit, and orange) and let's not forget the alcohol-infused cafes.

Is there a Brunch Hour?

Yes and no. While you can have brunch any day, most restaurants usually have brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Brunch time is usually 11:00 - 3:00 pm, however, some restaurants offer extended brunch hours, and include live entertainment, or boozy brunches.

This was almost better than real Christmas. All my closest girlfriends, gathered together to drink rosé and eat delicious home made food. The table was decked out in pink of course.

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We love the addition of bottomless drinks, outdoor bruncheon’s,

(brunch + luncheon), an intimate personal vibe, and a full-on brunch day party. The options are limitless, especially if you are hosting your own event. When Brunch meets alcohol a Boozy Brunch is born! Cheers to that! Bonus points for unlimited cocktails!

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