Five Things: What We Love About Brunch

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Every Friday we’ll pick a theme and then five things (hence the name! We’re so original!!!!!) that fit that theme. Feel free to make your own choices in the comments, or send them to us on Twitter. This week we’re talking about brunch, that magical meal that is both breakfast and lunch. It’s a flexible concept, and it’s delicious too.

Liz’s pick: Bloody Marys (via)

new-key-avi-liz-50x50Full disclosure: I don’t drink Bloody Marys. I drink Bloody Marias (tequila), or Bloody Moires (whiskey), because vodka and I had a messy breakup when I was younger. No one does Bloodies like Milwaukee. Yes, that’s a whole freaking chicken on top of that gallon up there. Not to mention an entire freaking celery bush, bacon wrapped somethings, sausage sticks, cheese curds, olives … you get the picture. We love Bloody Marys so much we have an annual Tomato Romp, where bars compete for best Bloody and there’s a tomato-tossing cage match. Bloodies are the perfect brunch beverage, imo. Hearty enough to be its own appetizer, savory so you’re not getting gut rot, and sooooo tasty.

Liz’s pick: The hours (via)

new-key-avi-liz-50x50This is a thing I both love and hate. I love that you can have a big meal with a group of pals at a weird ass hour like 11AM, or 2PM. Basically whenever you roll out of bed. I hate it because I work during all the traditional brunch hours, so the only time I get to brunch is when my Geek Girl Brunch group has an event that I’ve asked off work for. But mostly I love it, because screw traditional mealtimes! (Side note: this image came from a Google search but now I totally want to go to this restaurant. A SNUGGERY!)

Meg’s pick: Fresh, seasonal ingredients (via)

new-key-avi-meg-50x50I don’t think this is just a regional thing? It always seems to me like brunch is the time to really enjoy the local flavor of a place. Maybe it’s because most brunch places are independently owned restaurants? Or is it because the menu is often created new, week-to-week? Or maybe I’m just really lucky and all the places to brunch around here are top notch. 

Mel’s Pick: The eggs! (Via)

new-key-avi-mel-50x50 See, I love eggs and I feel like brunch makes people dress them up in a way they would normally for breakfast. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the extra time they have in the kitchen or the fact that the cooks get to sleep in. Whatever the reason, I LOVE the creativity brunch brings out. 

Mel’s Pick: Soda with my food (via)

new-key-avi-mel-50x50Now I know this seems odd but hear me out. I don’t drink. It’s just not for me and I’ve given up mostly drinking soda. I say mostly because brunch is one of those times I drink it. There’s something about the bubbles and my fancy eggs that makes me happy. Everything in moderation, right?

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  • leckadams

    My favorite thing is non-breakfasty foods are acceptable. I am not an egg person at all and in general not a breakfast fan. So anytime it’s acceptable to eat something not just breakfast for a meal where people can eat their eggs I’m a happy camper

    • Mel keysmash

      I love it!!