Brunch Club

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Out with the old, in with the New

As 2005 draws to a close, and with it, BC05 is laid to high-carb, sweet and savory rest, I would like to propose a (stuffed French) toast. Please join me in raising your mimosas and bellinis in celebrating 12 fine months of top-notch brunching.

In 2006, may your bacon be crispy, your granola crunchy, your seating prompt, and your coffee a free refill.

Salut, Cheers, L'Chaim, and Revenge!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Season's Greetings

Yesterday, Paul called up and sounded very excited, as I too would have been if I had found Jake Shears's phone at the airport. The phone contained gems such as Kylie and Anderson Cooper's digits as well as text messages from David Furnish's assistant from the wedding.

So of course I called my friend Pam, who I think you all know and is finishing up law school at UVA. Pam, though excited about our Christmas miracle, was less interested in this turn of events than the idea that finally, after three years' worth of pleas, I would finally come down to Charlottesville for dinner. So I convinced my mom to lend me her new car and of course this happened:



Damn rednecks. Jay, a nice skoal-chewing 19-year-old kid in his dad's Volvo, rear-ended me while my car was completely stopped. So thanks Jay, and thanks Pam, and thanks Paul, and thanks Jake Shears and THANK YOU JESUS. Without all of whom this never would have happened.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Introduction... And Mild Warning

Hello fellow brunch clubbers. I hope you're all snuggled in your apartments this holiday season with your neckerchiefs wrapped fashionably around you. I will be in Michigan until Tuesday. I'd like to thank Christine and Adam for this wonderful opportunity to commit our thoughts and opinions to the internet, but I have a warning for those of you interested in using this forum as a way to chit chat, bicker, introduce discussions or waste time at work. I ALREADY fill that void with my own, highly popular weblog, craftyforladies. If you seek diversion, seek it there. Don't play into Christine's ploy to destroy the popularity of craftyforladies.
If you must talk on brunchclubny, please keep it topical.

Thanks,
Erica

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

welcome. i hope you're hungry.

Welcome to the premiere of our aggressive PR campaign to land a Thursday Styles article in the New York Times. Beyond the inevitable fame and fortune, we hope that this blog will become a watering hole for those of us in NYC and far from it to share pictures, stories, food/waiter reviews, and tide us over until the next time we brunch again.

Below are some pictures from the First Annual Brunch Club Holiday Party. Even though this wasn’t a brunch, per se, my competitive nature forces me to rate everything. I give the party a 10. Ricky’s apartment was lovely, the service was fast and friendly, and the food was delicious. I’m sorry I forgot to leave a tip. To start off conversation, I thought we could have a topic – what did everyone think of their Secret Santa presents? Maybe you could post pictures of yourself using your gift?

starting the evening off with some beverages



Mischievous giggling from the corner.
























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