Brunch Club

Thursday, March 30, 2006

BC06 XXXVI: A special visitor.

I can't remember the actual number of this week's brunch, so I made up 36 because it sounds right.

But anyway... this weekend we have Christine in town, as well as everyone's favorite Portland, OR expat cousin. Needless to say, Sunday's Brunch Club promises to be full of intrigue and surprise...

We need a venue. I suggest something non-Dim Sum. Maybe Schiller's?

Monday, March 27, 2006

Yum Yum Dim Sum In My Tum

Brunch Club hits Chinatown....

Good times, and good turnout, especially considering the cumulative volume of alcohol absorbed, and raucous revelry indulged in, on Friday and Saturday nights....

...speaking of which... Annette gets BC06 Gold Star of the week for taking on her very own "Project Runway"-esque fashion challenge in order to join us for brunch. And she conquered it with grace and flair! Just look at that minty green color coordination!

BC Boyeez!
...anyone recognize the woman behind them? Yes, indeed, that is the waitress who maniacally cackled to herself while totaling our bill, leading us all to have heart palpitations and anxiety about the fact that we could never, ever, in a million years prove that those Chinese stamps did NOT add up to $47 per person. A sigh of relief was breathed when it turned out to be $10 a head. Erica, we owe you $1.

Jason and Linnea, Special Guest Stars!

It was a Star-Studded Brunch!

Some of us were disappointed by the lack of Famous, and comforted ourselves with treats from a nearby bakery.

BOTTOM LINE: Brunch should be served from rolling carts more often.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Absence makes the heart...

Last weekend in lieu of making a guest appearance at brunch with Luxmundito, I realized that Lux would likely flee the scene so I decided to follow the tracks. My investigative hunt kept me on hot on the trail, and I found myself on a beach with the sun shining down.

After a thorough search of the area, I was unable to snare the elusive Lux, although I tracked down a wonderful serving of fish and chips, replete with corn fritters. Brunchalicious.

I'll be back on the hunt again soon, disguised, as always, as the innocent American bruncher. That's right Lux, hear the footsteps, we're-a-coming...

Saturday, March 25, 2006

"Monument to Partying: The Birthday Sessions" ... and, Dim Sum Brunch!

I'd also like to introduce this week's Special Guest Stars, Linnea (black shirt) and Jason.

Finally, I would like to request a yummy Dim Sum Brunch for tomorrow.

Noon at Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth Street @ Canal.

Yay! Let me know if you're coming so we know how many we're seating....

Friday, March 24, 2006

"Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston"

I can post provocative images, too!

Can I be the first to suggest a Brooklyn brunch at some point between Apr 7 and Apr 23, so that we can go see this fine piece of art?

Luxmundito Brunch Club Wake.... Or Shiva?

I will definitely be at BC this weekend. I suggest we make it a Luxmundito funeral and bring door prizes accordingly.

BC06 Party Weekend: Manhattan

I know everybody's probably busy getting ready for all the parties this weekend (sara's, adam's rommate's, etc), but I think its important to take a minute to plan where we'll be brunching. Consider it the morning-after-party, if you will. I will throw out a few suggestions to get the ball rolling:

1) Hill Diner (its been awhile since we've done B-town)
2) City Bakery
3) Jane (I can call and try to make a reservation

So who's in and who's out? Talk amongst yourselves...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

more brunch club accolades

I'd like to extend my heartiest congratulations to Lee, who got into University of Chicago today!

if you fancy pants business school applicants keep going at this rate, we're going to start having Brunch Club at Del Frisco's and Pastis every week. although the idea of a Brunch Club field trip for deep dish brunch pizza and mimosas is very tempting. i'm so proud of you Lee!!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Good News!

More good BC news! Our own illustrious member, Erica Sims, was admitted to Wharton Business School yesterday. Three cheers for Erica!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

brunch club providence version

last sunday, lee and i took a jaunt down memory lane (and Rt 95) to meet our friend rob for brunch at one of our favorite restaurants in providence, the Modern Diner. Although this classic diner car from 1941 doesn't exactly match its name, Modern Diner devotees (adam, back me up here) all agree that their huge menu is anything but antiquated. Their special dishes include ricotta lemon pancakes, lobster Benedict, cream cheese and blueberry-stuffed French Toast, and French Toast with custard sauce and fresh berries. Rob and I had some sort of fabulous omelette with spinach and tasty items, and Lee had some sort of mushroom/brie cheese dish (lee please jump in here, can't seem to remember the particulars). it was a great brunch and i can't wait until y'all come to providence to go there with us!

Monday, March 06, 2006

I'd like to thank the Brunch Club....

Wow, this is amazing! I don't know what to say... Gosh, well, I just want to thank the whole cast and crew of Brunchage À Trois: La Roast Française, this is for you. I mean, it's for me, obviously, but you know what I'm saying.

Thank you, thank you, thank you times trois to my phenomenal costars, Paul and Yoni. This movie really should have been called Brokeback Brunchin'. You came all the way from Brooklyn and listened to me kvetch about applications, you're just the best.

Thanks to all the supporting cast, especially those guys who walked like gazelles, one of them had a diagonal zipper on his jacket, your style and grace are an inspiration. Also the guys at the next table who had these giant bowls of cappuccino, I ordered a cappuccino but just got a normal cup, I have to figure out what you ordered and get it next time.

Thank you to the incredible chef and kitchen staff at French Roast, my Omelette Lorraine was delicious.

And I'd like to say that really, I think the warm gruyere cheese was the real winner here today, without that cheese, Poni and I would just not have been able to enjoy our brunches as much as we did. In addition to being in my omelette, it was also in Yoni's brunchovegotarian omelette, which he split with Paul, along with a lox and bagel platter.

Thank you to Luxmundito for not coming, I think it's much better that way.

I'd like to thank BC06 for scheduling it to be so close to my apartment, it really meant a lot to me and was just such a beautiful thing. I love you all.

To all the other nominees, I'm not really sure why you couldn't make it, I mean it's right on the F line and like ten minutes from all the Manhattanites, but you know, I really respect your work and I couldn't think of a more incredible group to be included in.

OK, wow, well there are just so many other people who contributed to this, but I wanted to keep it short, so just thank you and I love you all! Good night!

Friday, March 03, 2006

A Brunch Club Miracle

I invited Luxmundito to brunch club this weekend. I suggest we agree on a place soon so we can convince him to reveal himself to us this Sunday.