Thursday, July 12, 2018

I Want To Be A Bruncher

Brunch. The most amazing time of the day where you get beautiful plates of food, endless drinks, and chats you will remember forever.

Well, not for this girl, at least not yet. I'm still new to the brunching scene, but I just can't seem to get the hang of it.

I have only had one successful brunch and that was the jazz brunch at Court of Two Sisters in New Orleans! It was buffet style, so I got to try everything I wanted. The atmosphere was incredible, and I highly, HIGHLY recommend you trying it. TIP: Make reservations ahead of time because they fill up fast.

First Problem: What to wear. Do I try to go full glam or like I just rolled in from the club and effortlessly put this top knot and minimal makeup look together? I'm definitely not a full glam girl but trying to look effortless takes a lot of damn effort. I, then, just end up looking like a hot mess that didn't really just roll in from the club but who actually went to bed at a decent time and had plenty of time to get ready this morning yet still look like a big toe for brunch.

Second Problem: Mimosas. I have yet to find bottomless mimosas. Does this even exist? I usually find the "that'll be $10 for one" mimosas. Having just one mimosa at brunch is practically unheard of. I want like 5. I woke up, got dressed, and came all the way over here to get hair of the dog, and I don't want to spend $50 on just my mimosas. 

Third Problem: Bloody Marys. Bloody Marys look absolutely divine! Their presentation always look impeccable. The olives, pickled okra, bacon, seasoning, vodka.. give it all to me. Just not the cold tomatoe juice. I think that's the only hangup I have with Bloodys (Am I allowed to call them that if I don't actually drink them? I feel like that's only for regular consumers.). I've tried probably 10 different kinds, and the tomatoe juice gets me every time. It works out for John though. I normally make it through a 1/4 of it then give the rest to him. He loves them! The spicier, the better.

Fourth Problem: What to order. When I go to brunch, I don't know what to order. I like breakfast food, but lunch food is my jam. So do I get breakfast or lunch? Should I try a combo of both? When I go to brunch, I treat it like I will never be back, which is how I treat every vacation I go on. I want to do everything and try everything just in case I will never be back. I don't want to miss out on anything or regret not trying something. I understand that a local restaurant is a tad different and that explanation is a bit dramatic for a restaurant, but brunch has a small window of opportunity that I can make it to. I want to try something sweet, something salty, and appetizers. But it goes back to, do I want breakfast food or lunch food?

Fifth Problem: The price. I have yet to make it out of brunch for under $75. It's just me and John. What in the hell did we order? And why am I still hungry? To be fair, we are a drink family. We will order coffee, a smoothie, a mimosa, and a Bloody Mary.

If you have any brunch tips for me or places I should try in St. Louis, please let me know! I'm going to master this whether my credit card and husband are ready for it or not.