Let Them Eat Brunch

An incredible Breakfast Sandwich at Grub, Hollywood.

Brunch is what happens when breakfast and lunch get drunk together and make-out. It can be messy sometimes, but always tastes good. Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles, French Toast, Spinach Frittata, Huevos Rancheros, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice…as Charlie Sheen might say, “What’s not to love??!!”

All of the best foods are offered during this mid-day feast.  Quite simply, a good brunch plate is Food Pervert paradise.  It has the best-tasting arrangements of carbs and proteins. It’s the the royal treatment of all meals.  Which makes sense, because the most popular brunch of the year is Mother’s Day Brunch.  My mother is a Queen, isn’t yours?

Americans delight in brunch culture.  We work hard all week and then get to reward ourselves, most often on Sunday, with a medley of well engineered breakfast/lunch combinations.  It’s actually a very interesting aspect of our culture and society.  Meals are often used as the setting for relaxation, celebration, and enjoyment.  I don’t think there’s a meal that does this better than brunch.

I did some research on where this “magic meal” came from.  On the world wide web, not a lot appeared. Wikipedia was useless.  The best I could find was a website called “The Food Timeline.”  They explained that brunch originated in Britain (duh) and was a leisurely activity (again, duh).  Brunch became popular in the United States at the turn of the 20th Century.  That’s when Mother’s Day Brunch was introduced!  It’s been around that long…we have been enjoying brunch for over 100 years!

When my friends and I go to brunch, we bring our cajones, no fruit plates or granola allowed, no holding back.  It’s a meal about full indulgence.  There is no skipping on anything!  If you want coffee AND juice, you get both!  Hell, throw a Bloody Mary and Mimosa into the mix too while you’re at it!  Can’t decide between the sausage skillet and the croissant french toast?  Get both!  Or, if you’re watching the pocketbook, have everyone in your group order something different and agree on sharing it all.  Also, brunch is never rushed.  It is to be savored, so make reservations and just stay until your fork is too heavy to pick up again or if you’ve personally introduced yourself to the server…twice.

Unfortunately, I don’t get to enjoy brunch much these days, even though I attend them every Saturday and Sunday…as a Hostess.  That’s right, I hostess weekends at BLD on Beverly Blvd.  It is one of LA’s best brunches and not getting to participate in the devouring of the many brunch-perfect plates that surround me for seven hours, is one of my versions of Hell.  However, I love food so much that I would rather be around it and not eat it than not be around it at all!  Oh, and if you have never been to BLD, all I’m going to say is, “Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes.”

This weekend,  I advise you to get a table, order everything you want, enjoy every bite and celebrate that fact that brunch even exists.

Cheers to Brunch XX,

Tara

The Food Pervert

Get Brunching at my Favorite Places!

*Grub/Hollywood

*Jack n’ Jills/Beverly Hills

*La Conversacion/West Hollywood

*Taste/West Hollywood

*BLD/West Hollywood

*The Waffle/Hollywood

*Malo/Silverlake

*The Griddle/West Hollywood

*Le Pain Quotidien/Larchmont

*Blue Jam Cafe/West Hollywood

*Alcove/Los Feliz

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Author:The Food Pervert

Tara Redfield, The Food Pervert, is an actress, writer, host and obviously food lover. She started her blog and website, "The Food Pervert," in 2010 after an incredible visit to New York City. Her soul acknowledged a genuine passion for food and a desire to share her experiences with friends and family. She’s been sharing ever since. One of her most exciting experiences living in Los Angeles has been working on the TLC reality cooking show, “The Take Home Chef” with the charming and talented Curtis Stone. Redfield has a true love for cooking, dining, travel and story telling. She continues to spread the food love by visiting restaurants, markets, and food festivals as often as possible and sharing her finds through photos and stories. TV Host Representation: Paul Barrutia Commercial Talent 9255 Sunset Blvd. Ste. 505 West Hollywood, CA 90069 310.247.1431

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