Going out for brunch has become a popular tradition. So what exactly is brunch?
Brunch, a combination of breakfast and lunch, started as a meal that families ate after Church on Sundays, but has quickly grown into a popular social event. Brunch is usually consumed between late morning and early afternoon, and brunch food typically consists of a combination of foods that are traditionally served at either breakfast or lunch. Common brunch orders include:
- Eggs benedict
- French toast
- Chicken and waffles
- Avocado toast
- Steak and eggs
All of these meals and more are offered at Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, a popular restaurant in Farmingdale.
Brunch is also typically served with an alcoholic drink. Popular brunch drinks include mimosas, bloody mary’s, and other types of cocktails. Many restaurants, such as Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, a restaurant in Farmingdale, also offer “bottomless brunch,” where an individual pays a set price for unlimited alcoholic drinks. This pairing of great food and delicious cocktails is, in part, what makes brunch popular.
Brunch vs. Breakfast and Lunch
There are many differences between brunch and breakfast/lunch. Brunch offers a combination of foods from breakfast and lunch, and unlike breakfast or lunch, brunch is served with cocktails or other alcoholic drinks. Brunch is also popularly eaten outdoors, unlike your typical breakfast/lunch dining experience.
However, what truly separates brunch from other meals is that brunch is not just a meal; it’s an event.
Brunch has become an occasion for large groups of friends to dress up, go out, eat, drink, and enjoy their meal in the environment of a stylish restaurant. It combines the joy of starting your day with a great meal with going out at night to a trendy bar for cocktails. And brunch is becoming increasingly popular; data from Google Trends shows that search interest in brunch has consistently risen over the past ten years.
Finally, individuals incorporate social media into brunch more than other dining experiences. Hashtag “brunch” is a popular term used on social media, as countless individuals post pictures of their meals. The presentation of the meal is also an art in itself. A great photo of one’s brunch order is just as valuable to some as the actual taste of the food.
If you’re looking for a great place to enjoy brunch with family or friends, Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, a restaurant in Farmingdale, offers a beautiful brunch, and hosts other fun events.