Okay, brunch seems to be this massive faze over the last few years...it's big, it's expensive, it's Bloody Mary or mimosa-centric, and I *really* don't get it.
It's not that I have anything against the concept, mind you. As a pretty non-breakfast-oriented guy, it's just sort of something that lives on the outskirts of my mind, and when I look at most brunch menus, I very quickly lose interest in, say, 80% of what's offered. Glorified breakfast, with alcohol. Yawnapalooza...big stinking deal.
But what *really* has me baffled are the *prices* this meal is able to command! I mean, if it happens to be a brunch buffet, you can kiss your wallet and its contents an early goodbye, and blow your eating-out budget clear out of the water, though you're obviously not drinking water at brunch! $35?!?!?!?!? For a *buffet*? $25 for a glorified egg dish?
Now, I know that some people hone in on the sometimes bottomless alcoholic beverages, and that's...well, to me, that's not what I'm about. I mean, if that's your thing, whatever, but don't tell me about how much you enjoyed your food when you were three sheets to the wind half an hour into your "meal". You'd be lucky to feel the existence of your tongue, much less the taste of any food.
I don't get it. Honest. Clue me in, oh great culinary minds of the western hemisphere. Sell me on the concept.