Monday, May 10, 2010

How to Do Brunch Successfully in San Francisco

Saturday I went to brunch with some friends. Brunch is incredibly important in San Francisco because it's acceptable to drink during daytime when you're at brunch. Luna Park has bottomless mimosas for $9. That means for someone like me, brunch is essentially free.

Brunch goes from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. After the eating part, you go to Valley Tavern and sit on the deck out back and have a couple of pitchers of beer. Maybe 6 pitchers. I'm not sure. My bar tab was $68 before tip.

Then you go to Rosamunde on Mission because it's 7:00 and you haven't eaten in over 5 hours now. So you get a sausage and, oh yeah, more beer.

Then you go to Clooney's because it's the only place you can think of that won't be crowded. Other people are joining your group, people who haven't been with you since 1:00 p.m. and are therefore more qualified maybe to tell you the next day that you looked like "a mess" when the New People saw you at 9:00 p.m. Even though New People could have lied.

You know what's good then? Shots. Shots and playing Styx's "Mr. Roboto" on the Internet Jukebox. You know what else is good then? Leaving.

[SIDE NOTE: I'm not 100% sure why I wrote this post mostly in the second person. Maybe I just wanted to get all Bright Lights, Big City on you.]

[SIDE NOTE 2: I had a pre-existing appointment the following day, yesterday, at Lucky 13 at 3:00 p.m. and while it was touch and go there for a while, I made it.]


generic said...

If it's any consolation, I was shocked at how visibly healthy you looked the next day.

Or maybe that's just piling on. I don't know. I lost out on the polite gene.

amy.leblanc said...

the marathon brunch usually also involves a stop in either Dolores or Golden Gate Park, before which you grab some in-between beverages "to go", depending on the weather and whether you're a Mission or Haight hipster, and during which you might take a short nap on the grass until some dog runs over your chest and you wake up realizing you are a) sunburned b) dehydrated c) hungry and head to the next stop.

i have an east bay version of this, which, to add to the challenge, involves bicycles. it really makes Monday morning seem impossible.

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