The Duck & Bunny just won brunch


Yep. You read right. The Duck & Bunny, the famed brunch spot and snuggery, will begin serving its legendary brunch EVERY DAY (Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in honor of its fourth anniversary. It’s like the Groundhog Day of brunch. The crepes. The cupcakes. The delicious cocktails (for those of you who are 21+). The incredible coffee and tea and finger sandwiches. Great things are happening. LONG LIVE BRUNCH #BLESSED.

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Amuse-Bouche: Succotash

If you’re a fan of Thayer Street’s Coco Pazzo and English Cellar Alehouse, you should check out Sorbo Restaurant Group’s third and most-recent culinary opening, Succotash. I tried the new bruncheonette over Family Weekend and was pleasantly impressed. President Paxson was even noshing a few tables away from me; I unfortunately failed to see what she ordered.

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The atmosphere was reminiscent of Sorbo Restaurant Group’s other joints—a mix of high tables, cozy booths, wall-sized mirrors, and friendly service. If you were sad to The Apartment—a restaurant and bar frequented by many upperclassmen last spring—close and Succotash take its place, you’ll be comforted by the old space’s preservation. Yes, you can dig in to a stack of berry pancakes with cinnamon maple syrup on the former stage or order a fresh-squeezed juice from the old bar. Continue Reading

Sans Meal Plan: Brunch-tastic

Spring Week has come and gone (goodbye, collection of fratty tanks…), and reality has begun to sink in; the end of the semester is fast approaching.  As much fun as I had over Spring Weekend, I was more than ready to start using my kitchen again to create some delicious (and healthy) homemade meals after a week of Sno-Cones, popcorn, tater tots and an (over?)abundance of Baja’s. After buying all of the fruits and vegetables Eastside Marketplace had to offer, I set aside an entire afternoon for cooking, during which I made enough food to feed me for the week.  Of these dishes, my favorite was the one that gave me an excuse to eat my favorite meal — breakfast — three times a day.

Brunch is a glorious thing: it both facilitates and deems socially acceptable the simultaneous consumption of eggs, bacon, french fries, pastries, sandwiches, coffee and alcohol. Brunch is one of those meals that people usually eat at restaurants, because they (like myself) are much too lazy to actually prepare such a cornucopia on a lazy Sunday.  However, after a week of barely even opening the refrigerator, I was feeling inspired, and thought I would put in the effort to make a deliciously brunch-tastic tart. Continue Reading

Amuse-Bouche: Olga’s Cup and Saucer (brrrruuuunch)

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Of all meals, brunch is arguably the one most perfectly suited to college students. First of all, it’s eaten late, which means those of us who sleep in and miss the breakfast train can still revel in the best things breakfast has to offer. Second, later mealtime means lunch foods (and alcoholic beverages) get to come to the party: welcome back, ham and Bloody Mary, we’re so happy to have you. Third, considering you’re eating breakfast AND lunch, the full spread tends to be a pretty good deal.

Correspondingly, there is a plethora of brunch options on campus and beyond. Olga’s is one such place for those who prefer to start the day with a jaunt: it’s a 10-minute walk from Coffee Exchange, a straight journey that does involve changing street names and traversing bridges. When the weather’s nice, umbrella-covered tables are set up in Olga’s white cottage’s charmingly unkempt garden. For now, though, diners stay in the airy dining room inside. What to order, after the jump:

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