Five Reasons Brunch Is So Overrated

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Eggs Benedict: Overrated.
Express your unpopular opinion. That Twitter hashtag gave me the courage to admit the unthinkable: I really hate brunch.

OK, I know what you're thinking. Whenever I admit this to someone, I'm confronted with looks of disbelief and the follow-up question, "Do you hate puppies?" Though I dressed up as Cruella de Vil for Halloween three years in a row, I promise. I do not hate puppies.

Brunch is just an awful meal -- and its unbelievably overrated. So before the weekend starts, I want to arm you with the facts. There is life outside of those pricey brunch buffets and bottomless pits of watered-down mimosas.

See also: Ten Valentine's Day Dinners in Miami Under $100 per Person

5. It's a waste of time.
Usually, you go to brunch with friends and/or family, and this requires planning a set time. A call or text the night before seems simple enough. The problem? One person in every group will have a crazy night and be hungover. There will be another person who will wake up early, workout, feel great, and then be hangry by the time brunch rolls around. Fact: These two people do not play nicely together.

It's also likely that the time they agreed upon is the same time everyone else agreed upon. That means you will probably have to wait for a table. Waiting while hangry or hungover has disaster written all over it.

Thankfully, unlike other cities, Miami restaurants rarely have wait times. But if they do, they're so spread out that you can't go somewhere else without driving. Because, really, who wants to wait an hour for a table when it's hot outside and you are hungover and/or hangry?



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Abel Sanchez
Abel Sanchez

I agree, which is why i simply go grab simple eggs benny w coffee at S&S Diner in downtown lol no sundayfunday bs or bottomless drinks, just a good 'ol greasy spoon with genuine folks who still read and share the newspaper :)

Ricardo Cao Trillos
Ricardo Cao Trillos

You can't write an article with a statement based on where you go or what you like only. As always a waste of time reading anything from @miaminewtimes

Bella Russa
Bella Russa

Brunches are great......one of my favorite are at Cantina La Veinte in Brickell on the water.....$75pp all u can drink Veuve Cliquot champagne and mimosas, and Don Julio Blanco margaritas.....

Lourdes Alea
Lourdes Alea

Oh be quiet. Brunch is awesome!! What a stupid article. The author is just bitter.

Mayren Ocana
Mayren Ocana

These examples are ridiculous. This was a terrible article and a waste of time to read!

Ma Fe
Ma Fe

That article was so depressing. And yeah, who cares when and where the fuck people eat?

Melissa P Ramos
Melissa P Ramos

I LOVE brunch!!!! This has to be one of the most stupid and pointless articles I have ever read!

John Lara
John Lara

I'm over this damn page... always talking about non sense. Brunch? Really... brunch?? Who gives a fuck when you eat... eat whenever you feel like it, its a free goddamn country.

Joey Waves
Joey Waves

Sundays are made for long cruises on the couch with a few bong hits

Joseph Mazon
Joseph Mazon

Yes, yes, folks, BUT, who DOES brunch anymore except for tourists? Miamians don't touch this shit. Even Broward knows better.

Angie Alzola
Angie Alzola

This is stupid retarded. Brunch is beyond fantastic. The author is uber lame.

Henock Assefa
Henock Assefa

Plagiarized from NYT by way of NY magazine....

Omar Gonzalez
Omar Gonzalez

As late or not as hungry as I wake, brunch is breakfast.

Michael Virella
Michael Virella

Jose Alexander Santillan Galindo mah nigga, keepin it real.

Eddy Herrera
Eddy Herrera

It is an opinion and should not have been deleted.

Eddy Herrera
Eddy Herrera

First world problems/concerns. Smh. Some people just feel lucky they ate at all. Hipsters, please keep your nonsense down. Now go back and concern yourselves with your brunch, starbuck soy lattes, iPhones, "gastropubs", art basals, indie music, beards, "liberal" propaganda, self-importance, cynicism, and ridiculous clothes from Urban Outfitters.

Monique Mitchell
Monique Mitchell

5 weak and poorly opinionated reason! Nope. Brunch for the Win.

jmspecs
jmspecs

This is the dumbest thing I have ever read.  


Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

For starters who defined Brunch as an expensive outing , includes alcohol, and tons of crying kids? Brunch is a late morning breakfast or early lunch. You can go cheap or expensive. I do not drink liquor in the morning or afternoon. Lastly i am a mother you usually pick early morning for breakfast as they are not sleepy , noon usually nap time, and k ate dinner NO WAY that's when they are all exhausted. Who came up with this? How about a recent poll February? ???

Heather Rogerson
Heather Rogerson

I love it! I'm not a morning person so i sleep in on the weekends .

Gorka Soroa
Gorka Soroa

Giannina Soroa so true, enjoy brunch tomorrow

Valentina Gabriela Fernandez
Valentina Gabriela Fernandez

Well someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed .. You should go have some brunch, it will make you feel better :) I hear New Times has a great top 10 list if best places for brunch :) Try South Miami. Good spots out there

Gigi Mavunda
Gigi Mavunda

\U0001f44e\U0001f44e\U0001f44e what monster hates brunch??

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

Eggs Benedict is hardly overrated. But LOL, mediocre food that is overpriced. That's been the last decade or so with the inflation. Used to pay $2.12 after taxes for an egg mcmuffin combo that included a hash brown party and coffee. Really haven't had more than one revisit since the price increases that pushed it closer to $5.

Dennis Cameron
Dennis Cameron

Fuck your list. Lists of things are overrated. All of the shit rants start with a list!

Davia Lanora
Davia Lanora

BS you're going to the wrong places. Never experienced any of your rants and I ❤️ brunch in Miami. 😊

Dave Basora
Dave Basora

Okay so a moron who's bitter and jaded over not being able to go to brunch anymore, because he has kids now, wrote an op ed in the NY Times. The piece was insipid and showed nothing but an irrational hate for brunch, FUCKING BRUNCH! And now some moron at new times had to follow suit? Stay classy, New Times

Amanda Drewniak
Amanda Drewniak

Coming from the news source that post best places to brunch every Sunday.

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

Brunch conjures up images of spoiled white millenials. Count me out. 

Gabriel Geronimo Pedraza
Gabriel Geronimo Pedraza

This is a weak argument. All you can eat breakfast and lunch items at the same time with drink. Why can't you keep it simple? Don't over-think it Are you one of those Wynwood Hipsters that complains about everything people like?

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