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Brunch. So. Hard. How the meal is turning Sunday morning into the new Friday night

Grab a mimosa... This week on Abby Eats St. Louis, we explore the booming brunch scene to see why it hits a sweet spot for some of the area's most talented chefs.

ST. LOUIS — Cheerful, sociable, and inciting. It is talk-compelling.

It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings.

It sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week. The advantages of the suggested innovation, are in short, without number, and I submit it is fully time that the old regime of Sunday breakfast made room for the new course of Sunday brunch.

PS—Beer and whiskey are admitted as substitutes for tea and coffee.

Truer words have never been spoken.

That was what British writer Guy Beringer wrote back in 1895. He’s credited with coming up with the word ‘brunch.’ Now, it’s everywhere. But it’s more than just a thing for Mother’s Day or cool people on the coasts.

It’s almost like Sunday morning is the new Friday night.

This week on the Abby Eats St. Louis podcast, we’re gonna brunch. So. Hard.

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Restaurant owners and chefs tell us why they love the meal… even if they don’t love the meal. And what brunch tells us about our creature habits.

“It’s not always people coming in in their Sunday best anymore. It’s people coming in in their pajamas because they found out they don’t have school,” said Russell Ping, chef and owner of Russell's Cafe and Lola Jeans Giveback Coffee.

Plus, hear about the foods some of St. Louis’ top breakfast champs make for their own families and how they really feel about avocado toast.

“We always have an ongoing battle between avocado toast and donuts,” joked Mike Randolph, chef and co-owner of Half & Half.

Check out all episodes of the Abby Eats St. Louis podcast in the player below or click here for details on how to subscribe.

EPISODE 1: How the farm-to-table locavore movement is changing St. Louis food culture

About Abby Eats St. Louis

Abby Llorico tells the story of St. Louis based on what’s on the table. From the hunger for local ingredients, to the booming brunch scene and the craving for creative cocktails, Abby dives into the nitty-gritty of how St. Louis grew to become the foodie town that it is.

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Seize the plate, St. Louis!

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