so what’s the story with brunch?

Did you know that brunch is everyone’s second favorite meal of the day?

Well, what’s not to love about a meal that mixes the best of breakfast and lunch and lets you throw in some booze for good measure? The idea of brunch as a meal originated in England in the late 19th Century and is credited to writer Guy Beringer. Beringer wrote an essay in 1895 titled “Brunch: A Plea” in which he argued that early morning Sunday breakfast was a burden for the “Saturday-night carousers” and advocated for a new meal that started later in the day and was designed to be more palatable to those nursing a hangover.

Brunch became popular in the United States in the 1930s and was initially a luxury of the more upscale crowd.

Though mimosas are thought to have been invented in 1925 at the Ritz Carlton in Paris, alcohol did not become a staple part of the modern brunch until the 1950s.

What is the most popular brunch dish here at Chhaya? Hands down the Huevos Ranchero Waffle — a cornbread waffle topped with spiced black beans, pico de gallo, chorizo, fresh sliced avocado, a fried egg and hollandaise. It’s sure to cure even the worst hangover!

What’s your favorite brunch dish?