Epic Sunday: The Ultimate Brunch
April 4, 2016
It’s hard to really pin-point when the current obsession with brunch began. Originally a somewhat high-class activity to drink away Saturday night’s alcohol-induced pain and coily revisit fresh gossip over eggs bennies and mimosas, it has grown in a country-wide phenomenon where every picture is curated and every sip is buzz-worthy. Maybe it was the rise of social media that jettisoned the meal into popularity, but the truth is, it was and always has been pretty f*ckin delicious.
If you’re as indecisive an eater as I am, always looking to take my tastebuds for a ride through a kaleidoscope of flavors (Do I want sweet? Do I want savory? Oh, but the French Toast sounds fantastic), brunch is the best possible option. Nestled lazily in between breakfast and lunch, the weekend favorite has something in it for every culinary mood. Which is why, to mark the groundbreaking of Miami’s first food hall, we partnered up with The Citadel and OPS Events to bring to you the most epic homage to the feast: The Ultimate Brunch.
Establishing Miami’s historic Little River as the up-and-coming creative and food hub that it is, The Ultimate Brunch was the city’s first entirely brunch-specific food festival and drew crowds of over 3,000 throughout the day. On April 3rd from 10am – 3pm, over a dozen of Miami’s most popular restaurants popped up to showcase their brunch specialties, washed down with a massive drink menu. The participating eateries included established outposts like Threefold Café, The Morgan’s Restaurant, Loba, Pinch Kitchen, Proper Sausages, 26 Sushi & Tapas, Bocce, FINKA Table + Tap, and Niu Kitchen, plus the recently or soon-to-be opened Bachour Bakery & Bistro. Guests indulged in some freshly brewed beans by Vice City Bean and Mad Chiller, and share some pitchers of brunch-themed specials by the newly opened, Mac’s Pubs.
Of course, food and drink can’t be had without revelry, and revelry can’t take place without music and entertainment. We had live tunes by Magic City Hippies and Patrick & The Swayzees, and DJ sets by Klangbox.FM‘s Patrick Walsh, and III Points‘ Legs Benedict. The entire raw space came alive with hanging flower garlands and beautifully crafted wood harvest tables by Recluse Home. Plus, a Secondhand Vinyl listening station, Ace Props pop-up, Dishes for Digs doggie lounge, Tropicult and SavorySinderella Instagram stations, Henna by Henna Mia, a Spin Gallery pop-up, and a backyard patio game-a-thon hosted by The New Tropic.
We’re so happy to have experienced the raw space of Miami’s next food hall before it breaks ground in August. Get a taste of the future with the best brunch in the city, paired with even greater vibes. The Ultimate Brunch was family and dog-friendly, so all walks of life spent a happy Sunday in our halls. Check out the full recap below: