The Birth of Weekend Brunch

Brunch is the meal that falls perfectly between breakfast and lunch, which is between 10 am to 2 pm. It is too late to be considered breakfast but too early for it to be lunch. The word itself is a portmanteau formed from "breakfast" and "lunch." There is usually an exclusive brunch menu that combines the best of both meals such as an appetizing eggs benedict, French toast sandwich, flavorful breakfast and lunch trios, mimosas, bloody Mary's, and much more.

But where did brunch get its start?

The history of this delectable meal is hazy. However, we did do some intense digging and came up with some fun facts about the birth of weekend brunch. Crab Corner hopes this fun history lesson makes you appreciate your next meal mid-day meal.


The word was first used by a British writer, Guy Beringer, in 1895. He wrote an essay "Brunch: A Plea," which made a compelling argument for lighter meal in the middle of the day. He said, "Brunch 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." Beringer argued eating a meal later on Sunday’s would make "life brighter for Saturday-night carousers." Those who enjoyed drinking on Saturday could still to eat breakfast because they would not have to wake up as early. He also suggested for this new meal to serve alcoholic beverages instead of coffee and tea.

Clearly his plea was heard. Now brunch is a weekend event many people look forward to and appreciate immensely. People are willing to wait hours just to relish in this meal with family and friends. It is a celebratory meal that marks the end of an amazing weekend with a mimosa in hand while also setting you up for a great Monday!

Looking for an incredible brunch in Las Vegas? Stop by the Crab Corner Maryland Seafood House to experience bottomless mimosas, bloody Mary’s, and delicious Sunday Brunch dishes. We will make sure you always leave feeling satisfied with your experience and your meal. Both our convenient locations are located just off the Las Vegas strip. There are daily specials for you and your family and friends to enjoy. There are even non-seafood items to appease those with food allergies! So forget about the Bellagio or Caesars Palace. Those places are too hard to get to, and their brunch is way overpriced. Stop by a place the locals trust – The Crab Corner.


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