Who says brunch is dead? It’s alive and kicking in Oz

Brunch is dead. Haven’t you heard? There have been postmortems for the meal around the globe.  It all started with Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes.“I walk around New York now and I get upset,” he told GQ magazine. “I don’t know how many, like, white people having brunch I can deal with on a Saturday afternoon.”

Fellow New Yorker, David Shaftel, weighed in with an op-ed in the New York Times where he declared “Brunch Is For Jerks”.  “We now have crowds of unfettered young(ish) people with no limitations on their pursuit of weekend leisure, who seem bent on making New York feel like one big rerun of Friends or Sex and the City,” Shaftel complained…


Click on over to The Guardian to read the rest.


  1. I like brunches especially after a long busy day where breakfast is not an option. Nice article, Cara!!

    xx Gourmet Getaways

  2. Julie – Good to hear we are in agreement – we still love our brunch in Oz!

  3. Ouch! That’s rough isn’t it? Why hate on brunch? As someone that doesn’t eat breakfast I love brunch and we definitely don’t seem to be over it here as you say 🙂

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