Up Town Brunch

My daughter invited us to come have brunch with her in her living town. I told her we would. After all, I have never had “brunch”.
Well, neither has Mr.D. 

Let me start by saying my husband is a creature of habit so taking him away from his 8:00 bowl of oatmeal in the mornings can ruin his whole morning. 
“Brunch?” He says with a gruntle look on his face. “What the heck is brunch? You have breakfast then you have lunch.” Why can’t we meet her for lunch instead?, grrr those city folks!”

I explained to him that brunch is the “thing” around town and she wants us to do one with her so I said we would. “I told her we would be there at 10:30am and by the time we walk to a place and order, it will be around 11:30 and then you can just call it what you want”. 

It takes us about 30 minutes to get there (and somebody was not in a hurry). We got there around 10:45. We walked about two blocks to a little place called Leroy Fox . It had outdoor seating and the weather was perfect for sitting outside. We found a place and took a seat. The waitress brought out regular lunch menus and brunch menus. 

We started off with some fried zucchini spears which was their specialty.  

My daughter and I ordered from the brunch menu. She got a pimiento cheese egg and chicken biscuit smothered in gravy and I got the Bacon and Egg Sammie loaded with cheese and Avocado with sweet potato tots on the side.

Then there was Mr. D. He ordered from the lunch menu and ordered the black bean burger wrap with a side of fried Brussel sprouts. (I think this was my payback for making him eat brunch). 

Everything was so delicious. 

After we ate we took a longer walk through town to walk the food off. There were festivals going on, and lots of people out walking their dogs and riding bikes. It was just a beautiful day. On the way back to her place, she suggested we all try a “Acia bowl”. So we went into this place called Clean Juice and got a smoothie in a bowl. We ordered the “beach bowl” made with lots of healthy stuff and topped with fruit, granola and coconut. 

We left in time for her to meet up with her friends and headed home. Our eating schedule was a little off the rest of the day but it was worth it. 
I love time I get to spend with my daughter. I still have issues with her being away from home on her own but It gets easier every day. She’s lived on her own since she graduated college which has been about 4 years now and I still miss her in the house. But she has a great job in uptown and loves the city life. 

She works in the tall building on the right. What a life!


  1. Me 'n Nick is kin! hahahahaha The food does look and sound good. but I was shocked you ordered a BEACH Bowl (NOT) hahahahah
    I once worked at the Raddisson. Honestly I was glad to be gone! I do not like the 'city life'. BUT I do love to hear of your mother daughter bond!

  2. I am laughing because my husband isn’t a fan of brunch. He too must have either his oatmeal, PB Toast or vanilla yogurt, that’s it, 3 in rotation so the occasional breakfasts out and a brunch or two get me plum giddy. Your meal looked delightful and yay for your city girl!

  3. I absolutely LOVE brunch...I don't much like eating before 10:30 or 11...(now I want my coffee first thing in the a.m.) and eating later is perfect for me...I generally eat about 11 then lunch at about 3:30 or 4 then dinner (if you call a bowl of cereal DINNER) about 8 or 8:30.

  4. All the food looks very good.
    I'm more like your husband, I'd rather have breakfast and lunch too. : )