Welcome to the wonderful world of brunch! This beloved meal, which combines the best of breakfast and lunch, has become a staple in modern culture. At Richard’s, we understand the appeal of brunch and why it’s so popular. We served 15,578 eggs in 2023! That’s a lot of cracking!
Whether you’re craving a classic breakfast dish like our Capitol Breakfast, or something a little more indulgent like Chicken & Waffles, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll look into the origin of brunch and how it’s evolved over the years.
Brunch–the combination of breakfast and lunch–is a popular meal enjoyed by many around the world. But it wasn’t until the 1940s that brunch became a popular meal in the United States. During this time that Americans began to embrace the leisurely, European-style brunch as a way to spend time with friends and family on the weekends.
Not to mention that brunch is great for people who want to sleep in on the weekends. Rather than having to wake up early for a traditional breakfast, brunch allowed people to enjoy a late breakfast and still have time to do other activities later in the day.
Brunch isn’t just about the food–it’s also about the company you keep. That’s why it’s a more casual and laid-back meal, perfect for socializing with friends and family. In fact, the word “brunch” itself is a combination of “breakfast” and “lunch,” reflecting that relaxed atmosphere.
And whoever said “brunch without booze is just sad breakfast” was right! Richard’s has a great brunch cocktail list, from Bottomless Mimosas to our “Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary”! Just fill out the order form and get a Bloody Mary EXACTLY the way you like it with all the fixin’s or just a celery stick. Don’t forget the super-popular Unicycle Thief (a riff on the classic Bicycle Thief and a nod to owner Melinda’s prowess as a unicycle rider back in the day).
If you like to combine coffee and liquor, then try Richard’s Americano. Packs a wake-up kick with cold brew espresso, tempered with Amaro Montenegro and house-made chocolate-orange cordial. A true pick-me-up to get your weekend going!
Don’t miss the “lunch-ier” category of our brunch menu if you like to dine a little later. Our RBLT is Richard’s riff on a BLT, and it’s loaded with bacon—just the way you want a BLT to be!
Whatever your brunch group is in the mood for—savory or sweet—we’ve got you covered with pancakes, biscuits & gravy, Richard’s burger and more.
Let us crack a few eggs for you this weekend at Richard’s!