Yep, we did brunch first too.
New Orleans claims many American firsts, ranging from opera performances to movie theaters and cocktails. Even the game of craps started here, in what is now the Marigny. Brunch lovers will be pleased that the beloved meal that bridges breakfast and lunch tops the list. First observed locally in 1884, brunch started as a second breakfast cooked by Madame Begue of Begue’s restaurant for hungry French Market butchers who closed down their stalls around 11 a.m.
Since jazz was also birthed here, combining the two makes perfect sense. Add in a few potent eye-openers, and get ready to experience what for many is a favorite meal of the whole darn week. Drag brunch more your speed? Here are eight options to liven up any weekend.Read More