Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Lunch: the least loved meal.

I would be happy to do away with lunch and just eat brunch and dinner.

Or maybe be European about it, and have tea and a late dinner.

Lunch is highly overrated.

I hate the lunch menus at restaurants. Crappy sandwiches, crappy soup, crappy salads, crappy pasta. Lunch entrees are the entrees that aren't special enough to eat at dinner. Dinner is steaks and grilled fish, buttery vegetables and multiple courses. Dinner is expensive for a reason, while lunch is cheap and forgettable.

While we're at it, let's eliminate breakfast in favor of brunch. Who wants to spend $4 on a bowl of oatmeal or a yogurt parfait? Brunch is salmon benedict at Tre Kronor and oreo flapjacks at the Bongo Room. All restaurants should be required to serve brunch until 3pm, seven days a week. Melissa and I actually walked out of Milk and Honey at high noon because they stop serving brunch at 12pm and neither of us wanted anything from the dismal sandwich menu.(bring out the tiny bobo violins!) I get annoyed by places that only serve brunch on weekends because it's always impossible to get a table on weekends and I want my brunch on a wednesday.

So from now on, I eat brunch, tea and dinner.


The Snarky Nutritionist said...

I think of lunch as the recycled leftovers from yesterday's dinner meal. At least that was the case at the artist's colony I stayed at in Spain. Actually that's still the case. (Sometimes breakfast falls into that category too.)

Vally Val said...

I don't like a big meal late in the day and half the time tend to drink my dinner anyway so I think I will adopt tea as my evening meal. I feel classier already.