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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Speaking of Brunch...

    Do you go out to Sunday brunch?

    I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The Peabody Hotel
    in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of reasons but mostly it was
    great fun! A whole bunch of us went and the food was fantastic. I've never
    seen so much food in one room.

    One of these days I'll try the brunch at the off-shoot (dare I call it a
    chain?) of Owen Brennan's (of New Orleans fame) in Memphis. I've only just
    had lunch there, not brunch. The brunch menu (requires pdf reader):

    http://www.brennansmemphis.com/OBSundayBrunch.pdf

    When did bacon become an entree?

    Jill


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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
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    > Do you go out to Sunday brunch?


    I'm going today as a matter of fact. I don't go as often as I used to
    but usually get to go for brunch maybe once a month.

    >
    > http://www.brennansmemphis.com/OBSundayBrunch.pdf


    I like to brunch at places that have offerings I don't normally make at
    home. The standard eggs, bacon, sausage gravy etc. doesn't much interest
    me because I make them myself without much trouble. The menu you posted
    above looks very appealing with lots of stuff I either don't/haven't made
    or make very seldom.

    Here is where I'm heading with my group of friends. We try to eat out
    together at least once a month but it's usually for dinner. Today it'll
    be brunch and will probably be fun because friend Alex will not already
    be hammered and will be fun to be around.

    I've not been to brunch here before but I've had dinner here and it was
    very good. I don't see a brunch menu but the lunch and dinner menus are
    on the site.

    http://www.slam.org/index.aspx?id=83

    >
    > When did bacon become an entree?


    I dunno but I'll eat it as an entree, side dish, appetizer, all by
    itself... I love bacon

    Michael

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    Boron Elgar Guest

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    On Sun, 24 Aug 2008 08:51:09 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Do you go out to Sunday brunch?
    >
    >I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The Peabody Hotel
    >in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of reasons but mostly it was
    >great fun! A whole bunch of us went and the food was fantastic. I've never
    >seen so much food in one room.
    >


    Isn't the Peabody the place that was famous for its ducks - not in the
    restaurant, but on parade in the lobby on a red carpet?

    Oh, yup, my memory serves me well...here is the story (which I am sure
    you know, Jill, but perhaps not everyone does).

    Boron

    http://www.peabodymemphis.com/peabod...body_ducks.cfm

    "Today, the ducks are housed in the "Duck Palace" on the hotel roof.
    Every day at 11 a.m., they are led by the Duckmaster down the elevator
    to the Italian travertine marble fountain in the Peabody Grand Lobby.
    A red carpet is unrolled and the ducks march through crowds of
    admiring spectators to the tune of John Philip Sousa's King Cotton
    March. The ceremony is reversed at 5 p.m., when the ducks retire for
    the evening to their palace on the roof of the hotel.

    The Peabody's famed ambassadors are five Mallard ducks – one drake
    with his white collar and green head, and four hens with less colorful
    plumage. The ducks are raised by a local farmer and a friend of the
    hotel. Each team lives in the hotel for only three months before being
    retired from their Peabody duties and returned to the farm to live out
    the remainder of their days as wild ducks. "

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    Serene Vannoy Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:
    > Do you go out to Sunday brunch?


    Used to, when I lived with someone who woke up before 10 or 11am. :-)

    > I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The Peabody
    > Hotel in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of reasons but
    > mostly it was great fun! A whole bunch of us went and the food was
    > fantastic. I've never seen so much food in one room.


    So what did you eat?

    Serene
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    the bottom of the garden." -- Richard Dawkins

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    jmcquown Guest

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    Serene Vannoy wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >> Do you go out to Sunday brunch?

    >
    > Used to, when I lived with someone who woke up before 10 or 11am. :-)
    >
    >> I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The
    >> Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of
    >> reasons but mostly it was great fun! A whole bunch of us went and
    >> the food was fantastic. I've never seen so much food in one room.

    >
    > So what did you eat?
    >
    > Serene


    Oh heavens! I didn't know where to start! There were the breakfast items,
    of course, so I started there. I remember the custom omelet station but
    can't remember what I asked them to put into it. I had a Belgian waffle.
    Bacon, to be sure, and probably some "Canadian" bacon. Roast beast (rare)
    and smoked salmon. They offered potatoes prepared every which way. And
    freshly baked breads galore... the croissants were huge and oh so flaky
    The sweet rolls/dessert table took up the center of the room. I didn't have
    any but could have gained weight just walking past it.

    At Noon the champagne started flowing (it was, after all, champagne brunch).
    And a jazz/blues band (Edwin Hubbard, as I recall) played. Our party (10
    people) finally left around 2PM. We walked up to the roof to take in the
    view and see the Peabody ducks' quarters first. They live in the penthouse.
    We were in the lobby before going up to brunch so we saw them parade out of
    the elevator in the morning for their daily stint in the lobby fountain, too


    Jill


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    Kate Connally Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:

    > Do you go out to Sunday brunch?
    >
    > I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The Peabody
    > Hotel in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of reasons but
    > mostly it was great fun! A whole bunch of us went and the food was
    > fantastic. I've never seen so much food in one room.
    >
    > One of these days I'll try the brunch at the off-shoot (dare I call it a
    > chain?) of Owen Brennan's (of New Orleans fame) in Memphis. I've only
    > just had lunch there, not brunch. The brunch menu (requires pdf reader):
    >
    > http://www.brennansmemphis.com/OBSundayBrunch.pdf
    >
    > When did bacon become an entree?


    Jill, How are the ducks? One of these days I'm going to
    get there to see them! I've been trying to do it for
    many years now but never seem to manage it.

    Kate

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

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    On Mon 25 Aug 2008 08:35:47a, Kate Connally told us...

    > jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >> Do you go out to Sunday brunch?
    >>
    >> I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The Peabody
    >> Hotel in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of reasons but
    >> mostly it was great fun! A whole bunch of us went and the food was
    >> fantastic. I've never seen so much food in one room.
    >>
    >> One of these days I'll try the brunch at the off-shoot (dare I call it a
    >> chain?) of Owen Brennan's (of New Orleans fame) in Memphis. I've only
    >> just had lunch there, not brunch. The brunch menu (requires pdf

    reader):
    >>
    >> http://www.brennansmemphis.com/OBSundayBrunch.pdf
    >>
    >> When did bacon become an entree?

    >
    > Jill, How are the ducks? One of these days I'm going to
    > get there to see them! I've been trying to do it for
    > many years now but never seem to manage it.
    >
    > Kate
    >


    I remember the Peabody fondly even as a child. When my great aunt and
    uncle would visit us in Memphis, they always stayed at the Peabody. One
    thing I remember from those days was the "ice water" and "steaming hot
    water" spigots in the bathroom, next to the regular faucets at the sink.
    Lovely rooms and suites, too. We had dinner at the Peabody in 1999 and it
    was a very nice meal. I have only seen the ducks trail through the lobby
    when I was child.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Speaking of Brunch...

    Kate Connally wrote:
    > jmcquown wrote:
    >
    >> Do you go out to Sunday brunch?
    >>
    >> I haven't gone to brunch in 20 years. But that one was at The
    >> Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis. It's memorable for lots of
    >> reasons but mostly it was great fun! A whole bunch of us went and
    >> the food was fantastic. I've never seen so much food in one room.

    >
    > Jill, How are the ducks? One of these days I'm going to
    > get there to see them! I've been trying to do it for
    > many years now but never seem to manage it.
    >
    > Kate


    The last crop of ducks I saw were just fine and dandy They did their
    walk out of the elevator over to the lobby fountain and hung out. Very
    cute. They were advertising for a new duck-master about 6 years ago and a
    friend of mine actually applied for the job. He didn't get it. I'd imagine
    the interview was interesting.

    Jill


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