Brunch Leads to Blissful Break at Aruba Beach Cafe in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
I knew it was bound to happen at any moment and, finally, it did: our relationship had gone from four-star steakhouses to budget beach brunches.
dreading the thought of doing dishes on such a gorgeous day, I rejoiced when he recommended we find someplace for brunch. We searched online and found choices ranging from high-end hotel restaurants to snooty Worth Avenue joints and even seedy downtown eateries that probably just serve the same crap they normally do but slap a Bloody Mary offer down and label it "brunch."
Now before you call me out for ignorance, yes, I have read Kitchen Confidential, thank you very much. I know Anthony Bourdain considers brunch "a dumping ground for the odd bits left over," and I'm sure he's at least somewhat correct in his assessment. I hear one should never trust a skinny chef, but I typically do pay him heed. Probably even the fanciest of hotels are displaying the seafood left over from Friday morning's delivery and have managed to make their unused, slightly browned veggies into some sort of terrine, but it's no matter to me. I've cooked worse for myself from food I found in the fridge that probably expired a few weeks earlier.
Freelance writer Riki Altman eats everything that won't try and eat her first (with exceptions, of course) and dates younger men, older men, and older men who act like young men, along with locals, tourists, illegal aliens and just plain aliens. Love Bites is a compilation of what happens when her dining and dating ordeals collide. Sometimes, it just ain't pretty.
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