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Black Friday is by far the largest buying day on the U.S. calendar (till Jeff Bezos completes his hostile takeover with Prime Day, at the very least). However much less bemoaned and virtually equally targeted on buying is Mom’s Day, which compels roughly 84 p.c of U.S. adults to shell out $25 billion for flowers, playing cards, jewellery, present playing cards, and extra.
However you can at all times simply purchase your mother an omelet. Someplace alongside the road, over the previous a number of many years, Mom’s Day brunch turned a key component of the vacation. And whereas I couldn’t discover a fantastic clarification as to why (although this NPR tackle brunch as a feminist innovation is attention-grabbing), it’s noteworthy, because it’s one of many few holidays I can consider that revolves round eating out. Perhaps it’s as a result of the majority of dwelling cooking nonetheless falls on moms’ shoulders (regardless of all our supposed progress), and consuming brunch out presents a well-deserved break. Or possibly it’s as a result of a concerted effort by the restaurant business, with all these Mom’s Day brunch specials and promotions (hey, it labored with Valentine’s Day).
Both means, it’s a pleasant excuse to eat out — and maybe to skip the normal eggs-and-mimosa fare (and crowds) and discover someplace new and sudden.
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TBH we’re shocked she did not order a Dragon Drink.
— Starbucks Espresso (@Starbucks) May 6, 2019
- Vivian Howard, of PBS’s A Chef’s Life, launched her personal pop-up on-line bakery promoting one “restricted launch” merchandise at a time. The primary batch — coconut lime cornmeal pound cake — is already bought out, however there are plans for a brand new recipe subsequent month. (Drops — they’re for each business now!)
- Was the “unintended” placement of the Starbucks cup in Recreation of Thrones simply an elaborate ploy to advertise the model’s Dragon Drink? I’m going to exit on a limb and say sure.
- If final summer time was the summer time of Aperol spritzes, I’m calling this the summer time of the canned spritz. Whether or not that’s a spiked seltzer or a Bud Mild Rita Spritz or a Willie’s Superbrew (an unbelievable spiked seltzer-cider-kombucha combo), there have by no means been extra choices for fizzy booze.
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