Brrrrrrrrunch! It's like crunch, but colder. It's like lunch, but .... with more eggs? Brunch! It's whatever you make of it! Just like life. And we decided to make brunch of July 15th and call it International Autostraddle Summer Brunch Day, or AS Summer Brunch, or Int'l AS Brunch, or #ASSBrunch or just BRUNCH.
It's happening on July 15th!
The original idea came from Rachel in NYC, who'd already planned a brunch at Petite Abielle, and it all just sounded so lovely that we couldn't stand to be left out. This is a great excuse to ditch all your other friends and find new friends! Or wear that cute vest that you still haven't worn yet. But most importantly, it's your chance to meet other Autostraddle readers in your city! If you're new to Autostraddle meetups, please see:
Doesn't that look like fun? You're damn right it is.
As with past Autostraddle meetups, if you're interested in hosting / coordinating a brunch on July 15th in your city, email autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com with the following info, and update this post to include your meetup!
International Autostraddle Summer Brunch Day locations and times are below. Wanna go to your local meetup? Just RSVP on Facebook and get your cute shoes ready. Have fun, little fish!
New York City
Candela Candela (in the East Village) *NEW LOCATION*
hosts: Elli & Liz
hosts: Lisa & Angela
Singing Cedars Farm
RSVP - Email lkalan89 [at] gmail [dot] com
RSVP: email Soph at karmedic [at] gmail [dot] com
"It's not everyday you get at least four straddlers on an island in-not-really Finland."
*Brunch will be held on August 13th!
RSVP: email her! guitarchicpt [at] yahoo [dot] com
The Lieutenant's Pump, 361 Elgin St.
host: Rae Schobel
Brunch Location: Bagel Face Bakery, 700 Main Street, Nashville, TN. 37206
Special Instructions: You want Nashville to have more queer events? Here ya go.
Brunch Location: Lucile's (Logan and Alameda)
Special Instructions: "I'm trying my bestest to get Lucile's to take a reservation, but they never do, so we'll see! Just please RSVP with your amount so I can give them a tentative number!"
Brunch Location: The Curler's Rest on Byres Road
RSVP - Email josy [at] lavabit [dot] com
Special Instructions: "I will put a wee rainbow flag on the table for identification purposes."
Brunch Location: St. Augustine's
St. Louis, MO
Brunch Location: Uncle Bill's Pancake and Dinner House, 3427 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 6313
RSVP - email Bethany: bethany.nikstad [at] gmail [dot] com
hosts: Allie and Shelby
Brunch Location: Volunteer Park (it's a picnic potluck!)
Wellington, New Zealand
Brunch Location: Espressoholic, 136 Cuba Street, Wellington
host: Tiara (Creatrix Tiara)
Brunch Location: TBA (likely somewhere in the West End) -- Come to the FB page to help decide!
Special Instructions: Friends of AS readers welcome too!
Brunch Location: The Bell Jar, 656 Smith st, Collingwood
RSVP - email crgreenham [at] gmail [dot] com AND/OR RSVP here
Special Instructions: "Please come! I will feel very odd alone at a meet up!"
hosts: Christine and Nicole
Brunch Location: Buzzbrews (On Lemmon)
RSVP - email christine at boomhowerchristine [at] gmail [dot] com
Brunch Location: Yellow Jacket Social Club
RSVP on the FB event page OR email Julia at jaykayebee [at] gmail [dot] com
Brunch Location: Brickway
RSVP - Join the Rhody Straddlers Facebook group, and we'll go from there!
Special Instructions: "Rhode Island is tiny, we probably know each other, let's just make it official."
Brunch Location Giraffe, Union Square
RSVP - email Ashleigh: ashleighjayne.allan [at] gmail [dot] com
Special Instructions meet at those bench-y things by the top of the escalator? I know it's very unlikely that they'll be many, if any (hey that rhymes,) people for this one but it's worth a shot.
Hosts: Brittani, Alex Vega, Sara Medd
Brunch Location: Barnsdall Art Park
Special Instructions: Potluck in the park!
RSVP - email lora.difranco [at] gmail [dot] com
RSVP - ASS message Sherri (link to come!)
The staff at Autostraddle would like to formally acknowledge that it isn't summer all over the world. We just really love the word 'summer.'