You Should Come: July 15th Is International Autostraddle Summer Brunch Day

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!

Name
City
Brunch Location
Time
RSVP info
Special Instructions

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
host: Rachel
Candela Candela (in the East Village) *NEW LOCATION*
12 PM
RSVP
Flagship brunch!

Oakland, CA
host: Marni
The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant
12 PM
RSVP

Boston, MA
host: Lizz
The Friendly Toast
10 AM
RSVP
“That’s technically in Cambridge but that’s totally the same as doing it in Boston.”

DC
host: Carmen
Carmen’s Haus
2 PM
RSVP
Potluck

Columbus, OH
host: Grace
Surly Girl Saloon
1 PM
RSVP
You can catch Alex’s band, Hell & Lula, later this night at The Basement!

Portland, OR
host: Taylor
Mississippi Food Carts
11 AM
RSVP
“Meet me by the cupcakes!”

Phoenix, AZ
host: Laneia
Switch Restaurant & Wine Bar
1 PM
RSVP

Ann Arbor, MI
host: Rachel
\aut\bar
11 AM
RSVP
“Because love means never having to choose between going to a gay bar and going to brunch.”

Chicago, IL
hosts: Elli & Liz
Liz’s Place
11 AM
RSVP
Potluck

Northampton, MA
host: Jesse
The Roost (corner of Market St and Main)
Noon
RSVP
Special Instructions: I will be wearing my “STRADDLE THIS” t-shirt so y’all can find me!

Orwell, VT
hosts: Lisa & Angela
Singing Cedars Farm
6:00PM
RSVP – Email lkalan89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Eckerö, Finland*
host: Soph
Linny’s House
1PM
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!

host: Hannah
Cedar Park Cafe
11am
RSVP

Bloomington, IN
host: Paige
Rachael’s Cafe
11AM
RSVP: email her! guitarchicpt [at] yahoo [dot] com

host: Kristin
The Lieutenant’s Pump, 361 Elgin St.
12:00 noon
RSVP

Nashville, TN
host: Rae Schobel
Brunch Location: Bagel Face Bakery, 700 Main Street, Nashville, TN. 37206
11:30 AM
RSVP
Special Instructions:  You want Nashville to have more queer events?  Here ya go.

Denver
host: Alison
Brunch Location: Lucile’s  (Logan and Alameda)
1:30 PM
RSVP
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!”

Glasgow
host: Seph
Brunch Location: The Curler’s Rest on Byres Road
12 noon
RSVP – Email josy [at] lavabit [dot] com
Special Instructions: “I will put a wee rainbow flag on the table for identification purposes.”

Toronto
host: Camilla
Brunch Location: The Beaver (yes, really)
11AM
RSVP

Montreal
host: Kristen
Brunch Location: Royal Phoenix Bar
12 noon
RSVP

Vancouver
host: Ferin
Brunch Location: St. Augustine’s
12 noon
RSVP

St. Louis, MO
host: Bethany
Brunch Location:  Uncle Bill’s Pancake and Dinner House, 3427 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 6313
12 noon
RSVP – email Bethany: bethany.nikstad [at] gmail [dot] com

Seattle
hosts: Allie and Shelby
Brunch Location:  Volunteer Park (it’s a picnic potluck!)
12 noon
RSVP

Wellington, New Zealand
host: Nicole
Brunch Location:  Espressoholic, 136 Cuba Street, Wellington
11AM
RSVP

Auckland, New Zealand
host: Frith
Brunch Location:  Zus & Zo, Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand 1011
10AM
RSVP

Brisbane, Australia
host: Tiara (Creatrix Tiara)
Brunch Location: TBA (likely somewhere in the West End) — Come to the FB page to help decide!
11AM
RSVP
Special Instructions: Friends of AS readers welcome too!

Melbourne, Australia
host: Cara
Brunch Location: The Bell Jar, 656 Smith st, Collingwood
11:30AM
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!”

Dallas
hosts: Christine and Nicole
Brunch Location:  Buzzbrews (On Lemmon)
10AM
RSVP – email christine at boomhowerchristine [at] gmail [dot] com

San Diego
host: Leslie
Brunch Location: Bread and Cie *NEW LOCATION*
12 noon
RSVP

Austin
host: Julia
Brunch Location: Yellow Jacket Social Club
12 noon
RSVP on the FB event page OR email Julia at jaykayebee [at] gmail [dot] com

Providence
Host: Daniela
Brunch Location: Brickway
11AM
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.”

Aberdeen, Scotland
Host: Ashleigh
Brunch Location Giraffe, Union Square
Time 11am
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.

Los Angeles
Hosts: Brittani, Alex Vega, Sara Medd
Brunch Location: Barnsdall Art Park
Time 11:30AM
RSVP
Special Instructions: Potluck in the park!

Arnhem, The Netherlands
Host: Anna
Brunch Location: Arnhem’s meisje / Dudok / open for suggestions — meet up at the train station
12:30 PM
RSVP
Special Instructions: Hop in the train and meet us for brunch!
Cleveland
Hosts: Lora and Jen
Brunch Location: Lora and Jen’s apartment
SATURDAY! July 14th, 11am
RSVP – email lora.difranco [at] gmail [dot] com
Special Instructions: “It’s a potluck, ya’ll!”
Lawrence, Kansas
Host: Sherri
Brunch Location: Milton’s
11am
RSVP – ASS message Sherri (link to come!)

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1. Thanks for the shout out and for making my little brunch dreams come true, Laneia!

• You would be behind an idea this awesome!! I sooo wish I was in New York to enjoy brunch with you!! What are the chances you’ll be at Acamp in September!??

• Thank you, Mer! Sadly, I will be in grad school in NY, so I can’t be at Camp. :(

• :( that’s too bad you won’t be there! Grad school is a pretty awesome reason to miss it though! I hope your NY brunch is fantastic :) maybe we could have a Skype brunch some day?? Victoria straddlers are few and far between :/

• Rachel! It’s so awesome that you’re behind this. Check you out. I feel so in the loop for having brunch with you many a-time already.

• Thanks, Sarah! Hope to have brunch with you again sometime!

• Hey NYC friends!

Thank you for the brunch enthusiasm! I have some exciting news! Due to our large RSVPs and increasingly growing numbers, we have to move locations. We’ll now be at Candela Candela in the East Village. Because of the amount of people, we will have a prix-fix menu of \$20 per person (includes tax & gratuity). There is a vegetarian AND a vegan option!

I created a Google Doc because I’ll have to give the restaurant a final number soon. If you could please RSVP at the new doc, that would be great! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDhZdDF2NmN4VVJRYTRKTlg5ZTV5enc6MQ

Thanks so much,
Rachel

P.S. Brunch!

2. Whywhywhy is this happening on the 15th? I’ll be at camp then and I already bailed on the last meetup because of my social anxiety ;-;

3. Cat

I really need to move to a place with other autostraddlers in it. I think I will have to sit in a cafe, eat things involving hollandaise sauce and read AS so I can pretend I’m part of the fun.

• Right there with you.

• or you can email us with your city and host your own BRUNCH! you never know who else it out there. also, we just added orwell, vermont which is like, population 1,185 according to wikipedia, so.

• Cat

Well, if there is anyone in Adelaide, Australia now would be an awesome time to de-lurk. Big Table at the markets make a mean brunch, I’m happy to organize if there is anyone out there :)

• Yeah, really. AS Brunch Middle East, anyone? :p

4. The website for The Friendly Toast is really something.

• I was just thinking the same thing… but more along the lines of “wtf?”

• roxy2

but seriously it’s just sooooo good

5. Is LA not cool enough?
Can LA be cool enough to put something together?
Am I allowed to go just to hang out and be awesome?

So many questions.

• Well, do you know any good places for brunch in LA? Pick where and email autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com

• Jinky’s Cafe has a few branches in LA and has pretty good food

• Or Urth Cafe in Weho might also be a good option

• tien.

Or Good Girl Dinette in Highland Park or Susan Feniger’s Street — support the family, you know?

• I just assume everyone will be at the abbey already…

• ditto

• What’s going on at the Abbey on Sunday? o_O

• Yes, an LA meetup would be great! =D

6. Carmennnn your link isn’t working and I’ve been wanting to hang w/ you since I recognized you on the metro as you were leaving

• I think it’s fixed. Or at least it worked for me (the RSVP goes to a FB group).

• totes fixed. rsvp’d that mofo.

7. Luccia

I FUCKING LOVE BRUNCH

8. This makes me really sad because I LOVE THE FRIENDLY TOAST but I’m home from college for the summer in San Diego. AM I THE ONLY ONE IN SAN DIEGO? this is sad.

• I’m moving to San Diego in five weeks! Too late for this… but yaaaaaay san diego!

• gahh, i’m JELLY! can we chatski?! my dreeeeeeeeeam for the past like two years has been to move to san diego. canicanicani message you, would you mind?

• meeeeee? Sure. Although I don’t have too much to share. It’s pretty much been my dream since I graduated from college and now Im financially able to make it happen. wooooo.

p.s. finding a roommate off the internets has been the hardest part.

• I’m also home from college for the summer! Any other San Diegans? We may be small but we could still be mighty…

• there are lots of san diego people reading this website, so

• I am! I’m in North County! I WANT TO EAT BRUNCH WITH PEOPLE

• LET’S EAT BRUNCH. I live in Carlsbad actually. Anyone know of Yellow Deli? It’s in Vista.

• oh my god I fucking love the yellow deli so much it hurts.

• I’m so not even kidding, I know a great brunch place in Encinitas, LETS DO THIS MOTHER

• DONE.
Make it a thing. I will be there. As in, give me the address and maybe I won’t get too lost on the way.

• I’m absolutely in. Let’s autostraddle the sh*t out of this brunch.

• Make sure to email us details when you make plans!

Thanksss!

• I’m not in SD yet and the groups aren’t working so i can’t meet any other san deigans yet but JUST KNOWING HOW MUCH YALL LIKE BRUNCH MAKES ME SO EXCITED FOR SAN DIEGO.

August 13th!

• I feel like we should make a san diego autostraddler page. If such a page were created in lieu of groups, would that be helpful?

• I’m FROM San Diego… stuck in the Middle East at the moment. :( Would def hit that up because, umm, BRUNCH.

9. Anybody in Seoul? (Or the ROK in general?) ASSbrunch at Craftworks?

• noway

I want this to happen so bad but I actually won’t be in Korea on 15th WHY OH WHY

• i’m down to do it a different week if we can figure out a day that works with everyone’s vacation schedules! I’ll be out of Seoul August 1-5. Anyone else?

10. Do we have to RSVP, or can we just show up? I don’t have/want Facebook.

• If you’re going to the NYC one, please RSVP. You can message me privately.

• i think it would be cool if you could at least AS-message your host to let them know to expect you, since some of us are expecting enough people to warrant reservations.

brunch!

12. omggg I am so here for this – brunch + AS + Boston!

13. If I make one for Dallas would anybody come??? :0

• I LIKE BRUNCH

• HEY I HAVEN’T SEEN YOU IN OVER A YEAR!!

Hey other people in Dallas come eat brunch with us!

• well we can fix that very quickly… especially when foods is involved. Also because I’m moving to california in august so I need me these foods pretty quickly!

• Hey I’m moving to California in October!! :0

Yeah brunch is in order.

Hey guys come eat brunch with me and Nicole we’re really cool I swear!!

• We can talk about our mutual moves to California during our delicious brunch that definitely will be happening because i love me some brunch and no one is gonna stand in the way of my brunch.

• Yes! Count me in!

• OMG Let’s go. I’m not sure where we’re going. But we’re going there.

• These are verified delicious per me:

more fancy: Oddfellows (bishop arts), Dish (oak lawn), the grape (lower greenville), meddlesome moth (design district), whiskey cake (plano)
not fancy at all but still yummy delicious: the libertine (lower greenville), cindi’s (errwhere), cafe brazil (errwhere), buzzbrews (oak lawn or henderson)

i call not organizer!

• Can we meet at like… 10 am? I have a 12-6 obligation and then a 6-midnight obligation.

I’ve only ever been to buzzbrews. But I didn’t actually eat there. I was just there. Long story.

I’m a broke college student. So let’s go with the not fancy but still delicious options .

Can’t we just all organize this together? Unity is good stuff guys.

• haha, fiiiiine. mutual organization I can deal with.

10am is fine. Buzzbrews is bueno. Let’s do the one on Lemmon, it’s bigger. Done!

14. oh my goodness, I love brunch, Ann Arbor and Autostraddlers. Is 2 hours too long to drive to this?

• Definitely not.

15. I could always use some ASS with my brunch.

16. Blue Velvet

Dude…am I the only one here from Oklahoma?? :P

• I think you should start OklaHOMOstraddlers…

• So, fellow Oklahomos, does anyone want to meet up in OKC?

• Blue Velvet

…my cat just stole my egg samich…-_-

Yes!…but I probably wont have time on the 15th. :(

We should totes get together for lunch sometime or something…

Oklahomos…lolz

• My friend from out of state always refers to her trips to visit me as trips to Oklahomo, we even have a Facebook photo album titled such – love it! Count me in if you organize an OKC brunch in the near future, don’t know how I missed the original post, probably at camp at work that week. Let’s do this Oklahomo Straddlers!

• Lauren

Any plans hammered out in OK? I know there are a lot of homos in Tulsa, but I don’t really live there so I wouldn’t know where to go. If someone else wanted to plan something I could probably make it though. (Sorry for being so obvious about avoiding responsibilities…)

17. Anyone in Vegas?

• If only Vegas and Reno were closer…

• carolann daly

what about las vegas people ???

18. Jack

Anybody wanna do brunch in Toronto? (I wonder how early we’d have to do this? Everywhere gets pretty full by 10:30…)

• BAH! I’d love to do a Toronto one, but I’m MOVING that day… I know a girl’s gotta eat before u-hauling with her gf, but maybe Canadian Brunch Day could be a) super early or b) on a different day… like Canada Day vs. 4th of July…

• Kelly

Yes lets do Toronto brunch!

• The feeling of not having facebook and therfore piggypacking someone’s account to check said event, but I WILL BE THAR HOMOS, with the go bus as my noble steed

• fine fellow! let me know if you can’t RSVP on the FB event and i will just mentally +1.

• Kelly

Me too! I’m in and don’t have facebook. Please count me as another +1
Thanks!

• Absolutely. Yeah TO!

19. Anyone else live in Guangzhou?

20. Welp, I’ll be at Pitchfork seeing Beach House on the 15th.

• But that won’t take up aaaalll day ;) You should still try and stop by potluck brunch. Actually, there will be other ChiStraddlers at Pitchfork that day as well.

• I’m actually a DC-straddler but I’m coming to Chicago that weekend for Pitchfork! hopefully I can make it to Sun brunch… sorry I can’t give a solid RSVP for you, but if I do come over I promise not to show up empty-handed.

21. hi! i just added RSVP info to the things that you should email us if you want that to be part of your brunch! if you’ve already emailed us and want to add RSVP info, just reply to the first email

22. ANN ARBOR PEOPLE GO TO AUT BAR (they have delicious breakfast).

Me, I’ll be in Chitown that weekend, staying at the place where brunch is being held, so I really just hope to stumble out of Liz’s room in my boxers to find a giant crowd of hot queers. It’ll be my birthday weekend. Don’t disappoint.

• I’m glad you and I have reached the point where it’s just assumed you’ll be stumbling out of my room in your boxers. My girlfriend will be so pleased.

• It sounded better than ‘stumbling off of the pull out couch in my boxers’ so I went with it. :)

• Now I feel like the ChiStrad Potluck Brunch should maybe also be ChiStrad No-Pants Party II because then you won’t have to be alone in your boxers.

• I’ll probably put on pants for breakfast. Maybe.

• I just cancelled my flight to PDX and rebooked for CHI instead. I’m always up for pants optional dining! I think it should be a Camp thing as well!

• DIGGER LET’S HAVE NO PANTS PARTIES AT CAMP

• DEAL! This could be interesting seeing as how I never actually wear underwear!

• Oh goodness.

23. ms_anne_thropy

anyone up for brunch in asbury park?

24. Putting aside my crippling fear of social functions where I don’t know anyone for this. DC Straddlers, take pity on my soul.

• If I lived in DC you’d be seated at my side! But as I know there are truly awesome DC straddlers, go and have a blast! You truly won’t regret it!

• There is no one I’d rather have next to me, look at that firepower.

• Yeah. And the rifle they’re holding is pretty amazing as well! ;)

• I’ll be there! and just as crippled with fear (or even more crippled) as you!

• Oh good! We can challenge our social anxiety together.

• sydney

scootch over, awkward black girl in the house

• Yes we shall have contest on who is the most…anxious?

• sydney

Indeed!! Im game

• I’m totally in. Awkward youngin over here.

• YES! We have to stick together ladies! How will
we know who each other are so that we can stick together?

• sydney

I will have an afro and a look of anxiety in my eyes. Also long dangley orange-ish earrings. Can’t miss me!

• I will most likely be the shortest person there!

• YAY!!!!!!!!!!
I’ll be on the lookout. I might do a call out for all the awkward/socially anxious girls in the house (i mean haus) and you two better be the first to speak up! Also I’ll be the weirdo with shoulder length hair probably wearing a plaid button up and pants…in the middle of july.

• sydney

Not only will I speak up but I will also be wearing pants…in July. Nice to know I’m not alone in my pants-like-ways. :D

• YES!
My name is Faith by the way.
I assume yours is Sydney but WTF why assume when
you can just tell me!!!

• sydney

And I am Cinnamon – my birth name, honest! It’s not the kind of name one can throw around the internets hence the alias. :)

• I will probably not be wearing pants, but I hope I can hang with you cool cats anyway. I’m Julie, for your reference.

• You’re not wearing pants? I don’t know if that’s a good thing or what…haha jk.

Cinnamon…that’s unique. I like it. I once successfully completed the cinnamon challenge.
It was painful and my cousins didn’t believe I could do it. I showed them though! Never eating cinnamon like that again though! yuck it was gross.

• sydney

Hi Julie!

Faith you are brave soul for trying that. crazy and brave. lol

• Ok it wasn’t THAT bad… Ok maybe it was pretty bad
but at least I can say I did it right? No that’s nothing to be proud of…At all.

• I feel like I might go to this.

• You and me both JC.

25. Lulu

Brazil anyone??

• Can we reschedule it for the 15th of October?! I’d be up for that then ;)

26. Anybody in or around Syracuse, NY??

• Oh I hopehopehope you find people! I grew up in the ‘cuse and knew very few other queers with whom to have brunch! Now I live in Western MA and so I’ll be at Northampton brunch, but I’ll be thinking about Syracuse! You should host brunch at Funk n Waffles! They do a brownie waffle sundae, a lavender latte, and a falafel waffle.

• omg I was JUST googling if they’re even open in the a.m.!

• I live in Camillus!
you should make one for Funk n Waffles. That sounds really good.

• There should be a brunch make-up day

27. Hey Chicago Queerlings! Come have brunch at my place!

Oh God you all know where I live now…don’t abuse this, internet.

• In all seriousness, you are a brave, brave woman.

• I’m considering making the trek from the burbs if I can figure out how to use Chicago public transportation!

• DO IT. Chicago public transpo is easy.

• I just want to come and chat with your girlfriend. Because as smart and funny as you are, she’s got to be amazing!

• Oh…And also..Marika in her boxers..duh!

• A. Her girlfriend is indeed awesome (and looks good in suspenders)

B. I HATE PANTS

28. all you international people have to email laneia and make a brunch because in order to be international brunch day, there need to be meetups in other places too like other places in the world

• Just added Finland. We’re legit now.

29. guys. knoxville straddlers? eh? eh? i know you’re there?

• Dude, literally the one day I will be out of town and in Chattanooga instead, this happens. Autostraddle, why do you keep doing things when I am already doing things??

30. Dammit, I’m going home that weekend and won’t be back until after 4:00 ON Sunday! Missing another chance to meet Autostraddlers in DC. :(

• I live in dc too but just bounced to visit my dad, maybe we can organise something for reals towards the end of July as well.

• I live in DC and I’m going to be away too :( but I’d deff be up for doing something later on in July/August!

• Hmmm… Potential weekend in Melbourne might be in order

• If a Melbourne brunch happens, (and Perth based interlopers are welcome) I’m in. DECENT COFFEE \o/

• I made an event! Now RSVP or I’ll be so sad! (Perth people welcome, I’m initially from Perth!)

• crystal

true. today i had an excellent brunch in Melbourne, there was cheese and grilled vegetables and coffee involved. sadly i will not be here on july 15, someone in melbs should volunteer to organise this.

• I’m in also, please, if it happens, Melbournites. Smith st?

• How about the Bell Jar on Smith St? I will email Laneia

• Check the list! Bell Jar! Smith street! Please come!

• AnnieMac

Gahh! I want to fly to melbourne, from perth, just for brunch. Why did i ever leave there?!

I flew over on a whim to see 8: The Play. Is twice in two months too much?

• Twice is nice! Do come!

• B

Is 17 too young compared to the age range of the people going?

• no way!

• I can buy you a sneaky bloody mary as long as your mum won’t tell me off?
jks, you should absolutely come!

31. I don’t have anyone to go with :(

32. Alex

Tampa/St.Pete anyone? Definitely thought I was the only lesbian in the area until I actually saw lesbians my age at Pride this past weekend. Where did you all come from and can we eat brunch?!

• Orlando!! That’s close enough right? Let’s eat brunch!

• I live in Pinellas County!

33. This sounds fab! Now I just need to figure out which city I’ll be in on the 15th, Perth or Melbourne.

34. At the risk of sounding like a broken record since this is like the only kind of thing I ever comment on: Nashville? Anyone?…… y’all?

• sport

make it happen!

• I think brunch at bagel face might be in the works!

• fuzzy

i’m in! i live in east nashville so bagel face is perfect.

• RSVP on the event page for Bagel Face brunch in East Nashville! I’m excited to meet you guys.

• Andrea

thank the lord. see yall there

• so count me in, probably, although I’m not rsvping via facebook cause i’m not out (and facebook illiterate, dunno if people can see that I’ve rsvd’d?)

35. Winnipeg, anyone?

• winnipeg, let’s do it!

• Haha, yes, I knew you’d be in =D

• New-ish Winnipeger here.

(New to Autostraddle, not Winnipeg, that is)

I’m down for meeting new folks. :)

36. I’m guessing there is nobody else in Guatemala…in about a month I will be a KCMO Autostraddler though if anyone is from around there???

37. Katie

anyone in the north central florida area? ocala/gainesville?

• Gaynesville what’s uppppp

• katie

I wonder if we can get together enough people to have our own in Gville??

38. Bloomington, IN? I would be willing to set one up here. I would also be willing to drive up to Indy if there is one there and no one responds to the Bloomington part.

• I’m in Bloomington! I would absolutely go if you had one here. Driving up to Indy would definitely be a possibility too.

• I’m in Indy and would totally drive down for this (I’m in Bloomington a lot anyway.), BUT I’ll be on my way back from New Orleans that day. :( We should plan another meetup for the Indy/Bloomington area sometime.

• For sure!

• Glad to see Indy (heck, Indiana) has a meet up! unfortunately I have to work but I definitely support the idea of another Indiana meet up in the near future =]

39. I am going to try really hard to be in North Portland by 11 am but that sounds so difficult! Also what is brunchy at Mississippi Marketplace? Well honestly if Native Bowl is open I will call that brunch because it is delicious.

• I should add that I am REALLY EXCITED it’s just my first thought was about being on the bus for an hour in the morning. But also I am REALLY EXCITED.

…anyone?

• Build_a_rocket

On a middle east related note, i am in palestine!

41. DAMN IT ALL TO MITT ROMNEY’S ASSHOLE (hell). I told myself I’d have the ovaries to show up this time, especially after all that A-camp envy, but it’s the ONE weekend I won’t be in the bay area. ah well, maybe I’ll be able to store all that hypothetical courage and save it for next time.

• Be sure to email us when you have details so we can post it on the page. autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com

42. Anyone else in Orange County, CA? I’m in Anaheim, but I’m new-ish and have no car, and also literally live at Disneyland so I don’t know of many places to eat outside of the park, oops. But I’m down to co-host if anyone else is in the area!

43. I’m always in the most obscure places when these things happen! St Petersburg, Russia anyone? Pleasee?

44. Where will @kcdanger (Katrina) be? *blush*

45. I feel like the only autostraddler in Saarland :( I was promised lady homos by the bucketfull in Germany! Maybe this is true elsewhere (Berlin for sure) but not in this state :(

• BR

Peaches is in Berlin. Go ask her to have brunch with you!

• Paula

There are definitely lesbians there, although it’s our smallest state. They probably just don’t read an English website like autostraddle.

• BUT HOW CAN THAT BE?EVERYBODY SHOULD BE READING AUTOSTRADDLE!THIS IS SO STUPID!

also Hamburg, Germany anyone?

• I’ll be in London the week later on the 22nd argh missing straddlers on every side of the pond!

• bluebell

I’m really considering taking the 4hour long one way megabus to London to do this. Although that’s perhaps a bit extreme? I’m not sure. It would be a fun.adventure though!

• Which direction 4 hours from London? I live in the Midlands so if that’s any closer we could do a Coventry thing, or anywhere close by train, and I’d be down.

Also, anyone else reading, Manchester is a possibility for me if Coventry is no good.

• bluebell

The bus from the southwest, so no where near coventry unfortunately. But also I was in coventry this weekend, so, random?!

• Aw, that’s a shame. Coventry’s a cool city, did you have a good time?

• Anyone in Nottingham?

• I’m up for a larger-area meetup if there’s a convenient place for a few people. Maybe if Northerners and Midlands people can find a place that everyone can get to? If there are any more of us, that is.

• Yup I can travel but need to be back in Notts by mid-afternoon.
How do we find more Midlands/Northern straddlers? They must be out there!

• Feldragonne

ooh yes please do one in London!

• DC

I live in London :) it would be ace to have something!!

• You guys up for the pride this Sat?
We can meet somewhere around and set the details for the brunch, it seems that Londoners straddlers are not a crowd..

• Emily

Hey! A London brunch would be great.Did the Pride-based discussion happen? I mostly got rained on…

Unless anything has already been suggested, how about 1pm on the 15th?

Does anyone want to suggest a venue?

Em

46. Vancouver, anyone?

• Leah

Yes.

• Yes, we should arrange something :)

• Where? Anyone want to host? I could do so, if not, but I’m not entirely sure what all that entails…

• If you want to host it, I could help you plan. If we decide to do it at a restaurant/café, that’s fine too. Should I maybe create a facebook event page or something?

• Hmm, St. Augustine’s on Commercial is quite central, if you want to go there. Brunch is served from 11am to 3pm…

• Sounds good to me! I’ll send the email. How about noon?

• Great!

47. Brunch is lunch and breakfast but with more booze and hats and croquet.

• I read that as “brunch is lunch and breakfast but with more boobs” and I’m totally fine with that.

48. I will actually be joining civilization that week, so I’d be able to attend one in LA.

49. This is probably not going to work, but if anyone wants to do a winter lunch / afternoon tea in Sydney, I would at the very least think about making the 7 hr round trip to see you all :)

• Dina

I’d be down! And I can think of at least three people I could probably rope in as well. (Well, one for sure, since I’m married to her…)

• I’d be keen too! :D

• @Dina – ah, the benefits of marriage :) and @Cosi – cool! Ok well, message me if peeps are keen.

• I’m new around these parts(Autostraddle, not Sydney), but I’d also be up for it!

• Sparrow

Count me in as well.

• “…for better or for worse, in sickness and in health, attend any and all Autostraddle related events…”

• Yeah, she loves it though.

50. em-j

Brunch is a thing in Brisbane. I think Autostraddle Brunch in Brisbane should be a thing. Takers? I’m looking at you, Aussiestraddlers.

• YES! Brisbanites unite. Somewhere in West End maybe? Yummy food and good public transport. The Aussie straddler group has never been very active, may need to recruit from outside the autostraddle network.

• em-j

Ok fellow Brisbanite, I’m going to throw a suggestion at you – Lock ‘N’ Load at West End? Other suggestion? I’m all for it – Let’s make QLD Aussiestraddlers happen!

• Annie D

Sounds great except I’m actually not going to be in Brissie that weekend. How about the next week, Sunday 22nd July?

• Creatrix Tiara

I was JUST ABOUT to come here and suggest Brisbane. I know one other person that could be involved.

51. BR

Beijing? Anyone?

• Noooo… so close, and yet still 22 hours on a train away.

• One would think, living in cities with tens of millions of people, that we wouldn’t be the only ones, but noooo.

52. Charleston, SC you guys. It’s pride weekend and everything.

And I will be in America from Morocco for the first time in 16 months and it would be my first chance to meet some real life autostraddlers!

• yes!!! this should happen. (i think that’s enough words for my first comment ever)

53. Rather than be in my hometwon Rotterdam, the Netherlands, I hope to be in Munich, Germany, over CSD (Christopher Street Day – pride) weekend 13-15 juli.
Anybody going?

• Anna

That’s too bad. I’m looking for Dutch people to brunch with. :) I live in the east side of the country. (:

• Me too! Utrecht okay?

• Ik woon in twente, maar Utrecht zou wel kunnen. Treinen rijden er genoeg.

• We kunnen ook dichterbij Twente afspreken. Treinen gaan die kant ook op!

• Utrecht is wel centraal, eventueel voor andere geïnteresseerden, maar Apeldoorn zou bijvoorbeeld ook kunnen?

• Het is altijd makkelijk als het dichterbij is, maar het is inderdaad goed om het centraal te houden. Zeker leuk om meerdere Autostraddlers bij elkaar te krijgen. Apeldoorn of Arnhem komen dan wel goed uit.

• Arnhem is wel een goed idee! Ben je daar bekend? In de zin van: weet je een leuke plek om daar te brunchen?

• Ja, een beetje. Daar kom ik in ieder geval nog wel vaker. Ik vind Arnhem’s meisje of Dudok altijd wel gezellig.

• Also, do you know if there are any other Dutchies on autostraddle?

• Okay, great! Arnhem it is! There must be other Dutch people on AS, but I don’t know any.

• (: So, Arnhem, July 15th, what time? Or would July 14th work as well? Saturday might even be easier. I can totally make it FBofficial, with an event and such + e-mail auto straddle. Meet up at the train station seems easiest.

• July 14th isn’t going to work for me, so it would have to be Sunday. The train station is probably the only place I’ll be able to find in Arnhem, so that sounds perfect!

• I’m reading this only now. Here’s another Dutch AS’er. Unfortunately, I’m not able to join you guys, because I’m in London over the weekend. :(

I’d love to meet up some other time, tho.

• Andere keer dan maar hè!

• This.

54. yoda

Thats the day after Glasgow Pride – morning after brunch in glasgow anyone??

• word up, I’ll be in glasgow, I mean if I’m not super hung over or something I’ll try to make it over

• Yus! I’m going to be hungover as balls but let’s do this.

I vote 11am somewhere in town. Anyone got any suggestions?

• I sent off an e-mail to the mods before I saw you guys down here. I suggested noon at the Curler’s Rest on Byres Road, but I’m open to other suggestions.

• Cassandra

Curler’s is a good idea. 11am would be much better for me because I have to be somewhere at 1, so I’d prefer that if possible. Anyone have thoughts?

• I will probably not get there at eleven because I will be hungover and I am not generally a punctual person. Also I will be coming from the southside which feels like such a distance so I prefer later, but if you guys are the lets hang around and drink and eat slowly types (as I am wont to do) no worries.

• I won’t be there at 11 either because I’ll be at church. I don’t have a problem coming along part way through, though.

55. QUEERS.
Y’all wanna meet up in Denver? I won’t do it until I get like, three responses. Otherwise it’s just another Sunday of my girlfriend and I having brunch, talking about how we need homo friends and staring at cute girls.

• Yes! I want to do Denver Brunch!!! I was hoping someone would post. I’m too busy moving and such to plan, otherwise I would have. Yay!

• HURRAY. one down.

• Melissa

Yes, Denver!

• yay!

• The RSVP link is up above!

Where?! Because my heart is set on Lucille’s, you guys. BEIGNETS.

• AS A FORMER NEW ORLEANS RESIDENT I WOULD LIKE TO SAY YES.
Let’s do it. YES.

• I’ll message the other two girls we met up with at Pride and see if they’d like to come, as well, and get back to you. And gf is definitely coming, so there’s at least a few of us!

• message me too!

• RSVP up above! :)

• HEY.
Name
Alison
City
Denver
Brunch Location
Lucile’s – Logan and Alameda
Time
1:30 pm
RSVP info
Should I make this before it’s approved? I’ll make the Fbook event once y’all say so!
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!

• Yay! I’ll message you. Also, I just checked and Lucille’s closes at 2pm on Sunday, so do we want to move this event earlier?

• Well. I mean, I feel ya. I think when they say “close” at 2, they mean stop serving. I’m okay with moving it but I don’t want to break your heart. Beignets are a really special thing. I understand.

• I dont want to be “that” group. The one that is keeping the staff from enjoying their afternoon. I would be cool with moving it up or to another location.

• I am pretty sure I will be in Denver that weekend. So count me in too. Will RSVP via the link!

• June

I’m in for Denver brunch!

• The RSVP link is up at the top :)

56. Come on, I know I am not the only one who thought of funch, then lol’d?

57. Anyone around Memphis?

58. That’s the day after Glasgow Pride. There should be a brunch adventure in spite of (by which I mean because of) this. I might be persuaded to take on organizing it. Any takers?

• hgn2

• Done, and if no-one comes, I’ll cry.

• Oh here, I missed this before. There are three more of us on board downthread. 11am somewhere in town?

• I sent off an e-mail to the mods already saying noon in the Curler’s Rest on Byres Road. We can always change it if that’s inconvenient.

59. yo philly. come to brunch.

60. Does anybody live anywhere near Raleigh or that area?

• I am visiting in fayettville. (though if something happens it is bound to be extremely awkward)

• Ooh I’m in Raleigh! I was just about to make a post asking if anyone else was. :D

• I’m super close to Raleigh! (assuming we’re all talking about the same Raleigh)

• North Carolina?

• Yes! There has to be more than three of us…

• Let’s do this thing! I’m sure we can get more than 3 or 4 of us :]

61. If an Aberdeen, Scotland brunch wouldn’t just be me sitting alone, I’d make one.
I could go anyway and pretend to be a part of something, I guess..

• I know it’s a bit of a trek, but join us in Glasgow.

• there’s one in aberdeen!! i just added it!

• Oh what another Aberdonian Autostraddler? I am TORN ABOUT BRUNCH because it’s 5 days before my thesis is due in but at the same time brunch.

• Fuck it, I am going to brunch. Well argued, self.

62. Rachael

Excited for Columbus brunch!
Maybe we can all walk to Jenis after stuffing our faces!

63. this is going to be The Best Day of My Life

64. Lizzy

Any interest in an Austin, TX brunch?

• Al

yes.

• Lizzy

Where do ya think? I vote Yellow Jacket Social Club. Because I haven’t been there yet, but I’ve heard it has an amazing brunch and huge patio space….and because the owners stopped and helped me fix a flat en route to Houston Pride and I said I’d be back to say hello!

• Lizzy

Or there’s always Lipstick24….

• tex

Can there be another around Pride?

• Lizzy

NO! I mean, yeah duh of course! But I hate organizing things, so please, someone else take the reins (requisite Texan pun-joke)!

• Yes please! I would be happy to organize, but I’m new-ish to town and don’t know a good place. Suggestions? Y’all can email me too, jaykayebee at gmail.

65. Doesn’t look like there’ll be any Lincoln, NE brunchstraddling, so I’ll just have to eat quiche by myself.

• Aww I’m sorry. I was there a couple weeks ago for my brother’s wedding. It’s a nice town! There have to be straddlers somewhere.

66. Cara

Anyone from Chapel Hill/Carrboro or Greensboro in North Carolina?

• Raleigh hereeee

67. kaylucia

Pittsburgh!! Yinz down?? I’m thinking Quiet Storm, as its all vegan/vegetarian fare and i know they have byob some days!

• If you (or anyone else in Pittsburgh!) wanted to brunch later that day (like at 5 because I have work before), I would go :D

• Quiet Storm + Autostraddle + brunch?! Gah, if only I didn’t have family plans that day already :(

68. Gay brunch!!! Yay! See y’all at Aut Bar in Ann Arbor. ^ ^

69. Any one in Metro Manila? I don’t even know of brunch places. Let’s brainstorm.

70. notpolitical

Bristol, UK anyone? I’m fun and I like food. We should celebrate autostraddle via Nando’s.

• Abi

Aagh why is this happening the week I’m in Iceland?? Good to know there are other straddlers nearby though *sigh*

71. Wiggleton

Johannesburg? Or South Africa in general?

anybody in Tel Aviv?

73. I will arrange a Montreal brunch on the fifteenth. Eating brunch at the Royal Phoenix just makes sense… (Actually, depending on how many people would be interested I will gladly host it at my place/cook… as long as you chip in and promise not to rob me blind.)

• CB

Yay! I was hoping someone would do Montreal.

• sweet! RP is the perfect place for it. unfortunately, i’ll be in toronto on that date. TORONTO, anyone? i suggest Fresh, ’cause i’m all dietary-restricted like that.

• Rachael

When I lived in Toronto Fresh smoothies were basically the only nutritious thing I had.

• Toronto’s mentioned a bit further up…. lets do a thing…. except that I’m mostly a carnivore, so we’ll have to find a compromise :)

• awesome! ^^

• Fo realsies sorrowwww that I won’t be home for this thang, but Toronto hollaaaa (take me under your wing/teach me how to dougie straddlers of T.o.)

• If you’re in town for the 21st I usually arrange a pre-derby rooftop queernic. You are welcome to come if you support beeramids and yelling loudly.

• Throw a couple of beers my way I’ll support anything you want

• See above. Also above above. Come and be welcome with your Toronto AS famjam… and bacon…

74. Liz

Atlanta…? Anyone?

• Natalie

Gah, I’ll be driving to Atl that day so I won’t be around for brunch :-/

• Joy

Yes for Atlanta, Liz! How about Highland Bakery or Murphy’s?

• I third this motion!

• Ohhh! I’m in Atlanta, but I also might not be free on the 15th. Maybe if there’s enough interest we could set a “rain date”? I know it wouldn’t be the same, but it might still be cool!

• Brooke

Yeah Atlanta, let’s do this!

• So Liz, Brooke, CCG, and maybe Gwyn, you’re up for this? I’m excited! Does The Flying Biscuit in Buckhead (on Peachtree) work for everyone? I said Murphy’s earlier, but the parking and seating can be awful there. It may be hard to find one another. Does anyone know how to create an RSVP for our brunch?

• “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!
Name
City
Brunch Location
Time
RSVP info
Special Instructions”

I would really love to to come, too, but as a teen reader, I’m not positive I can make it happen for myself. Though here’s me, putting my vote in :] I’m glad this is coming together.

• Ah, rats! Looks like I actually am busy on Sunday, which is making me curse my weekend commitments and bang my head into a wall (okay, my pillow. but still). HOWEVER, Flying Biscuit is always awesome and therefore y’all should go and eat delicious food served by waitresses with adorable alternative haircuts.

And Jo–aww! That sucks. Good luck!

• Thanks, Jo! I sent the email last night with the deets to the moderators, but it hasn’t posted yet.

So…if anyone is still up for it, let’s meet at the Flying Biscuit on Peachtree (in the Terminus building) at 1 p.m. on Sunday. I’ll be there awkwardly standing around hoping someone shows up! :)

• Brooke

I should be able to make it! See y’all there??

• J

Yay, Brooke! Looking forward to meeting you on Sunday. Hopefully we’ll have a nice little group..

75. I apologize for my fellow Baltimore Autostraddlers that I wasn’t able to host one here, but I might go to the D.C. one.

76. Oh mah gah. I’m so excited I could pee.

77. Anybody in Minnesota want to get together? I am in St. Paul. I know there were a bunch of us when groups were still a thing. Even though this would be the day after my really-straight-best-friend-from-high-school’s bachelorette party (like so so straight, um, we’re having a lingerie gifting and “fashion show” but also starting the night with a “craft”…what?!) I would totally go to brunch if it involved straddlers.

78. Linny

Awwww yeeeaaaahhhhh, brunch at my place on Åland for any Ålandstraddlers!

• I’ve been on Scandinavia and the World comic for so long to know that Åland is a cool place. Cheers!

• Linny

Oh, but humon has the whole Åland/Sweden dynamic all wrong. The Ålanders really don’t love Sweden in that way – at most we rely on them for the tourist trade.
(A while back in the papers there was a discussion on whether we should switch to a Swedish timezone instead of the Finnish one, and everyone said no. Then someone suggested we switch to “Central European time” and people thought that sounded wonderful.)
But both Sweden and Åland really is a remarkable place!

• Linny

(By which I mean they ARE remarkable placeS. I’ve only been back for a week and my English grammar is already suffering!

79. I’m so stoked to go! If anyone is from CT and wants to go together send me a message.

80. The closest one to me is Portland. Anyone live about two hours north of Portland and is willing to carpool? D:

81. Im going to NY on August! Bad timing, I want to meet you guys, all of you are great :D

• New York brunches are a monthly thing! You can come to our August one!

• omg omg omg a dream will come true! I will wait for it to happen!

82. Anyone in Lawrence, KS?

• KC?

• Ha! I justtttt moved from Lawrence. Damn.

• ahhh I won’t be in Lawrence on Sunday but I’m moving there for grad school next month!! let’s all be in touch for a meet-up this fall!

83. This sounds awesome. But I don’t know of any lesbi-ladies or a lady-scene in the RGV Texas.
:(

84. Hi! We just added a bunch of new cities (Auckland, Wellington, Brisbane, Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, Seattle, St. Louis, Dallas, Austin + others!). If you sent us meetup details and do not see your event in the post PM me or email us at autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com and we’ll be sure to add your city. Thanks!

• and Aberdeen, Scotland! hey!

• and LA too!

85. Argh, I want to go to the Melbourne one, but I’m not sure. Pros: Awesome people! On my tram line! Food! Cons: I am 15 and awkward and broke. Hmm.

• Looks like the decision has been made for me: all day rehearsal for my school’s musical, no more than a few blocks away. sobs/tears/etc

86. Excited for the DC one! mmmm gluten free pancakes (thank you bisquick) swimming in syrup.

87. FYI — The locations of the NYC and San Diego brunches have been changed. Check the list above for the updated venues!

88. Kelsey Briggs-Dineen

Anyone in New Orleans?

89. Hmm, I’ve always wanted to go to Aut and Ann Arbor has free parking on Sundays…

I suck at meeting lots of new people at once though. Maybe I’ll be brave :)

90. Dublin, anyone?

• Michelle

AHH! yes! Why isn’t Dublin having one?!

• Yes! Oooh, we could go to the Cake Cafe…

91. Angela

Hey so…if you happen to be one of the 1,185 in Orwell and want to come, please RSVP at lkalan89@gmail.com. Thanks!