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:

+ It’s A Thing: International Meet An Autostraddler Week
+ International Know Your Autostraddler Week

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!

Brunch Location
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
Flagship brunch!

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

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

host: Carmen
Carmen’s Haus
2 PM

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

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

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

Ann Arbor, MI
host: Rachel
11 AM
“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

Northampton, MA
host: Jesse
The Roost (corner of Market St and Main)
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
RSVP – Email lkalan89 [at] gmail [dot] com

Eckerö, Finland*
host: Soph
Linny’s House
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

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

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

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

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

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.”

host: Camilla
Brunch Location: The Beaver (yes, really)

host: Kristen
Brunch Location: Royal Phoenix Bar 
12 noon

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

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

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

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

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

Brisbane, Australia
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!

Melbourne, Australia
host: Cara
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

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

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

Host: Daniela
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.”

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
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
Special Instructions: Hop in the train and meet us for brunch!
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
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.

    • 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!

      Thanks so much,

      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. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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 :)

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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…

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

      • 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.

        • Make sure to email us details when you make plans!
          autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com


        • 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.

    • 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?

    • 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.



        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.

        • 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!

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

          • …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…


        • 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!

    • 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…)

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

    • 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.

  9. 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

    autostraddlemoderators [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

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

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

          • 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.

          • 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!!!

          • 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.

          • 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.

    • 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.

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

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

  13. 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

    • 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??

  14. 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!

  15. 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?!

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

  17. 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?

  18. 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???

  19. 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.

    • 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 =]

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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!

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

  24. 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 :(

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


        also Hamburg, Germany anyone?

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

    • 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.

        • 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?

          • 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.

            Do you have easy access to transport?

          • 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!

        • 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..

          • 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?


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

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

  26. 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 :)

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

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

  28. 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)

  29. 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?

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

          • 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.

          • 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.

    • 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.

      • 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.

  30. 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!

    • YES, PLEASE. I’m down. My ladyfriend is also tentatively down.

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

    • HEY.
      Brunch Location
      Lucile’s – Logan and Alameda
      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!

  31. 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?

  32. 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..

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

      • 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!

      • 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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 :(

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

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

  37. 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.)

    • 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!

      • 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!
          Brunch Location
          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! :)

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

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

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

      • 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!

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

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

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

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

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

  44. 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!

  45. 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

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

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

  48. 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 :)

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