Brunch, bastion of eggs Benedict and Mimosas and refuge for later risers and early drinkers, is getting a wake-up call on Long Island.
It's the hybrid meal that encourages leisure for a few hours of the busy week. This loose, late-morning, early-afternoon union of breakfast and lunch has been around for more than a century.
What used to be a Sunday phenomenon sometimes annexes Saturday, too. Here's a sampler of what you'll find in Nassau and Suffolk, winter 2015.
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