Used to be, brunch was reserved for celebratory Sundays. Hungry diners would pack restaurants on Easter and Mother’s Days, hungry for eggs Benedict and thirsty for coffee.
Over the past several years, brunch has transformed from a once-in-a-while meal to a whenever-you-can rite. Friends and family now plan weekends around the ritual of Sunday brunch. Saturday night antics are discussed, the upcoming work week is dreaded and the days spent sipping mimosas with loved ones are cherished.
Oklahoma offers a wide variety of brunch options. In “The Brunch Table” (p. 60), we tour some of the hottest brunch spots the state has to offer. From the spicy tastes of Doc’s Wine and Food and Café Do Brasil to the sweet offerings of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Museum Café (bread pudding French toast, anyone?), there are brunch meals to satisfy those who are searching for both sweet and savory options.
Also in this issue, writer Shaun Perkins takes a look at Tulsa’s successful Educare program (“Closing The Gap,” p. 67). The national nonprofit serves underprivileged children and their parents in 21 cities across the nation. Tulsa Educare, which operates three sites at elementary schools across the city, serves as a national model and is touted as a great example of how private and public partnerships can ensure that all children are given a great chance at educational success.