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Black Friday is by far the most important purchasing day on the U.S. calendar (till Jeff Bezos completes his hostile takeover with Prime Day, not less than). However much less bemoaned and virtually equally centered on purchasing is Mom’s Day, which compels roughly 84 p.c of U.S. adults to shell out $25 billion for flowers, playing cards, jewellery, reward playing cards, and extra.
However you may all the time simply purchase your mother an omelet. Someplace alongside the road, over the previous a number of many years, Mom’s Day brunch turned a key factor of the vacation. And whereas I couldn’t discover a terrific rationalization as to why (although this NPR tackle brunch as a feminist innovation is attention-grabbing), it’s noteworthy, because it’s one of many few holidays I can consider that revolves round eating out. Possibly it’s as a result of the majority of dwelling cooking nonetheless falls on moms’ shoulders (regardless of all our supposed progress), and consuming brunch out affords a well-deserved break. Or possibly it’s attributable to a concerted effort by the restaurant trade, with all these Mom’s Day brunch specials and promotions (hey, it labored with Valentine’s Day).
Both approach, it’s a pleasant excuse to eat out — and maybe to skip the standard eggs-and-mimosa fare (and crowds) and discover someplace new and sudden.
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TBH we’re stunned she did not order a Dragon Drink.— Starbucks Espresso (@Starbucks) Might 6, 2019

Vivian Howard, of PBS’s A Chef’s Life, launched her personal pop-up on-line bakery promoting one “restricted launch” merchandise at a time. The primary batch — coconut lime cornmeal pound cake — is already bought out, however there are plans for a brand new recipe subsequent month. (Drops — they’re for each trade now!)
Was the “unintentional” placement of the Starbucks cup in Sport of Thrones simply an elaborate ploy to advertise the model’s Dragon Drink? I’m going to exit on a limb and say sure.
If final summer time was the summer time of Aperol spritzes, I’m calling this the summer time of the canned spritz. Whether or not that’s a spiked seltzer or a Bud Gentle Rita Spritz or a Willie’s Superbrew (an inconceivable spiked seltzer-cider-kombucha combo), there have by no means been extra choices for fizzy booze.

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