With 2016 quickly approaching, what's the one thing you know you've got to add to that growing stack of New Year's resolutions? If you said “Stepping up my brunch game,” then congratulations, you are a wiser person than most. Especially when you realize that your favorite free newspaper is the one putting the mimosa in your hand and the eggs Benedict on your plate—among many other things.
The Weekly is excited to announce the biggest brunch event in Orange County, Fresh Toast on Sunday, Feb. 27. With brunch bites from the 40 local restaurants curated by our edit staff, a bloody mary competition and drink samples, and live music and pop-up shops — this is one weekend brunch you won't want to sleep through! This event benefits the Ben Carlson Foundation and their mission to honor Ben with granting annual scholarships.
And what would a quality brunch be without live tunes?
As you sit down to get your grub on, get ready to check out sets from Lauren Black along with Casey and Katie. Originally from Phoenix, Black is currently living and working as a full time musician in OC and LA, and is a very active in the local music community. You can catch the singer-songwriter playing weekly residencies at exclusive coastal resorts such as La Casa Del Camino Hotel in Laguna Beach, and various popular OC restaurants such as Eqeko Peruvian Tapas. In addition to her weekly residencies, Black frequently performs as an entertainment vendor for Fortune 500 companies such as The Irvine Company, and national corporate functions.
In the fall of 2014, Black released her first original EP, Nineteen. For the past 12 months she has been in the studio with Royal Fire Music Group working on new music which is currently in post production and set to be released soon. There are no better words to describe her, than a 20-year-old timeless beauty with an original and unique sound and style that captivates audiences of all generations.
Casey and Katie features Casey Sullivan, vocalist and guitarist for the popular Orange County reggae band, Seedless, and his new wife Katie, who is a vocalist and guitarist for the bluegrass and blues band, The Outriders. They're taking their own acoustic act out of their living room and sharing it with us for a special performance at Fresh Toast.
If this sounds like a good deal already, we've got a link to some pre-sale tickets that should make it even more appetizing. Tickets for all the food you can eat are available for $30 general admission and $50 for VIP. Those who are real 'bout that brunch life should go for the latter, which includes expedited entry, private restrooms, swag bag and a VIP Lounge with extra amenities…oooo fancy!
Whatever your preference, you're gonna want to act now. To purchase yours, click here.