If you’re planning on going out to eat this weekend consider coming to Gunther Toody’s for brunch at a classic diner in Colorado Springs. Brunch is a long-standing social tradition, something that brings families and friends together for good food and drinks. We have all your favorite brunch dishes at Gunther Toody’s, like omelettes, French toast, Belgian waffles, hotcakes (that’s what we call pancakes!), eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, and corn beef hash with eggs. You can also enjoy classic brunch cocktails like a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa.
The practice of eating brunch goes back long before you could enjoy it at a classic diner in Colorado Springs. The term itself was not coined until 1895 in England, but even before that the English would eat a large breakfast before setting out with a hunting party. Catholic families would also traditionally eat a large midday meal after Sunday mass because they would fast in advance of attending church. The tradition of brunch seems to have caught on in this country in the 1930’s, supposedly because Hollywood stars on cross-country train trips would stop in Chicago for a late morning meal. Many restaurants were closed on Sundays so hotels took advantage of this by developing and promoting their brunch operations.
The rise in the popularity of brunch can also be attributed to the fact that after World War II many married women went to work and dining out on Sunday was necessary to give them a much needed break. Church attendance also started to drop post-WWII and brunch was an opportunity for people to gather together in the late morning hours.
Keep the tradition alive and bring your family to enjoy brunch at Gunther Toodys, the best classic diner in Colorado Springs!