Sunday brunch's formative cauldron may be this otherwise unremarkable six-block stretch of Amsterdam on the Upper West Side ... Why Sunday? While it's tempting to see brunch as a secular ritual—a slow start for those coming to after nocturnal prowlings—there's an argument that it owes a great deal to American Jewry. Brunch, Gary Greengrass acknowledges, was a kind of Jewish alternative to church.
The article also notes that brunch "often has a distinctly post-coital vibe." Cha-ching!
Related: Homer Simpsons celebrates his invention of "a meal between breakfast and brunch."