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Attention brunchers! Style Boston is celebrating its new encore episode on Sunday mornings at 10 am with an ode to the best of the best in Boston brunching. This weekend, we are giving away a free Sunday brunch for 2 to the ultra chic and delicious Gaslight Brasserie du Coin in Boston’s South End. All you have to do is watch Style Boston Saturday at 11:35 pm on WBZ or Sunday 10:00 am on MyTV38 and tell us what Jerod Mayo’s second favorite sport is on Facebook or Twitter.

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There are plenty of perks to working one of those schedules where you have a day off during the week: you get to see the latest summer blockbuster with the theater all to yourself, hit up the beach when it’s not uncomfortably packed, frequent those incredibly hip weeknight-only dance parties, etc.  But with the perks, come the drawbacks and for me the absolute worst is missing my favorite meal: brunch.

Sure you can go to one of those breakfast-served-all-day diners, but it just isn’t the same. Brunch is a celebration of your day off, your escape from the doldrums of the workweek. The magic is lost on a Thursday night, frankly. I had resigned myself bitterly to my fate– that I’d only enjoy fabulous brunches while on vacation–when finally the universe provided for me: Trina’s Starlite Lounge.

Every Monday Trina’s hosts an “industry” brunch, open to all, but created especially for those of us who normally miss out on weekend fun because we’re too busy supplying said fun for all the 9-5ers out there.  With indulgent offerings like home-made pop tarts (when I went they were apricot with strawberry glaze, AMAZING!), famous chicken-n-waffles, and original cocktails like The Adirondack, pictured above (yes, it is garnished with chocolate covered bacon), it’s enough to make the Monday through Friday crowd downright jealous.

So you’ll excuse me while I savor my delicious, new-found schadenfreude. I’ll be ready to share if you happen to find yourself off next Monday.

Industry Brunch
Every Monday, noon-4
Trina’s Starlite Lounge
3 Beacon St, Somerville