Update 2014: Brunch only offered on Sundays now.
Yes, its been a while since we’ve been here.
We’ll spare you the details on why, too dark & serious for our snarky boozed up blog, but just know we’re back now. Maybe not consistently, but we’ll be poking our heads in from time to time to share some fattening and boozy news. Luckily, our hiding period was still filled happy hours and bottomless mimosas, as they prove the most wonderful distraction for the daily grind.
One of the spots we’ve hit up of late? Flames in San Jose.
Yes, San Jose. Random spot for a weekend trip, we know. And if YOU ever find yourself visiting downtown San Jose, please know this: there is nothing to do in this city on the weekend*, except to booze. And luckily Flames offers inexpensive, free flowin, bottomless mimosas on Saturdays and Sundays.
The Spot: Flames Eatery & Bar, San Jose CA
The Boozy Brunch Hours: Sat & Sun, 9am – 2pm
Bottomless Deal: $9 Bottomless Mimosas (with Purchase of Food Item)
Menu Highlights: The menu is pretty huge, and we only tried the eggs benny on a croissant with spinach, which was pretty good. But then again, by the time we ordered it we were already 5+ mimosas in… so our judgement might have been off… really off… as per the restaurant website: “95% Champagne + 5% OJ for Color = Mimosa”… so we’re not talking pansy breakfast boozin here….
The service was great, our glasses were always kept full, and while all of San Jose was eerily silent that Saturday, inside Flames the bar & tables were filled and we could hear the happy chanting of ‘chug chug chug’. It was great.
Flames Eatery / 88 S 4th St San Jose, CA 95112 / (408) 971-1960 / http://flameseatery.com/
*Okay, so we did find a few things worth doing in San Jose other than bottomless mimosas. The bar at the Fairmont was nice & had live music, Mezcal served some good margs and mole, and while we didn’t head here, I wish we had (post mimosas), because it looks awesome.
At first, we thought there was no chance we could make it to this year’s Wine Riot.
Saturday is USC Homecoming after all, an event boldly penned into our schedule every year. An event we will not, nay CAN NOT, miss.
But then we learned yesterday the game starts at noon, meaning:
a. We are going to have to get to campus painfully early to start tailgating/drinking.
b. We will have 3ish hours to cheer, scream, dance, and sober up at the stadium, before we head down the street to Magestic Studios to start another 4 hours of drinking at the second shift of Wine Riot!
So perfect, right?!
When: Saturday, Nov 10th. First Shift: 1pm – 5pm, Second Shift: 7pm – 11pm.
Cost: $50 a person
What: ALL YOU CAN DRINK vino tastings of over 250 different wines, photo booths, fake tats, and some wine classes. Plus there will be food to purchase from an assortment of local vendors.
If you need more details you can visit their website, but we’re pretty sure you were already sold by the $50-UNLIMITED VINO part of this post, and stopped paying attention soon after.
Wine Riot / Magestic Halls – 650 S. Spring Street, Downtown LA / https://secondglass.com/wineriot/los-angeles-2012/