A meal that has been adopted by countries the world over, Sunday brunch was dreamed up in the late 1800s by a British writer who thought that the noonday feast would be a welcome treat -- and much-needed hangover cure -- for "Saturday-night carousers." But no matter the origin, brunch has come to be a weekly staple -- and the silver lining to a day often overshadowed by the start of a new work week looming in the future. So whether it's buffet-style, booze-focused (bottomless Bloody Marys, anyone?), or family-oriented, brunch can put a smile on just about anyone's face.
We've chowed down at plenty of happiness-inducing brunches across the U.S. and have come up with a list of our favorite spots to grub on Sunday.
-- Jane Reynolds, Oyster.com