With Valentines Day weekend upon us, you may be wondering, “what do I get my sweetie?” The good news is everyone loves homemade DIYs. If you’re one of the many looking for last minute ideas, try one of these ideas.
- Decorate a beer (or soda) package with red wrapping paper/ hearts.
- Chinese take out carton filled with his/her favorite sweets
- Valentines themed vase
- Sharpie mugs – quick, easy, and cute
- Homemade cookies, cupcakes, or brownies – everyone loves baked goods!
- DIY brunch –heart shaped pancakes + mimosas
- At home movie theater – popcorn, movie, blankets, pillows, candles
- Deck of cards – write a fact you like about him/her on each card (can you think of 52?!)
Let me be honest, I’ve been slacking on my brunch game. I’ve been skipping the gym on Sunday’s and sleeping in till 10 a.m. then rolling out of bed tossing my hair in a messy bun and putting on yoga pants and an over sized shirt and walking down the street to Harry’s, which is a sub par bar that happens to serve a decent brunch.
Today, I figured why not try a new place. Living in Allston, I live near some dives and also some of the most popular bars in Boston. Just a few blocks from my apartment is @Union located at 147 Harvard Ave in Allston. Now, don’t let the exterior of the building or Harvard Ave scare you away from this popular brunch location. It’s worth a shot.
After our short walk to @Union we had to wait about eight minutes to get seated. The restaurant itself is a cozy size with about fifteen tables serving up homemade orange juice and mimosas, Arabic coffee and an overwhelming amount of options.
To start, I got a mimosa and the freshly brewed Arabic coffee. And for brunch I got the bacon and blue omelet (without the blue), which had caramelized onions, mushrooms, bacon and blue cheese. The meal also came with toast and breakfast potato’s.
Adam got iced coffee, pancakes and a side of bacon and another side of potatoes.
Overall, the food was really tasty and the atmosphere was cozy and quant with wood walls giving a coffee shop vibe. This is a great location for young adults or college students in the area looking for a reasonably priced brunch option.
If you’re going on a weekend be prepared to wait. On a busy day the line usually is out the door. But, again don’t let that scare you away it’s worth the fifteen-minute wait.
Google gave @Union 4/5 stars and I would give it a 3.5/5. Although the service was slow it was made up by the atmosphere and food.