Food, The Frugalista Life

Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club at Noble Crust Carrollwood

One of my goals for this year is to be more social. When you’ve been doing stuff on your own for a long time, it’s easy to get into the groove of doing that. Unless I’m going to the gym, I can stay in my apartment with no issue. At some point, you learn human contact is important. I found (and joined) a group on the Meetup app earlier this month named “Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club”. I noticed the group was having a brunch event at Noble Crust in Carrollwood. Of course, I bought a ticket. I’d be an idiot to pass up brunch at a spot I’ve been trying to get to with other Black women? Yes, yes, yes.

As the days get closer to the brunch, my excitement grows. For the first time in a long time, I’m going somewhere with other Black women. It’s something about that sisterhood that warms me up. Of course, I was nervous going to the brunch because this is a new environment with new people but 5 minutes in, me and a few women hit it off. I don’t know what the next official meetup is, but I left Noble Crust excited and ready to RSVP.

The Brunch Club met up at Noble Crust in Carrollwood. Noble Crust opened up within the last couple months and I past it almost every day going to the gym. I don’t know whose Pandora was playing but they should keep that channel going. All the women, myself included, were chair-dancing to Michael and Janet while getting to know each other.

pisco punch

Their brunch menu offers so much variety it was a challenge to choose what I wanted. First things first, little bit of bubbly. The Pisco Punch, a cocktail of pisco (a Peruvian brandy), St. Germain, house made strawberry shrub, and Prosecco garnished with a sliver of lime set my meal off just right. For the actual course, I went with the Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata and a fruit salad topped with St. Germain honey. You know…healthy stuff. My frittata was definitely equal parts savory and filling. Goat cheese isn’t something I eat all the time but, mixed with soft layers of eggs, spinach, and cheese plus the heirloom tomatoes peeking through, it’s something I can add to my palette.

spinach goat cheese frittata

I’m 100% positive I’ll be back at Noble Crust soon and I hope they have that same Pandora channel playing in the background.

Beautiful Brown Girls Brunch Club photo courtesy of Beautifully Shaded Facebook page