A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from October 04, 2013
Drunch (drink/drunk + brunch/lunch)

Entry in progress—B,P.

Urban Dictionary
drunch
n.
1) a late morning or early afternoon meal (usually on Saturday or Sunday) at which hipsters and poseurs alike gather at a local hotspot in which they consume more alcohol than food, in an attempt to rid themselves of the previous night’s hangover.
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by katesherlock Nov 5, 2004

Twitter
patia eaton
‏@patiaeaton
drunching with the cousin! unlimited mimosas are so my style. #classy http://tweetphoto.com/26867680
9:12 AM - 12 Jun 10

Evening Standard (London)
Introducing London’s hottest new trend - Drunch
RICHARD GODWIN
Published: 31 January 2011
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That’s why I have filled it with as much drunching as possible.

Drunch, like so many of the most radical advances in thought, seems to have occurred to many people in many places at once.

My wife blurted out the term back in December, when we were planning our retox strategy for the new year, having spent Christmas resentfully ill.

Twitter
M
‏@cup_cakesMari
Drinking at lunch = drunching. #newword
10:33 AM - 4 May 13

Food Republic
Oct 4, 2013 10:30 am
Is Drunching Now A Thing?
Drinks + Brunch, at one Hong Kong restaurant

BY RICHARD MARTIN
("I am a real DRUNCHER and U?” is a photo caption.—ed.)
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The new spot in Hong Kong’s SoHo neighborhood (how many SoHo’s are there?) seems like a friendly joint with chalkboard walls and a “relaxing atmosphere,” but what really sets them apart in our book is their embrace of daytime drinking. So as we head into this weekend, there’s a new item on our eating and drinking agenda: Drunch! Thanks, Aberdeen Street.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 04, 2013 • Permalink