First Things First

Welcome in 2019 with a Stress-Free Brunch for Family and Friends

Many of us begin the new year with a to-do list of well-intentioned resolutions, but there’s no need to jump in feet first. Instead, ease into 2019 (and the “new you”) with a relaxing day at home gathered with friends and family.

Whether you were out partying until the early hours of the morning or you hit the sack hours before the ball dropped, you’ll find that hosting a casual New Year’s Day brunch—with simple fare provided by a local caterer like Eddie’s of Roland Park—is the perfect way to enjoy a stress-free start to the new year.

“A holiday brunch is a tasty way to extend your celebration, and Eddie’s of Roland Park can help you maximize the time you spend with your guests,” says Troy Clash, catering manager at the North Charles Street store. “From breakfast in bed for two to a chef-prepared buffet for 20, or simply a dozen of our buttery, store-baked finest, Eddie’s can deliver a ‘Happy New Year’ right to your doorstep with as little as 72 hours’ notice.”

Troy also recommends keeping drink options simple—fresh, squeezed-in-house orange juice and sparkling water for the teetotalers—and a celebratory signature drink for the rest. The Royal Street Fizz, a recipe supplied by North Charles Fine Wines, which also provides delivery (and is located next door to Eddie’s of Roland Park), is one standout option.

Royal Street Fizz


3 ounces chilled Delamotte Champagne

2 ounces Peychaud’s Aperitivo

Splash of club soda


Add chilled Delamotte Champagne and Peychaud’s Aperitivo to Champagne flute. Top with splash of club soda and a lime twist for garnish.


“Ease into 2019 with a relaxing day at home gathered with friends and family.”