THE GILDED BELLINI

Bubbly Brunches, Swanky Cocktails & Eye-Catching Attire with Brielle Galekovic

A Los Angeles-based brunch and cocktail blog by Brielle Galekovic.

Find Your Future Boyfriend... At Brunch

If you’re a single woman, you’ve probably tried a ton of different methods to try to meet a decent guy. Bars and clubs? Been there, done that. Tinder, Hinge, and all those tacky dating apps… yes, check those off the list too. Being bicoastal, I have friends in both LA and NYC who continuously ask the same question. Is there even any hope anymore? My answer for you is: YES. But where might you ask? It's where you'd probably least expect to find love; BRUNCH.

You would never believe how many guys there are that love and embrace the brunching lifestyle every weekend, just like you do. Take Jeremy Jacobowitz of NYC, founder of Brunch Boys: a passionate brunch connessieur. Then, there’s a crew of bros who revel in taking over the brunch scene in the City of Angels, who call themselves the Bros Who Brunch.

I got the chance to get to know these guys a little better; which brunch spots they’re seen at most, their passions, their favorite brunch memories, and so much more. The Gilded Bellini is giving you the exclusive scoop on how to steal their hearts at brunch. You know, in case you just so happen to run into them, now that you'll know where they'll be every weekend. You could be one of these guys’ future brunch babes.

Introducing… Brunch’s most eligible bachelors. 

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NYC's Favorite Brunch Guy: Jeremy Jacobowitz of Brunch Boys

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Name: Jeremy Jacobowitz   

Age: 28

What He Does: Food TV Producer, but currently running Brunch Boys full time

Where He Lives: NYC

Instagram@brunchboys

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1.     Tell us a little bit about your brunching lifestyle.

For me, brunching isn’t something reserved for just the weekends, its is pretty much everyday.  That’s whats so great about brunch, there are no restrictions!  It also probably means that you are going to drink too much, and over indulge on everything on the menu, and how could that be bad?

2.     Where are you seen at most for brunch?

I’m rarely at the same spot for brunch, as I'm always exploring new places! But some of my fav which Ill be back at all the time are Black Tap, Speedy Romeos, and Flex Mussels.

3.     When you’re not brunching, we can find you….?

Running all over NYC!  Literally and Figuratively.  I start my mornings either being at the gym or running in central park, and then I'm running between my office and different restaurants where I either have meetings or photo shoots. 

4.     What are you passionate about?

Brunch, duh!  Food really is a big passion of mine, and that’s why I found my way into Food TV and then Brunch Boys.  I grew up cooking and watching the Food Network, but my passionate didn’t really click until I had the opportunity to be Bobby Flay’s assistant on set for all of his shows.  It all came together for me from that point on. Oh and puppies!  I’m actually throwing a puppy brunch so I can combine my two passions in life! 

5.     Mimosas, Bloodys, Bellinis, or Screwdrivers. What’s your poison?

I’m a tequila guy, so can my answer be a Bloody Maria?  Also love love love Micheladas!

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6.     You take your date to brunch. What do you wear to impress her?

Brunch should almost always be casual, so I think that should come across in your outfit.  That doesn’t mean sweatpants and a Yankees hat, but sneakers, nice jeans, fun shirt. 

7.     What was the best brunch you’ve ever had and what made it different than all the others?

Hardest question ever!  I love brunching at Black Tap because of their Croissant Burger!  It’s an all beef patty that is put onto a toasted croissant with truffle mayo, bacon, swiss cheese, and a fried egg! Another fav is Speedy Romeos!  I mean, they make a pizza pie with ricotta and lox on it!  How could I not fall in love with that dish??

8.     Brunch date turn on:

Being into ordering and tasting as much as possible!

9.     Brunch date turn off:

Dietary restrictions.  I love all food and want to share that passion with them!  So while I can’t blame someone for having some sort of dietary restriction, it still breaks my heart a little bit.

10. Your guilty indulgence is?

#TooMuchTequila

11. Share your craziest brunch memory.

I threw a Drake Party Brunch at Libation.  Yes it is exactly what it sounds like.  We had only Drake music, Drake cutouts, Drake balloons, and then all the drinks and food you could want.  I started drinking that day at 1pm, and the brunch party turned into me being out until 4am, still in my Drake ugly sweater t-shirt.

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12. Besides your obvious talent for taking sick photos of food and being a leading brunch connoisseur, tell us something else you’re really good at.

I’m really good at creating content that people love.  Too braggy? But I love being a producer, whether that’s producing shows for the Food Network, or producing content for the @brunchboys Instagram.  I want to make people happy with my content.  I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me to do that. 

13. Your brunch date orders her food. What does she order that makes you know that she’s the one?

When she orders the cocktail with tequila!  Or better yet, knows to ask for a Bloody Maria instead of a Mary! 

The West Coast's Finest: Bros Who Brunch

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These Angelenos, OC'ers, and even one NorCal'er are so ready to brunch with you. Here's all you need to know about these brunch hunks.

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Name: Logan 

Age: 25

What He Does: Real Estate Agent

Where He Lives: Huntington Beach, CA

Instagram: @LoganEmery / @bros.who.brunch

1. Where are you seen at most for brunch?

You can find me brunching mainly in Newport Beach, Laguna Beach or Santa Monica. Anywhere with a nice ocean view & a great atmosphere.

2. When you’re not brunching, we can find you….?

When I’m not brunching you can find me at the beach surfing, working out or at the golf course. I like to stay active.

3. Mimosas, Bloodys, Bellinis, or Screwdrivers. What’s your poison?

Bromosas, all the way.

4. You take your date to brunch. What do you wear to impress her?

Short sleeve button up Polo, nice pair of jeans, a nice watch & my favorite pair of Versace sunglasses.

5. Besides your obvious talent for taking sick photos of food and being a leading brunch connoisseur, tell us something else you’re really good at.

Something I have to say I’m good at is always remaining positive no matter how bad a situation is. Life is too short to be upset if you ask me.

6. Your brunch date orders her food. What does she order that makes you know that she’s the one?

When she doesn’t order anything vegan or vegetarian, I know that she’s already on the right path. Simple scrambled eggs, bacon, & hashbrowns would be ideal to keep room for the mimosas. 

Ryker of Bros.Who.Brunch on The Gilded Bellini

Name: Ryker

Age: 24

What He Does: Business Development in Entertainment

Where He Lives: Los Angeles, CA

Instagram: @rykerco / @bros.who.brunch

1.     What are you passionate about?

Music and friends. I listen to a wide variety of genres and I love finding new music. It’s even better when I get to share it and experience it with my best friends. Coachella anyone?

2.     Mimosas, Bloodys, Bellinis, or Screwdrivers. What’s your poison?

Mimosas, or what we like to call “Mibrosas” (OJ, Champagne and Ginger). Screwdrivers if I feel like reliving one of my Spring Breaks.

3.     You take your date to brunch. What do you wear to impress her?

My Calvins.

4.     Brunch date turn on:

Down to earth and ambitious, but someone who can still have fun and enjoy a mimosa or two…or three…

5.     Brunch date turn off:

Arrogant and impolite. Nothing worse than sitting with someone who’s being rude to the people serving you at brunch. 

6.     Your guilty indulgence is?

Donuts. And the occasional episode of Gossip Girl.

7.     Share your craziest brunch memory.

My craziest brunch memory would probably be a brunch we did for a buddy’s birthday at Ariel in Santa Monica. Our party was legitimately about 50 people, it was out of control. Food was great and mimosas were refilled before you could set your glasses down. For the amount of people we had, they did a great job at taking care of us.

8.     Besides your obvious talent for taking sick photos of food and being a leading brunch connoisseur, tell us something else you’re really good at.

I rarely tell people about this, but I played the Sax for 14 years and went to school for it. I’ve had a lot of great experiences traveling and performing in amazing venues like Carnegie Hall and was even fortunate enough to earn a scholarship for it that paid for my college. I don’t play much anymore, but after doing it for 14 years; it’s almost like riding a bike, right?

9.     Your brunch date orders her food. What does she order that makes you know that she’s the one?

Nutella Stuffed French Toast. Are you a Single Lady? Cause I’m about to put a ring on it.

Nathan of Bros.Who.Brunch on The Gilded Bellini

Name: Nathan 

Age: 24

What He Does: Sales - Sacramento Kings

Where He Lives: Grew up in SoCal, lives in Sacramento, CA. 

Instagram: @schlatte / @bros.who.brunch

1. Tell us a little bit about your brunching lifestyle.

Brunching is a lifestyle. Brunch is the sunrise to a weekend. Mimosas and brunch are the sure sign of living. Good people, good food, great locations are key. 

2. Where are you seen at most for brunch? 

Iron Horse Tavern in Sacramento. Bottomless Mimosas and the Spanish Frittata are unbelievable.

3. What are you passionate about?

I am passionate about making a difference in other people’s lives directly and/or indirectly through the work I do, or the people I surround myself with.

4. You take your date to brunch. What do you wear to impress her?

Baseball henley, jeans, sperrys with no socks. Sometimes where the Nixon watch. Shaved the day before, but styled the hair.

5. What was the best brunch you’ve ever had and what made it different than all the others?

My buddy Ryker’s birthday brunch. The vibes were flowing, the weather was great with a morning breeze, and the food was unbelievable. I left Sacramento at 6am to attend a 11am brunch in LA.

6. Brunch date turn on: 

When she knows exactly what she wants to order, and she starts the toast.

7. Share your craziest brunch memory. 

Every crazy brunch memory always comes after a crazy night. The great memories from the night before, always continue to brunch the next morning. Thus, it’s a great brunch weekend. There are too many memories of these to count.

Derek of Bros.Who.Brunch on The Gilded Bellini

Name: Derek

Age: 23

What He Does: Technology Sales

Where He Lives: Santa Monica, CA

Instagram: @dlecot / @bros.who.brunch

1.     Tell us a little bit about your brunching lifestyle.

My brunching lifestyle first started in NYC when I moved out there for a job in buying. I ended up going almost every weekend because the brunch culture is so big out there. I moved back to LA after hating the cold and started to bring some of my friends to brunch. Eventually they caught the bug and we created our page!

2. What was the best brunch you’ve ever had and what made it different than all the others?

It depends on the vibe and what my end game is. The best food I have ever had was at a place in New York that had tapas style. I tried hard to remember the name, but couldn’t find it. If I’m going to more of a party brunch, I like Sonoma Wine Garden the best right now. They have tons of unique kinds of mimosas that they will make for you and the DJ there kills it!

3. What are you passionate about?

Traveling and trying new things! I love getting out of my comfort zone and exploring new cities.

4. Brunch date turn off:

Showing up to brunch in sweatpants and forgetting the first date because you had one too many mimosas.

5. Your guilty indulgence is?

Getting prosciutto pizza at brunch. (Brick and Mortar in Santa Monica has the best and it always sounds great in the morning!)

6. Share your craziest brunch memory.

My craziest brunch memory would probably be at Il Bastardo in NYC. They have 3 options on the menu for drinks, a pitcher of mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a whole bottle of champagne for yourself. Everyone ends up getting personal bottles and it gets pretty wild. There is even a club in the back to party at once your done eating.

7. Besides your obvious talent for taking sick photos of food and being a leading brunch connoisseur, tell us something else you’re really good at.

Planning events with my friends! I’m always the go to person to organize birthdays or holidays. 

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Now I'm DEFINITELY going to brunch this weekend...