The Inside Scoop To Friday Brunches on Sorority Row

The Inside Scoop To Friday Brunches on Sorority Row

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Friday Mornings at UCLA are no joke in the Greek Community. Waking up, tired as ever, trying to make it through the last day before the weekend…there’s truly only one thing to get you through it: Sorority Brunches.

Brunch on the row is one of the most beloved pastimes on campus. Sure, we are lucky to have delicious food at sorority houses throughout the entire week, but brunch is unlike anything you’ve eaten before. I’ve gone as far as planning my class schedule around brunch, to ensure I will get that French toast and scrambled eggs that will fill me up for the rest of the day. And it’s not just sororities who appreciate this event of the week….

Fraternity members and members of all organizations live for brunch on the row. It's not only the most delicious and scrumptious meal one can desire, but buffet-style (yes, all you can eat until food runs out) and the best part is it's free. Various members on the row in different houses warned that if you don’t get there early enough, you might just be out of luck due to the popularity of brunch time at UCLA. The line starts to form up to 15 minutes before food is served! And although the amount of food served is ridiculously large, you better be quick because it might just be gone if you are too late.

Brunch at UCLA is not like any brunch in LA. Some think of “brunching in LA” as some sort of activity where you dress up super trendy and cute, and submerge yourself in the crazy and various LA scenes and foods. Which is true, but not in this case. At UCLA, brunch is a judge-free zone, where all just come to bond over the mass amount of food they are about to consume, and celebrate that they made it through the week of school (and another Thursday night), or just to celebrate the start of the weekend. Come in pajamas, roll out of bed, take an uber, do whatever you have to to get to Brunch on the row, because you don’t want to miss out.

Brunch is served by the many amazing chef’s of each house, but some are. The dynamic of brunch at each house is so unique to each house, so if you’re a frat boy aspiring to be invited to sorority brunches, here’s your personal low down of brunch at some of the houses around campus.

Alpha Chi Omega:

Start: 11:00 am

Provider: College Chefs

An upscale, beautiful display of fresh fruit, warm pancakes, cheesy potatoes, sausage, smoothies...a true buffet style brunch fit to feed the whole campus. Options for all types of eaters: vegan, sweet lovers, salty lovers, healthy eaters, meat enthusiasts, you name it!



Alpha Gamma Delta:

Start: 11:00 a.m.

Provider: Chef Miguel

AGD is the newest to the brunch scene on the row, only because their chapter was just formed last year! That being said, they also have the newest (and it is absolutely beautiful) house on the row. So good food, and in a brand new beautiful home?! That’s a win win for sure.

Gamma Phi Beta:

Start: 12:30 p.m.

Provider: Chef Joe Fasick “and hes the bomb.com”-G Phi sister

G Phi is the first house on the row, and arguably one of the first in brunches. Guests are always welcome and brunch always comes with some sort of cool pancake---last week was a heart for valentine’s day—and then a variation of egg frittata, bacon/turkey bacon, sausage, fruit, smoothie, desserts, and of course coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Delta Gamma:

Start time: 11:30am

Provider: Chef Jusice


Pi Beta Phi:

Start: 11:30am-1pm

Provider: Chef Shaundra

"Best and most popular meal of the week for sure." -Pi Phi Sister

Guests are welcome. They always have a wide variety of food to chose from, but you can count on their definitely being bacon, eggs and some sort of home made pastry each week.


Chi Omega:

Start: 11:30

Provider: Chef Celsie Flores

"I hear Chi O has good food" - GreekRank

Always has some egg dish—whether it be eggs benedict or classic scrambled eggs—with some breakfast meat and always a vegan/gluten free option (Also, rumor has it that Chef Celsie used to work for Ellen Degeneres). I would say this meal is the type that reminds you of your momma’s home cooked meals for sure.


Alpha Phi:

Start: 9:00 am

Provider: Chef Marta

A great place to bring all your friends on a Friday morning. Not only is the food great, but the atmosphere is guaranteed to always be lively. Whether you want fresh smoothies, a plate full of bacon, a beautiful home to hang in, or a social atmosphere, A Phi brunch always has something delicious or delightful to indulge in.


Kappa Alpha Theta:

Start: 11:30 am

Provider: Chef Jose

Definitely always a something new and that settles your cravings. Rumor has it that some Fridays they have a breakfast burrito bar, amongst a million other delicious options. Theta has the space for a ton of guests at brunch, and the food never disappoints. Between their large dining room area, and their sunny outside patio, Theta definitely welcomes guests to brunch and treats them right.


Kappa Kappa Gamma:

Start: 10:30 am – 1:00pm “but we will often run out of food by then…”

Provider: College Chef

KKG’s brunch is catered by College Chef, and is a popular brunch on the row. Huge variety, and is a brunch that's a must to experience its delciousness. They normally eat in their dining room, or the TV room (because the couches are too comfy to pass up) but on nice days eat in their beautiful courtyard.


Delta Delta Delta:

Start: 11:30 a.m.

Provider: Chef Tina

"Delicious, reinvigorating and the best part of my day."- TriDelt Sister

They may be the furthest house down Hilgard, but their brunch is anything but farthest from the top. You can guarantee there is always scrambled eggs and quiche, cheesy hash browns, and a make your own waffle station.


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What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49 (one pack), $14.99 (two pack)

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3. Animal house poster 

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Am I ruining my body with these? Am I going to DIE???

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The thing about energy drinks... they have a bad rap.

I often bring one to work and then my coworkers will begin to tell me how bad they are for my health. And then I usually reply with how delicious they are or something. Because quite frankly, I absolutely love energy drinks.

I never have more than one on the same day, and I don't drink 5-Hour Energy or any of those energy shots. THOSE can't be safe. I also don't drink Redbull for some reason. I have always thought that they weren't good for you and so I guess I just stand by that. But I drink every flavor of Monster and Rockstar and have now expanded my horizons to Nos, Bang, etc. I sip them like a drink, I don't chug them or start my day with them. Usually. And I like to get the sugar-free or low-calorie ones, although that's a whole other debate on whether or not it's healthier to digest real sugar or fake sweetener.

But my habits are not the focus of this article. Instead, I want to summarize some of the factual information about energy drinks and why you shouldn't assume I'm going to have a heart attack after I finish my delicious beverage. Now, I admit right off the bat that I didn't do any extensive research about this, I didn't look into cases of specific people's injuries or experiences, I just want to state a few facts to put this entire debate into perspective:

The average Monster has anywhere from 140-160 mg of caffeine in a 16oz can. This is the equivalent of a tall Starbucks cafe Americano. And ordering an Americano every morning is perfectly fine to most people.

My absolute favorite flavor of Monster is the Pipeline Punch from the Monster Juice series. This one is not low-calorie or low-sugar, it's just a normal Monster drink. It has 23g of sugar in it. Arguably one of the most popular sugary Starbucks drinks is the caramel macchiato. The grande size has 33g of sugar in it. Not to mention, it's also the exact same caffeine count as an energy drink.

Anytime you order your Starbucks drink with an extra shot, that's an added 75mg of caffeine. So with every double shot or even triple shot, if you dare, you are well over the caffeine amount of 99% of energy drinks.

In light of these facts, it's still fair to criticize energy drinks because of their artificial, sugary nature. Sure, carbonated sugary drinks lead to teeth erosion and dental issues. But then how come people don't freak out every time the waiter asks if you would like a Coke with that?

The Bang drinks actually require you be over eighteen to purchase them. Grocery stores treat it like alcohol and ask for your ID before buying. And maybe this is how it should be for every energy drink brand. It would surely help prevent young children and teens from over-consuming something that they probably don't need in their systems at a young age.

As for bodily defects as a result of drinking energy drinks—do everything in moderation! Stories are released of people drinking energy drinks and then dying from heart attacks or what have you. But 99% of the time it's because they drank three in a row or mixed them with substances you shouldn't be mixing them with. These aren't just drinks. People should be taking them seriously. You wouldn't throw back five shots of tequila and then not expect to suffer the consequences or order three triple shot lattes and not expect to feel a little heartburn afterward.

So, I urge you to take this with a grain of salt. 99% of the time I drink an energy drink, it just keeps me from falling asleep. It doesn't really give me energy or make me stay awake. So maybe I have an extremely high tolerance to caffeine, but I see it as evidence that energy drinks can't be that bad for you or else the supposed "high" levels of chemicals and caffeine would have you bouncing off the walls every single time.

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