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J: Hello and welcome to American Cafe. My name's Jody! Hey Yang Chen I am having Brunch this weekend with some friends. Do you have time to come join us?
J: Oh, but that's the whole point of Brunch. After a long workweek, a nice long Brunch is the perfect end to the weekend! And as a matter of fact the meal is so long and so relaxing that it is a combination of breakfast and lunch. It's spelled B-R-U-N-C-H.
J: Hey Yang Chen, remember we talked to Edina, the manager of the restaurant where we had Brunch last time.
Edina：Brunch is a very special time in American life. It's a time where after a very busy workweek a family or friends have time to actually sit down and enjoy their meal.
Edina：It's usually French toast, pancakes, omelets, lots of eggs.
Y: 你记不记得我那天就点了omelettes，煎蛋饼，非常好吃。French toast是一种炸面包片，也很受欢迎。哎，你会作吗？
J: Oh, I make a wonderful French toast.
J: I don't think so. We have French fries and French toast 跟法国没有什么关系。
J: Most definitely! And it's usually on Sunday after, you know, you go out with your friends and party a little, have a couple drinks, listen to music.
J: Remember we spoke with a group of people who were out having Brunch after a fun night together on the town together.
Kristine: Brunch tradition is usually, I feel, the nice end of weekend to start off the new week. Nice comforting feeling. Usually very relaxed and laidback, late in the afternoon and really just a nice cap to the whole weekend and it is a chance to catch up on, on the week, I think, too.
Y: Kristine 提到了几个很好的词，比如"relaxed," "laidback" ，都有休息，放松的意思。
J: And brunch is definitely a laidback and relaxed meal, because, you know, if you go out drinking the night before you may be a little bit tired the next day.
J: Not everyone. But many people do. In fact, restaurants on their menu, include two particular drinks. You can choose to have either a Mimosas, a mixture of orange juice and champagne or a Bloody Mary, which is a little bit of vodka and tomato juice with spices.
J: No, not really. It's just a small amount of alcohol to take off the edge.
Y: 我曾经听过这么一个习惯用语，叫 "the hair of the dog that bit you."
J: Ha! I can't believe you know that! That is the perfect idiom. "The hair of the dog that bit you" is exactly right. Here's Edina to explain.
Edina：If you have a weekend to yourself most people go out. You go out Friday night or you go out Saturday night. You enjoy alcohol and you drink as much as you want. You wake up and still have the that sort of taste of the night before. So, something like a Mimosa will give you that sense back. That's what the hair of the dog, the dog is the night before, and the hair is the memories.
J: "Hair of the dog that bit you" ... I'm having trouble to explain it too!
J: I think that's a good explanation. You just need a little hair though. Thanks for joining us on American Cafe!
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