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Five Reasons Why, If You’re In The Pittsburgh Area, You Need To Attend “The Weekend Brunch Party” This Saturday

1. Because I’m one of the hosts, and I want to see y’all niggas. And I want to recoup the money I put up to rent the space.

2. Because this party — which is actually a day party with food, not a brunch — is a collaboration between several Black organizations in the city, including BGSO (Black Graduate Student Organization), NSBE (National Society of Black Engineers), BLSA (Black Law Students Association), and The Greendale Commission. Basically, although Pittsburgh is like 6.8% Black, 50% of that 6.8% will be there. That’s some quick math for ya ass.

3. Because there will be complimentary fried chicken (wings and breasts), mac and cheese, and waffles. And not just some random awkwardly cooked potluck shit made by someone who read a recipe for jerk wings last night on Pinterest and wants to impress their #MCM, but food made by the actual chefs at SAVOY Restaurant.

4. Because there will be a “Honey Jack O’Clock” — where there will be free shots of Honey Jack for everyone. (I might even literally walk around with a bottle to give niggas shots. Stay tuned.)

5. Because the enterprising millennial niggas who comprise the Greendale Commission have a history of throwing successful house parties, as you can see from the video they created to promote the event. (And yes, that’s me at the 17 second mark drinking what I’m going say was water.)

The Weekend Brunch Party Spring 2017 Let Out Trailer from Travis Carless on Vimeo.

Doing something at a club is obviously a different dynamic, but we hope to create the same vibe.

The party is from 1pm to 6pm at Savoy Restaurant. It’s supposed to be 75 and sunny tomorrow, so we’ll have the patio space available too. Aint shit else to do the day before Easter, so come through and be merry and mirthful and lit and shit. You won’t regret it.

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a columnist for GQ.com and EBONY Magazine. And a founding editor for 1839. And he's working on a book of essays to be published by Ecco (HarperCollins). Damon is busy. He lives in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes. Reach him at damon@verysmartbrothas.com. Or don't. Whatever.

  • TCB

    I wish y’all would get Hollywood so something could happen in LA. But in the same regard I don’t know too many people outside of Kas and Cy that would be attending.

    • Spicy Kas

      Question, Fedup, CollinsT, Mochasister, off the top of my head.

      • TCB

        We could all just meet up and talk and drink. It’s an intimate group.

        • Spicy Kas

          We should figure something out.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        Val?

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          I though Val was on the West Side!

          • Michelle is my First Lady

            I thought so too!

            • nillalatte

              She’s in northern cali.

              • Michelle is my First Lady

                Oh gotcha.

        • Spicy Kas

          Val is Bay area

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      Confession: Until this interaction with you and Kas, I had no idea who you were! Ya’ll ni99as gotta realize we don’t like change!

      ….Plus TCB is the name of a go-go band out in DC!

      • Spicy Kas

        I still have Kas in my name doe?

      • Spicy Kas

        Just realized TCB = The CollinsB

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          Ok I wasn’t the only one!

        • Michelle is my First Lady

          No, he has another name. I mistook him forTams.

        • Cheech

          Thank you.

      • IDontKnowAnyMore

        My mind was fixated on the go-go band reference as well. Had no idea he’s CollinsB. I just thought it was new cat from the DMV

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          Egg Zactly

      • nillalatte

        Not to their monikers anyway. I don’t know for shyt who is who hardly anymore. lol

      • TCB

        Names and images had to be changed to protect the innocent. The streets, they watch.

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          You ain’t said nothing but a word bruh!

  • Michelle is my First Lady

    Awww, damn, this sounds like it is going to be a black-a** time! But I’ll be at the Blacksonian tomorrow, and you can’t get no blacker than that right?

    • Zil Nabu

      I LOVE that place! The cafeteria food is LITTA THAN A MUG! Enjoy, and bring tissues.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        This is my third time going! The cafeteria food is good, but expensive! Had to transfer some money from my savings into my checking!

        • Zil Nabu
        • Mr. Mooggyy

          I seem to have that same problem!

        • Rewind4ThatBehind

          I was looking at those prices like “how in the Sam H e L L of freed slaves can I afford this $16 plate of chicken”

          • Zil Nabu

            Visa.

            • Rewind4ThatBehind

              Yea…but I’m a fat a s s…I needed like 3 of those for the hunger pains I was feeling.

          • Michelle is my First Lady

            $25 for the fried chicken meal!

            • Jennifer

              It’s so expensive! I got it the first time I ate in the cafeteria, but never again!

            • miss t-lee

              $25 American dollars?

              • Michelle is my First Lady

                Yes girl lol

                • miss t-lee

                  Nah.

                  • Michelle is my First Lady

                    Lol! It was worth it but never again. We’re packing sandwiches to take with us tomorrow

                    • miss t-lee

                      Not mad at this…lol

            • Zil Nabu

              It was $16 for the fried chicken meal when I went last month. When was the last time you were there?

              • Michelle is my First Lady

                I went in Dec.

    • IDontKnowAnyMore

      I keep missing my opportunity to get tickets.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        It is indeed a short window. It took us 40 minutes to get the tickets we have now!

        ETA: I’ve heard if you are active military or a veteran, and you have a military ID, you can walk up and get tickets on the spot.

        • nillalatte

          I was wondering how every one else was having problems getting tickets and my girl went like it was no problem. She’s former military. Makes sense now.

          • Michelle is my First Lady

            I wonder if there is a cap on it. If I had that hook up like that, I’d be at the museum every weekend.

            • nillalatte

              I was wrong. I just messaged her. She said she’s heard the same, but didn’t get her passes that way. I bet you she will try now. ;)

    • Mr. Mooggyy

      You gon be right around the corner!

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        Ayee! That’s right you are in DC! Do you have IG?

        • Mr. Mooggyy

          I do but I don’t be on it much! I like to remain incognegro!

          • Michelle is my First Lady

            Gotcha – I wanted to ask you about a few food spots that sell good soul food… something that is in a reasonable price range.

            • Mr. Mooggyy

              They are getting few and far between with gentrification and shyt! Oohs and Aahhs seems to be the go-to spot if you you didn’t want to pay too much. Georgia Browns is a bit more pricey but their food is good.

              Otherwise, you still got a few spots in the hood that has decent grub. DC has become a real foodie place, rather that a spot to get some good soul food like it used to be.

              • Michelle is my First Lady

                I thought so. The fam wants to try Georgia Browns – I heard it is pretty good. Maybe we’ll give that a shot. If that doesn’t work out, we can always come back to the Maryland side and hit up a hole in the wall.

                • Mr. Mooggyy

                  You can’t go too wrong with GA Browns.

                  Side Note: You made me look at my IG for the first time in a minute! Let me get more social and get back to you on that! LOL! Now my IG news feed on the other hand…..

                  • Michelle is my First Lady

                    Ok that is good to know! Thanks for the tips, Moogg!

              • TheUnsungStoryteller

                Love Oohs and Aahhs when I went to D.C.. and they give you a lot of food

            • `Abdu’l-Karim Ewing-Boyd

              Peaches (uptown near takoma) is good, but you will have to wait for your food.

          • `Abdu’l-Karim Ewing-Boyd

            Incognegro is a great graphic novel, by the way. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2331616.Incognegro

    • BrothasKeeper

      Not even if Clifton Powell was your tour guide.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        Eating chitlins and collard greens!

    • Roz

      Oooo sounds like it will be a blast.

      • Michelle is my First Lady

        Thanks! It is going to be a pretty day for it! Can’t wait

  • Midwest is so far

    • Zil Nabu

      No it ain’t. We’re centrally located.

    • miss t-lee

      Pittsburgh is midwest?
      *scratches head*

      • Definitely not the east coast

        • Zil Nabu

          But PA is an East Coast state and Pittsburgh is in PA.

          • As east coast as buffalo

        • miss t-lee

          It’s easy coast to me.

  • Zil Nabu

    Since you wanna be throwing brunch parties where nobody lives, I’m just gonna sit here and enjoy me some of these https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d751a48ac1faf3faa4133360dc92fe2c6c51eb30ff4f374d2fb57d17a9afd66c.jpg

    And you can’t have none.

  • I Came I Saw

    Damon, do you hate Philadelphia? I just want to talk…

  • Roz

    Do I have to say VSB/VSS in Houston 3 times before y’all plan something here? How is this spose to work?

    • Rewind4ThatBehind

      I’m coming in June.

      • Roz

        Well duh! How else are we supposed to have a karaoke night??

        • Rewind4ThatBehind

          Just as long as YOU KNOW the first two shots are on you.

          Can’t get this Barry White voice without the proper motivation.

          • Roz

            Two shots to get Barry white? Hmmph, light weight.

            • Rewind4ThatBehind

              #shotsfired

              That’s just to get the voice ready. Need 12 to get Rewind.

              Let me find out you’re trying to start this competition now

              • Roz

                I am legit talking pure sheit, I have a 2 shots minimum all night. I just don’t need ’em to bust these vocals out.

                • BrothasKeeper

                  I mentioned a Texas gathering downthread with TLee. Houston would be a nice time.

                  • Roz

                    I think so too, I’m in whenever.

                • Rewind4ThatBehind

                  See, you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into….that’s what happens when you don’t call nobody!

  • Rewind4ThatBehind

    First time I read about a party that made me regret being a New Yorker.

    I want in on this so badly.

  • TheUnsungStoryteller

    Wait you said three things that would make me book a flight with an Un-United Airlines:

    1. Fried Chicken
    2. Macaroni & Cheese
    3. Waffles

    I had to let go of my Bougie card for that…

  • AKA The Sauce

    hmmmmm

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