This past Sunday saw 15 brave souls tough it out by wearing their beloved Maroon & Gold in enemy territory – Tucson. Union Public House holds a brunch each Sunday with half priced specialty cocktails and champagne drinks and the Old Pueblo Chapter of the ASU Young Alumni thought that it would be the perfect setting for our inaugural gathering.
They had reserved the back private dining are for us which made it more intimate for getting to know new friends and fellow alums but I really think they just couldn’t handle the sight of the bright gold that we were all sporting! Welcomed by the ASU Alumni Association‘s Executive Director of Operations Jenny Holsman & President of ASU Young Alumni Council Meghan Dorn made it feel extra special. The table was filled with various gifts ranging from water bottles to zip drives all branded with the ASYA logo.
The brunch menu looked fantastic, ranging from sweet treats to complex dishes. I knew that I had to try the Union Bloody Mary made with Absolut Peppar & garnished with a full strip of bacon and pickled veggies.
It was incredible as expected and then the appetizers arrived – pretzel knots with cheese & mustard, sticky buns oozing with icing & nuts & lightly sugared donuts. The perfect amuse bouche for what led up to an incredible breakfast in the Soft Shell Crab Benedict with cured pork belly – Phenomenal.
It was great for everybody to meet one another and discuss the trials & tribulations of being a Devil in the Old Pueblo. Everybody shared their own memories of what they loved best about ASU and made plans to keep up the good fight of rooting for the “most hated team in Tucson” and I felt like I immediately made a room new best friends.
David A. Bowers ’99