Sunday morning brunch no longer has to be bubbly-free in Fort Lauderdale.
Earlier this month, city commissioners changed a law that banned the sale of alcohol in restaurants before noon on Sundays (sales are still not allowed in stores).
The reason, said Mayor Jack Seiler: tourist dollars. He pointed out that cruise ship passengers who get off a ship on a Sunday morning and want a Bloody Mary with their brunch shouldn't have to go to a neighboring city when Port Everglades is right there in Fort Lauderdale.
Feedback has been positive, the mayor says. Listen to him tell WLRN Miami Herald News about one reaction: