Fred and Carrie try to escape the city as everyone is turning into a DJ. A couple of overachiever parents try to get their son into the right preschool. Kath and Dave take their rescued dog to the dog park. Two gutter punks assess the best way to beg for money.
The mayor invites Fred and Carrie to meet him for brunch, although he's delayed at one of the city's bridges. Fred and Carrie find themselves in a long line outside the restaurant. Peter and Nancy are well ahead of them: she's insisted they try this place that got a great review in the paper. She's annoyed at Peter's indecisiveness, but he finds a resolute core when she's accused of cutting in line. Feminist bookstore owners are incensed when the brunch line blocks their door, and a frustrated businessman looks for customers. Will anyone get pancakes?
Peter and Nance struggle to keep off winter weight; Candace's son visits the feminist bookstore during the holidays; artisan curators Bryce and Lisa offer a winter vacation at their newly opened Outlet Hotel.