I was invited to come try out the World Famous Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The following is a review of what we experienced as well as my own opinions and recommendations.
We are regular church-goers. Our Sundays revolve around the rhythm of getting up to join our friends and family in worship and we often have lunch with our church family afterwards.
This past Sunday, we got up and got “church ready” and drove a short distance to the House of Blues in Anaheim. It’s Disneyland-close for us which means a 20 minute drive.
We were treated to a one-of-a-kind, electrifying, jump-out-of-your-seat, high-energy, uplifting gospel show. Unlike any other Sunday brunch we’ve ever been to. (We’re still talking about it to anyone who will listen.)
First there was the fabulous all-you-can-eat buffet with miles upon miles of all kinds of deliciousness.
We found our assigned seats in the large, yet cozy auditorium and made a bee-line for the coffee, of course. Fresh juices and a bar for *ahem* fancier juices were available as well.
I have a love/hate relationship with all-you-can-eat buffets. I love that there are so many options and you can go from breakfast to lunch pretty effortlessly and try a little bit of everything.
What do I hate about them? Same. But that’s not important right now.
The House of Blues Gospel Brunch had everything that would be included on my Perfect Sunday Brunch Wish List. They had your basic breakfast of bacon, sausage, potatoes and eggs, of course, but then…
- Delicious Carving Stations with both tender roast beef and perfectly cooked ham
- Omelets Made to Order
- Chicken and waffles
- ALL the desserts
- The Breakfast Things
- Brioche French Toast
When I say they had something for every taste, I’m not even kidding.
I love seeing the abundance and the variety. And truly, you can’t beat the wonderful down-home, Southern deliciousness that was available.
This is all before the gospel show even began.
When those players took the stage we were instantly transported to as near to heaven as you can get.
Their repertoire included some beautiful old gospel favorites as well as a mix some more recent toe-tapping, hand-clapping contemporary classics. It was such a treat to get to personally thank them for an amazing morning.
Sometimes you want prayer and praise to feel more contemplative and your breakfast can be coffee and a muffin and there’s obviously a time for that.
But if you’re going to really experience the World Famous Gospel Brunch at the House of Blues, you know they’re going to be raising the roof as you experience all the fun and abundance a typical old-school gospel Sunday has to offer.
This is exactly how you’d want to spend a Sunday morning: Enjoying excellent food, dancing to wonderful music, praising the Lord and passing the biscuits.
The new House of Blues Anaheim (at GardenWalk) is located at 400 West Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, CA
For tickets and information contact them directly: House of Blues Anaheim
Sundays, 10:30 a.m. // Check House of Blues calendar for dates.
Holidays welcome two shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. // Show runs 1.5-2 hours
Tickets: $45 per person
Available online via http://houseofblues.com/anaheim/gospelbrunch and Ticketmaster