So combine an Easter buffet with Southern comfort food and gospel and you have yourself one soul-rousing Sunday.
Every Sunday the Sunset Strip’s House of Blues throws a gospel brunch which features a different gospel group every week and a sumptuous all-you-can-eat Southern-style buffet. When I went one Easter, we got pretty good seats up on the balcony overlooking the stage and close to the buffet table. It was awesome. The food was delicious and I wish that I had a bottomless stomach.
But after an hour of repeat trips to the buffet table, just when you’re about to kick back and rub your belly, the show starts. A lady with a big hat comes out followed by a gospel choir and the next thing you know people are jumping out of their chairs, clapping and praising the Lawd.
On Sundays, the House of Blues transforms into an indoor revival meeting complete with long communal tables that encourage neighborly dining. The Southern-style buffet defies portion control, and the gospel revue is exuberant enough to get even the most rhythmically challenged (and devoutly agnostic) into the spirit.
So if you’d rather be good and feel like you went to church (minus the boring sermon) and take a break from all that sinning across the street at the Saddle Ranch Chop House and Cabo Cantina, break some bread at the HoB.
Available seating times are 9:30am and 2pm.
** Adults (13 years old and up) $40
Adults (Closed Circuit Viewing) $32
Adults (Partial View) $32
8430 W. Sunset Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90069
For tickets call (323) 848-5100*
- Warning: their phone system is screwy, so call during their box office business hours 10am-9pm and be prepared to wait.