Howard Theatre: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012

Howard Theatre: Best of Breakfast and Brunch 2012
The Howard Theatre Sunday Gospel Brunch. Photography by Scott Suchman.

New York chef Marcus Samuelsson designed the menu for the
Southern buffet at this weekly event ($35 in advance, $45 at the door; à
la carte option $20 in advance, $30 at the door), where a well-heeled
post-church crowd loads up on scrambled eggs, bacon, and waffles along
with such lunch-leaning dishes as fried chicken, creamy macaroni and
cheese, and slow-cooked greens. The food is satisfying, but the main
attraction is onstage: Each week, the Harlem Gospel Choir belts out songs
as the audience sings, claps, and dances along. The show swings from
stunning solos to upbeat classics like “O Happy Day, ” during which brave
audience members take the stage and sing a verse or two. Arrive
early—seats are first come, first served. Sunday 12:30 to 2:30 (doors open
at noon).

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Anna Spiegel
Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.