Gospel Brunch & BBQ

WSVN — You'll want to get up and sing hallelujah for the gospel brunch at the new Miami restaurant City Hal.

Steve Haas, Owner, City Hall Restaurant: "Laugh, enjoy, sing, get crazy and almost feel like you're in church."

Douglas Rosales: "Everybody feels so alive on a Sunday morning."

The host of this feel-good brunch is Miami's diva singer Maryel Epps. She belts out three gospel sets at 12:30 – 1:00 and 2:30.

Maryel Epps: "I get to sing songs that kinda lift me up when I'm sad or low. Gospel is good news music. It kinda takes me to a place of yeah."

Belkys Nerey: "There is nothing more we like than good news."

Toni Murray: "You need this recharging on Sunday to get through the work week, and what a better way to do that with a little gospel and a little mimosa."

While you're busy clapping along don't forget to eat you can order lunch or something tasty off City Hall's brunch menu.

Steve Haas: "We have grand marnier french toast with marscapone cheese. We have pastrami scallion and cheddar omelet. We have three eggs with cheesy polenta and short ribs."

Linda Frankel: "I ordered the salmon. And I started with the gumbo, which was delicious."

Belkys Nerey: "She took my very first bite."

Linda Frankel: "How is it?"

Belkys Nerey: "You forgive me?"

Linda Frankel: "I do."

Belkys Nerey: "So you overslept and you missed brunch, how does an old fashioned backyard BBQ sound?"

Vania Giordano: "There's nothing that says South Florida more than an outdoor BBQ. I am a barbecue girl. From the pulled pork to the short ribs."

Every Sunday evening from 6 to 9 at Essensia Restaurant at the Palms Hotel on Miami Beach you can chow down on a buffet of barbecue made with a mix of South Florida and Asian flavors.

Frank Jeannetti: "The array is everything from mojo pulled pork, to a grilled angus beef hamburgers to locally made bratwurst, chorizo-stuffed sausage."

Rayniel Fernandez, Executive Chef: "It's just delicious it just breaks in your mouth. It's not dry, it's just perfect."

This BBQ comes with all the fixings like sweet and sour kimchi cabbage slaw. Three potato salad freshly baked cornbread, and of course watermelon.

Frank Jeannetti: "Come hungry because there is a lot of food for sure."

Vania Giordano: "You can use your fork and knife so there is not a lot of the messiness involved but still all of the flavor."

There are $5 beer and $6 summer sangria drink specials to help wash down all that food.

So whether it's barbeque or brunch Sunday is sure to lift your spirits.

Belkys Nerey: "The Sunday backyard barbecue at Essensia is all-you-can-eat for $29.00 and $14.00 for kids 10 and under. The Sunday gospel brunch at City Hall is so popular, you will want to make reservations."


City Hall Restaurant2004 Biscayne Blvd.Miami, FLPhone:(305) 764-3130Email: info@cityhalltherestaurant.com

Sunday Backyard BBQ at Essensia Restaurant & LoungeThe Palms Hotel & Spa3025 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33140For reservations, please call 305.908.5458 Every Sunday from 6 to 9