IN PRAISE OF BRUNCH
• Try true soul food at a celebrity chef’s vibrant venues• Sport your Sunday best and sing along with the choir at gospel brunch • Taste the roots of Southern cuisine at a stylish, creative bistro Swedish chef and neighborhood ambassador Marcus Samuelsson brings 1920’s Harlem to life at Ginny’s Supper Club, a speakeasy-style jazz lounge below his clamorous comfort-food bistro Red Rooster. The Sunday gospel brunch is more than worth the trek up to 125th Street, where Vy Higgensen’s nationally acclaimed Gospel for Teens Choir brings down the house in front of a dapper crowd sporting their Sunday best and noshing on soul-food classics like fried yardbird chicken and mac-and-greens. Head all the way uptown, past Central Park, to the 125th Street station. From there, go straight to Ginny’s Supper Club, which is located beneath Red Rooster, where your brunch awaits.310 Lenox Ave.; 212-421-3821; ginnyssupperclub.com; brunch seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., $45 buffet downstairs at Ginny’s.