July 6, 2009 –San Francisco offers many different ways to spice up a Sunday brunch and pair entertainment with good food. From live to broadcast music, to a cruise on the bay, food lovers will end the weekend on a high note. The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB) features many brunch options on the Taste SF section of its Web site -- www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/taste.

Here are a few brunch spots that offer “eater”tainment:

“Gospel Brunch” 1300 on Fillmore 1300 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115 Japantown/Fillmore

A classic “Gospel Brunch” the first and third Sunday of each month, where a powerful performance accompanies your meal. Local artist Michael Cheadle and the Future Perfect Band perform. Executive Chef David Lawrence complements the singing with music for the palate; a three-course prix fixe meal that includes a selection of entrees, including 1300 on Fillmore’s take on scrambled eggs and bacon, a spinach and goat cheese frittata, cinnamon brioche French toast, among other items. Ticket: $39 per person and includes a Bellini or Mimosa. Time: Two seatings, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information, contact 415-771-7100 or visit www.1300fillmore.com. Media contact: Cynthia Traina, 415-775-3330, cynthia@trainapr.com.

ANZU’s Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch ANZU at Hotel Nikko 222 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94102 Union Square

Restaurant ANZU’s Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch simulcasts live every Sunday with 102.9 KBLX, the Quiet Storm. DJs Nikki Thomas and Kevin Brown host ANZU’s brunch live at Hotel Nikko broadcasting various musicians from KBLX and Hotel Nikko’s own Rrazz Room. Chef Barney Brown’s EuroJapanese cuisine highlights the rotating menu, with entrees, salads, dim sum, maki sushi, desserts, as well as everyone’s breakfast favorites, and the champagne flows during the brunch. Ticket: $49 per person. Time: Sun., 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. For more information, contact 415-394-1100 or visit restaurantANZU.com. Media contact: Joe Curran, 415-394-1190, jcurran@hotelnikkosf.com.

Champagne Brunch Cruises Hornblower Cruises & Events 3 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94124 Embarcadero

Hornblower Brunch Cruises offers brunch favorites, including Hornblower’s French toast Valencia. Champagne is free flowing, or you may order any other brunch favorites. Live entertainment plays special requests and San Francisco’s favorite songs. This two-hour cruise through the Bay takes guests along the dynamic San Francisco waterfront with a backdrop of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Ticket: $76 per person. Time: Sun. Brunch 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Sat. brunch 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact 888-467-6256 or visit www.hornblower.com. Media contact: Tegan Firth, 415-983-8208, tfirth@hornblower.com.

Sunday’s A Drag! Harry Denton’s Starlight Room 450 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102 Union Square

Picking up where the legendary Finocchio’s left off, “Sunday’s a Drag” at the Starlight Room is a salute to old-fashioned variety shows. Celebrating its third year, this brunch offers diners a true San Francisco experience, showcasing San Francisco’s best Drag Queens. The Divas perform stand-up comedy routines, female impersonation acts and lip-sync performances. This classic brunch with an attitude offers two seatings every Sunday, with a buffet featuring a carving and omelet station, along with prepared salads and enticing entrees. Fresh juices, a variety of pastries and seasonal fruit round out the menu. Ticket: $44.95 per person (alcohol additional). Time: two seatings as follows: Seating one is at 11 a.m. for the Noon show and Seating two is at 1:30 p.m. for the 2:30 p.m. show. For more information, contact 415-395-8595 or visit www.harrydenton.com. Media contact: Steve Rivera, 415-533-0041, steve@rivera-pr.com, www.rivera-pr.com.

The Garden Court Sunday Jazz Brunch Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94105 SOMA

A San Francisco tradition, the Palace Hotel offers a Sunday brunch served in the historic Garden Court. Guests enjoy an array of sweets and savories including omelets and breakfast dishes, delicious salads, seafood, sushi, pasta, decadent desserts and more. Live jazz entertainment adds to an experience to remember. Ticket: $68 for adults, $38 for children 5-12 years of age. Time: Sun., 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact 415-546-5089 or visit sfpalace.com. Media contact: Renee Roberts, 650-652-9939, reneerobertsinc@aol.com.


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