A little story about drag brunch.
|Amber Nixx as Bette Midler|
The inspiration for W. D. Deli's Drag Brunch came from a long ago visit to Washington, D. C. On that visit Mr. Beers's brother Russel and his wife treated us to a fantastic Sunday Drag Brunch at Perry's. The food was great, the drinks were flowing - and then every once in a while the music would swell, the energy in the room would change, and we'd be treated to a lovely dance and pantomime performance from one of D.C.'s most fabulous female impersonators. Of course, we were inspired. Who wouldn't be inspired?
|A performer at Perry's in Washington, D. C., giving you brunch buffet realness.|
Once we moved W. D. Deli from the smaller location on McCullough and settled into our digs on Broadway, we started talking about the possibility of having our very own Drag Brunch. Eventually we got our drag ducks in a row and decided to go for it. We talked it over with Miss Ree, and Miss Ree suggested we talk to Amber Nixx about securing entertainment for such a venture. Miss Nixx turned out to be a godsend, serving as our "show director," and making sure everybody was booked and prepared and sometimes giving our "shows" a theme, and always making Sunday Drag Brunch a party for everyone involved.
|Layla Larue as Tina Turner|
Eventually the decision was made to discontinue W. D. Deli Drag Brunch. It was a small percentage of our total business, and we felt it was important to focus on what we did the most of, and what we feel we do best. Drag Brunch still has a special place in our hearts and in our memories. And we'd love it if someone else would take on the mantle of Sunday Fabulousness. We'd show up. And we'd probably bring some folks, too.