One Queens New York restaurant is adding a dose of entertainment to entice customers, drag queens will deliver food to your door!
Fresco’s Cantina, a Mexican fusion restaurant in Astoria, hired four drag queens last weekend to launch its “Drag-livery” service in the surrounding neighborhood and Long Island City. For $15 extra (if you spend at least $50) all while donning masks and gloves you get a distanced performance.
Next deliverers are on Sunday, May 31st. Owners Brian Martinez and husband, Adrian Suero wanted to lighten the mood in the neighborhood,
“We wanted to remain relevant and bring happiness to people.
These queens make everyone feel better. You can’t help but smile.“
Before the current crisis, the restaurant hired drag queens to host brunch, bingo nights and viewings of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Delivery queen, Audrey Phoenix, an Astoria resident said,
“I was honestly so nervous. Most drag queens have been doing digital shows. The concept for curbside pickup and a number made me think, ‘Is this going to work?’”
“I think every drag queen has a shit ton of leopard print. The other girls are really good dancers, but I’m a campy queen. I just had to dress up and wiggle on the street.”
Customers and their neighbors would come out on the sidewalk and peek outside their windows for a show—some even joined in on the dancing.
With New York City’s Pride festivities cancelled this year, Drag-livery will be available every weekend throughout June.
Hey, bonus too, you don’t have to worry about learning the words to the song, if you’re wearing a mask! Right, Valentina?
(Photos, Audrey Phoenix; via Time Out New York)