It occurred to me that while I had seen drag queens perform on TV and in the movies, I had never actually been to a drag show. So, I decided to check it off my bucket list and called up to reserve a table. Turns out this is a good thing to do, because they sell out both seatings (11am and 1pm) every month. These hot tamales are one hot ticket.
While waiting for my friends to arrive, I hung at the bar and scanned the restaurant to scope out the scene. The crowd looked very run of the mill—a mix of gender and age, couples and singles—and everything appeared rather ordinary. That is until DJ Paul Parades got the music pumping and emcee, Jenni P, took to the floor sporting a long blond wig with curls (think Kim Zolciak on Real Housewives of Atlanta), theatrical makeup, biker boots and very short black shorts.
I would be remiss to not talk about the food – which was amazing! I had the Short Rib Benedict and had to restrain myself from picking up the plate an licking it clean. My friends both had the Classic Benedict and pronounced it tasty and delicious. The only faux pas was that we had to ask for our fist course and it didn’t arrive until they were bringing out our entrees – at which point it was sort of a lost cause. But the food was so good, I’m kind of glad I didn’t waste room in my tummy on little muffins and pastries. Click here to see the full menu.
I don’t consider this a full-on drag show becasue the ladies were limited in their floor space to perform. If you went to S4 for an all-out show, they would’ve been up on a stage dancing and all out performing. But this was a very fun way to spend a few hours and get introduced to the genre. I highly recommend it!
Check out February’s Drag Brunch coming up on February 26 with two seatings at 11AM and 1PM. Reservations Required.
DISH is located at 4123 Cedar Springs Rd., Suite 110, Dallas, TX 75219, (214) 522-3474
Originally published January 30, 2012 on Oh So Cynthia.