Because the pandemic rages on and California chokes with wildfire smoke, San Francisco drag queens proceed to innovate. And the New York Instances and CNN have simply taken discover.
SFist took note last month of the Meals on Heels dinner-and-drag supply service being provided by Oasis, simply because the SoMa nightclub was itself reopening for stay drag brunches and dinner on the roof. (And final week we famous the various drag street performances occurring round city usually.) Now the Times has a whole spread on Meals on Heels and its creator, the one and solely D’Arcy Drollinger — and we’ll attempt to forgive the Grey Woman for type of misgendering Ms. Drollinger and calling her “Mr.”, although it’s complicated as a result of Drollinger is her male alter-ego’s given title as properly.
Additionally, the piece about Meals on Heels follows on one broadcast by CNN over the holiday weekend, and a full photoset by Getty Photographs. (Drollinger did as soon as work in PR.)
SF-based public relations govt David Landis, who reviewed Meals on Heels for his “Homosexual Connoisseur” column within the SF Bay Instances a pair months again, says that the supply by Polly Poptart, lip-syncing “Defying Gravity” from Depraved, lifted him out of a pandemic funk and “brightened [his] spirits.”
Oasis, a San Francisco cabaret, closed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now its drag queens are bringing meals and a curbside efficiency to individuals’s entrance doorways by a service known as “Meals on Heels.” https://t.co/6pt22NGeUl
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“Necessity is the mom of invention,” Drollinger instructed Landis. “It was a type of issues the place they mentioned we may provide drinks to go if we partnered with a caterer. That appeared like an ideal factor to do. However as a drag bar, there’s a element that was lacking. We thought, why not have a drag queen ship the meals? And in the event that they’re delivering it, why don’t they do a socially distanced efficiency? The response was so nice—individuals are starved for connection.”
The precise meals come from native catering outfit Martha Avenue Food, and the queens themselves appear to like getting on the market and having an viewers, even it is solely of 1 or two individuals at a time.
Blake Mitchell, who carried out frequently at Oasis pre-pandemic as Mary Lou Pearl (and whose on-line exhibits from his condo previously made the Times in May), tells the Instances, “Most of us are used to being on a stage and having lighting and all of the sound and stuff, so the considered being out within the literal road operating round in heels, particularly within the hills of San Francisco, was just a little bit daunting. However getting to do that and reconnect with individuals by drag was truly actually nice for me, too. It was nice to see how a lot pleasure it dropped at individuals.”
In the meantime, at Oasis itself, you’ll be able to drop in for dinner or brunch and a present Thursday by Sunday (reservations here), with meals supplied by Don Ramon’s down the road.
Or simply order your Meals on Heels here.