december | elevatenv.com 13
here’s a lot of ‘brunch’ out there on the Strip, but the Drag Brunch at Señor Frog’s is not quite like anything else you’ll find. Sure, there’s lot of flash, fierceness and fun in the twohour meal and spectacular, but there’s also something you may not expect to find: heart. The show is a specific type of performance art within the context of LGBTQ culture, with a real sense of belonging, community and celebration of people expressing who they are. That being said, I’m just getting paid to write about things to do in Vegas when you’re stoned. With munchable food, raunchy humor, music, dance, and an open bar, the Drag Brunch may very well have what you’re looking for. First, let’s talk about the venue and the food. Señor Frog’s is a novelty in and of itself. It’s kind of like a TGIFriday’s for folks who want to party like they are in Mexico without actually having to confront the harsh realities of life in a third-world country. The decor is like a soundstage cantina, loaded with signs with quotes written on them to encourage food, drink and general goofiness (my personal favorite reads: “If you can’t serve as an example, serve as a warning.”) The actual show takes place upstairs in a dining area with a giant stage. The ‘brunch’ consists of breakfast staples like eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes, as well as a decidedly American interpretation of Mexican basics. It’s almost as if they stocked the buffet with the largest takeout order of Taco Bell they could get away with. It does the job just fine from the standpoint of being high and hungry (I can attest to multiple late-night Taco Bell drive-thru visits in my youth, often fueled by skunky herb).