It is quite fitting that Tujague’s, the birthplace of the tradition known as brunch, was also one of the first to popularize drag queen brunches in New Orleans when the restaurant celebrated its 160th birthday in 2015. The drag queen brunch was created in partnership with cookbook author, media darling and culinary activist Poppy Tooker. Since then, drag brunches have become wildly-popular throughout New Orleans and the rest of the country. Now, in its new locale at 429 Decatur Street, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans is celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month with the kick-off of the summer series of Poppy’s Drag Queen Brunches on Sunday, June 25th from 11AM - 2PM.
Taking place the last Sunday of each summer month (June 25, July 30 and August 27), these festive celebrations will feature a three-course drag brunch prepared by Executive Chef Gus Martin, bottomless mimosas for three full hours and lively entertainment by nationally-renowned drag queens Laveau Contraire, Debbie With A D, Cucci Licci and Starr Alexander, amongst others.
Prepaid tickets are priced at $70 per person (excluding tax and gratuity). Full menu for the June brunch is HERE and reservations can be made on OpenTable (under “Experiences”) or by calling Tujague’s at (504)525-8576. Tujague’s is located at 429 Decatur Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter.