Fried chicken was obviously the reason so many people flocked to Woldenberg Park, but you can’t have hot, salty fried chicken and sides without something to wash it down. The Crown Royal Lounge was an amazing respite in the midst of the fest. They had their own DJ who kept things spinning, a Crown Royal throne to take pictures on, their own Gus’s Fried Chicken booth, and of course, copious amounts of Crown Royal, Crown Royal Vanilla, and Crown Royal Apple.
Local author and radio show host Poppy Tooker released her latest cookbook “Drag Queen Brunch” at Brennan’s Restaurant. The jam-packed event featured many of her drag queen friends who also lent recipes to the pretty-in-pink cookbook filled with new and classic New Orleans recipes and the colorful history of drag in the city. They were even able to pop some bubbly by sabering several bottles of champagne.