Rood Food 2019
Sit down to a three-course meal at The Imperial with a side of X-rated drag.
If you didn't already know, Erskineville's much-loved Imperial Hotel is home to Priscillas, a "drag and dine" restaurant where you'll find everything from plant-based food to late-night drag shows. And for October, Priscillas is bringing back its raunchy X-rated Rood Food festival for a second year.
Every Wednesday and Thursday night in October, a combo of dirty dishes, cocktails and kinky drag will take over the pub's dining room. At its centre is three-act drag extravaganza performed by Sydney queens Etcetera Etcetera, Ruby Slippers and Riot. The show will be hosted by Sunday Best and, of course, comes with a side of phallic fare and crude cocktails.
You can opt for either a two- or three-course set menu ($55 or $65) — this'll get you a glass of bubbly on arrival, but if you want the stuff to be free-flowing, you can tack on two hours of bubbles for $29. Expect to see The Big Banger (a plant-based sausage) on the menu alongside last year's fave, the 'perky' Panna Knockers. The coconut ceviche comes with headphones and an aural experiences that's supposed to trigger ASMR.
If you can't make it on a school night, the experience will also be happening over lunch on Sunday, October 20 and Sunday, October 27.