Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary's

















My friend was hostessing a fundraiser for the animal rescue group Amanda Foundation that she volunteers with. At Hamburger Mary's with some Drag Queen Bingo. How can you not support that cause?!

I would say my amusement with drag queens goes back to too-many-to-count midnight viewings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at the Vogue Theater in Louisville, KY in the '80s. Although I never made it through the whole film (after Meat Loaf's "Hot Patootie" my narcolepsy tended to kick in), the preshow with the transvestites, Brads and Janets was always a hoot!

Wind it forward to 2010, and an opportunity to donate $20 to support a very worthy cause. The crowd at Hamburger Mary's was rearing to go, and many had obviously been many times before. As expected, this wasn't your grandmother's bingo! Ball caller/drag queen extraordinaire Belle Aire kept the had the bingo-ers roaring with lots of catty comments, innuendos, and callbacks (anytime I-29 was called, you shout "yes I am...and holding!" is a clean one!). After each round, the bingo winner - I was one of them!! - got to run around the room while everyone else pelted him/her with their losing wadded-up bingo cards before receiving the goodie bag. I scored on a bottle of Jett vodka, DVDs, a gift certificate to Veggie Grill, plus some other fun surprises.

This goes on every Wednesday at 7P and 9P as a fundraiser for a local organization.

And, while this post is focused on the drag queen bingo, my burger at Hamburger Mary's was delish! My server recommended the Mediterranean - topped with a slab of feta, cucumbers, grilled tomatoes, and an olive spread - and it was fabulous!

So, go support a good cause and have a burger and a blast. Maybe I'll get to hear you shout bingo!

Click here to go to Hamburger Mary's Web site.

2 comments:

  1. And here's the official "Legendary Bingo" site, if you want to check out an event/the charities:

    http://www.peacecity.tv/friends/legendarybingo/bingo09.htm

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  2. Cruise Director Los AngelesJune 24, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Thanks, Cheryl! Great to know!

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