NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Toups South, located in New Orleans’ Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), is inviting diners and imbibers to celebrate Amanda Toups’ 40th birthday with a spectacular brunch soirée featuring drag performers, delicious food and free-flowing mimosas on Sunday, July 28. Brunch reservations begin at noon; The Drag Queen show will take place 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m..

Join native New Orleanian and culinary activist, Poppy Tooker, along with CrescentCareNO/AIDS Task Force, and host Laveau Contraire for “Poppy’s Pop-Up Drag Brunch.” The celebratory brunch will support Food For Friends – a meal-delivery program, which has served people living with AIDS and cancer in the greater New Orleans area for over two decades. The organization supplies groceries, household/personal care products, and home-delivered meals to clients and their families. Drag sensations in attendance will include Cucci Licci, Mistie Bonét, Franky, and Ladi Phat Kat.

Priced at $55 per person (excluding tax and gratuity), the festive brunch will include bottomless mimosas paired with refined southern fare by James Beard “Best Chef: South” finalist, Chef Isaac Toups. The three-course brunch menu follows:

Heirloom Tomato Salad, Olive Dressing, Ricotta  


Crab and Corn Bisque

Braised Short Ribs, Grilled Cabbage, Crispy Black Eye Peas
Pork Chop Milanese, Sunny Up Egg, Arugula
Confit Tomato, Basil Pesto, Roasted Squash, Bucatini

Strawberry Shortcake
Chocolate Tarte

Toups South is located inside of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum at 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. in New Orleans. The restaurant serves lunch daily from 11 a.m.– 3 p.m.; dinner Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 5 p.m.–9 p.m., Friday–Saturday 5 p.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday brunch 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; Happy Hour Monday–Saturday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the bar; Wine Wednesday available all day at the bar. CLOSED TUESDAYS.For more information, please call (504) 304-2147 or visit


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