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‘Cocktails, beauty’ served at Señor Frogs Drag Brunch in South Beach

Adora entertains Sunday, April 3, at the inaugural Señor Frogs Drag Brunch in Miami Beach.
Adora entertains Sunday, April 3, at the inaugural Señor Frogs Drag Brunch in Miami Beach. cportilla@miamiherald.com

Sass. Check.

Eyelashes. Check.

Heels. Check.

A new fab drag show has arrived in Miami Beach.

Restaurant Señor Frogs has partnered with events planner Brandon Voss to expand its drag brunch from the original New York location to sunny South Beach.

Voss has worked on projects including producing Logo’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Eight and concept parties all over the Big Apple — he plans to take Las Vegas next.

“I’ve been doing events since 2009, and this event started in Times Square, and it turns out people really love it,” Voss said. “They get their balloon hat on and get wasted and have a good time. I’ve done about 900 brunches at this point and Miami seemed like the next logical place to begin.”

Heading the show will be James Davis — AKA celebrity drag queen and Miami Beach Gay Pride host Elaine Lancaster.

At the inaugural brunch on Sunday, Lancaster entertained guests, along with performances by local drag queens Adora, Angie Ovahness, TP Lords and DJ Fernan Dcute. Ebonee Excell (formerly of Miami) flew in from New York for a special routine. Each queen performed a solo number, and worked together for the opening and closing numbers. Full shows start at noon and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Lancaster says she’s excited about this new event and is happy to get back to her roots: Señor Frogs was once Warsaw Ballroom, an iconic gay nightclub.

Brunch and unlimited cocktails are included in the $39.95 ticket.

Lancaster says this is the first time she’s hosted a drag brunch.

“All of these girls are beautiful and talented, and it’s going to be fabulous,” Lancaster said before the inaugural show. “I had picked all of the girls, and people can expect brunch, cocktails, and beauty. This event is for anyone who wants to have a good time.”

Germann Marroquin of Bal Harbour said Sunday was his first time at Señor Frogs. He loved the brunch concept and said it’s nostalgic for him to be at an LGBT event on South Beach.

“It’s a reminder of a good era of Miami. It helps me remember all of the good times. I remember when it was the Warsaw Ballroom and it was the greatest time in the gay community and Miami Beach. It was the beginning of what started — what we see now — and we started it,” Marroquin said. “Miami Beach looks well developed and cosmopolitan. It’s international. It’s one of the greatest places to live. I would absolutely recommend people to come and I’m going to bring friends with me to relive that era. This place is five stars.”

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If you go

▪ What: Señor Frogs Drag Brunch Miami Beach

▪ Where: 1450 Collins Ave., Miami Beach

▪ Price: $39.95 for brunch and unlimited libations

▪ Reservations recommended by calling 212-481-6203

▪ For more info, visit vossevents.com

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