Lady Bunny is most famously known for founding, organizing and hosting Wigstock, the outrageous festival of drag and music that delighted up to 40,000 New Yorkers every Labor Day for nearly 20 years. For you youngsters – you’ll probably best recognize her as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag U. But it’s the political Bunny that I’m most fond of. Her view and voice are much smarter than many politicians these days. If she was to run for president I’d support her all the way. Lady Bunny answers my foodie questionnaire here. She surprisingly eats more than carrots.
What is your favorite dessert?
Either coconut cream pie or German chocolate cake. That Magnolia Bakery of Sex And The City fame is in my neighborhood and their german chocolate is better than my momma’s!
What restaurant would you call your home?
New Yorkers eat out so much that it’s hard to choose. But on my block I love Benny’s Burritos, which is a local chain which based the “Bay” style burritos I first tried at Pancho Villa in San Fran. It’s tasty without being overly greasy and there are healthy options like brown rice and whole wheat tortillas. I’m far from a health nut–as you can see–but I don’t like to eat white rice or white flour tortillas and end up with a belly full of fiberless, nutrition-free glue. Are you hard yet?
What is the strangest or most inspiring thing you’ve ever eaten?
I’ve been cooking a lot recently and trying to avoid white sugar. I recently shocked myself by making this not delicious and overly-fattening dessert: sliced fresh peaches, unsweetened shredded coconut, a little coconut sugar, a small handful of unsalted cashews and just enough of a splash of almond milk to make a dressing.
What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?
Captain Crunch original–I hated all of that Crunchberry madness.
What is your favorite food to pig-out on after the club?
“Tube steak” with extra “head cheese”!