Veronica Klaus Eats Out

Chanteuse Veronica Klaus by Jose Guzman Colon

Miss Klaus and I share no secrets with each other when it comes to style or fashion. We have often swapped out garments from our closets – when we are in need of a little something to spruce it up. And, on countless occasions we have loaned each other the perfect pair of high-heels, earrings and clutches to match that perfectly borrowed couture gown. But more importantly we both love to eat. We’ve been known to share a table at Grubstake at 3AM, eating to our hearts content and complaining about the calories in the french fries the entire time. She is a accomplished songstress and we both share a huge love for all of the great ladies of jazz. I’ve been a fan and a close friend of hers for years. She is currently getting ready to record a new CD (her first in seven years) that will capture the  music and artistry of her many acclaimed performances. Thanks to Kickstarter you can help back this project by donating (as little as one dollar) to help meet her goal of producing the new CD.

Veronica answers my foodie questionnaire here:
What is your favorite dessert:
That perfect homemade red velvet cake with butter-cream frosting—it doesn’t come along often!

What restaurant would you call home? 
Il Borgo in Hayes Valley.  Been going there since they opened more than 10 years ago–no pretense, good food and lots of it.

What is the strangest or most inspiring thing you’ve ever eaten? 
Well, when I was a kid, my grandparents used to eat cottage cheese with Karo syrup on it which I thought was delicious, but the thing I crave as an adult are the amazing sweetbreads appetizer at Florio.

What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?
Quisp…the same exact thing as Captain Crunch but with the Martian on the box. But then you missed out on the Crunch Berries.
What is your favorite food to pig out on after the club?

As Liza said when an interviewer asked her what she had learned about show-business from her mother, “Give the people what they want, then go have a cheeseburger.” I’ll take mine with fries, please….and mayo!


Veronica Klaus by Jim Winters