You’re going to want to drag yourself to this Sunday brunch at Fiddlehead

You’re going to want to drag yourself to this Sunday brunch at Fiddlehead
By: Stacey Kellogg Last Updated: March 11, 2020

It’s generally understood that if you walk into Fiddlehead restaurant in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, you’re going to have fun. But a different kind of fun is afoot next weekend – wearing high heels, to be specific.

On March 22, Fiddlehead and Welcome to the Other Side will present an all-ages Drag Brunch, and word on the street is, the menu will be as enchanting as the performers.

Proceeds for the show will benefit Michigan City PRIDE Fest 2020, an event dear to Fiddlehead owner Aaron O’Reilly’s heart. Two seatings are available that day: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children. See below for the full menu.

Wilma Fingerdo, a front-runner in the Welcome to the Other Side entertainment group, said she’s looking forward to the all-ages show because it also reflects the family-feel of the Pride Fest that it supports.

“We love families, and children and teens are especially fun to perform for,” she said. “Kids can appreciate our shows because they have imaginative minds. I think there’s a level of imagination there that lets them see that people can be a little bit different and still be fun and amazing.”

Fingerdo is the wildy-expressive performer who usually has the craziest hairdos and most expressive face when you see her perform.

“She’s also a person who is known to be kind and generous, and certainly willing to entertain and assist for a cause like PRIDE Fest,” she said of herself. “But oh honey – I’m not afraid to have a little fun and sometimes make a little fun, too.”

The all-ages show features performers synching with some of the most popular songs that lend themselves to irresistible grooving from the audience.

“We’ll try to pick songs that the younger crowds can relate to – some of the more upbeat pop songs that are out now,” Fingerdo said.

Tickets for the all-ages Drag Brunch can be purchased online here. Those who wish to sit with a group should purchase tickets under the same name and one transaction. Tickets include food, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, gratuity, and the drag show. Other beverages and cocktails may be purchased for an additional charge during the event. Patrons will choose their meals upon being seated. The menu choices are as follows:

ADULT MENU

Chicken & Waffles

Southern fried chicken breast, Belgian waffle, real maple syrup, served with fresh fruit

Quiche Lorraine

Prosciutto, swiss cheese, caramelized onions, served with fresh fruit

Banana Nutella Stuffed French Toast

Fresh whipped cream, real maple syrup, served with fresh fruit

Cheddar-Garlic Biscuits & Gravy

Served with fresh fruit

Breakfast Sammy

Scrambled egg, tomato-bacon jam, cheddar cheese, grilled croissant, served with fresh fruit

Chicken Salad Croissant

Apple-pecan chicken salad, grilled croissant, served with kettle chips

Gardner

Tomato, cucumber, red pepper, romaine lettuce, fresh mozzarella, spinach artichoke spread, garlic-lemon aioli, grilled sourdough, served with kettle chips

Fish Tacos (2)

Lake perch, corn tortillas, shredded cabbage, fresh tomato, bangin’ sauce, chives, served with kettle chips

Fiddlehead Salad

Mixed greens, Granny Smith apples, dried cranberries, bacon, sugared walnuts, gorgonzola cheese, gorgonzola dressing

Beet & Goat Cheese Salad

Mixed greens, pickled red & golden beets, goat cheese, sugared walnuts, green goddess dressing

Big Salad

Mixed greens, tomatoes, egg, bacon, cucumber, three-cheese mix, choice of dressing

CHILDREN’S MENU

Chicken & waffle served with maple syrup & fresh fruit

Banana Nutella stuffed French toast with maple syrup & fresh fruit

Scrambled eggs with bacon and toast

Grilled Cheese served with kettle chips

Mac n' Cheese served with garlic bread

For more information about other ways to support Michigan City Pride Fest 2020 (which takes place June 20 this year at the Guy Forman Amphitheater in Michigan City’s Washington Park), check out sponsorship info here.

For more information about Fiddlehead and other events there, check them out on Facebook.