If you’re going to have a guitar-shaped bar, you better know how to party. Last Wednesday, Rock & Roll Chili Pit showed Portland’s Yelp Elites that they were up to the task. After all, when you mix a menu of burgers, boozy milkshakes and more with live music, drag queens, and a costume contest, you’re guaranteed an evening that’ll get people talking!
When the Yelpers arrived in rock-star form, they wore the wildest wigs they could get their hands on. At check-in, they met special guest hostesses Lulu Lucious and Kimberly Michelle Westwood, talented local performers who know a thing or two about amazing wigs! Then it was into the Chili Pit, where the first stop was the Flying V-shaped bar! Bartenders poured pints of their exclusive Bad Axe Red, plus sampled out two of their Classic Rock Boozy Shakes. Yelpers couldn’t decide which was better, the Peanut Butter & Bacon with Jack Daniels or the Strawberry Cheesecake with Jameson! Thankfully, there was plenty of both!
Of course, the main event was the food! Rock and Roll Chili Pit pulled out all the stops, starting with three kinds of chili: the Texas-style no beans Red Zepp, the pork chili verde Iron Flamin, and the ZZ Slop, a vegan chili that had carnivores asking for more! Also on the buffet? Creamy mac and cheese, hot dogs, fries, tots, and fresh corn bread. And just when the Yelpers thought they couldn’t eat another bite, out of the kitchen came samples of their juicy and decadent burgers! At this party, it was impossible to go home hungry.
When they weren’t eating, the Yelpers were dancing! And how could you not, with Hippie Love Slave performing both covers and their original tunes? They’re the perfect match for Rock & Roll Chili Pit’s classic rock party vibe. And at the end of the evening, Lulu Luscious and Kimberly Michelle Westwood declared the winners of the Best Wig contest. After the finalists came onstage, prizes were awarded, everything from free hats and hoodies to a $100 gift certificate to Rock & Roll Chili Pit! But in the end, everybody won as they received coupons to return for a free meal. Just another way that Rock & Roll Chili Pit shows they know how to host a party!
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About our Sponsors:
Rock & Roll Chili Pit – With an extensive menu of chili, burgers and more, Rock & Roll Chili Pit is Portland’s premiere home for classic-rock cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a kick-ass kids menu or to chill out with a boozy milkshake, Rock & Roll Chili Pit has something for rockers of all ages. Check their website for info on live music and other special events!
Hippie Love Slave – Fronted by the multitalented Kathryn Grimm, Hippie Love Slave is a fixture on Portland’s life music scene. While they do throw down the occasional classic rock tune, fans love the band for their raw and gritty original tracks that eclectically blend rock and roll with the blues. Catch them across town at venues like the Portland Saturday Market, and of course the Rock & Roll Chili Pit.
Kimberly Michelle Westwood – Both a former Miss Gay Oregon and an Imperial Princess Royale of Portland, Kimberly Michelle Westwood is the Rose City’s premiere Asian drag socialite. Active in fundraising for LGBTQ organizations and many other worthwhile causes, she can be found on Instagram at @KimberlyWestwood.
Lulu Luscious – Lulu Luscious is Portland’s Drag Ambassador to Fun! In 2015 she won the La Femme Magnifique International, the “pageant to crown the World’s Most Glamorous Female Impersonator.” Having toured the world as an emcee and performer, Lulu Luscious loves working with the community and cannot wait to meet YOU! Meet her on Instagram at @heylululuscious!