Looking for a little extra in your delivery service?
Kelowna's Friends of Dorothy Lounge has launched a delivery service like no other, with the help of local drag queens.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been forced to close their doors, turning to takeout and delivery services only. After being open for only six weeks, owner Rudy Tomazic says the transition he had to make due to the virus was "tragic."
"The lounge is not open, so we're trying to find ways to lighten the air a bit because it's a little heavy," says Tomazic. "We should be careful and practicing the social distancing that we all need to abide by, but we really wanted to add a little bit of fun."
Local queens Freida Whales and Ginger Snapp have stepped up to help deliver the restaurant's new takeout menu, featuring pizzas all named after famous RuPaul's Drag Race drag queens, lamb ribs, beef ribs, charcuterie, pretzel bites and more.
Wine, beer and ciders are also available for order and there are also vegan and gluten free options available.
"It's been difficult for all of us, I mean theres a lot of people impacted by this from servers to dishwashers to cooks to bartenders to business owners. So we're all really trying to pull together and create innovative new ways to support each other," says Tomazic.
The queens will follow safety protocols based off of recommendations from health officials to ensure everyone receives their food safely. Orders will be placed over the phone at 1-236-420-4565 and delivery starts at $5. The queens will not accept cash or tips at the door, payment and tips must be handled over the phone.
The queens will wear gloves during deliveries and will place the order in a preferred area.
Friends of Dorothy will also be donating $5 from each order to frontline workers in the community.
"We really want to support the locals that are out there on the frontline, from grocery store workers to nurses to doctors and anybody I didn't mention. You know who you are and we support all of you," says Tomazic.
Delivery is available everyday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. To view the menu click here.