Thursday, February 21, 2013


 The Grill on Broadway
is delighted to announce that BACON STRIP, the long-running "Big Gay Variety Show" will be moving to The Grill's Atrium Stage starting on March 23, 2013 for their "Best of Bacon Strip Party" featuring some of the favorite performers and performances of the last several years, as they break in the new location and new stage.

The monthly, themed variety show left its long-time home at Re-Bar in December 2012, and moved briefly to Chop Suey in January and February. BACON STRIP started at Re-Bar in 2005, and has played monthly since.

"Among Seattle's alt-entertainment scene, BACON STRIP is a rare and precious jewel. Being able to host Sylvia and the BACON STRIP cast at The Grill is incredibly exciting. We couldn't be prouder." says Matthew Walsh, Owner and General Manager of the Grill on Broadway.

BACON STRIP, now in its ninth season, stars beloved Seattle hostess and Bacon Strip creator, Sylvia O'Stayformore, and her madcap regulars include Mizz Honey Bucket, Cherry Sur Bete, Blyss Blaze, The Darlings, Otter Pop and more, with frequent guest appearances from other Seattle stars like Jackie Hell, Ade, and Mama Tits. Past performers from Bacon Strip include the winner of Miss Bacon Strip 2011, the one and only Jinkx Monsoon, currently starring on Logo TV's "RuPaul's Drag Race Season Five". The cast performs in a series of riotous scenes, songs and comedic acts, featuring a wildly off-color sense of humor. Admittance to the show is strictly 21 and over.

From Les Sterling, Operations Manager at The Grill, "BACON STRIP is such an incredibly fun show and party. We're so happy it's finally made its way to Capitol Hill and especially now to The Grill. We're thrilled to be able to give them a permanent home."

The popular MISS BACON STRIP PAGEANT is scheduled for April 13, 2013, at 10:00pm, and will feature the reigning Miss Bacon Strip Ho Mo Arigato ( Tickets are available at‏.


For decades, The Grill on Broadway (and in its former incarnation The Broadway Grill) have been a focal point for Seattle's gay community and culture. In spite of its longstanding relationship with Seattle's gay community, Matthew Walsh is the first gay owner of the restaurant in its decades-long existence. In 2010, Matthew Walsh purchased the restaurant, and re-named it The Grill on Broadway, and changed the food and drink menu to reflect a focus on artisanal and craft cocktails and locally sourced foods. In 2012, the Atrium Stage was opened, featuring local acts, the popular CAPITOL HILL TALENT SHOW, MIMOSAS WITH MAMA, as well as the weekly Open Mic Night, and Monday Night Karaoke.

For more information about THE GRILL ON BROADWAY, please visit or call 206.328.7000

For more information about BACON STRIP as well as addition photos and video, please visit

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Photos: Ryan Georgi,

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