On Sunday, gays, drag queens and even one celebrity chef flooded onto East Passyunk Avenue for the September iteration of QOTA. Aversa PR founder Kory Aversa, who’s in charge of promoting lots of events on East Passyunk Avenue, told me that there were around 200 to 300 people in attendance. There was retro music spewing from the fountain, where drag queens — including America’s Next Top Model‘s Cory Wade Hindorff — strutted around in fashions from the Avenue’s Nicole Rae Styer Boutique.
On the food and drink front was cocktails and beer from Stateside and Fond, and Noord Chef Joncarl Lachman passed around some of his Dutch-inspired chicken croquettes. Metro Men’s Clothing owner Tom Longo was serving Bai cocktails and sushi from his neighbor Izumi when Ela Chef Jason Cichonski, who will make his debut appearance on Top Chef this week, stopped in to sample some maki and browse the racks.