When San Francisco drag mama Juanita More isn’t raising money for excellent local causes or hosting wildly successful events around town (including celebrating the 8-year anniversary of her party Booty Call this Wednesday at Q Bar), you can usually find her with another one of her passions — food.
Her blog — Juanita Eats Out — is dedicated to her love of good eats, and regularly features guest diners and interviews among the many mouth-watering recipes.
She recently asked two of our favorite Looking stars — Jonathan Groff and Russell Tovey — about their relationship with food, in SF and elsewhere.
Here’s what she unwrapped:
Juanita More: What’s your favorite dessert?
Jonathan Groff: It would have to be my mom’s pumpkin pie that she makes every Thanksgiving. We finish shooting season two right before Thanksgiving, so I’ll be eating a lot of that pie as I try to climb out of my post Looking depression…
Russell Tovey: Cheesecake. Growing up as a kid in the U.K. we have a dessert called vienetta – which is basically an ice cream loaf… I was obsessed with that!
What restaurant would you call your home in San Francisco?
JG: Eating cakes from Sweet Inspiration at night inspires me to exercise the following morning.
RT: I ate fried crickets as part of a play performance in London once. Totally gross. I have also chewed on a witchetty grub in Australia. Also seriously totally gross.
What was your favorite breakfast cereal as a kid?
JG: Golden Grahams. And I loved brown sugar pop tarts.
RT: I grew up cereal obsessed. Still am. I would eat cereal at every meal break if I could. Fruit Loops were my dream cereal as a kid after visiting Disney World and discovering them in the hotel buffet. We didn’t get them in England. I even wrote to Kellogg’s as a 7 year old asking them why they weren’t stocked there. Apparently it had something to do with the amount of sugar in them that didn’t pass UK guidelines. At the time I was devastated. Looking back it was probably for the best.
What is your favorite food to pig-out on after the club?
JG: A cheeseburger with sweet potato fries, a side of mayo, and a bottomless diet coke.
RT: I am sure everyone says pizza. My go-to is either peanut butter on brown toast or a grilled fish finger sandwich. And if neither of them are available – Fruit Loops!