One day in Edmonton: drag queen Ivy League

Edmonton queen Ivy League shares her top picks for dining in Alberta's capital

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A University of Alberta bio-chemistry student by day and drag performer by night, Ivy League is known for being one of Edmonton’s busiest and most versatile queens on the scene. Whether she’s serving high energy, camp comedy, glamour or fierceness, you can't leave one of her shows without feeling entertained. Outside of performing at our fundraiser brunch, Drags Benny on March 30, League is currently keeping busy as the reigning Miss Evolution Wonderlounge and practicing her numbers for the Alberta Next Drag Superstar semi-finals happening March 29.

Busy drag queen!


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When she's not studying or performing onstage, League loves to explore Edmonton's booming food scene. From a tasty bite at the beautifully designed Wilfred's to sipping on an expertly made drink at Woodwork, here are five great places this queen gives "Tens! Tens across the board!" to.



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Don’t let the unassuming exterior fool you, this bright and contemporary diner elevates breakfast classics to a new level while staying affordable. On top of the outstanding food, the service staff is fabulous at Wilfred's! Their brioche breakfast sandwiches are to die for!



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Japanese street food is the perfect pick-me-up to get out of that after mid-afternoon slump. Everything is delicious here at Dorinku. Everything!



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Take a seat at the chef’s counter with its kitchen view and you’re in for dinner and a show! Vivo brings you traditional family style Italian dining—dishes to be shared, served in multiple courses. Whether you’re getting lost in their famous caprese salad, fettucine, or beef tenderloin, your taste buds will be sent to gustatory heaven! In addition to the food, expect the best blend of friendliness and professionalism you’ll find in the city.

Oh, and their wine selection is absolutely fabulous.



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The innovative cocktails, modern atmosphere, and tantalizing food make Woodwork the place to be whether you're starting your night or closing it down. The intimate environment makes it a great choice for a date night or a place to catch up with friends. It is a little pricy, but you definitely pay for the quality that you receive.


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After you’re finished, head on over to my home bar, Evolution Wonderlounge! Friendly staff, a hot dance floor, and fabulous drag and burlesque shows have rendered Evo as Edmonton’s best dance club and best club night in Vue Weekly for years! Whether you’re queer or an ally, Evo is the place to be if you’re wanting a fabulous nightlife experience.