Lips, the Ultimate in Drag Dining, to Open Its Fourth U.S Location in Atlanta/Brookhaven, Georgia on Friday, September 20

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Grand Opening Weekend Celebration to Include a Benefit for Joining Hearts of Atlanta

;We are excited to establish Lips in the Atlanta area, which we believe is ready for our unique and proven brand of entertainment that appeals to diverse audiences, especially women,' said Yvonne Lame, founder and owner of Lips.

Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, with successful locations in New York City, San Diego and Fort Lauderdale, will make its grand debut when it opens to the public on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 3011 Buford Hwy NE, just minutes from Lenox Square immediately north of Druid Hills Road in the new city of Brookhaven. Atlanta area residents and visitors will now get to experience the one and only Lips, which prides itself on its party atmosphere with delicious food, signature drinks and a Las Vegas style female impersonator show.

“We are excited to establish Lips in the Atlanta area, which we believe is ready for our unique and proven brand of entertainment that appeals to diverse audiences, especially women,” said Yvonne Lame, founder and owner of Lips. “People love to have a good time and we deliver that and much more with a talented cast of top female impersonators, great food and interactive shows, including our world famous Gospel Brunch.”

Following in the glittery footsteps of its other popular show palaces, Lips Atlanta will feature a kaleidoscope of bejeweled mirrors, crystal chandeliers and sconces, marble floors, pink leopard tufted walls, velvet curtains, an embellished stage, state of the art sound system and club lighting. This 7,000 sf freestanding, whimsical location with seating for 220 guests will be the place to be for all special occasions or just unadulterated fun.

Lips delivers a memorable experience with a talented cast of leading drag performers who not only entertain, but also interact with every customer as table hosts and servers. Atlanta’s one and only Mr. Charlie Brown, Ru Paul’s Drag Race royalty, Phoenix, and several other leading ladies of drag, will dazzle audiences with their own version of glitz and glam.

Guests are sure to be satisfied with Lips tasty appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, plus a full bar. Its delectable menu features an assortment of favorite entrees priced from $16 and named after famous drag queens: Divine – Filet Mignon Marsala, RuPaul – Grilled Chicken, Empress VIzcaya – Seared Salmon with tarragon butter and the Lady Bunny – Jumbo Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo. Lip’s specialty drink menu features giant cocktails also named after leading ladies of drag, including Charlie Brown’s Fruity Lips, Misty Eyez Drag-a-Rita, Frankie Cocktail and Yvonne Lame’ signature Frozen Cosmo.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lips to our growing business community in the new city of Brookhaven,” said Arthur Freeman, executive director of the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce. "The presence of a fine dining atmosphere with live entertainment adds a prestigious element to the Chamber's economic development initiatives."

Open Wednesday through Sunday, Lips will deliver eight different shows ($15 food min. and $7 show cover charge applies):

Wednesday---Bitchy Bingo seating at 7 pm
Thursday---Dinner with the Divas (tribute to leading ladies) seating at 7 p.m.
Friday----Glitz & Glam with 2 dinner show seatings at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Saturday---Glitz & Glam continues with 2 dinner show seatings at 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Sunday---Gospel Brunch at 12 noon
Sunday---Dinner with the Divas at 6:30 p.m.

There’s always a party at Lips as the quintessential destination for birthdays, bachelorette parties, anniversaries, graduations and even divorces. Celebration guests get to enjoy time on the stage and receive a keepsake photo with the drag performers. Lips is also available for private events such as weddings and corporate functions.

Lips has a solid history of playing an active role in supporting worthy causes market by market. On the eve of Sunday, September 22, Lips Atlanta will continue the tradition when it hosts its first charity grand opening celebration, which will benefit Joining Hearts of Atlanta in support of those living with HIV/AIDS. Tickets are $30 in advance through http://www.joininghearts.org/lipsatl or $40 at the event with 100% of ticket proceeds to charity.

Reservations for Lips are now being accepted at 404-315-7711 for all shows starting on Friday, September 20. For more information, please visit the website http://www.lipsatl.com.

Reservations are now being accepted for Lips, the ultimate in drag dining, which will now deliver its unique brand of entertainment in the Atlanta area for all to enjoy.

About Lips
Lips is the ultimate in drag dining with show palaces in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, New York City and San Diego. Its unique brand of entertainment with Las Vegas style drag shows paired with delicious food and signature cocktails in a whimsical, fairytale setting is a winning combination. Lips draws an eclectic crowd and has been enjoyed by celebrities like Dennis Rodman, Cyndi Lauper and others. Plus, it has enjoyed international media attention and been the setting for popular films and TV shows, most recently being featured in NBC’s SMASH. The Lips concept began in New York City in 1996 and now almost two decades later it continues to grow thanks to the best fans in the world. For more information about Lips, please visit lipsusa.com.

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