Last night's Food Network episode of "Mystery Diners" was titled, "What a Drag" where Charles Stiles and his crew of undercover diners came to the Venture Inn, the second oldest gay bar in Philadelphia, Pa. to get to the bottom of the weekly quiz, called Kinky Quizzo that is threatening to keep customers away from this bar.
Charles arrived with Danny to meet with owner Bob Berkowitz, who runs this lively gay bar/restaurant in Philadelphia. The quiz has been won by the same drag queen ten times; he suspects it is rigged, and it can involve a lot of prize money. Each entrant puts in $25 to play, and all proceeds are given out as prizes. Since drag queen, Bridgette Jones won all these times, regulars are starting to boycott the place. Bob suspects his manager Joe, who is the only one with access to the questions and answers; so Charles will focus on him.
Charles explained the process of setting up the cameras and will send Danny in to pose as a customer to play the trivia quiz. Danny is a world trivia buff, but Charles will owe him greatly for the drag makeup and outfit he will wear for this undercover job. Kiara will also be posing as a waitress for this caper.
As Bob and Charles watched the restaurant, the drag queens were showing up and Kiara was blending in nicely. She went to Joe the manager to find out what she could about the Kinky Quizzo. He told her it was a little sexy, a little naughty and everyone loves it, and it is the busiest night for the bar. When she asked to see the questions, she was told that nobody sees them but him. When she asked why, he told her that there was no foul play or cheating going on. When Bridgette came in, she immediately hugged Joe, who bought her/him a drink.
Fans got to see the making up process for Danny/Daniella, who entered the contest. Danny spoke to the other drag queens, who agreed, that if Bridgette wins again, they will not come there again. They spotted bartender Scott entering the office and printing something. Kiara went in to check recent documents and found that he printed the questions and answers for the night’s quiz. She printed another set and brought them to the control room.
Sandy Beach, the hostess of the show came on to ready the questions. Kiara saw Scott on the phone giving answers to Bridgette, who was wearing a Bluetooth under his wig. Charles gave Danny the answers to the entire quiz too, and when the winners were announced; it was a tie between Bridgette and Danny. Joe then gave a tiebreaker question, and Kiara distracted Scott from looking up the answer. Danny got the correct answer and received the $500 prize as the audience was thrilled that someone else finally won.
When Bob finally had enough, he went to get Joe and Scott. Scott denied everything, but he was caught on camera and fired. Joe was shocked that this was going on.
Four months later, the Kinky Quizzo has had a different winner each week and Joe has a password for the computer, so this can never happen again. Scott found employment elsewhere, and Bridgette is no longer welcome at the Venture Inn.
Had it not been for the "Mystery Diners," these actions could have been the end of this Philly icon.
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