The entrances to the usually dark and broody temples of meat and whiskey will be bedazzled with rainbow artworks by Sindy Sinn, in celebration of Mardi Gras.
In keeping with the theme, owners Kenny Graham and Jake Smyth have dreamed up a burger from sparkle heaven. The Fairy’s Burger will have its soft buns splashed with hundreds and thousands.
Graham and Smyth are donating proceeds from the Fairy’s Burger to Camp Out, a not-for-profit organisation for teens, and gay and lesbian counselling service Twenty 10. For every dollar each customer spends on that burger, the boys from Mary’s will also match it.
Both charities are local organisations concerned with creating safe spaces and support groups for young members of the LGBTQI community; a community that the boys at Mary’s have always been strongly committed to supporting. “We have always believed that the role of the business within communities is to enhance and enrich,” Graham says.
“Our guests are what make Mary’s such a crazy, colourful, vibrant and nourishing experience. Mary’s isn’t gay or straight, man or woman, fat or thin, rich or poor. Mary’s is everyone and everything,” says Smyth
This venture is about love and support, “The Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the great celebrations of collective diversity, and we wanted to find a way to show our solidarity, both financially and physically,” says Smyth.
The Fairy’s Burger will be available from both the CBD store (154 Castlereagh Street, Sydney) and Newtown (6 Mary Street, Newtown) from Monday March 2 to Sunday March 8.