Cocktails & Spirits

Lee Schrager Makes Cocktails for Melissa and Joe Gorga on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live

Bravo Television's Andy Cohen hosted Real Housewives of New Jersey's Melissa and Joe Gorga on last night's Watch What Happens Live for a little "Fried and True" talk about the latest RHONJ cat fight.

What makes this particular chat so intriguing? Serving up cocktails at the Clubhouse bar was none other than Lee Brian Schrager, vice president of corporate communications and national events at Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., the force behind the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, and author of Fried & True.

See also: Lee Schrager's Fried & True Is an Ode to Fried Chicken

Although Melissa Gorga got most of the screen time to discuss a hair pulling incident that occurred between new RHONJ cast members Amber and Nicole (which, obviously occurred while everyone was wearing sexy "first responder" costumes), Schrager was seen several times, shaking cocktails near a tray of what looked to be delicious fried chicken.

After the show, Schrager joked that he's going to have to come back as a Real Housewife to get more air time. We're thinking Bravo would hit reality gold by following the SOBEWFF team around during the festival.

In Andy Cohen-speak, mazel to Schrager for being on the show. Here's our favorite fried chicken maven:

And here's the WWHL after-show:

The South Beach Wine & Food Festival returns to Miami February 19-22 with over 50 events over a four-day weekend. Tickets go on sale in October.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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