dining experiences

Travel Down the Road and Back Again to the New Golden Girls Cafe

You might’ve ordered yourself a plate of celebratory cheesecakes upon hearing the news that The Golden Girls would be arriving on Hulu this month, but that cheesecake-eating experience has just become a whole lot more authentic. Rue La Rue Café, which celebrates the beloved 1980s sitcom with a particular focus on Rue McClanahan, officially opened its doors this week in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Though the café offers an array of foods and beverages (look at those coffee sleeves!), the real appeal comes with the extensive décor that would make any fan of the series swoon — treasures from McClanahan’s estate include her 1987 Emmy award for Lead Actress and numerous mannequins draped in the dresses she wore on the show. Additionally, the café’s bathroom is outfitted to recreate the show’s distinctive pink-and-mint tiles, and a few walls are covered in the exact banana-leaf wallpaper that McClanahan’s character, Blanche, had in her bedroom. Thank you for being a friend to the GG community, Rue La Rue.

The Long-Awaited Golden Girls Cafe in NYC Is Finally Open