As a child of the 80’s I have seen my fair share of the Golden Girls Episode. Way before squad goals we had Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose. 4 sassy ladies that weren’t afraid of speaking their minds while living out their retirement years in a shared home in Miami, Florida. I’m sure we all know the words to their theme song and can’t help, but sing along when, “Thank you for being a friend” starts playing. This past year a Golden Girls themed cafe called, Rue La Rue cafe opened up in Washington Heights, NY. The cafe owner is Michael La Rue a dear friend of Rue Mcclanahan who was left with a crazy amount of Ms. Mcclanahan’s memorabilia after her passing. Instead of leaving everything in a warehouse in Queens, Mr. La Rue wanted to showcase it as a homage to Ms. Mcclanahan. After talking it over with Ms. Mcclanahan’s son they decided to become partners and Rue La Rue was born!
I was able to check it out this week and I just loved it! Here is a little peek of my experience.
When you walk in you are met with the iconic palm leaf wallpaper that automatically makes you think of the florida style the Golden Girls house was set in.
They even have one of your Emmy’s and the dress she wore to accept it.
There is also a TV that continuously plays Golden Girls episodes.
I had Sophia’s 16 hour lasagna, which was delish. They also had amazing desserts. We really enjoyed the chocolate cake. Next time I will be trying the Betty White Cake and some cheesecake, which was always a favorite dessert on the show.
They even have a Golden Girls coloring book you can pick up!
Not in the NY area? Don’t fret! I rounded up some fun Golden Girls finds so, that you can get your fix!