over 30 years after going off the airgolden girlsis about to make a culinary comeback.
Saturday for the first time Golden kitchen for girls opens in Beverly Hills, California. The pop-up “fast casual” restaurant will be an exciting homage to the classic sitcom, offering modern versions of the dishes featured on the show during its seven-season Emmy award-winning run.
Diners can choose from appetizers such as Sofia’s Al Forno lasagna or Miami-style Cuban sandwich. There’s also a colorful assortment of desserts, including Georgia Blanche-style cookies and, of course, a variety of cheesecakes.
The interior of the restaurant is borrowed from the show’s pastel set, with a decorated veranda and many handprints. A fully realized replica of Blanche’s bedroom with a banana leaf headboard and duvet cover is sure to provide visitors with plenty of Instagram content.
The Golden Girls Kitchen is a collaboration between an online event company. Bucket listers and Derek Berry, who created similar pop-up restaurants dedicated to “Saved by the bell” as well as “Beverly Hills, 90210”, among other iconic shows.
“Not a single detail was left out during the research phase, not a single episode was left unattended,” Berry told HuffPost. “We hope to bring guests back to a simpler time of life, taking with them all the nostalgic memories of the time they watched this show. We also want them to leave with a full belly.”
Luckily, the Angelenos aren’t the only ones who get to experience Golden Girls cuisine. After meeting in Los Angeles, the restaurant will embark on a national tour, stopping in New York, Miami and San Francisco, before closing in Chicago next year.
The Golden Girls originally aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992. The series starring Bea Arthur, Estelle Getty, Rue McClanahan and Betty White won destruction of stereotypes about women over 50.
Thanks to syndication and availability on Hulu, the show continues to attract younger viewers. It has also experienced a cultural renaissance in recent years, inspiring fan conventionboard games, pay tribute and even off Broadway puppet show.
“It was really ahead of its time,” Berry said. “The script is so well done that there is humor in it. People are still quoting jokes.”
“I’m sure that in another 30 years this will be the show that the fans are still talking about,” he added.