Funny story: when Rue la Rue was reported to be in the works last year, I got a lot of Facebook tags. When the cafe was finally opened this month, I got Facebook tags, Instagram tags, and text messages with the link. So yes, I guess you could say I’m a fan of the show LOLOL
I always tell people that a great show stands the test of time. The reason why I love The Golden Girls is because not only are the characters hysterical but they also talk about a myriad of other things: grieving, divorce, racism, depression, AIDS, homosexuality, artificial insemination, feminism (and women in the workplace), Alzheimer’s, ageism (and aging in society in general), and sexual harassment to name a few. All of this with Sophia’s ‘Picture this’ stories, Rose’s ‘Back in St. Olaf’ tales, Blanche’s sexual anecdotes, Dorothy’s unrelenting sarcasm, and slices of cheesecake.
This cafe is a beautiful to tribute to Rue McClanahan and The Golden Girls. And if you’re a fan of the show, you should pay the place a visit sometime.
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What are your favorite Blanche moments and quotes from the show?
One of my all-time fave quotes is when Rose was taking work calls from home and clients were calling in the wee hours of the evening. Blanche says to Dorothy, “I hate phone calls in the middle of the night! I’m as jumpy as a virgin at a prison rodeo.” And she struts out of frame like the sassy belle that she is and while Dorothy stares at her, mouth agape, “Boy, that’s jumpy.” LOLOL
Second best is when Blanche decided to write a romance novel based on her life. She wrote all night long and was insanely delirious from lack of sleep when she wandered into the kitchen where Rose was separating her egg yolks which she stored in a Ziplock bag. Blanche was in the middle of this incoherent rant about how her work was a work of art, and that she was an artist and maybe she’ll cut off her hair like Van Gogh; she sees the bag of egg yolks and thinks she’s hallucinating. It’s hysterical!
This bathroom door reminds me of that episode when Blanche and Sofia were consciously dating the same Cuban guy, Fidel Santiago, and decided to “share”. When Sophia came home with him after a date, Blanche purposely walked into the living room in a provocative nightie & robe. After exchanging pleasantries, she says, “Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go take a bath with barely enough water to cover my perky bosoms.” Of course, Sophia says, “You’re only going to sit in an inch of water?”
Rue La Rue Cafe | 4394 Broadway, NY NY 10040