A Washington Heights’ resident is opening up the world’s first “Golden Girls”-themed restaurant in New York City.
Michael J. LaRue, who used to be a close friend of the late Rue McClanahan — who played the sexy, at times slutty Blanche Devereaux on the NBC sitcom — is getting ready to open up Rue La Rue Cafe, according to DNAInfo.com.
The ’80s-style eatery will pay homage to the actress and will be jam packed with “Golden Girls” memorabilia and, of course, cheesecake.
(If that reference went right over your head, you’re probably straight. Click here for clarification).
According to a recent Facebook post on the official Rue McClanahan Memorial Page, the restaurant will also be dishing some of McClanahan’s personal home recipes.
“Now there will be a place in NYC where all Rue’s fans can visit, see lots of her memorabilia, and sit around a table with some friends eating cheesecake and gabbing,” the post reads.
Also … Betty White is reportedly slated to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“Golden Girls” aired on NBC from 1985 to 1992. The sitcom, which starred Beatrice Arthur, White, McClanahan and Estelle Getty, centered on four older women who share a home in Miami, Florida. During it’s seven-season run, the show won two Emmys and three Golden Globes.
The beloved show has since been on syndication pretty much on every cable channel and is a huge gay cult classic.
And on a personal note, Dear LaRue … Thank you for being a friend.