“Golden Girls” Pop-Up Is a Bridge to the Past

Step inside the Miami home of Blanche Devereaux and grab a seat at the kitchen table at the new “Golden Girls” themed pop-up restaurant in Beverly Hills. The restaurant replicates the iconic kitchen, Blanche’s palm print covered bedroom, and a Shady Pines bar. The pop-up opened at 369 N. Bedford Drive on July 30, which was “National Golden Girls Day.”

An homage to the iconic NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls,” the pop-up is a fully functioning fast-casual restaurant (with an emphasis on desserts) and bar that transports guests to the girls’ 1980’s hangout spots. The pop-up has ample photo moments for fans to enjoy from the kitchen table to the lanai and more.

The menu was developed by executive chef Royce Burke with classic items like Sophia’s Lasagna al Forno (with vegan options), The Lanai: A “Miami style” Cuban sandwich, Blanche’s Georgia style cookie, a bacon lettuce potato sandwich, specialty cocktails, mocktails and cheesecake. Diners are required to purchase tickets in advance, and each 90-minute reservation includes a “Golden Main” and a slice of cheesecake. Guests have the option to purchase additional sides, drinks, desserts and exclusive The Golden Girls Kitchen merchandise. In partnership with East Side Cheesecakes, guests can order a variety of different cheesecake flavors including chocolate, strawberry, pumpkin, and Oreo.

The fully immersive restaurant experience is a collaboration between the online community Bucket Listers and Bucket Listers Creative Director Derek Berry. The pop-up is expected to open in New York City in the fall, Miami and San Francisco in the winter, and Chicago in the spring of 2023.

Tickets start at $39 per person during non-peak hours and $49 during normal hours.