“Golden Girls” fans rejoice the long awaited Rue La Rue Cafe is officially open in NYC. This place is jam-packed with memorabilia and will make you feel like you’ve stepped on the set of the famous sitcom.
The story behind this must-see restaurant is pretty touching. Owner Michael J. LaRue was long-time friends with the late actress Rue McClanahan, who played the famous Blanche Devereaux on “Golden Girls.” The friends had an inside joke about McClanahan marrying LaRue just so her name would be Rue LaRue and that’s how the neighborhood cafe got its name. It’s located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan where LaRue currently lives.
He told the New York Times: “It’s a museum with good food.”