Well, sort of…and as far as I know, none of the ToastPop staff has ever been here, but us Whovian staff would surely be thrilled to hit it up sometime! The Pandorica is a brand new Doctor Who-themed restaurant in Beacon, New York that just opened in July. While The Pandorica as known in the show meant no good for the universe, the eatery of the same name is in a good way the most interesting thing to have graced the Whovian universe (after the season eight premiere this weekend)! A Nerdist review that first covered the location says that the décor expresses many odes to the show: Van Gogh’s “Exploding TARDIS” painting hangs in the dining room, it has a TARDIS restroom and a TARDIS mural, the menus are outfitted with the look of the blue box, and even some of the selections themselves are inspired by and named for references from the shows (Although the “fish fingers” are actually French toast sticks, served with with custard!).
My travels this summer have led me to some low-key, casual restaurants, and this imaginary/virtual trip to The Pandorica is not much different in atmosphere. This place offers live musical entertainment, and even cosplay events from time to time! And its great for Whovians of any age! Not only does the Pandorica gain ToastPop’s approval, but the newest faces of Doctor Who, Peter Capaldi, Jenna Louise-Colman, and Steven Moffat, visited recently and loved it!
Plan your trip to Beacon and The Pandorica!
The Pandorica Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pandorica/819377074747184?sk=timeline&ref=page_internal
find directions and business hours, and what’s going on
“Doctor Who’s Cast Reacts to New York’s Newest Doctor Who-Themed Café” (article): http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/08/doctor-who-cast-peter-capaldi.html
What did the stars have to say about The Pandorica?
Beacon city website: http://www.beacononhudson.com/
Take your own virtual trip to Beacon and see it for yourself!
Beacon, NY Trip Advisor page: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g47291-Beacon_New_York-Vacations.html
Plan a real trip to town through Trip Advisor. Check out what accommodations and other attractions Beacon has to offer, and what others have said about them.
A scene from “The Pandorica Opens” (season 5, ep. 12): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ecycHAZtaM
Watch an iconic moment from Doctor Who surrounding the restauraunt’s namesake. Shared here for the fun of it.