A Trip to the Pandorica Restaurant

Please excuse me while I freak out and jump on the next plane to New York.

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Many Whovian fans from across the globe have heard the news – a Doctor Who themed restaurant has opened up in Beacon, NY. At only about an hour from Geekritique’s headquarters, my betrothed and I chose to finally visit the Pandorica. I had made a cursory visit a few days before my engagement, but didn’t have the time to stop in and grab a bite. My experience was rather pleasant, but not exactly perfect.
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Originally called The Cup and Saucer Restaurant and Tea Room – it was nothing but that. Although it still bears that name on the storefront, the new management has different plans for the establishment. Entitled The Pandorica, it’s become a haven for Doctor Who fans of all backgrounds. A large wallpaper of Vincent Van Gogh’s exploding TARDIS in the background, a TARDIS bathroom, a glowing crack in the wall, and the constant playback of fan-favorite…

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What a Maroon.

Makes you think about college..

Annamal house.

Rosenwald-Hall-Szmurlo Actually, the plant life was the best part.

I’ve never felt so courted as I did when colleges started sending me and my sister letters and brochures during our senior year of high school. At one point, mid-fall, I hauled a stack of mailers that was nearly three feet tall out to the recycling bin. Whereas I imagine previous generations of women agonized over the finding the perfect husband at 18, my classmates and I agonized over finding the perfect college. For those of us on the honors/AP/IB fast track of elite education in Atlanta, it was a kind of holy grail we chased after, plowing through chemistry homework while our classmates smoked joints at Lake Burton.

I went into college sincerely believing it was going to be the absolute best four years of my life: a distillation of the most engaging and empowering moments from high school, minus all…

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