The Pandorica has opened, but Doctor Who fans will be surprised to find it just north of the hustle and bustle of New York City’s streets, rather than buried deep beneath Stonehenge.
Whovians will also be pleased to learn that, far from containing the most dangerous being in the universe, The Pandorica is actually a Doctor Who themed eatery, located in Beacon. While New York City already has The Way Station, a bar that features a TARDIS for a bathroom, The Pandorica takes Doctor Who fandom to a new level, as The Mary Sue relates. Featuring dishes such as “Madame De Pompadour sponge cake,” as well as the obvious and obligatory fish fingers and custard, The Pandorica is “The only Doctor Who themed restaurant in Dutchess County,” according to its Facebook page.
— Whoogle (@WhoogleNews) August 11, 2014
Named after the prison in which the Doctor’s enemies hoped to trap him forever, The Pandorica features menus that are TARDIS blue on the back, declaring “Police Telephone Free For Use Of Public” across their cover. While there may not be an Auton centurion standing guard outside, the walls of The Pandorica are adorned with a depiction of the interior of the Eleventh Doctor’s first TARDIS, as well as one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most explosive, albeit frightening, works.
“The Universe is cracked. The Pandorica will open. Silence will fall…” — Amy Pond (@DoctorWhoGal) August 10, 2014
The Pandorica regenerated to its current form in July, and pictures of the establishment were posted to Reddit by user jacquelinesarah, who related how she stumbled upon the establishment:
I spent the day in the quiet little artist town of Beacon, NY and passed a restaurant called “Pandorica” as I walked down the main street. I smiled to myself but didn’t think much of it. On the way back, I looked inside and saw the giant mural of the exploding TARDIS. Of course, I then ran in and started talking to the owner (dressed head to toe in TARDIS blue). She took me around the entire restaurant pointing out every tiny detail, from the sunflowers on the tables to the “fish fingers” (aka french toast sticks) and custard on the dessert menu.”
4 years ago on this day, The last centurion had to wait 2000 years to save Amy from inside The Pandorica. pic.twitter.com/BFsIOIHk0l
— Thomas Light (@ThomasLight1997) June 26, 2014
As The Inquisitr has previously reported, the newest series of Doctor Who premieres later this month, on August 23, and is the first to feature Peter Capaldi as the time-traveling Doctor. He replaces Matt Smith, the Eleventh Doctor, whose tenure informs much of The Pandorica.
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