Alamo Drafthouse goes into full Star Wars cantina mode with a selection of limited time offerings inspired by the latest big screen entry into the epic saga, because even a Rebel's gotta eat...
December 13, 2016 // Franchising.com // Austin, TX - To celebrate the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the Alamo Drafthouse has gone full Rebel, and its culinary team has dreamed up a slate of specials inspired by one of the most intriguing new locations introduced in the film, the sunny (yet rather sinister) beaches of the planet Scarif.
Tropical flavors abound in entrees like "Island Salad," sliders with choice of fish or pulled pork, "Jerked Sweet Potatoes with Black Beans," and "Shrimp & Avocado Toast" -- all of which can be found for a limited time on a specially-designed commemorative menu, a die-cut schematic of the Death Star that Rebels can even take back to their home base.
"Seeing those Storm Troopers marching in the surf in the trailer was instant inspiration," says Alamo Drafthouse Executive Chef, Brad Sorenson. "I mean, Storm Troopers on a beach?! Complete nerd out. So for this menu I knew I wanted to zero in on that new glimpse into the Star Wars universe and have some fun with it, crafting sort of an island vacation menu packed with exotic flavors -- although, clearly, it's no vacation on Scarif for the Rebellion."
Also on offer: A rogue's gallery of delicious Star Wars-inspired cocktails: the Ford's Gin-centric "Ice Planet" and "Forest Moon," and the creamy blended "Blue Milk Tropicale."
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Menu Specials (Photo Credit: Heather Kennedy)
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