Here’s something you don’t often see in a Star Wars movie: food.
What is being eaten, exactly, in a galaxy far, far away? (Aside from Aunt Beru’s processed veggies and blue milk, of course.) So for the Dec. 18 opening of The Force Awakens, the Alamo Drafthouse cinema chain got creative when designing its special Star Wars-themed menu for its theaters, which offer in-seat food and beverage service. Check it out below. The “Tatooine Sunset” sounds like a must, but we’re going to skip the “Trash Compactor Pizza.”
Nerf Strips: Beef Skewers in Orange-Garlic Marinade, Pesto Sauce.
— Nerfs were one of the most consumed meats in the galaxy. And, shagginess aside, nerf herding a was a vital — and very profitable — vocation.
Trash Compactor Pizza: Mozzarella, Blue Cheese, Pear, Pecan, Green Onion, Bacon Jam.
— “What an incredible smell you’ve discovered!”
Yoda Soba Salad: Chilled Soba Noodles, Spinach, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Nori, Avocado, Cucumbers, Seared Tofu, Sesame Seeds. With Soy-Ginger Dressing.
— Packed with delicious green foods. A wise choice, this is.
Wookiee Wasaka Berry Crêpes: Chocolate Ricotta Filling, White Chocolate, Raspberries.
—The Wookiees are vegetarians and one of their delicacies is the Wasaka berry, a fruit that looks very much like a raspberry.
Jabba’s Critter Fritter: Corn, Shrimp, and Red Pepper Friters. With Roasted Jalapeno Aioli.
— Besides lording over a vast criminal empire, Jabba enjoyed eating the various insect-like creatures native to Tatooine (deep fried, of course).
Tatooine Sunset: Cana Brava Rum, Añejo Rum, Orange, Lime, Almond, Bitters
Gold Membrosia: Tequila Cabeza, Elderflower, Ginger, Rodian Spice Liquor, Orange Bitters, Lemon Oil
Earlier this week, Alamo made national headlines by announcing an extreme endurance contest where seven contestants from around the country will watch Star Wars movies over and over again at an Austin theater until only one remained.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is out on Dec. 18.