Anyone who knows me knows that I am a massive Gilmore Girls fan. I watch it just about every night before I go to bed. I have seen the entire series WAY too many times to count. I’ve even memorised a few too many lines #noshame.
When I heard that there would be Luke’s Diner pop ups all over the country in honour of the 16th anniversary of the first episode of Gilmore Girls and in anticipation of the revival in November, I knew I had to go. If only just to have some personal contact with a bit of the series that has meant so much to me since I started watching it all those years ago.
I arrived at my local Luke’s Diner location (Ground Central Coffee at 52nd between 3rd and Lexington) around 8:25, only to find a massive line that wrapped around the corner and down the block. Luckily one of my friends was already in line (thanks, CK!) so I was one of those queue jumpers I hate so much (it was worth it this time).
It’s funny, and not so surprising, that maybe 90% of those in line were twenty-something girls excitedly chatting with their friends. We did get a couple confused questions from random passers-by (usually older women and some businessmen) who were wondering why there was such a long line to get a cup of coffee…little did they know…
After about 40 minutes of waiting, we were close to the threshold (YAY!) and saw that there was a giant cardboard cut-out of Luke holding up his new sign – a perfect photo-op! The barista who works there regularly was decked out in a Luke’s apron and a backwards baseball cap, which apparently Netflix is making him give back, not cool! He was nice enough to let in the poor, confused regulars who did not want to wait around the block for their morning coffee.
Upon entering, we saw the famous Luke’s sign and the probably more infamous No Cell Phones sign. #obsessed. All I needed was a grumpy Luke telling me to stop taking so many photos!
I grabbed my free coffee from the barista and proceeded to enjoy a couple more photo-ops before I had to rush off to work.
The security officer outside the UN jokingly asked if the coffee was for him, to whom I tried to hide my adamant NO with a laugh—I was not going to get rid of this coffee cup!
Pleased with my early morning conquest, I quickly edited the quote hidden below the sleeve and scanned the Snapchat code to find a temporary Stars Hollow filter. Yay!
Gilmore Girls #obsessed
Nothing is better than a day filled with Gilmore Girls. I’m watching it as I write this post ;)
Did you go to one of the hundreds of Luke’s Diners across the country?