The much beloved and nine-years-dormant show Gilmore Girls makes its grand return this Friday in four 90-minute episodes titled A Year in the Life. But before fans dive into the revival when it drops on Netflix, a Somerville restaurant wants them to celebrate the occasion on Wednesday with a full lineup of Gilmore-themed entertainment and snacks.
In homage to the Gilmores, who are always hungry and always eating, The Independent will offer a la carte bar specials inspired by the show, starting at 6 p.m. Fans can enjoy some Founder's Day Punch (probably a touch more sophisticated than Miss Patty's famous version), which will be a blend of rums and fresh citrus for $11. Two other cocktails include "coffee in an IV," which is made with brandy, coffee liqueur, coffee, and Combier whipped cream, also for $11, along with a shot called "The Fastest Last Word," made with gin, green chartreuse, maraschino, and lime, for $7.
Additionally, DJ Kate Miles will play songs that were featured throughout the series, including musicians such as The Shins, Nick Drake, XTC, Punk Planet, and Joe Strummer. The Independent will also screen seasons one through seven of the series on televisions around the restaurant, with closed captioning, so fans can prepare for the release of the revival on Friday.
The Gilmore Girls revival has excited fans around the country, many of whom turned out in droves when 200 coffee shops transformed into the show’s iconic Luke’s Diner in October. Brighton’s Cafenation took part in the one-day transformation, and fans lined up down the block well before the coffee shop opened for the day.