Cowboy Bebop Café Recreates Crew's Minimal Menu
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The Cowboy Bebop anime series might be full of smokey hole-in-the-wall bars and lavish casinos, but the Bebop crew usually had to make do with limited woolongs. The upcoming Goodsmile Animate Café is recreating some of the food seen in the series, right down to the bell peppers and beef (with no beef).
Visitors can choose from the Bell Peppers and Beef plate (700 yen), a Mushroom Samba burger (1,000 yen), Oniyate Ranch Special: SON OF A GUN (1,000 yen), Ganymede Seafood Pizza (900 yen), Spaghetti with Meatballs (1,000 yen), Dark Night's Heavy Rock dessert (700 yen), and the "I Warned You!" dessert (800 yen). Some of the menu items have lunch versions while others have slightly more expensive dinner versions.
The real question is if the seafood pizza is really made with the endangered Ganymede Sea Rat and if the Space Warriors are aware of this attempt to market the species as food. A very dangerous choice if true.
The café is offering both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The "Spike Spiegel" is an Old Fashioned cocktail that comes with a gun-shaped chocolate and mixed nuts. The "Jet Black" is a Cowboy cocktail (whiskey with half and half), and the Faye Valentine is a classic martini. The non-alcoholic drinks include "Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV," a Cinderella mocktail, the "Radical Edward," a cappuccino, a Prarie Oyster, a supposed hang-over cure that includes a raw egg and hot sauce, a "Swordfish II," "Hammerhead," and "Red Tail." Visitors can also get beer and a High Ball (alcoholic) and orange juice.
The café will sell limited-edition merchandise including a Swordfish II tie-pin, glassware, coasters, and artwork. The most eye-catching item has to be an Zippo lighter engraved with Spike's portrait for 10,000 yen.
Cowboy Bebop is a music-centric space noir series that follows Spike and his rag-tag crew of bounty hunters as they travel from planet to planet in search of a quick buck and an escape from their traumatic pasts. The series has run on Toonami several times since the block's revival in 2012.
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