Intergalactic Eats

Intergalactic Eats

Rokeg Blood Pie. Vulcan Plomeek Soup. These are two of the space snacks served by Washington’s Avalon Theatre Cafe during the first run of the new Star Trek movie, writes City Paper‘s Tricia Olszewski.

The Avalon’s recipes are adapted from those of Talaxian chef Neelix, misidentified by the Express as “Starship Enterprise chef.” Haw. Everyone knows Neelix ran the galley on the USS Voyager (and we thank him for his service). Neelix was played by actor Ethan Phillips, co-author (with Willian J. Birnes) of The Star Trek Cookbook (1999). Scholarly space chefs may want to compare this with the so-called Official Star Trek Cooking Manual (1978), attributed to Mary Ann Piccard and Nurse Chapel.

Star Trek grub will be on the Avalon’s menu through May 21st, and burger joints have Trek-related alien eats, but earlier generations of Star Trek theme restaurants are now in eclipse.  There have been recent sightings of alien edibles in some quadrants of the Web, however. To intercept, see this orientation, then set coordinates for these locations:

Big Oven star trek recipes

K’Tesh’s Klingon Recipe Pages

Chowhound: star trek-y foods? 

Food category on the Star Trek web site

Foods and beverages by intergalactic species and cultures,

Star Trek Cookbook review, The SF Site 


The Avalon Theatre is at 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW (Cleveland Park Metrorail Station). Please leave your phasers at the door; no Tribbles except disability companions.

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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5 Responses to “Intergalactic Eats”

  1. Star Trek | Martin Cuff Consulting Says:

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  2. Diane Duane Says:

    Um… I wouldn’t be pulling the Express up on its errors when you don’t know how to spell Nurse Chapel’s name [Thanks; corrected. – ml ]. “Quadrants of the web”? “This orientation”?? Oh, come on. Whatever happened to “these coordinates”?

    If you’re going to venture out to play with us Trekkies … at least take the time to do enough research to get your terminology straight.

    Also: is the Brickskeller still serving Romulan ale? (sigh) Now *there’s* a place that goes where no (Budweiser-drinking) man has gone before.

  3. Mike Licht Says:

    Diane Duane:

    Good thing I didn’t post a photo of me in this Starfleet uniform; I probably got that wrong, too.

    No Romulan ale on the Brickskeller/RFD menu as of this stardate, but a substance bearing that name materialized Eathside at the The Star Trek Experience attraction in the Las Vegas Hilton. Paramount Studios contracted Cerveceria La Costancia (El Salvador) to bottle the private-label blue brew. Ratebeer says SAB Miller owns the company and has retired this lager.

    Reviews from Ratebeer and Epinions:

    Romulan Ale pours to a deep, dark, indigo blue color with a thick and equally blue head formation that is spritzy and short-lived. A quick whiff of the nose reveals a little skunking present and not much else. The palate is watery and bland; very uninteresting. There’s an oh-so-faint hint of hops present but in no way does it save the beer. The finish is equally monotonous.

    1. Whatever you do DON’T spill it on anything, the blue dye will not come out. 2. Your teeth, gums, and tongue will be blue for a few hours (great party gag). 3. Your poop will be blue the next day…….. enjoy……….

    Corny, moderately skunky aroma. Stale grain and boiled veggie flavor. A typical bad lager from aroma to finish.

    Is this even beer?” Didn’t even taste like any beer I know of, maybe a malt-liquor drink or something. As I got closer the bottom of the glass the worse it got. yuk, yuk, and yuk!


    There are a few cocktails called “Romulan Ale” by intergalactic mixologists. Recipes vary, but those in our solar system feature Blue Curacao liqueur:

    Romulan Ale

    Real Romulan Ale

    Romulan Dream

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  5. Squalish Says:

    Their racht better be fresh.

    [There’s nothing worse than half-dead racht” – ml]

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