By Kevin Rutherford
One of the dreams of fallen GWAR frontman Dave Brockie (aka Oderus Urungus), according to his bandmates, involved opening a GWAR-themed restaurant.
Now, months after his death, Brockie posthumously realizes that dream.
According to a release, the band will open their own restaurant and bar that features menu items designed by band member BalSac himself. GWARbar, based in Richmond, Va., will open this summer.
BalSac, the band’s guitarist and creator of the group’s GWAR-B-Q Sauce, invented the menu. “My mother taught me the endless secrets of intergalactic cooking,” he said in a statement. “And then I ate her.”
GWARbar will move into a location previously operated by another entrepreneur. The band is raising funds via Indiegogo to help renovate the space. The $50,000 goal includes various tiers of prizes for donations, including $1,000 that gets one a barstool at the restaurant with one’s name engraved on it.
The restaurant is also being spearheaded by Travis Croxton, who was named Richmond’s restauranteur of the year in 2013.
GWARbar was preceded late last month by the band’s own brand of E-cig vaping fluids, which, naturally, only uses “freshly squeezed babies.”
Frontman Brockie passed away March 23. A cause of death has not yet been determined.