Cheeseburger in Paradise

I've been a Jimmy Buffett fan of varying degrees for the past 10 years or so. His music has saved me from completely losing my sanity one summer when I was stuck behind a copy machine 40 hours a week, transported me away from my gloomy cubicle in the middle of a Washington winter (via radio margaritaville), and inspired real life travels to tropical places. So when it came to looking for a place to eat on the Las Vegas strip recently, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to check out the Margaritaville Cafe.

At the outset, I was somewhat skeptical of it being overly cliche and having the marketing shoved down our throats, but in the end, I was pleasantly surprised. While the music was a little loud, it was good*. There were guys on stilts walking around making balloon hats, which gave everything a kind of party atmosphere. Then, once an hour, a bikini clad lady emerged from a volcano, slid down a water slide, and ended in an extremely oversized margarita glass. It was quite a spectacle.

Besides the carnival atmosphere, the food was really good. I couldn't pass up ordering the cheeseburger in paradise. While it wasn't the best cheeseburger I've ever had, it was pretty dang good. Emily had a salad with onion and cucumber relish, bbq sauce, candied pecans, and fried chicken. While it sounded a little out there, it was actually really good.

Yep, good music, good food, and good atmosphere = a dang good evening.
Monday September 3 2007File under: travel, food

Toggle Comments (5)comment?
on Mon 03rd Sep, 2007 02:10 pm PDT MOM said:
I imagine that "good company" figures heavily into the equation as well--besides the parrots, I mean, 'cause I'm figuring that there were a few of them hanging out too.
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on Mon 03rd Sep, 2007 02:32 pm PDT Saxtor said:
So how was the margarita?
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on Tue 04th Sep, 2007 07:25 am PDT Chris said:
Does anyone else find it strange that Saxtor continues to hyperlink his name to his site?
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on Tue 04th Sep, 2007 03:19 pm PDT Saxtor said:
Well you see, when BdW's hosting is being funky (which seems to be often lately), my blog is still the best non-kid or -indiecrap one around! And if we only wait a couple more months, the current post's topic will be current again!
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on Fri 07th Sep, 2007 08:07 pm PDT Joe Wilbur said:
I never went there, nor will i don't think. i'm what you would call NOT a jimmy buffet fan...i honestly don't see what the big deal about him is.
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