Out and About: Escape to Margaritaville at Dr Phillips Center .. @DrPhillipsCtr @BuffettMusical

Escape to Margaritaville at Dr Phillips Center .. photo credits: Matthew Murphy

Escape to Margaritaville,” now playing at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, bundles the songs of Jimmy Buffett with a light story of romance and finding one’s purpose in life.

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Watch the Tonight Show Musical Guests at Universal Orlando Next Week


The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon will be taping new shows on location at Universal Orlando in June

As we noted a few weeks ago, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is taking its first road trip to Universal Orlando next week. Tickets to see the show tape went in a half hour, but you can still catch the musical guests.

The acts will perform at Universal Studios Music Plaza (where the Mardi Gras concerts happen) next Monday through Thursday at 9pm nightly. Performances will only be 1 or 2 songs long – not a full concert – but you may be able to catch your favorite act live, even if it’s briefly.

Scheduled performers include Jennifer Lopez on Monday, Jimmy Buffett on Tuesday, fun. on Wednesday and Pitbull on Thursday.

If you can watch the concerts if you have a park ticket for that day or a Universal Orlando annual pass (except Power Passes, which are blacked out for the summer).

If you go and take photos, tag us on Twitter (@CitySurfOrlando) or Instagram (@zengrrl) so we can see them!

February 22 is National Margarita Day – Let’s Celebrate!

Who doesn’t like a nice cold margarita? Whether you like yours frozen or on the rocks, there’s a flavor for just about every taste bud.

Today, February 22, is National Margarita Day, celebrating the drink that was first invented in 1948.

According to legend, a socialite named Margarita Sames created the first margarita at her hacienda in Acapulco, Mexico. She mixed together tequila, Cointreau and fresh lime juice, which today remains the basic recipe for a margarita.

Over 60 years later, the margarita is one of the top 3 cocktails in the U.S., and, according to the Food Network, on average, over 185,000 margaritas are consumed every hour in this country.

Whew! That’s a lot of wasting away in Margaritaville.

Speaking of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffet’s nationwide chain of restaurants is celebrating today with drink specials and giveaways. The location at Universal Orlando CityWalk is participating.

Of course, you can always celebrate at home. The basic recipe is 1 ounce tequila, 1 ounce Cointreau and fresh lime juice to fill the glass. Shake to mix and serve on the rocks in a glass rimmed with sea salt (dip the rim in lime juice or tequila to get it to stick).

Don’t feel like making from scratch? Just grab one of the pre-made margarita mixes at the grocery or liquor store, add tequila and ice and you’re all set.

So how do you plan to celebrate National Margarita Day?

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