Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Universal Orlando Will Celebrate National Margarita Day February 22, 2014

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants plan to celebrate National Margarita Day on February 22nd, including the location at Universal Orlando.

margaritaAs part of the celebration, Margaritaville will host Margaritaville University, a complimentary margarita-making class from 3pm to 4pm. After mastering mixing, shaking, stirring and sipping, all graduates will receive a diploma.

At 5pm a Master of Ceremonies will lead those gathered in a toast to the official beverage of Margaritaville. There will also be an array of margarita-related activities, specials, a new margarita flight, contests and giveaways.

Margaritaville is located at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk, near Islands of Adventure. Universal does charge to park before 6pm. Visit margaritavilleorlando.com for more info.



Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Restaurants to Offer Specialty Burgers for National Hamburger Month in May

The Cheeseburger in Paradise is a popular dish at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, but for the month of May 2013, the restaurant will also be offering a specialty burger each week.

That’s because May is National Hamburger Month.

orlando-jbmargaritavilleThe specialty burgers were created by Margaritaville Chefs across the country, then voted on by the people. Here are the winning concoctions:

Week #1 (April 29-May 5) will feature the Boursin Mushroom Burger. Created by Margaritaville Mohegan Sun chef Mark Collins, this burger is piled high with a grilled portabella mushroom, Boursin cheese, pan-fried tomatoes, jalapenos and an avocado mayonnaise.

Week #2 (May 6-12) will feature the Volcano Nacho Burger. Created by Myrtle Beach Margaritaville Chef Craig Ledger, it has Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, Volcano Chili, house-made Queso, fried tortilla strips and for an extra kick some sliced jalapenos.

Week #3 (May 13-19) will feature the Ultimate Burger Melt. Created by Chef Franz Zmuda of Margaritaville Las Vegas, this burger is served with caramelized onions, fire-roasted tomatoes, covered with Parmesan cheese, melted Monterey, Jack & Cheddar cheese, Heinz 57, and served on baked and buttered Texas Toast.

Week #4 (May 20-26) will feature the Arizona Jerk Burger. This burger got its start in the kitchen of Margaritaville Glendale by Chef Anthony Garcia, and is topped with sautéed chopped onions, jerk BBQ sauce, Pepper Jack cheese, peppered bacon, pickle planks and served with a chutney mayonnaise.

Week #5 (May 27-June 2) will feature the Crunch Burger. Created by Margaritaville Atlantic City (Opening Memorial Day Weekend 2013) Chef Jason LaMotte, this bun-less burger rests on a bed of shredded lettuce, covered with chipotle mayonnaise and topped with American and Cheddar cheese, grilled tomatoes, sweet-and-spicy bacon, and lastly fried potato crisps.

Margaritaville is located at Universal Orlando CityWalk. For more information, visit margaritavilleorlando.com.

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