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Sep 14

From Al.com: “Crazy Sista Lucy Buffett to open second LuLu’s restaurant in Destin in 2015

Lucy “LuLu” Buffett, owner of LuLu’s at Homeport Marina, recently announced her plan to open a second LuLu’s location in Destin in a low-key way, via Facebook. She posted: “Uh, did I forget to mention…” along with a photo of a sign at the new spot. “Keep calm and eat gumbo,” the sign reads. “Destin 2015.”

Buffett’s new venture will be located close to her brother Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, which opened in Destin in February of this year. The siblings grew up in Mobile.

Jimmy Buffett has his Parrotheads fan club, but Lucy Buffett has gained fame in her own right as a restaurateur and cookbook author.

Like her brother, she even has her own beer. His is Landshark Lager, distributed by Budweiser in St. Louis; hers is Crazy Sista Honey Ale, brewed at Back Forty Beer Co. in Gadsden, Ala.

But unlike her brother, Lucy Buffett returned home after spending, as she writes on her website, www.lulubuffett.com, years in Los Angeles. When she came back to the Alabama Gulf Coast, she first opened a tiny eatery, LuLu’s at Sunset Grill, “a burger joint with great food,” on Weeks Bay near the Fish River Bridge, in 1998.

LuLu’s became a popular place for people to sit outside, wait for the sunset and eat food based on Buffett’s grandmother’s recipes: fried crab claws, fried green tomatoes and “L.A. Caviar,” her signature black-eyed pea dip.

Sep 06

From BizJournals.com: “Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort announces details on restaurants, amenities”

Slated to open summer 2015, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort will feature Jimmy Buffett lyric-inspired food and beverage venues including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, LandShark Bar & Grill, License to Chill Rooftop Bar, Lone Palm Bar and 5 o’clock Somewhere Bar.

Developers also announced that a Margaritaville-inspired upscale dining restaurant named JWB’s will also be part of the resort’s lineup.

Margaritaville will also have a St. Somewhere Spa with 11 treatment rooms. Services at the 15,000 square-foot spa will include hot stone treatments, aromatherapy, deep tissue massages, Swedish massages, Shiatsu massages, on-site facials, waxing, hair styling, manicures and pedicures.

Margaritaville is still on track for a summer 2015 opening, developers announced Wednesday.

Aug 31

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed three recent shows for 2014 “This One’s For You Tour” to conclude the Summer leg of the tour.

The set list from the shows are now available:
08/21/2014 – Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre – Wantagh, NY
08/23/2014 – Alpine Valley Music Theatre – East Troy, WI
08/30/2014 – Hersheypark Stadium – Hershey, PA

From PennLive.com: “Jimmy Buffett’s Hershey debut: set list and some highlights

An enthusiastic audience filled Hersheypark Stadium last night to see Jimmy Buffett’s Hershey debut. Thanks to the tailgate that began in the afternoon, there were also hundreds in lawn chairs outside the stadium enjoying free sounds drifting out.

Here are a few of the highlights:

1. Opening act Alan Jackson was joined by headliner Jimmy Buffett for a quick cameo on “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”

2. The choreography of the two background singers throughout was like they were doing their own show.

Extra credit for the entire band jumping in unison to opener “Brown Eyed Girl”

3. Number of times I was hit by a beach ball: 14. Number of times the guy behind me was hit by a beach ball: 5. Number of beers spilled on me by a stumbling drunk person: 1. Alan Jackson and Jimmy BuffettView full sizeHeadliner Jimmy Buffett made an early appearance on stage during opening act Alan Jackson’s set

4. The show was packed with classic rock covers. In addition to Buffett’s standard covers of “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Southern Cross” the show hit up Allman Brothers Band instrumental “Little Martha,” before returning to Van the Man for “Into the Mystic”

5. Buffett telling the audience how much he liked Hershey and how this was the perfect spot for a Labor Day Weekend show. And, while this was his first visit to Hershey he promised he would be back.

Aug 29

To celebrate the Labor Day weekend and The Jake Sullivan Series surpassing 75000 in paperback sales and ebook downloads the Kindle Edition of “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season” will be on sale for .99 from 8/29 to 8/31.

Aug 27

From Margaritaville.com: Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers have announced a new tour date on October 16th at the Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA! Tickets go on sale September 6th via TicketMaster.

Aug 20

From KHON 2: “Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber to stay open under local management

Outrigger Enterprises Group announced Tuesday that it has leased the restaurant space to JB Waikiki, LLC, a new entity created by Handcrafted Restaurants, LLC, operators of Hawaii’s Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman.

The restaurant, located on the upper lobby level of the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort, will continue to operate under the Jimmy Buffett’s brand following a one-week closure from September 1-7 while the space and menu undergo a refresh.

“We are honored to carry on Jimmy Buffett’s great operation in Waikiki and look forward to expanding on its popularity with a few changes to the facilities and new additions to the menu that highlight Hawaii local flavors,” said Bill Terry, partner at Handcrafted Restaurants LLC. “The interview process is currently underway with restaurant management and staff and we expect a quick and easy transition.”

Barbara Campbell, vice president of retail leasing at Outrigger Enterprises Group, said, “We are pleased to have reached this agreement that allows Jimmy Buffett’s at the Beachcomber restaurant to remain open under the direction of Hawaii’s JB Waikiki, LLC, and continue to serve up the great food and drinks people have come to expect from the restaurant.”

Aug 20

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed two recent shows for 2014 This One’s For You Tour.

The set list from the shows are now available:
Saturday 8/16/2014 – Bristow, VA
Tuesday 8/19/2014 – Camden NJ

From Philly.com: “Jimmy Buffett turns the Susq into a Parrothead Paradise

Jimmy Buffett participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS (he was nominated by his daughter Savannah Jane). Jimmy nominated Kelly Slater, Betsy Whitten, and Don Johnson.

Aug 12

From Margaritaville.com:
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band
10/23/2014 – Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley – Berkeley, CA
This One’s For You Tour 2014
Tickets go on sale August 22nd via via TicketMaster



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