Rock & Brews opens soon at Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s Sunset Walk

From the Orlando Business Journal: “Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s latest restaurant to open this month

Central Florida’s newest vacation destination, Margaritaville Resort Orlando, is ready to turn the volume up to 11 with its latest dining option.

The destination will welcome the new 6,500-square-foot Rock & Brews Restaurant on Oct. 29 at the resort’s Sunset Walk retail/dining/entertainment district. Rock & Brews is a concept from KISS superstars Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons and their franchise partners R&B Florida LLC.

“This is a family-friendly restaurant, and you can bring your dog — seriously, bring your dog. We will give him dog beer or water — yes, we will,” said Simmons, about the best way to describe the restaurant.

Margaritaville’s 200,000-square-foot Sunset Walk retail center will be home to many tenants including a Studio Movie Grill, GameTime, a Rascal Flatts restaurant, the KISS Rock & Brews, Skechers, Bahama Bucks Original Shaved Ice Co., Avalon Day Spa, Café Rio, Cold Stone Creamery, Paradise Spirits & Wine and BurgerFi.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando, which is being developed by Encore Capital Management, is expected to radically transform Kissimmee’s iconic U.S. Highway 192 tourist corridor when it opens later this year. The resort will boost Central Florida’s lodging and activities, and should spur more capital investment here. Orlando’s $70 billion tourism industry — the region’s main economic engine — draws 72 million visitors annually.

Buffett peforms in Phoenix AZ

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performed last night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ as part of the 2018 Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour.

The set list from the show is now available. Some of the highlights included a medley of “Frenchman For The Night” and “Everybody’s Talkin’”, “Coconut Telegraph”, “Take Another Road”, and “Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”.

Margaritaville Resort Coming to Lake of the Ozarks Spring 2019

New details were revealed surrounding the introduction of a Margaritaville Resort to the shores of Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Mo. (Though we’re still waiting to hear if Jimmy Buffett will be doing a concert any time soon…)

The new lakeside retreat, the first of its kind for Margaritaville, will feature renovated guestrooms, an exterior refresh and several new dining concepts. The company says upon completion of a phased renovation program in spring 2019, the property will be named “Margaritaville Lake Resort, Lake of the Ozarks.”

The exterior of all buildings at the Resort Complex are now a shade of warm sand, accented with white trim, to reflect the lake’s peaceful shoreline. Guests also will find enhanced activities and facilities, including a fresh new fleet of gray golf carts for The Oaks golf course and the renaming of Arrowhead Pool and Bear’s Den Arcade – now Lakeside Pool and Fin City Arcade, respectively.

Several signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts have been introduced at the property and are now open, including:

JB’s Boathouse Grill (pictured below) serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, boat drinks and more – featuring classic nautical décor with bright blues and crisp whites.
Frank & Lola’s Pizzeria features a cool and comfortable atmosphere and is the perfect spot for guests to grab a fresh pie.
Windrose Marker 26 Lakeside Dining, a resort staple, serves exceptional seafood, steaks and more, with incredible lake views.
The Tiki Hut Pool Bar, a new concept located at the resort’s Lakeside Pool, offers light fare and tropical beverages for those enjoying fun in the sun.
LandShark Bar & Grill (opening spring 2019), the new flagship waterfront restaurant, features classics like fish tacos, nachos, wings, crisp salads, boat drinks and signature LandShark burgers.

Final touches will be completed early next year, including updates to the lobby, marina, water park, bowling alley and more.

For more information, visit www.Tan-Tar-A.com

New Book from Chip Bell: “We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About”

The 13th edition of the Jake Sullivan Series, “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About“, is now available at Amazon (paperback or kindle edition).

Summary from the author:

“Everything’s changed.” So says Jake Sullivan as he recalls his recent past.

Dealing with private and professional turmoil, Jake, and his best friend, Mike Lang, find themselves on the hunt in Key West, trying to unravel an assassination plot in this tropical paradise.

Only here could a high school reunion, a Vice-President Elect, and thousands of Parrotheads attending a Meeting Of The Minds, all play a part in their attempts to take down an evil mastermind.

And, only at the final confrontation, will Jake discover just how treacherous change has become.

Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo Costa Rica

Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa today announced that it has closed to finalize preparations for its multi-million-dollar rebranding. New project details and renderings have now been released of the new Margaritaville Beach Resort Playa Flamingo, which will debut with a soft opening on November 1. The rebranding will include a new modern design in all rooms and public areas, signature Margaritaville brand dining concepts, new activities for kids and adults, and more. Reservations are now available, with special soft opening rates and an early booking discount for travel in 2019.

“We’re thrilled to join Margaritaville’s expanding hospitality portfolio and build upon the unforgettable guest experiences we’ve been providing here for nearly 30 years,” said Pedro D’oñas, the resort’s general manager. “We can’t wait to show our local friends and clients, as well as travelers from around the world, just how well Margaritaville’s authentic ‘no worries’ vibe matches the Pura Vida of Costa Rica.”

Several new signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts will include:

· Banana Wind Café, with locally-inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as frozen concoctions.

· License to Chill Bar, the new rendition of the resort’s famous swim-up pool bar, will now offer an extended menu for lunch, snacks and a variety of light bites along with its signature cocktails, beer, wine and other refreshing beverages.

· 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, serving up beach favorites such as burgers, tacos, seafood dishes and signature cocktails along with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. A stage will feature live entertainment multiple nights each week, and multiple large screen TV’s will keep guests up-to-date with all of their favorite sports.

· Capriccio’s Pizza Bistro & Café, the resort’s classic restaurant overlooking the pool, will continue to delight guests with gourmet pizzas, pastas and salads.

Buffett performas at the Surf Lodge

From the New York Post: “Jimmy Buffett surprises Surf Lodge guests with performance

Summer in the Hamptons is still going for island rocker Jimmy Buffett — who surprised guests at Surf Lodge last weekend by getting onstage during a Wyclef Jean gig.

Buffett performed “Margaritaville,” changing the lyrics to center on Montauk, with Jean on bongos.

Buffett also referenced hotspot owner Jayma Cardoso by shouting, “Those Brazilian women gave me too much tequila!”

Before Wyclef’s performance, rapper Lupe Fiasco also performed and invited a fan in his early teens onstage to rap with him.