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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wordless Wednesday - Countdown to Pandora

It's almost time - Pandora opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom May 27

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Free Mini Tacos at Brando's & The Essaness Room

What can make a Cinco de Mayo celebration even better - free mini tacos!

Head over to Brando's & The Essaness Room for free mini tacos on Friday, May 5. 

Guests who visit Brando's and The Essaness Room on Cinco de Mayo will enjoy festive specials like $4 Palomas and FREE Mini Tacos. The tacos will be available on the bar and passed around tables all evening

Cantina Laredo Cinco de Mayo celebration

Are you ready for mucho margaritas?  Cantina Laredo is serving modern Mexican cuisine for the celebration.  Wash down all the delish bites with margarita madness. 

Here are a few of the special margaritas for the occasion.

Cinco de Mayo Margaritas
available for a limited time

Tajin Watermelon ‘Rita Sauza Cucumber Chili Tequila, Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur, Monin Agave Syrup, triple sec, fresh lemon and lime, served with a Tajin-Himalayan sea salt rim and watermelon cubes $12 ($5 each on 5/5)
La Favorita Espolón Reposado Tequila, fresh orange juice and margarita mix, topped with a Grand Marnier lime boat float $12
Blood Orange ‘Rita 1800 Silver Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Monin Blood Orange Syrup, margarita mix and cranberry juice, topped with a dehydrated blood orange slice $12

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

#WordlessWednesday - see the little details


Sometimes the details are more special than the big picture.

BIG Bar celebrates Cinco de Mayo with margarita specials

Who's ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

With the holiday falling on a Friday, the celebrations will be bigger, bolder and more cocktails. 
BIG Bar is ready to make the celebration bigger too. Located inside Hyatt Regency Chicago the mezzanine level lounge will be offering a special five dollar menu.

From open to close, gives can enjoy $5 Corona, Corona Light, and a House Margarita. Plus, the $5  menu also includes chips and salsa and two exclusive menu items only available on Friday: BIG Bar-style chicken or steak tacos and churros.
Want a special margarita to mark Cinco de Mayo? Check out these special margarita to sip and savor.
  • Oak Street Beach ($13) – Sauza Tequila, Triple Sec, lime, and a choice of pomegranate, strawberry, raspberry, mango, or jalapeño
  •  La Villita Crush ($15) – Don Julio, St. Germain, lemon, lime, and pineapple
  • Top of The Tower ($15) – Patron Silver Tequila, Contreau, and lime topped with a choice of Grand Marnier, Midori, Disaronno, and Chambord

Monday, May 1, 2017

Drop of Doom VR debuts at Six Flags Great America

Continuing its quest to be a leader in thrills and technology, Six Flags Great America debuted the Drop of Doom VR ride this past weekend.

If the straight drop didn't originally cause you to scream, the new virtual reality aspect increased the thrill levels.  With the Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, riders will take on giant mutant spiders.  The ride features:

·         A high speed virtual vertical ascent up 100 stories, while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;
·         A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;
·         A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body;
·         A thrilling 100-story fiery plunge straight down between towering skyscrapers; and
·         The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.
“Innovation is in our DNA at Six Flags and adding this type of cutting edge technology to a Drop Tower attraction is a taste of the future for thrill seekers everywhere.” said Hank Salemi, Six Flags Great America park president.

The Drop of Doom VR will run now through Memorial Day.  This ride joins other additions at Six Flags Great America.  The Joker will also be joining the list of thrill rides. 

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cocoa Beach Uncorked, An Astromical Food and Wine Festival June 3-4

Cocoa Beach is known for many things.  From the great surfing to the proximity to NASA, the beach side gem is popular with tourists near and far.  This June 3-4, Cocoa Beach will be a home to foodies during the first annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked.

Held on Florida’s Space Coast, the first annual Cocoa Beach Uncorked will highlight local food, delicious wines and spectacular beer. The featured local chefs, restaurants and breweries are some of the best in the area.  Held directly on the beach, guests can sip and savor the culinary delights while enjoying the ocean views.

While this event is the first one for Cocoa Beach, the event is the sister event of Clearwater Beach Uncorked.  The success and popularity of that food and wine festival encouraged the producers to expand the event to Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Cocoa Beach is the perfect location to launch our new taste-fest and showcase the finest food, wine, craft brews and other fabulous culinary treasures of Florida’s east coast,” said Tammy Gail, event producer. “We’re bringing together people with a shared interest for what will be an unforgettable weekend for attendees, partners and exhibitors alike. I fully expect Uncorked Cocoa Beach to be a sellout."
Tickets for Cocoa Beach Uncorked are on sale now.  Tickets are $55 for general admission or $75 for VIP.  VIP tickets include 1 hour early admission and extra seating in the VIP Chalet, where they can enjoy  Moët & Chandon. Tickets can be purchased at www.cocoabeachuncorked.com.
The Cocoa Beach Uncorked event will also include cooking demos, interactive experiences and competitions. 
It's time to sip and savor in the sand.  Get your tickets to Cocoa Beach Uncorked today.