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Showing posts with label Hamburger. Show all posts

Jakes American Bar at Loews Royal Pacific Resort


6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819
407-503-3200
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Loews Royal Pacific Resort is a great place to experience the allure of the south seas and feel the excitement of a time when adventurous travelers first island-hopped the South Pacific. 

Travelers often took breaks to relax along their journey at magnificent resorts where they could just kick back and enjoy the beauty of the islands. What makes Royal Pacific Resort so much more than just beauty and relaxation and a really cool lagoon style pool, is the great food they offer as well. After all, weary travelers do need to be refreshed.

The hotel boasts quite a few interesting dining options like the Wantilan Luau with live music and authentic Polynesian cuisine, Emeril's Tchoup Chop - Emeril Lagasse's take on Asian/Polynesian cuisine, Jake's American Bar - featuring live entertainment on select nights and the Orchid Court Lounge & Sushi Bar with inventive sushi and South Seas martinis.

If that's not enough to tempt you to visit yet, I've got more..

Loews Hotels & Resorts locations are celebrating National Burger Month with locally inspired signature burgers paired with craft beers, available through the end of June. In Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are grilling up specialty burgers and pairing them with craft beer for the summer season.

From pickles and onion rings to French fries and coleslaw, everything goes with a good burger – but nothing quite like a cold beer. The talented food and beverage teams at Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando have done their research, piecing together a perfect combination of unique burgers and brews. The resulting burger and craft beer pairing is not only delicious, but also complements Loews’ dedication to delighting guests with exciting and approachable local travel experiences.

At Loews Royal Pacific Resort, guests in Jake’s American Bar can enjoy the B-52 Bomber Burger, a black angus burger with short ribs, caramelized onion, horseradish cheddar, lettuce and tomato paired with Jake’s American Red Lager, a smooth red lager with a hearty hop finish.

At Splendido, the poolside bar and grill at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, chefs will be grilling the Buddha Burger with pickled vegetables, pea sprouts and sriracha mayo, and pairing it with Funky Buddha Floridian Hefeweizen.

The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel is featuring its famous Kitchen Burger with fresh angus beef, bacon, cheddar, onion rings, lettuce, tomato and chipotle horseradish aioli, paired with Funky Buddha Brewery’s Hop Gun IPA.

At Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the bowling alley will feature its popular Galaxy Bacon Cheeseburger paired with Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale.

Here is a sampling of what's on tap at Jake's American Bar...

Mexican Seafood Cocktail Shot with local fish, shrimp, scallop, avocado, cilantro, citrus tomato cocktail sauce paired with Cigar City Jai Alai. This was tangy and sweet with a dash of spice and very delicious.


B-52 Bomber Burger is a beef patty with braised short rib, caramelized onion, and horseradish cheddar paired with Jake’s American Red Lager and topped with onion rings. It was really quite a mouthful, but it was cooked perfectly medium and quite good. Jake's American Red is a very smooth and enjoyable beer, but it is only available at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.


From left to right… Jake's American Red, Boulevard Dark Truth Stout, Cigar City Jai Alai, Swamp Head Cotton Mouth.


The Churro Bread Pudding with salted caramel ice cream, spiced candied pecans was paired with Boulevard Dark Truth Stout and all of it was extraordinarily tasty.
Jake’s is open daily from 11:00 am - 1:30 am with a limited late night menu from 10:00 pm - 1:30 am. Locally inspired signature burgers paired with craft beers are available through the end of June. For more information or to arrange your stay, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit www.loewshotels.com.
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National Cheeseburger Day

Cheeseburger In paradise @ Margaritaville
September 18th is officially National Cheeseburger Day. I personally think everyday should be national cheeseburger day, because who doesn't like a mouthwatering cheeseburger any day of the year?

To help you celebrate this wonderful day, I have provided a brief history of the Cheeseburger, and some great tips on how to make a perfect burger from the folks at Margaritaville.

Adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s, and there are several competing claims as to who created the first cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father's Pasadena, California sandwich shop, "The Rite Spot," and "experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger. An early example of the cheeseburger appearing on a menu is a 1928 menu for the Los Angeles restaurant O'Dell's which listed a cheeseburger smothered with chili for 25 cents.

Other restaurants say they invented the cheeseburger. For example, Kaelin's Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, said it invented the cheeseburger in 1934. One year later, a trademark for the name "cheeseburger" was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado. According to Steak 'n Shake archives, the restaurant's founder, Gus Belt, applied for a trademark on the word in the 1930.


Here are some tips from the folks at Margaritaville on how to make a great burger. If you recall my post from a few months ago about National Hamburger Month at Margaritaville, I think they know a thing or two about making burgers.

  • Choose your meat carefully. If you’re going to a local butcher, ask for 80 percent meat with 20 percent fat. The quality of burgers is heavily dependent on the protein selected. The fat with help maintain the flavors.

  • Turn up the heat. Preheat your stove or grill in order to obtain an evenly cooked burger.

  • Handling the meat. Be careful not to apply too much pressure when shaping the burgers to avoid them from becoming too dense. Also, do not press on the burger patty when cooking.

  • Season the meat prior to cooking with your preferred seasoning, such as salt and pepper, and place the meat in the refrigerator for thirty minutes to prevent the patties from breaking apart.

  • Experiment with toppings. American cheese reigns supreme on many menus, but experiment with cheddar, blue cheese, swiss, jack cheese and any other preferred cheese with other unique toppings such as chips, French Fries, chili, cheese, avocado, fried onions or bacon.

  • Don’t Forget The Buns. The type of bun chosen is typically based on personal preference. Brioche and pretzel buns are popular, but there are various gluten-free buns available at local stores and at Margaritaville. It’s important to toast the bun for the best quality.

Volcano Burger @ Margaritaville
So get out here and enjoy some great cheeseburgers at your favorite restaurant, or at home.


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The Capital Grille

Mall at Millenia
4200 Conroy Rd,
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 351-2210

The Capital Grille, who's name has always been synonymous with fine dry aged steaks, is adding some more premium beef to the menu.

Just in time to celebrate National Hamburger Month, The Capital Grille has added a variety of all new burgers to the lunch menu at its Millenia location. Since the Capital Grille is all about quality beef, you can be assured that we are talking about gourmet quality Wagyu beef burgers with a variety of premium toppings. 

With ingredients ranging from Kona Crust and Shallot Mayo to a 15 Year Aged Balsamic with Wild Mushrooms, these are not your standard establishment burgers. Along with the already popular The Grilles Signature Cheeseburger, The Capital Grille's burger lineup is pretty impressive.

The new additions include:

Kona Crusted Wagyu Burger with Shallot Mayo

Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Crisp Onion

Wild Mushroom Wagyu Cheeseburger with 15 Year Aged Balsamic

Oscar Style Wagyu Burger with Jumbo Lump Crab Cake and Bearnaise  



Since I'm always a sucker for that beautiful yellow yolk dripping down the side of my burger, I decided to have the Wagyu Cheeseburger with Fried Egg.

This was an extremely moist and tender burger that really just dissolved in your mouth. The burger was cooked to a perfect medium as requested and the egg on top was fried perfectly as well. 

All burgers come with a side Parmesan Truffle Fries. You can switch them out if you'd like, but if you have never had the fries at The Capital Grille, I recommend you do soon . The deliciously coated fries have become almost as popular as the steaks.

Make no mistake, we are talking about burgers that are on the high end of the price scale at $17.00 and up, but I can tell you...this was certainly a burger that is worth the price tag. These are power burgers designed for power lunches.



Here is some of that wonderful egg drool footage. It was a beautiful thing to behold. 














I could not resist having desert before I left, so I ordered the Creme Brulee.

This was a very traditional creamy and smooth Creme Brulee with fresh fruits and a beautifully caramelized sugar crust.  


The Capital Grille at Mall at Millenia is open for lunch from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm, which will give you plenty of time to stop by and grab a burger and get your power lunch meeting going in the right direction. 

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Celebrate National Hamburger Month At Margaritaville


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Universal City Walk
6000 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 224-2155
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According to Jimmy Buffet a cheeseburger is paradise...heaven on earth with an onion slice...not too particular, not too precise, and that makes Margaritaville a great place to celebrate National Hamburger Month.

Yes, National Hamburger Month is a real commemorative month long celebration, and that means you should be out celebrating by eating as many hamburgers as you possibly can. 

The Orlando Margaritaville, along with other locations across the country is celebrating by adding some new and tasty burgers to its menu that thousands of fans across the country had some input on. Those fans were encouraged to share their version of the perfect hamburger. The burger components surveyed ranged from the preferred type of patty to toppings, condiments, buns and sides.

Out of more than 17,000 respondents, almost 82 percent of those surveyed preferred beef to turkey or vegetarian patties. An astounding 93 percent voted cheese as the number one topping, with cheddar as the favorite. Lettuce, tomato, bacon and pickles also got top votes. Ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard were the most popular condiments with barbecue sauce and Heinz 57 coming in fourth and fifth place.

Naturally, the favorite side item was French fried potatoes with 77 percent of the respondents opting for a big kosher pickle and 53 percent choosing a cold draft beer as their beverage of choice to enjoy with their burger.

With the help of those fans and Margaritaville's culinary director Bill Rohm, they have designed three all new burgers that include a Baja Burger, a Chimichuri Burger, and a Bayou Burger all topped on a toasted brioche bun.


The Baja Burger is topped with carne asada, Oaxaca and Monterey jack cheese, avocado, pico de gallo, and a key lime crema.

This burger had a mouth full of flavor, and two types of grilled beef
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The Chimichurri Burger is a standard burger with all the trimmings and a side of chimichurri sauce. 

I really enjoyed the distinct flavor the chimichurri sauce added, and it was my guests favorite burger.


My personal favorite was the Bayou Burger that is seasoned with Cajun Spices and topped with caramelized onions, Andouille bacon and a Cajun remoulade.







The famous "Cheeseburger In Paradise is available year round.

Simple toppings like American cheese, lettuce, tomato and a special Paradise Island Sauce always make this a good choice
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In addition to burgers, Margaritaville has a pretty expansive menu selection that has been recently updated. You can see the full review I did for the new menu roll out by clicking HERE.

The Key West Quesadillas stuffed with the braised pork carnitas are not to be missed.



We ended our visit with a selection of Mini Deserts that included red velvet cake, carrot cake, Oreo mud pie with worms, Reeses Pieces desert mini and a decadent chocolate overload. 

These desert minis were rich in flavor and fun to eat. We enjoyed them all.


Just like the signs says on the porch of indecision...there's "No Passport Required" to enjoy a cheeseburger in paradise at Margaritaville.

Do what Jimmy Buffet would do, and make the best of every virtue and vice...It'll be worth every damn bit of sacrifice to get a cheeseburger in paradise.

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