Saturday, May 26, 2012

Cheeseburger in Paradise

"Cheeseburger is paradise.
Heaven on earth with an onion slice.
Not too particular, not too precise.
I'm just a cheeseburger in paradise."  Jimmy Buffett

That's what Eldy had at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Casino, that just opened up last night in Biloxi, MS, a cheeseburger--and it was great! Guess Jimmy, a Pascagoula, MS native, did a private concert for the bigwigs at the casino to promote the grand opening. But we waited till today till the crowd thinned out just a little from the intial crush and went over this afternoon to check things out and have a bite to eat at the Volcano bar and grill inside the casino. We had heard that he might be still there today but we didn't see any sign that he was.

It's a small casino, everything is on a smaller scale inside...the buffet, the restaurants, but not the view--floor to ceiling windows at the back of the casino give you a wonderful view out on the Back Bay and the Ocean Springs/Biloxi Bridge. Jimmy said in an interview last night on local TV that he wanted this to be an affordable place for the locals and visitors to town to come and have a good time. We thought this restaurant, the Volcano, was a little expensive..10.00 for a cheeseburger and fries, 11.00 for chicken quesadillas which was an appetizer. The buffet down at the other end was 10.95 a person, menu choice was very small, but that's a decent price for a buffet. But hey----the atmosphere....WOW!

These are dining seats inside a boat....
They had "booze in the blender" quote one of Jimmy's songs....
They had these guys and gals come around to entertain the folks while dining....
It was just a very enjoyable place to be for awhile....Sparky managed to make 5.00 go a long way for awhile on penny slots, and then--that's it! We were done! Time to go home. It's 5:00 here in Biloxi, MS....Tomorrow is a travel day to Louisiana...See you on the road!
cool van in the entrance to the casino--the back says, "It's 5:00 somewhere"


  1. That "booze in the blender" looks like something I would like.
    Safe travels.

  2. I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes ;o))

    What a fun day!!

  3. I see you're in Texas now. Has the baby been born yet? (can't wait for the post I guess)

  4. No baby yet..she is in a holding pattern, having a few little contractions here and there. Due date is June 1. Hope she isn't late as that will cut down on grammy time!

  5. Good stuff and a lot closer for us than Key West!

  6. Buffett's Place looks nice. We'll have to hit it when we get to that area.

  7. Should be a big boost to Ocean Springs. They had a hard time after the hurricane. Mmmmmm cheeseburger sounds so good.