While on my way out of a recent trip to Animal Kingdom, I exited through Rainforest Cafe. I made a quick stop for lunch and kept it simple by ordering their Chicken Tenders – golden fried chicken tenders served with your choice of Buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing or BBQ sauce and ranch dressing. I opted for the latter, but it was just served with BBQ (which was fine by me).
I LOVED visiting Rainforest Cafe when I was a kid. Heck, I still enjoy the place! While it doesn’t have the same lure to me as Margaritaville, I am drawn in if nothing more than to check out the merchandise. Gotta see Cha-Cha the frog! Here are some pics I took back in the late 90s. My favorite drink was the Monty’s Python! Yes, I am indeed a fan of the show. 🙂
I’ve been a fan of Rainforest Café for a very long time. Before you die of shock, please hear me out. Ever since my first visit when I spotted a smoothie called “Monty’s Python” on the menu, I was hooked (“What, the curtains?!” “No, not the curtains, lad!”). I loved the Caribe Chicken. Fried chicken with a coconut breading? Yes, please. Back then, I basically LIVED off chicken fingers. I love the kitschiness of the entire place. The audioanimatronics and the rainstorms are a guilty pleasure, and here I am on the property of the man that made them a reality!
Okay, okay… onto my recent trip. I sat at the bar (surprise!) and was fortunate enough to get the parrot barstool (yup, a Parrothead as well as a MP fan). I was fairly torn as to what I was going to order. I was in the mood for mozzarella sticks, but a picture of them on a menu had me decide against them. They looked pretty darn standard. After reviewing the menu over and over again, I finally decided that I was in the mood for a Caesar Salad.