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Cheeseburger In Paradise Orgin

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:23 am
by HurricaneSeason
Village Cay Marina is the place. Cay is pronounced key for those unaware.

Across from The Moorings in Road Town's inner harbor is Village Cay Marina, a centrally located facility and a favorite with the larger charter yachts. John Ackland, with partners, built the adjoining hotel from an innovative design by architect Alan Smith. The marina and restaurant had just been completed when Jimmy Buffett sailed in. He had come from Puerto Rico and due to a breakdown and adverse winds he had taken longer than anticipated and had run out of food. He longed for – even dreamed about – that American iconic dish, a cheeseburger. As soon as he had tied up he and his crew headed to the restaurant, "...we gave particular instructions to the waiter on how we wanted them cooked and what we wanted on them – to which little attention was paid. It didn't matter. The overdone burgers on the burned, toasted buns tasted like manna from heaven, for they were the realization of my fantasy burgers on the trip."