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Tuesday at Gator Jake's Bar & Grill
and Stephanie enjoying each other's company.
AmericaJR.com Web Team
Last Tuesday (aka
Fat Tuesday) Mike Wrathell and I decided to celebrate Mardi
Gras at Gator Jakes, who had advertised a free buffet, $2.00
well drinks and beer, and lots of plastic beads. It is usually
pretty crowded in there and noisy as hell, and when we grabbed
the only open booth we noticed that they had added small plasma
screens to each one. What can be better than the latest news
on Brittany and Fed-Ex mixed in with all that drunken revelry?
True to their word,
somewhere around the time we had our second Margarita, the
buffet was open and filled with the likes of buffalo wings,
catfish, dirty rice, gumbo, étouffée, and salad.
I have taken to traveling with Tobasco but they actually had
some, as opposed to most places that only carry wimpish hot
sauce. Everything was quite tasty and mega-carb laden, but
it’s a party, so why not indulge?
With the background
music going and all that rebel rousing, we couldn’t
really watch TV, but at 8:00 p.m. I turned to look at some
of the other booths, just to see if they were watching American
Idol, which boasted 31 million viewers that night. Sure enough,
almost everyone had it on.
It was amusing
to see the differences in the crowd, which varied from those
of us who only grabbed a string or two of beads off the pool
table to those who snatched them by the handfuls, donned hats,
and were generally kind nuisances. “Party on”
is my motto, if you so desire.
One of the best
parts of GJ’s is the amicable staff. Also dolled up
with beads for the occasion, they not only gave you service
with a smile, they seemed to be enjoying themselves as well.
Our server Stephanie was more than happy to pose with Mike
and even came back for another pic after she had her face
the revelry is only for one night, but we thought we would
let you know about it in case you want to plan for next year.
They also have “Fiesta Nights” throughout the
year on Thursdays with drink specials and free taco buffet
and Karaoke Wednesdays, so it is a veritable cornicopia of
amusing stuff to do when getting sloshed.
About the only
thing we didn’t like was the $24.00 bar tab. I guess
we missed out on the bargain drinks, but then it was still
quite a deal considering we got Creole cooking as opposed
to meatballs and weenie wraps.
located at 36863 Van Dyke (at 16 Mile) in Sterling Heights,
is open 7 days a week, has take-out available (586-983-3700),
and often puts out coupons in local mailings. Although kids
are welcome, if you have more than one well-behaved one, we
suggest you get a sitter.
them that AmericaJR.com sent you!
indulging at Gator Jake's Mardi Gras Buffet
shares her face painting with us.