I found a hero recently in the most unusual of places; a restaurant. A chain restaurant in fact, where the motto is, Food is the Hero!
We (me, Jimmy and my sister Lynda) didn’t get to meet the cook, but if the servers are any indication, the crew at Bubba Gump’s Miami restaurant is as proud as a peacock in an Easter parade. I often like my servers with a little sass, good people skills and exceptional timing. Say hello to our server.
Tony loved sharing the secret to juggling several beverage glasses, too. Jimmy loved showing off his new trick.
In the award winning movie (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects and Best Film Editing), Bubba Blue convinces Forrest Gump during their tour of duty in Vietnam
If for some reason you missed this American epic (you were still in training pants or in grad school), take a load off in one of Bubba Gump’s 32 restaurants; sit back and enjoy a good meal, good service and a good movie for the cost of a night at the movies with all the fixings. Forrest Gump plays continuously on several screens throughout their themed restaurants.
Lynda’s Fish & Chips included the traditional Beer Battered fried fish and shrimp with three sauces for dipping – tartar, cocktail and remoulade. This was not Lynda’s first time at Bubba Gump; it is her favorite place to order this traditional dish.
We split the Best of the Best Sampler, The Hook, Line and Sinker consisting of Mama’s warm bread pudding, a homemade biscuit topped with fresh strawberries, and a melt in your mouth chocolate chip cookie sundae.
Of course it would be Mama’s Bread Pudding. Momma was as wise as she was witty. She often told Forrest, “You do your very best now, Forrest?”
To which he always answered, “I sure will, Momma.”
That’s really all it takes to be a hero in my book; the willingness to do your very best, day after day; to show up, step up, look up for the strength and inspiration to do what has to be done with integrity and courage.
Moms are often the unsung heroines, dads the unsung heroes. There’s potential for hero in every one of us. It’s certainly why Jimmy is so special to me.
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The Bottom Line on Bubba Gump Shrimp Company:
Verdict: The atmosphere, the people, the food – they were all fun, fresh and fabulous. Of course, I’m a huge fan of Forrest Gump, so I went into Bubba Gump looking for something special. It was just refreshing not to be disappointed.
the mall, across from the huge Banyan tree.