Elvis' favorite foods drive his birthday bash at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa

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click to enlarge The King of Rock 'n' Roll really dug artery-clogging eats, including fried pickles. - Guanaco [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
Guanaco [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
The King of Rock 'n' Roll really dug artery-clogging eats, including fried pickles.


Elvis Presley had pretty fascinating culinary inclinations. Tampa’s Hard Rock Cafe must think so, too, because it’s planned a four-day birthday bash for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll — driven by some of his favorite foods.

The celebration runs from Saturday, Jan. 5 (when a performance from award-winning Elvis tribute artist Cote Deonath will take place), through Tuesday, Jan. 8 (when the King would’ve been 84).

A quartet of menu items — each priced at $7 — are in the spotlight: bacon, peanut butter and banana sandwiches, fried pickles, burger sliders with cheese, applewood bacon and peanut butter sauce, and buttermilk deep-fried chicken bites.

There’s also an Elvis-inspired cocktail. Festively dubbed Blue Suede Shoes, the $9 libation is a mix of Cîroc pineapple vodka, blue Curaçao and pineapple juice.

Get all shook up.

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