Marking a Margarita Milestone

Blue Goose bartender to make 1 millionth margarita

by Bruce Felps

Juan Valdez makes a mess o’ margaritas.

The longtime bartender at Blue Goose Cantina on Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas started pouring libations at the restaurant 24 years ago. Tex-Mex and margaritas go together like chips and salsa, and Valdez is set to serve the 1 millionth of that concoction that helps us hang on this month.

According to Blue Goose math — and they showed their work in a press release — Valdez “works (roughly) 5 days a week, he pours an average of 160 margaritas per shift, there are 52 weeks in year — in Blue Goose arithmetic: X equals a millionth pour by Sept. 22.” Apparently they don’t give vacation time there.

Anyway, they’re sticking to that Sept. 22 date and will offer $3 margaritas all day at all locations. The Lower Greenville patron who orders the golden beverage receives a restaurant gift card good for $500, which will buy, assuming a regular price of, oh, $5 … hang on, hang on, math takes awhile … approximately 329 margaritas.

Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He doesn’t drink margaritas so there’s no truth to the rumor he’s responsible for half that million. He knows a few people who might be, though.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of NBC, NBC 5, or its employees.

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