Monday, March 14, 2011

Rainforest Cafe

Have you ever been to Rainforest Cafe? Rainforest Cafe is a themed restaurant chain owned by Landry's Restaurants, Inc. of Houston, Texas.
We've been wanting to eat at this place since we used to live in California. I saw one in San Francisco and one in Las Vegas. I'm glad they have a branch here in San Antonio.
Last weekend, hubby suggested to eat at Rainforest cafe near the riverwalk. The food was ok, but I like the ambiance the most.
Each Rainforest Cafe restaurant is designed to depict some features of a rainforest, including plant growth, mist, waterfalls, animatronic robots of animals and insects. To enhance this theme, the restaurants are populated by animatronic figures 
Large marine aquariums are common in most restaurants. Automated water sprinklers and synchronized lights set to specific patterns are also featured. A simulated thunderstorm occurs every thirty minutes, utilizing simulated rain as well as flashing lights and high-powered subwoofers for lightning and thunder. It was a great experience.