Subject: Whatcha most looking forward to munchin'? March 4th 2009, 04:36
so we've made a TON of changes and added the DDxDP to our package (soo incredibly excited i could pee!), so here's the more updated list of adr's and counter service spots for our vacay. =)
einstein bros. bagels @ dfw courtyard cafe in st. augustine whispering canyon cafe @ the wilderness lodge boma @ animal kingdom lodge maya grill @ the coronado springs resort chef mickey's @ the contemporary resort
cheesecake factory in jacksonville uppercrust pizza in celebration sci fi dine-in theater in hollywood studios rose & crown in epcot le cellier also in epcot coral reef in epcot
cap's on the water in st. augustine 'ohana @ the polynesian resort jimmy buffet's margaritaville on citywalk kona cafe @ the polynesian resort beaches & cream @ the beach club resort biergarten in epcot t-rex cafe @ downtown disney pecos bill tall tale inn and cafe in magic kingdom wolfgang puck express @ downtown disney
..and here's what i'm gonna look like on the way home after eating at all of them:
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Subject: Re: Whatcha most looking forward to munchin'? March 4th 2009, 07:03
'ohana; the polynesian resort
from what i understand, there's really no picking and choosing here. you're seated and they bring you a ton of food!
'ohana welcome bread:
mixed greens with a honey-lime dressing:
pork dumplings topped with a pineapple sweet and sour sauce:
honey-coriander chicken wings:
lo mein noodles:
skewers prepared over an oak fire:
asian barbecued pork loin spicy grilled peel - n - eat shrimp marinated sirloin steak mesquite grilled turkey
house made peanut, chimichurri and pineapple sweet and sour dipping sauces:
and 'ohana bread pudding served a la mode with bananas and caramel sauce:
boma - flavors of africa; animal kingdom lodge
since this is a buffet-style meal, i'm going to say everything. ..haha, but i'm very much looking forward to the biscuit curry stuff i had there last year and more jamba juice!
anandapur yak & yeti restaurant; animal kingdom
pork eggrolls served w/ a chili plum dipping sauce:
shaoxing steak & shrimp:
and for dessert, fried wontons w/ vanilla ice cream and honey vanilla drizzle:
hard rock cafe ; islands of adventure/citywalk
chips and hickory smoked chicken & spinach dip the cafe's 'famous' fajitas HRC baker's choice for dessert (i'm so riskeh)
sci fi dine-in theater; hollywood studios
crispy onion rings:
angus chuck burger and fries:
pecos bill tall tale inn and cafe; magic kingdom
bacon double cheeseburger and fries:
tony's town square; magic kingdom
calamari tossed w/ olive relish and served w/ marinara sauce:
spaghetti and meatballs:
and for dessert, tiramisu-espresso soaked lady fingers, whipped mascarpone and dark chocolate shavings:
kona cafe; the polynesian resort
tonga toast-banana stuffed sourdough bread rolled in cinnamon and sugar and served with strawberry compote and your choice of ham, bacon, or sausage:
les chefs de france; epcot
the french menus -- soupe a l'oignon gratinee-the classic onion soup topped with gruyere cheese-:
croque monsieur et sa salade verte-the classic french toasted ham and cheese sandwich served with a green salad:
and vanilla creme brulee with a madeleine:
le cellier; epcot
canadian cheddar cheese soup:
with breadsticks to share (supposedly full of pure awesomeness):
le cellier mushroom filet mignon with wild mushroom risotto, white truffle and herb butter sauce:
and for dessert, the chocolate-on-chocolate whiskey cake finished with honey-thyme anglaise and a chocolate-vanilla walnut sauce:
teppan edo; epcot
asakusa-sirloin steak and large shrimp:
chocolate ginger cake:
whispering canyon cafe; wilderness lodge
canyon skillet-scrambled eggs, red bliss potatoes with sauteed onions, bacon and sausage, buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, and mickey waffles :
t-rex cafe; downtown disney
supersaurus sampler-spinach and pepper jack queso with tortilla chips, brachiosaurus bruschetta, t-rexadillas and onion rings
cretaceous chicken fried steak-breaded sirloin steak, fried golden brown and served with country gravy, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables.
meteor bites-warm chocolate and vanilla donut holes with powdered sugar. served with caramel and chocolate sauces.
wolfgang puck express; downtown disney
herb-seasoned french fries:
bbq chicken quesadilla:
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Subject: Re: Whatcha most looking forward to munchin'? March 6th 2009, 05:53
Going to be working on my top ten tonight, but one thing that would be on it, except I just want to put stuff from WDW on my top ten so I'm not including it, would be pizza at Lou Malnati's.
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Subject: Top 10 Most Anticipated Meals at WDW March 9th 2009, 08:40
10.) Seared Miso Salmon - Yak & Yeti
This isn't something I would normally go for and I know for me, I'm going to be taking a lot of chances this trip and it looks good enough that I think it'll be worth a shot.
9.) Legendary 10 oz. Burger - Hard Rock Cafe
Has bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato and an onion ring, on top of being 10 oz and I think the bread is dipped in Guiness beer or something like that. Didn't want to be boring and eat a lot of burgers for this trip, that one looks pretty delicious.
8.) Chicken Parmigiana - Tony's Town Square
Figured since you're doing the spaghetti, I would try one of their bigger meals and we can share part of it. Looks pretty delicious though and I hope so, as this is the only Italian restaurant we'll be going to!
7.) Tonga Toast - Kona Cafe
I've heard too many amazing things about it not to want to try it at this point. I wonder if the pictures do it justice though as it doesn't look amazing or anything.
6.) Asakusa - Teppan Edo
This is filet mignon and shrimp, with mushrooms and veggies. It looks deeeeeeeelicious!
5.) Paleonzoic Chicken Sandwich - T-Rex Cafe
If I can't get a side of Raptor Rice, then this might have to change. For now though, I figure with the kind of restaurant that this place is and the fact that we're going for lunch, I'd want something a little lighter but nonetheless delicious.
4.) Demi poulet fermier roit - Chefs de France
Rotisserie chicken with basil-flavored mashed tatoes. NOMNOMNOM!
3.) Bacon Double Cheeseburger w/ Fries - Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
I had to. It's my favorite counter service place at the World. So Nom.
2.) BBQ Chicken Focaccia - Wolfgang Puck Express
This was a bit of a scramble as I didn't want to repeat meals, but there's so many delicious looking things there that it wasn't hard to find a replacement. With those extra days, I bet if the food is as delicious as it looks we'll want to come back here again.
1.) Le Cellier Mushroom Filet Mignon - Le Cellier
This was pretty much a no brainer. Put this as the number one thing on my list immediately, because I'm looking forward to this restaurant more than the others because of all the great things I've heard about it. So it only seemed right to put my most wanted meal as my most want to visit restaurant. I've seen some pictures that make this look better, but I have a feeling this will taste better than it looks.
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Subject: Re: Whatcha most looking forward to munchin'? April 10th 2010, 04:52
oh my, several updates are needed me thinks..
here's a new list of all the places we're going to be munchin' at:
restaurants not in relation to disney restaurants that are =) * = adr's (plus dates to call and reserve have been added =)
einstein bros. bagels @ dfw airport, d18 courtyard cafe @ courtyard of lightner museum *boma @ animal kingdom lodge -- 06/10 mainstreet bakery in magic kingdom captain cook's @ the polynesian resort *whispering canyon cafe @ the wilderness lodge -- 06/13
cheesecake factory in jacksonville uppercrust pizza in celebration, fl hard rock cafe @ islands of adventure/citywalk *sci fi dine-in theater in hollywood studios -- 06/10 pecos bill tall tale inn and cafe in magic kingdom earl of sandwich @ downtown disney
cap's on the water *'ohana @ the polynesian resort -- 06/09 *kona cafe @ the polynesian resort -- 06/10 *tony's town square in magic kingdom -- 06/11 *le cellier in epcot -- 06/14 wolfgang puck express @ downtown disney *t-rex cafe @ downtown disney -- 06/12 jimmy buffet’s margaritaville beaches & cream
doug always and always. =)
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Captain Cook's is located on the first floor of Disney's Polynesian Resort, towards the back. The restaurant has a full beverage center and a counter service ordering system. The new computerized ordering system allows you to order on a screen and pick up a buzzer while you wait for your food to cook.
Captain Cook's is not a large restaurant, but for an informal, tropically themed counter service restaurant at Disney World, Captain Cook's is appealing. In addition to the indoor seating at tables, there are several patio tables outside that offer a view of the palm trees and tropical foliage.
This is a good choice for a quick service meal at Disney World if you happen to be visiting the Polynesian Resort or at a nearby monorail location in the Magic Kingdom area.
fyi review: “Getting to the restaurant early, we were definitely the FIRST people there (and this might have been unfortunate). I have heard of the great show the waitstaff puts on, but I was a bit disappointed. The show couldn’t really begin until the restaurant filled up a bit more, and as it was 7:50am, things weren’t as rowdy.
(Interestingly, I overheard one waiter “breaking character” to ask about the time. When her co-worker responded “8:15,” the waiter replied “Oh…I’m ready to sing, and we have to wait 30 more minutes.” I’m guessing this means that if you have a later reservation, you may get a better show, as waitstaff aren’t allowed to get loud until after 8:45 due to sleeping Wilderness Lodge Resort guests!)"
Opened in late 2001, the restaurant features two types of pizza, thick Sicilian style and traditional New York style, both with a variety of toppings. Pizza is served as a whole pie, or by the slice with a drink for $2.79. In addition to the pizza offerings, Upper Crust also features a variety of Pannini’s, pressed sandwiches filled with items such as Tuscan Chicken, Steak and Cheese and Vegetables. A unique item served at Upper Crust is an open faced calzone called a “Crusti”. These hand made delights are stuffed with meatloaf, steak, Greek Salad and other items, and made to order in about 8 minutes. To top off your meal, Upper Crust offers a rotating menu of dessert pizzas including chocolate and apple cinnamon. Delivery is available in the immediate area, with about 20% of sales coming via delivered items.
The screen features an hour loop of some of the "best" B-movie sci-fi flicks from the 1950's. Mixed in with the movie trailers are shorts from the Disney vaults with one featuring Walt Disney himself. There's even drive-in food commercials like those seen in the movie Grease. Watch for the hot dog jumping into the bun, smiling all the way. The CM servers will yell out the movie lines in sync with the screen. I guess when working at the Sci-Fi over time, one has to get these clips burned into the brain.
Pros: Everything! The food, service, firework viewing.... Cons: That I didn't have enough room in my tummy to eat more!
I had been to 'Ohana once before for dinner and it was great, and so I decided to go with my bf on this trip. I had talked it up a lot before going and so then I got worried that it wouldn't be as good as I remembered- I didn't have to worry, he's still raving about it!
The food was all great- if we had the stomach room we would have asked for more dumplings, they were SO good. The server suggested putting some of the peanut sauce on the salad and we thought it was odd but tried it- and devoured the whole bowl! The meat was done perfectly (I like my steak medium-rare which was how it was done), the sauces were great. My bf loved the chicken wings and the pork especially.
We were seated right at the window and I didn't plan on going during firework time, but when I made reservations months before and 9:35 was the only dinner time left. It worked out perfectly- watching them from that view was even better than I expected and I loved that they turned off the lights and piped the music in. Right when they were done, the server brought in a cupcake for me with a candle and everyone sang- not for my birthday, but because I was celebrating my graduation! He knew I was full by then and wanted some of the FANTASTIC bread pudding, so he brought it in a to-go container and I had it for breakfast the next morning (it was really, really good!).
I read some reviews that said the service was bad, but it was great this night. The servers brought our food out at perfectly staggered times, although even if they did bring everything out at once as people have complained about, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world because that way you wouldn't fill up on one dish before others are brought out like we did.
I wasn't a huge fan of the entertainment- we had the lady. She was a bit much for me, but the kids at the restaurant seemed to have fun, and she really wasn't out for all that long (I think because of the fireworks).
I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone and will try to make reservations at every trip I make from now on!
-- Behind the check-in desk at Le Cellier Steakhouse, a small, enclosed wine room has three bottles forming a classic Mickey. Look at the center top of the wine display for the bottoms of three horizontal bottles.
After having read good reviews about this restaurant, my husband & I decided to give it a try. We arrived about 8pm on our 1st day (Aug 29) & headed to Downtown Disney to have dinner. All the reviews are correct in saying that this place is the BEST. I'm so glad we tried this location so early in our visit. I can't believe this is a counter service meal. The portions are big & the food is excellent !!! We would have chosen this restaurant for all our counter service lunches had it not been for all the travel time involved in getting here. This is a MUST do !!!
At long last! Can you believe it’s been almost a year and I haven’t done a full blog post about Beaches and Cream? Well, rest assured I’ve been to my favorite soda shop a couple of times since the beginning of this food blog, so I’ve got plenty of photos for ya!
Beaches and Cream is located right next to Stormalong Bay between the Beach Club and Yacht Club Resorts. It’s styled as a mid-century shoreline soda shop, complete with a creamy, salt-water-taffy color scheme; beach balls adorning the booths; a counter lining two walls; a big ol’ jukebox; and white wrought iron tables.
Beaches and Cream Entrance
Counter and Tables
Ice Cream Fixin's Behind the Counter
Tables, Entrance, and Jukebox from Counter
Mirrors reflect from one side of the dining room making the place look a bit bigger, but it’s tiny in there! There are three booths (get there early to grab one!) and a handful of tables, plus counter seating. Beaches and Cream doesn’t take advanced dining reservations, so at any given time you’re likely to see a large group of folks with pagers waiting outside or in the video arcade next door.
Don’t want to wait? No problem. Beaches and Cream also has a take-out area to the right of the main entrance. Grab some quick eats and sit at one of the fun ice-cream-cone shaped tables outside while you watch fellow Disney World guests enjoy Stormalong Bay!
Ice Cream Cone Tables
Now we get to my favorite part! Beaches and Cream is a soda shop, so the menu is pretty basic — burgers, fries, hot dogs, onion rings, etc. Here are a few of our favorite things to order:
The Mickey pasta chicken noodle soup is big, hearty, and delicious. Definitely worth a try, and a good choice if you’re feeling a little under the weather.
Chicken Noodle Soup with Mickey Pasta
And if you’re not feeling all that under the weather, tuck into a big bowl of chili. This is my husband’s favorite.
Chili with Onions and Cheese
It never hurts to order a few onion rings as a side — everyone at the table will help you eat them, I promise.
But save room for your dinner! Here are Beaches and Cream’s classic dishes, the cheeseburger and the hot dog.
Cheeseburger and Fries
Hot Dog with cheese and Fries
But if you’re in the mood for something different, the french dip/cheesesteak is always a winner…
Beef Sandwich Au Jus
Finally, what you were waiting for…dessert! The list of desserts, including malteds, strawberry shortcake, milkshakes, and sundaes is long, my friends. LONG. Take your time and really consider your options. Here are a few of our recent choices. The first is a brownie sundae that I order with peanut butter, the second a butterscotch sundae, and the third is the Milky Way Sundae. I’m also including that shake photo from the other day…yum!
My Special Brownie Sundae...With Peanut Butter
Milky Way Sundae
Beaches and Cream Milkshake
Those sundaes aren’t even close to the limit, though. The infamous Kitchen Sink resides here at Beaches and Cream: 8 scoops of ice cream — including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, coffee, and mint chocolate chip; Angel Food Cake, Bundt Cake, Brownies, Oreos, Milky Way Candy bar pieces; Peanut Butter, Hot Fudge, Strawberry, Butterscotch, and Caramel sauces; Bananas, Cherries, and Sprinkles; and a whole can of whipped cream. When you order it, they turn on the emergency lights and make a huge announcement to the room Never stops being fun.
Now, if you’ve not seen anything you like here, I’ve got some menu photos for you as well.
Beaches and Cream Menu Side 1
Beaches and Cream Menu Side 2
And here’s the to-go menu.
To Go Menu
Other Fun Information
Another thing that we love — and that my mother, who came of age in the 50’s, never stops talking about — is that you can order flavored Cokes. By that I mean soft drinks with flavors added right there at the counter. Cherry, chocolate, vanilla…all of your old favorites. And, if you ask very nicely, they might give you some maraschino cherries in your cherry Coke… Just sayin’.
Finally, remember that as a Beach and Yacht Clubs guest, you can refill your refillable mug for no charge at Beaches and Cream. (I know…you didn’t think it could get any better, right?)
When Are You Going?
Are you headed to Beaches and Cream soon? Remember to arrive early to get a great seat without waiting. Other good times to go are mid-afternoon, and during Illuminations. (Note: don’t try to hit this great spot after Illuminations — it’s packed!)
doug always and always. =)
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Subject: Re: Whatcha most looking forward to munchin'? April 18th 2010, 00:01
Working on my list, but I just wanted to point out that I think the 120 days is from the first day of your trip, so I'm pretty sure you can make all of the ADR's with one phone call/visit to the website, instead of calling multiple times like you have listed.
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