Well, butter my biscuits. Mac and Cheese strikes again in WDW!
Recently, we’ve brought you mac and cheese hot dogs, mac and cheese hamburgers, lobster mac and cheese, mac and cheese bundles…and now, we’ve got a variety of macs-n-cheeses at the ever-changing Friar’s Nook in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom!
Friar’s Nook is never open. OK; that’s obviously a fib. It’s open SOMETIMES. Usually when it’s supa crowded in the park. But methinks that now there’s some macs n cheeses on the menu, it will need to open its little robin-hoody doors more often!
This tiny, walk-up counter spot is located in Fantasyland (OLD Fantasyland, for those who need clarification), and usually features some pretty tame items. However, it also seems to be a prime spot for Disney to introduce new, clever snacks and then quickly take them away
once they get reeeeally popular (Figaro Fries are one case in point).
Welp, we might be in for a little bit more of that…
All of a sudden, innovative mac and cheese options have popped up on the FN menu!
How good does this stuff sound, I ask you? “Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese”?!? BLUE CHEESE MACARONI AND CHEESE WITH BALSAMIC?!??!? What?!?!?!?! (There’s also a plain mac and cheese with panko, but why?!? would you do that?)
OK, DFB editor Kim LaPaglia got the chance to nip by the old FN and snag a taste! Her fam chose the Bacon Cheeseburger Mac!
They said it’s a bit like a hamburger helper with lettuce, tomato, bacon, and a creamy Mac n Cheese. There’s no bread or bread bowl — just the “filling” of the “cheeseburger” so to speak. And — the best part (for me anyway) — it was even a little spicy! Yum!
Friar’s Nook, you’ve done it again. Managed to introduce a “what-in-the-world-is-this-doing-here” menu item that I cannot WAIT to sample. (I’m totally going for the blue cheese version!) Kim says it’s absolutely enough to share (which might make the $9 pricetag a little more bearable).
Don’t forget — the Nook doesn’t necessarily open all the time, so be sure to have a backup snack in mind just in case it’s shuttered when you’re there. AND — let us know what you think!
What new Mac and Cheese dish will YOU try at Friar’s Nook? Let us know in the comments below!