May I make a Disney food confession?
I can’t – CAN’T – enter the Everything Pop Food Court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort…
…and not indulge in a serving of Gravy Fries.
If you’ve visited Everything Pop, you may not have even seen Gravy Fries on the menu – they just get a small mention on the side of the screen at the sandwich station, and it rotates out occasionally to spotlight other items.
Basically, everything you need to know is in the name: Gravy. And. Fries.
The fries are standard issue Disney fries. The beef gravy covering them is… well, I think it’s awesome – you can spot the bits of pepper to give it just a little zest, and it’s consistently thick and rich.
You actually need tools to tackle Gravy Fries… several napkins (they’re a gravy-frenzied mess!) and forks for the fries you just can’t pick up because you can’t find a gravy-free inch, what with all the gravy that oozes to the bottom of the container.
Honestly, you don’t really need me to tell you if Gravy Fries are for you. You know right away. You probably find Gravy Fries either entirely appealing or completely horrifying, and that’s all there is to it. (For example, AJ and I part ways here…she wouldn’t touch ‘em, but they’re my holy grail.)
If you’ve been to Pop Century, you know that some of its quirky appeal is in the background music loop that you hear upon entering the lobby and continuing into the Food Court. While chomping on Gravy Fries, I’ve enjoyed hearing “Hold My Hand,” by Hootie and the Blowfish, 50s dance hit “At the Hop,” “The Hustle” (perhaps you’ve seen the Pop Century Food & Beverage team dancing along to this one), and “Talkin’ in Your Sleep,” by the Romantics.
But – for whatever reason – four times out of five when I’m eating Gravy Fries (yes, I eat them A LOT), I hear “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)” from the 80s hit Brat Pack movie, “St. Elmo’s Fire.”
And herein lies the greatness of Everything Pop. Where else can you indulge in a complete guilty pleasure… while listening to nothing but guilty pleasures?!
If you find that other somewhere, let me know. Especially if they serve Gravy Fries.
So, are Gravy Fries for you? Please let us know with a comment!