2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival News! More Eat to the Beat Concert Series Acts

The news about the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival continues to trickle in. We are keeping our ears to the ground to bring you all of the news as soon as we get it!

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While we await pieces of information like more details about the 35 booths celebrating 35 years of Epcot and when The Chew might be in town this year, we’re also keeping an eye on just which acts we can expect to see for Eat to the Beat.

The Eat to the Beat Concert Series takes place nearly every night of the festival. Shows are scheduled three times each evening, so you’re guaranteed to be able to catch your favorite acts, even if you have special events or low cost demonstrations or seminars booked.

We’re still awaiting the full line up — it could be announced any day now — but today, we’re sharing with you a few additional acts that we’ve learned about in recent days!

As always, the information we share is subject to change. For the very latest information on this year’s festival, keep an eye on our main 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival page. And for the very latest updates delivered directly to you, subscribe to the DFB Newsletter! [Read more…]

Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day with Fun Disney Finds!

Ah, Moms.

They juggle all the balls, don’t they? They keep us in line, run the house, kiss the ouchies, get us where we need to be, and so much more!

Disney Mother's Day Cookies

Disney Mother’s Day Cookies at Magic Kingdom Confectionery

So if your mom is anything like ours, we’re pretty sure that she deserves some seriously wonderful gifts this Mother’s Day. And you’re in luck, because we have a few great suggestions right here!

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New DFB Video: Top Meals Under $20 in Walt Disney World

Helloooo out there in DFB Land! Today, we’re talking about how to save a few bucks when it comes to food at Disney!

Wait what? Save money?? At Disney?!?

Kona Kone

Kona Kone

Yup! And that’s why the subject of today’s DFB Video is some of our Very Favorite Meals for Under $20 in Walt Disney World!

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The DFB Bi-Coastal Disney Grilled Cheese Crawl!!!!!!

If you haven’t heard the big news, I’m here to deliver it: April is Grilled Cheese Month. And that, my friends, is a food holiday that we can totally get behind.

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Because we know of a BUNCH of seriously worthy grilled cheese choices in the Disney parks and resorts that we can’t wait to tell you about!

And if you love what you see here, be sure to check out our 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, which includes tons of bonus features, like fun food crawls throughout Walt Disney World!

Now pack your bags and your stretchy pants, cause it’s time to head to both coasts to partake in the Disney Food Blog Grilled Cheese Crawl!

(Should there be Rocky music playing here or something? I feel like there should be.)

Who’s coming with? Let’s go!

Our first stop: Walt Disney World! 

Pimento Grilled Cheese, Planet Hollywood Observatory

If you were there with us when Planet Hollywood Observatory opened (or actually, reopened) its doors earlier this year, then you know that we weren’t all that impressed with most of what we tried. But there was one standout: the Pimento Grilled Cheese.

Pimento Grilled Cheese -- Up Close

Pimento Grilled Cheese — Up Close

The triple decker sandwich is two meals in one. First, you have a fairly traditional Grilled Cheese, spiced up with the addition of Pimento Cheese. But then, the second story involved super cheesy Mac and Cheese layered between crunchy Grilled Bread. Yep, that’s A Layer of Carbs on Top of More Carbs. And we are completely fine with that. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Top 5 Magic Kingdom Counter Service Restaurants

Some of our favorite restaurants in all of Walt Disney World are counter service spots, and that’s definitely true in Magic Kingdom. They’re tops for great food and great theming in equal measure — and they’re the subject of our latest DFB YouTube Video to share with you today.

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Be Our Guest Restaurant

From French-inspired cuisine at Be Our Guest for breakfast and lunch, to dreamy Corn Dog Nuggets at Casey’s Corner, to yummy snacks at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments, there are truly some fantastic eats at Disney World’s flagship park.

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Photo Tour and Review: Wind and Waves Now Open at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort has been undergoing extensive renovations. And recently, Disney Food Blog was invited to see everything that’s happening there.

Disney's Vero Beach Resort sign

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort

The resort is located on Florida’s East Coast, just south of the Cocoa Beach area. If you’re driving there after a stay at Walt Disney World, it will take you a little less than two hours to get there. When I arrived, I was surprised by the charming and relatively small size of the resort. I think I’ve grown accustomed to sprawling WDW resort complexes! The lobby, with its central courtyard and atrium, reminded me of a beachy Grand Floridian.

Resort Lobby

Resort Lobby

While we were waiting for lunch at the resort’s restaurant, Wind and Waves Grill, to begin, I decided to take a look around. Come along with me on the tour. [Read more…]

New DFB YouTube Video: Chuck Wagon Fresh Fixin’s Food Truck at Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Hello! The subject of today’s DFB Video is one of my most favorite things to come out of Walt Disney World in recent history — the Chuck Wagon Fresh Fixin’s Food Truck at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground.

The Chuck Wagon

The Chuck Wagon!

I seriously cannot get enough of this thing. I mean, the food is pretty great. We really enjoyed the interesting array of sandwiches here. Um, Tillamook Pork Belly Cheeseburger? YASSSS.

But the truck itself is styled after a camper, circa-1970s. And it’s AWESOME.

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News! Updated Menus Now Available for 2017 Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

We first told you the dates and details for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic — one of our favorite food events of the year — way back in January!

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This event ALWAYS gets tons of kudos from our readers!

The event, which takes place one weekend during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, is back again in 2017. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 27, and Saturday, October 28!

This event may only be two days long, but there’s a lot of wonderful eating and drinking to pack into that time.

The Food and Wine Classic offers guests informative and fun food and beverage seminars on a wide range of topics. We’ve enjoyed learning about mixology and all about Champagne in the past.

And food topics like how to make pasta are delicious and educational! To see the full list with descriptions of each, check out our Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Seminar Page.

But today, we’re excited to bring you the full menus for this year’s Causeway Event.

More than 50 Tasting Stations will be set up along the scenic Causeway between the Swan and Dolphin Resorts.

The Causeway

The Causeway

Booths will feature tasting plates from the resort’s 17 different restaurants and lounges, and more than 30 wineries from all over the world will offer pairings for the dishes. Craft breweries are also well represented, and live entertainment keeps the party going all evening long, as day fades into night. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: 20 Disney Snacks You HAVE to Try in 2017

Heya! We’ve been busy compiling an amazing list — 20 Disney Snacks You HAVE to Try in 2017! — and it’s coming to you today in our latest DFB Video!

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Peanut Butter Pie

Whether you’re looking for a new favorite dessert, treat, snack, meal, or drink, we have you covered! We just have one question for you: what are you gonna do with all of this awesome info?

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New DFB Video: Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars!

We know that there are a lot of Disney Icons out there. There’s Mickey, of course. And Cinderella Castle. But for our money and imagination, few things hold a candle to that most classic of Disney Treats — the Mickey Ice Cream Bar.

And so, we couldn’t get very far down the path — the video path, that is — without offering you a mouthwatering look at our favorite Mickey Shaped Ice Cream Treat! It’s all part of our DFB YouTube Video Series!

Enjoying a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar on Main Street USA

Enjoying a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar on Main Street USA!

It doesn’t matter if you’re in Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Resort or Park. Really, just about any destination with the word “Disney” in it has them. That premium Mickey Ice Cream Bar is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Fancy food can come and go, but nothing say Disney Magic like this baby!

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