News! Menus and Opening Dates for Aristocrepes, B.B. Wolf’s, and The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs

Pretty stinking excited about this. When we started to see signs that there would be brand new food kiosks coming to Disney Springs in the near future, we were all in! And now we have MENUS!

AristoCrepes "Coming Soon"

AristoCrepes “Coming Soon”

Today, we’re getting lots more details about the soon-to-open AristoCrepes, B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co., and the spot we just told you about this weekThe Daily Poutine! Both The Daily Poutine and B.B. Wolfe’s will be opening on May 15, along with many other venues at Disney Springs. Expect to see Aristocrepes ready for business one week later on May 22.

Here are some of the menu details that we have so far! [Read more…]

News: The Mighty St. Patrick’s Day Festival at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant Starts TODAY!

It’s just about that time — St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner!

st patricks mighty festival logo 2016

And if you happen to be in Orlando for the holiday, there’s just one place you’ve gotta be…Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant!

Year after year, Raglan Road continues to wow with this festival, which combines the best of Irish music, dancing, culture, and food. And even throughout the constant construction in Disney Springs, they’ve kept it going strong.

This year’s festival will span seven full days. The party starts TODAY — Friday, March 11 — and runs straight through St. Patrick’s Day on the following Thursday!

During the event, you can enjoy all of the wonderful food and drink that Raglan Road offers; and there will be complimentary face painting. Please note: seating will be first come, first served on St. Patrick’s Day, and a cover charge of $10 per person will be applied on that day only for all guests over the age of 18. It gets BUSY, so go early!

Let’s take a look at what you can expect in 2016!

Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival Special Culinary Events

Master Chef Kevin Dundon is sure to have something special in store for guests who attend Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival culinary events! Choose from a luncheon and culinary demonstration, or indulge in a special signature dining experience. [Read more…]

News: Morimoto Asia to Host Craft Beer Dinner with Crooked Can Brewing Company on March 3

Morimoto Asia, Disney Springs’ newest restaurant, is wasting no time getting to know local providers. They have just announced that next month, they’ll hold a Craft Beer Dinner with Cooked Can Brewing Company of Winter Garden, Florida!

Morimoto Asia Crooked Can Logos

The event is being held to celebrate Hanami, or the annual tradition of cherry blossom viewing in Japan. It’s a special time when friends and family gather for parties under the beautiful trees, which only blossom for a short time each Spring. (Epcot Flower and Garden Festival lovers will recognize Hanami as the name of Japan’s Outdoor Kitchen, and home to the popular Frushi!) [Read more…]

News! A Cupcake ATM and MORE Coming to Disney Springs in Disney World

Today, we’re bringing you exciting news about lots of new flavor coming to Disney Springs in the very near future!

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It looks like many of the spots that we’ve been waiting (not so patiently) to learn more about will be opening in time for the Summer rush. Opening for these spots is to begin in phases on May 15, 2016. [Read more…]

Recommended Disney Dining Plan Quick Service Credit Values

We are back with the final installment in our popular series sharing our picks for the Top Value Restaurants when it comes to using your Disney Dining Plan in Walt Disney World.

Disney Food Blog Recommended Disney Dining Plan Quick Service Credit Values

Previously, we shared our recommendations for the Recommended Disney Dining Plan Two-Credit Restaurants as well as our choices for Recommended Disney Dining Plan One-Credit Restaurant Values.

Today, we’re sharing our recommendations for Quick Service Restaurants when you’re using the Disney Dining Plan.

Remember — the name of the game here is finding the restaurants that hit the right balance: they have 1) a high average entree price, but they’re also 2) spots that we here at DFB would recommend.

Why is this important? Because we want to help you maximize those Disney Dining Plan Quick Service Credits. Note that we have plenty of our own favorites that don’t make this list because the average price didn’t put them at the top.

Here are our picks for the restaurants that give you the best overall bang for your Disney Dining Plan buck when it comes to quick service credit spots.

Wolfgang Puck Express

Wolfgang Puck Express has been around forever, it seems. But one thing doesn’t change — even after all of these years, it still represents amazing quality and value, whether you’re dining on the DDP or not.

Wolfgang Puck Express Roast Chicken -- One of My All-Time Favorites

Wolfgang Puck Express Roast Chicken — One of My All-Time Favorites

That’s because the food here is easily on par with many table service spots. And when you consider that the average price of an entree here is just over $13, it also makes a lot of sense to spend your DDP credits here. [Read more…]

Fun Follow: Raglan Road Twitter Account

Are you following Raglan Road on Twitter (@RaglanRoadPub)?

Here’s the deal: I started following along to receive timely info about this fan-favorite Irish pub in Disney Springs. Thanks to Paul (one of the three co-owners of Raglan Road), the pub’s Twitter account is a great place to find the scoop on all things Raglan.

But there’s a bit more to it than that.

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

Instead of reading like a commercial, Paul prefers that the stream reads more like a conversation with the pub. But regardless of who you’re supposed to be talking to in 140 characters or less, this twitter feed is pretty freaking entertaining.

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

Of course, sometimes it just makes me hungry.

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@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

Or thirsty.

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

But more often than not… it just makes me laugh.

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

(Of course, it seems like there’s a bit of pressure to make that happen ;) .)

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

And it always has some “food” for thought.

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

Or just take in some good ol’ Irish wisdom.

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

Check it out — I’ve even learned some totally new ways to do math…

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

… along with friendly some Public Service Announcements.

@RaglanRoad Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

So, if you need a quick Irish vacation and can’t swing directly to Raglan Road or Ireland itself, follow along on Twitter…

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

@RaglanRoadPub Twitter

It may provide just the mini-getaway you’re looking for!

Do you follow the social media accounts of any Disney restaurants? If so, which ones? Please let us know with a comment!

Guest Review: Allergy Friendly Dining at Walt Disney World

Join us in welcoming guest author Jennifer Harris with an informative review of allergy friendly dining at Walt Disney World. Are you on a special diet? Read on!

Oh Disney, how I love your allergen-friendly ways. Dining at Disney is half the fun for those with food intolerance/allergy while visiting its theme parks. From the very first meal, it is apparent their talented team of chefs has got your back and then some. With table and quick service, buffet, and fine dining options, the attention paid to preparing allergen-free cuisine is exemplary. The sky is the limit at Disney because serving their guests is top priority.

Preparation tables are sanitized, gloves are changed, and one chef handles the order from start to finish to ensure there is no cross contact. Disney can currently prepare meals for those allergic/intolerant to: wheat, gluten, peanuts and tree nuts, soy, eggs, corn, dairy and lactose, shellfish, and fish.

Gluten Free Mickey Waffles

Gluten Free Mickey Waffles

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Review: Cookes of Dublin in Disney Springs

Join us as we take a trip back to one of our favorite counter service stops — Cookes of Dublin!

Not surprisingly, you’ll find this primarily-take-out spot adjacent to Raglan Road Irish Pub. In fact, it’s part of the same building, tucked in right around the corner from the restaurant’s main entrance.

We routinely enjoy the house specialty here — freshly-prepard Fish and Chips. And it’s a rare visit that we don’t also indulge in some Irish Vintage Cheddar and Bacon Cheese Dip.

But on a recent visit, with the family in tow, I decided to try a few of the other menu items. Come with us as we take a closer look.

Atmosphere

If you’re looking for Cookes of Dublin, head for Raglan Road, and then hang a right. Go around past the gift shop and the Hole in the Wall Bar, and you’ve arrived!

Cooke's -- Outside

Cooke’s — Outside

When you first step into the restaurant, you get a sense of just how small it is. That’s been done on purpose, actually. The owners envisioned this spot mostly as a takeaway. There are a few seats inside, however. [Read more…]

25 Must-Do Disney World Holiday Events — and Eats!

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Season’s Greetings! It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, and if you’re bound for Walt Disney World, it’s even better.

25 Must-Do Disney World Holiday Events

That’s because there is no more festive spot on earth to celebrate all of the heartwarming fun of the the season.

And we don’t want you to miss out on any of the top attractions. So let’s take a look our list of the 25 Must-do Disney Holiday Eventsand Eats! — to celebrate this season at Walt Disney World! [Read more…]

Review: Lunch at The Boathouse in Disney Springs

It’s back to The Boathouse for us today on the DFB!

The BOATHOUSE (as it’s officially known) has only been part of the Disney dining scene since this past April, when it opened in The Landing area of Disney Springs . (Believe it or not, though, it’s no longer the newest dining gig in town, since spots like Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, Vivoli il Gelato, and Morimoto Asia have all made their debuts since). Still, it has already made a big name for itself for a few reasons: first, its arrival marked the debut of the first of several more upscale dining additions coming to Disney Springs (with a price tag to match).

Second, with live music and watercraft tour options (have you seen the Amphicars?!), it’s also helping to ring in the entertainment-heavy focus that will continue to become a hallmark of several dining options in Disney Springs once the area’s transformation is complete.

While we explored the restaurant in full during its opening week, on my most recent trip, we decided to do things a little differently — a midday visit to explore what the main bar area has to offer.

The Boathouse Sign

The Boathouse Sign

Of course, we couldn’t help taking another quick look around this beautiful space first… [Read more…]