First Look! STK Orlando in Disney Springs

We’re already back at Disney Springs to take a First Look at STK Orlando!

Now, you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, I thought STK Orlando wasn’t going to open until May 25th?” And if so, you are correct — the newest Signature Dining venue joining the ever-expanding options in Disney Springs doesn’t open to the public until this evening at 5:00 pm.

But the DFB was kindly invited to a Preview event that took place last night. So while we are looking forward to dining there tonight and to bringing you our full review of our first dinner at STK Orlando soon, we couldn’t wait to give you a little sneak peek now :) .

So welcome to this First Look at STK Orlando!

Though technically situated in The Landing of Disney Springs, STK Orlando is still very much visible from the new Town Center in its spot near Morimoto Asia and Planet Hollywood. In fact, the building’s exterior — built to bear a resemblance to a refurbished train station — fits in nicely with the early-1900s-era inspired setting that is the Town Center.

STK Orlando

STK Orlando

No matter whether you’re outside of STK or inside, it’s impossible to not be struck by how MASSIVE this place is, coming in at nearly 15,000 square feet! [Read more…]

Rumor: Will Toy Story Pizza Planet Reopen as “Pizza Rizzo”?

When Toy Story Pizza Planet closed in January for a refurbishment it was immediately wondered if the Hollywood Studios pizza spot would reopen with a new theme.

The former Pizza Planet

The former Pizza Planet

A short time later, a few clues began to lend weight to rumors that the quick service spot might reopen with a Muppets theme. First, there was the arrival of construction walls around the closed restaurant with more than a subtle hint of that classic Muppets humor. [Read more…]

First Look and Review: AristoCrepes at Disney Springs

We have news — and reviews! — of another opening today at Disney Springs. Let’s take a peek at Aristocrepes!

The re-imagined shopping, entertainment, and dining district has wowed us with all of the new dining options so far. From new kiosks like B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co., The Daily Poutine, and YeSake, to counter service options like Morimoto Asia Street Food and D-Luxe Burger we have been uniformly impressed. And Sprinkles Cupcakes and Amorette’s Patisserie are literally the icing on the cake!

Today, we’re pleased to share the final food debut of the first full week that the Town Center district is opened. Let’s check out what there is to enjoy at AristoCrepes.

Atmosphere

Looking to try out this brand new spot?

AristoCrepes Sign

AristoCrepes Sign

Look beyond the kiosk across the lake to get your bearings. You’ll see a certain not-very-threatening sea monster made of Legos poking up from the depths. :-) [Read more…]

News! Tiffins and Jungle Book Dining Package Reservations Open May 21st

Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching… and with it will come brand new experiences at Disney’s Animal Kingdom as it officially makes the transition into a full-day park offering nighttime activities!

©Disney

©Disney

Naturally, we here at the DFB are most concerned about the ones involving FOOD! So, without further ado… [Read more…]

First Look and Review: Morimoto Asia Street Food at Disney Springs

We have more exciting news for you today — Live from Disney Springs! …AGAIN!!!!

While Morimoto Asia has been open for a few months now, the restaurant has just debuted another facet of their service — Morimoto Asia Street Food.

This patio dining spot is located in the same building where you’ll find Mormoto Asia. In fact, they’re pretty much one and the same, with patio seating for Street Food customers. Basically, Street Food is the counter-service part of Morimoto Asia.

Let’s take a look around before we dig into what this new counter service spot has to offer.

Atmosphere

Previously, we enjoyed dining inside Morimoto’s dining room. If you haven’t had the chance yet, make sure you visit this gem. It’s one of the most beautiful restaurants in all of Disney. But there’s plenty of functional beauty at Street Food as well.

Sign and  a Glimpse of the Second Floor Patio

Sign and a Glimpse of the Second Floor Patio

The action for Morimoto Asia Street Food all takes place outside on the patio. It may not sound terribly special, but with the recent removal of construction walls, you can now enjoy lovely views of Disney Springs from the area. [Read more…]

First Look and Review: YeSake Hand Rolls and Slushes in Disney Springs

Just when we thought we knew everything about what was coming, Disney World pulled a complete surprise out of their hats — YeSake!

The YeSake kiosk at the new Town Center area of Disney Springs features Temaki, or Hand Rolls — but with a twist. Look for international flavors to be the star of the show. And that’s not all; the spot is also home to some delicious Grown Up Slushies featuring — what else? — Sake!

The very first time that we heard about the spot was just last week, when we found out it would open alongside many expected eateries on May 15. And this is the week!

It was a busy weekend of eating here at DFB. ;-) Along with all of the other eats and treats we’ve enjoyed, we are also ready to give you your very first look at YeSake! Let’s check it out.

Atmosphere

YeSake is a kiosk located in just-opened Town Center portion of Disney Springs. The petite, unique building features vintage looking brick, copper flashing, and stained glass windows. The details help it to blend in nicely with its surroundings.

YeSake at Disney Springs

YeSake at Disney Springs

Wondering exactly where it is? We left this pic mostly uncropped so that you could get your bearings. As you can see, it sits in the shadows of Planet Hollywood, which is currently undergoing a major renovation and re-themeing. [Read more…]

First Look and Review: The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs

My friends, the daily routine has just stepped up a notch…

… thanks to the arrival of The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs!

The Daily Poutine is one of four new Disney owned-and-operated food kiosks joining Disney Springs. B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. and YeSake also opened on Sunday, May 15th, while AristoCrepes will make its debut on May 22nd.

The Daily Poutine serves up the traditional Canadian dish of hot fries topped with gravy and cheese curds — along with a few twists on the classic. And though its arrival was only announced a few weeks ago, DFB Readers have been positively itching for a Poutine stand for ages! Until now, Poutine has only been available at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion (and even there, the focus has been on non-traditional takes on the dish).

The Daily Poutine sign

The Daily Poutine sign

So it’s with an extra bit of excitement that we bring you this review of The Daily Poutine! [Read more…]

First Look and Review! The New D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs Town Center

OK, who’s in the mood for a burger, fries and a shake?

You, too? Then join us at Disney’s newest burger joint, D-Luxe Burger!

Newly opened in the Town Center of Disney Springs (and by “newly” we mean TODAY!!!), D-Luxe Burger is a Disney owned and operated location specializing in gourmet burgers made with signature blend patties, freshly cut fries (with TONS of sauces), and artisanal gelato shakes — including “adult” versions.

So, yes — it’s that classic combo, indeed. But there’s definitely more than a twist or two involved…

Are you hungry yet?

D-Luxe Burger sign

D-Luxe Burger sign

Excellent… then let’s step into D-Luxe Burger and check things out! [Read more…]

First Look and Review! B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. in Disney Springs

“Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?”

Well, if you’re one of the Three Little Pigs, you probably are — and with good reason! But if that doesn’t happen to be your situation ;) , then you have no reason to fear stepping right up to the brand new B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. kiosk — especially if you’re in the mood for the house specialty!

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co., The Daily Poutine, and YeSake are three Disney owned-and-operated food kiosks slated to open on May 15th — the same day the new Town Center will open in Disney Springs. (The final kiosk to join Disney Springs, AristoCrepes, is scheduled to open on May 22nd.)

But we were able to happen upon a soft opening today! Prior to official openings, sometimes new Disney World eateries will host soft openings to give the Cast some practice and work out any possible kinks (this also means that the spot is not guaranteed to be in operation at any given time until it officially opens on May 15th).

With more than a wink and a nod to the story of The Three Little Pigs — which Walt Disney produced as a Silly Symphony short film in 1933 — B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. is serving up Artisan Sausages to Disney Springs guests.

B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co. sign

B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. sign

Before that Big Bad Wolf huffs, and he puffs, and he blows this house down, let’s check out new B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.! [Read more…]

What’s New Around Walt Disney World: May 13, 2016

Are you ready for another trip around the World? We’ve got lots of new eats, treats, and Gaston-themed Feasts coming at you for this round of What’s New (along with a peek at a lot — and I mean A LOT — of stuff to come!).

We’re kicking off our latest jaunt at the most Magical of All Kingdoms…

Magic Kingdom

A recent visit to the Magic Kingdom revealed changes and additions — both big and small — to Counter Service spots all over the park.

Greetings from Magic Kingdom!

Greetings from Magic Kingdom!

But the one that might just take the cake (CUPcake, that is!) is the new Donald Duck Vanilla Cupcake at the Main Street Bakery! [Read more…]