Review: The NEW Cookie Cupcake at Sprinkles in Disney World and Disneyland

Heeeeeeyyyyy! As all of you know, I just returned to from a fantastic visit to Disneyland for the opening of the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival! But I also had a blast checking into all of my favorite spots.

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Entrance

I made a point to get to one place especially — the new Sprinkles located in the Downtown Disney District in Disneyland Resort!

You guys — I make NO secret about my deep and abiding love for Sprinkles. Well, my love for cupcakes in general goes deep. After all, Disney Cupcakes are some of my favorite things ever.

And there’s something well, magical, frankly, about having Disney and Sprinkles located in the same place.

And now, I can enjoy that Disney Sprinkles fun whether I’m in Walt Disney World or Disneyland!

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Close Up of Sign

As I entered the store, a glance at the menu showed me that many of my favorites were available on the day of my visit. This outlet is much smaller than the Disney Springs store, however.  [Read more…]

Beauty and the Beast Treat: Enchanted Rose Cake Pop

Today, we’re back with a review of a special, limited time treat — just in time for the release of Disney’s latest HUGE movie — Beauty and the Beast! I give you the Enchanted Rose Cake Pop!

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Enchanted Rose Cake Pop.  And Owl. With the Face.

Okay…so Enchanted Rose Cake Pop is the dressed up name that I’m giving this one, because “Character Inspired Cake Pop” is so…. un-Disney-fied. [Read more…]

Disney Food Challenge: The Disney World French Fry Crawl!

Y’all!!! It’s time for some FRONCH FROES!!!!!!

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(For those of you new to DFB, that’s “french fries” in AJ-speak. ;-D)

We’ve got TONS of food crawls in our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, and in our latest edition, we just had to develop a brand new one– the French Fry Crawl!

It’s just one of the many great features that make the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2nd Edition, our best book yet. With more than 650 pages of color photos, tips, reviews, and extra features, you HAVE TO HAVE IT for your next Disney trip! (I’m not biased or anything. For realz.)

But now, back to the subject at hand. Call ‘em Fries, Chips, Poutine, whatever — there’s pretty much nothing about fronch froes we don’t love. And Disney hasn’t failed us with their yummy spins on this classic side.

So head out with us as we complete this most delicious challenge. We’ll be all over the place for this one, so plan accordingly! The French Fry Crawl will likely take you an entire trip to complete. Unless, you know, you’re like us — and want to eat fries for every meal. Then it might only take you a day and a half. ;-)

Hungry? Good! Let’s go!

Stop #1: Smothered Fries, Beaches and Cream

Our first stop is Beaches and Cream. Find this little Soda Shop in the Disney Beach Club Resort.

Beaches and Cream is one of my favorite stops for about a million reasons. There’s a cool, beachy retro feel to the place, and it’s known for its killer sundaes. While my favorite is the No Way Jose, the most iconic treats here are the Kitchen Sinks.

But we’re stopping here today for a plate — or two — of their Loaded Fries! Currently, there are three versions: Sock Hop Fries, Chili-Cheese Fries, and Cheese and Bacon Fries.

Sock Hop Fries are covered in a savory Brown Gravy and topped with melty Shredded Cheddar. Think of them as Poutine’s American cousin.

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Sock Hop Fries

But the Bacon and Cheese Fries. Omigosh. Cheese Sauce (!!!!), Bacon, Peppercorn Ranch, and Red Onions elevate this one to amazing. [Read more…]

News and Review: Three Baked Mac and Cheeses at Eight Spoon Cafe

Let’s try some word association. We’ll give you a bunch of words, and you tell us what they make you think of. Baked. Macaroni. Cheese.

Your turn. We’ll wait.

Correct! The answer is “YUM!” Great work. Now, come along as we tell you where you can find all of the above in three awesome, cheesy incarnations. We’ll give you a hint: You’re gonna hAVATARrific day in this park. ;)

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Tree of Life

That’s right! Animal Kingdom! With all of the excitement about Pandora — The World of Avatar and Rivers of Light that’s ramping up right now, it can be tough to plan your Animal Kingdom park days — especially your dining! [Read more…]

2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Is HERE! See ALL of the the Food Photos!

We are bringing you LIVE coverage from the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival all weekend long!

The 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Has Begun!

The 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival Has Begun!

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the very latest updates!

Yesterday, DFB’s own AJ and Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather were busy completing an extra delicious day of eating and drinking their way through every single dish and special drink at this year’s Festival. [Read more…]

New DFB Video: Cafe Orleans in Disneyland

Hey Guys! So, I’m totally in Disneyland today! And I thought to myself, what better way to share the love with you than by bringing you along with?

So today’s DFB YouTube Video highlights one of my very favorite spots in Disneyland — in the WORLD, really — Cafe Orleans!

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There are so, so many reasons to love this classic stop. There’s a rich sense of history here — you’ll see what I mean when we take the tour! [Read more…]

Celebrate Daylight Savings This Weekend With…MORE SAVINGS!

Coming up on Sunday we’ll be celebrating Daylight Savings and Springing Forward — and you know what that means: one less hour of sleep.

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but let me also be the bearer of GOOD news: we at DFB have decided to add a silver lining to your weekend and offer some GREAT savings at DFBStore.com in honor of Daylight Savings time!

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Whether your visit is just around the corner during the Spring Break rush or you will be logging your Disney Days later on in 2017, one thing is for sure: Planning ahead is the key to a stress-less vacay. And that’s never more true than when it comes to dining. [Read more…]

It’s HERE!: 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining Fully Updated **Second Edition**

Order the 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book Second Edition and SAVE!

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There’s still so much changing in the World of Disney Food that we’re now launching our 2017 Second Edition! To celebrate this milestone — the first time we’ve shared a second edition — and to say thank you to all of our loyal DFB readers, we’re offering you a reduced price for the grand launch.

Here at DFB, one of the main ways we support the blog and what we do is by selling our critically acclaimed e-Books!

If you love the blog and want to support us, here’s a great way to do it while getting a truly amazing product at the same time!

Get 25% OFF your Guide with code WDW2017!

Why Now?

Because it’s crazy, but true — EVERYTHING continues to change so rapidly at Walt Disney World these days. So many new restaurants, kiosks, bars and lounges, menu items, and more have opened and updated. We are constantly go go go just trying to cover it all for our Disney World food lovers out there!

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So we decided it was time to produce the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2017 Second Edition now.

We update everything with every new edition, so you can be sure that you’ve got the most recent details about dining in Walt Disney World at your fingertips.

Support DFB and get your copy today for 25% off the cover price!! Just use code WDW2017.

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With a 100% money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose!

The 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining is chock full of tons of great features to ensure you have your best Disney trip, every time. These include:

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Review: Strawberry Cheesecake at Restaurantosaurus

You’re gonna hear us saying this a lot over the next several months: there’s a TON of stuff going on in the Disney food world at Animal Kingdom.

First we’ve got quality bites at Tiffins and Nomad Lounge. Second we will soon have two brand new dining options in Pandora — The World of AVATAR: Pongu Pongu and Satu’li Canteen. And third, old standbys like Yak and Yeti and Flame Tree Barbecue are still killin’ the food game. Animal Kingdom has stepped up the food game yet again.

But should you find yourself way over in Dinoland digging on something sweet and indulgent, adventure your way right over to Restaurantosaurus. It’s just past the spinning triceratops and across the way from the dig site. You can’t miss it.

While I LOVE Restaurantosaurus, we have had a bit of a hit or miss relationship with Animal Kingdom’s desserts-in-a-glass, and we’re happy to see them being replaced by better options. The Warm Turtle Brownie we tried recently was a big hit! And since we’re always open to try new things, on this visit we ordered the Strawberry Cheesecake.

Restaurantosaurus Strawberry Cheesecake

Restaurantosaurus Strawberry Cheesecake

Let’s just start by saying this ain’t a dessert in a glass. Look at that crust! It’s all graham crackers and buttery-ness! It’s just the right thickness to add texture without overwhelming the contents of its shell.

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DFB Video: Best of the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Eats!

Hi and Happy Monday! We’ve just come through a glorious few days celebrating the opening of the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival! And we’re so happy to share a closer look at all the beauty — and tasty eats! — with our latest DFB YouTube Video!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is Officially Underway!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is Officially Underway!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, in its 24th consecutive year,  continues to signal that Spring has sprung in Walt Disney World. [Read more…]