Review: Kobe-Style Brisket Poutine at Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

There’s a lot to explore — and a lot to love — at Animal Kingdom.

First, of course, is an entire new land, Pandora, and its new quick service restaurant Satu’li Canteen. And there’s Pongu Pongu, where you can snag fun and colorful drinks to sip on while you wait seventeen hours to ride Flight of Passage.

But before Pandora welcomed the masses to a whole new world this past May, the new kids on the block were Tiffins, the park’s first Signature Restaurant known for its creative dishes and incredible theming, and its next door neighbor, Nomad Lounge.

Nomad Lounge quickly became a guest — and DFB! — favorite, from our very first visit due to the peaceful, travel-inspired atmosphere and creative drinks. But Nomad Lounge also serves up small bites alongside beverages like the Leaping Lizard and Hightower Rocks. And the food offerings simply didn’t wow us the way the beverages did in the early days.

But when we heard of a recent addition to the menu — namely, House-Smoked Kobe-Style Brisket Poutine — we knew without a doubt that it was time to grab another bite at Nomad Lounge!

Atmosphere

Nomad Lounge is as much a destination for exploration as it is a destination for refreshments. For starters, the decor is designed to evoke stories of travel and includes fantastic banners that celebrate journeys taken by the WDW Animal Kingdom Imagineers themselves.

Travel Banners

Travel Banners

Once you look down, you’ll discover some suuuuuper comfy seating located both inside and outside the lounge. [Read more…]

News! Dole Whip-Topped Pineapple Upside Down Cake in Magic Kingdom!

There’s a new pineapple snack in town, and you’re going to want to sit down for this. It’s Pineapple. Upside Down. Cake. With. DOLE WHIP!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Dole Whip!!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Dole Whip!!

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News: Oktoberfest Poutine and Bratwurst in Disney Springs

Happy Oktoberfest from Central Florida! There are TWO ways you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Disney Springs for a limited time. For instance…

©Disney

©Disney

Oktoberfest Poutine, anyone? At The Daily Poutine, you can find those thick cut fries topped with crumbled bratwurst, cheese curds, and a stout beer gravy.

And just down the way (still in the Marketplace) at B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. you can find a straight up Bratwurst and Spaetzel.

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LAST DAY! Save 35% Off the Entire DFB Store with our Epcot 35th Anniversary Sale!

Epcot is celebrating its 35th Anniversary and we’re celebrating this milestone with a big sale at the DFB Store! Everything – every DFB Guide – is 35% off.

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You have to hurry though – this sale won’t last forever!

Save 35% Off On Everything in the DFB Store!

And yes – we mean EVERYTHING – with code Epcot35 for a limited time!

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News: Specialty Cupcakes Available Starting October 1st to Celebrate Epcot’s 35th Anniversary

October 1, 2017 marks Epcot’s 35th Anniversary!

Epcot's Spaceship Earth

Epcot’s Spaceship Earth

If you’re joining the big party in Epcot, you may want to know where you can find a few treats to mark the occasion. Specialty Cupcakes will be offered beginning tomorrow, and if you’d like to try them all, you’ll need to stop at three different locations.

Fountain View will be serving up Spaceship Earth Cupcakes! This yellow cupcake has a strawberry pastry cream filling. The Spaceship Earth portion is a dome of cake covered in silver fondant. [Read more…]

First Look and Review: BaseLine Tap House Opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome to the new Grand Avenue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

This is where you’ll find BaseLine Tap House — the new lounge (as in, just opened TODAY!) located in what was formerly known as The Writer’s Stop. In fact, the Grand Avenue area is a portion of the park that once celebrated the architecture and culture of New York City and San Francisco — by way of posing as movie sets for both — when it was known as the Streets of America.

Grand Avenue, however, is a nod to Los Angeles, California. And BaseLine Tap House plays its part in the scene by offering California beers, cider and wine, along with specialty cocktails and a small bites menu.

So, as the song goes… California, here we come!

BaseLine Tap House

BaseLine Tap House

Let’s check it out!

Atmosphere

Aah, it’s good to see some life just around the corner from Sci-Fi Dine In Restaurant again… [Read more…]

DFB Video: Epcot’s Germany — Nosh or Not? Food Tour!

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today! We’re taking a Food Tour of Epcot’s Germany Pavilion and answering a VERY important question: Nosh or Not?

Gingerbread Heart from the Germany Pavilion

Gingerbread Heart from the Germany Pavilion

From Sommerfest to Biergarten to Karamell-Küche, Epcot’s Germany is PACKED with fantastic food finds. I mean, when your options revolve around beer, pretzels, and caramel, what’s not to love? Oh, and did we mention wine and cheese? Germany’s got it all… and SO much more. So check out our latest DFB Video and explore Germany with us. You may learn some treats you didn’t know about before, and find a few more things to add to your very own Nosh List! [Read more…]

Are Disneyland’s Corn Dog Nachos REALLY All That Great?

Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel has CORN DOG NACHOS! Here it is again once more to be sure you get the message…

Corn Dog Nachos

Corn Dog Nachos

You’ve only got through SATURDAY to get Corn Dog Nachos at White Water Snacks in Disneyland’s Grand Californian Resort!

The question is: Do you want to?

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Review: Territory Lounge in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The landscape sure has changed at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.

With this summer’s opening of the Disney Vacation Club Copper Creek Villas and Cabins, it was anticipated that more and elevated dining options would be needed at the already popular Resort. Hence the refurbishment of Roaring Fork as well as the addition of Geyser Point Bar & Grill.

And honestly, Geyser Point really is a terrific new spot. But today I’m taking you back to where it all started (in regards to great lounges at Wilderness Lodge): Territory Lounge.  I don’t care how many terrific enhancements they make to the Lodge. This spot will continue to rank among the best lounges in Walt Disney World, in my opinion.

They serve great drinks (with lots of Canadian beer options), but even better than the drinks is the upscale pub grub with old favorites served up in new ways, and less familiar dishes heavily inspired by the Pacific Northwest. [Read more…]

Save 35% Off the Entire DFB Store With Our Epcot 35th Anniversary Sale!

Epcot is celebrating its 35th Anniversary on October 1!

Epcot 35 Signage

Epcot 35 Signage

And we’re celebrating with a huge sale at DFB!! If you’re planning a Disney World trip, it’s high time to check out our DFB Travel Guides, with hundreds of pages of tips and tricks to ensure you have the BEST. TRIP. EVER!

 

35% Off EVERYTHING at the DFB Store with code EPCOT35!

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We LOVE Epcot – after all it is home to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival (our favorite Festival). But the truth is, I’ve been an Epcot fan since I was 7 years old. It’s always always been my favorite park.

ME!!! in 1985

ME!!! in 1985

Even back when we had to wait in hours-long lines for Journey Into Imagination…OUTSIDE…IN THE SUN…we were still totally into it!

Journey Into Imagination 1985

Journey Into Imagination 1985

And, well, Kitchen Kabaret just sealed the deal for 7-year-old me.

Kitchen Kabaret

Kitchen Kabaret

So, Epcot and I…we’ve got something special going on. And I wanted to make sure we commemorated the 35th Anniversary here on DFB by offering some serious savings! Just use EPCOT35 at check-out to get 35% Off any of the DFB Guides or Bundles!

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