Morimoto Asia and Wine Bar George Partner for ‘Wok and Wines’ Pairing Dinner in Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia is — like the rest of us — very excited about Wine Bar George, which is coming soon to Disney Springs. In fact, they are so excited that they’ve partnered with Master Sommelier George Miliotes for a ‘Wok and Wines’ Pairing Dinner!

Morimoto Asia

Morimoto Asia

The Wok and Wines Pairing Dinner features a menu created by Morimoto Asia’s Executive Chef Yuhi Fujinaga, showcasing modern Pan-Asian cuisine. And Miliotes — one of only 230 Master Sommeliers in the world — will pair each course with wines that will be served at Wine Bar George when it opens later this year. [Read more…]

Review: Croissant Donuts and Breakfast Hot Dog at Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom

Just when you thought Casey’s Corner couldn’t get any better (rotating Specialty Hot Dogs!), now our favorite Disney World hot dog spot is open for breakfast!

Recently, Walt Disney World announced that its beloved “Welcome Show” would move from its familiar location atop the train station to its new home on the stage in front of Cinderella’s Castle.

Casey’s Corner, with its perfect Main Street location and iconic design, is one of a few Main Street, USA, locations that will be opening for the breakfast crowd. We love Casey’s classic decor so much, we might stop for breakfast just to spend more time checking it out!

Casey's Corner

Casey’s Corner

While the relocation of the Welcome Show was a downer for those who have grown to love watching it at the train station, the introduction of new breakfast options is pretty exciting!

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New DFB Video: Margarita and Martini Flights at the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Happy Friday! We have another spectacular DFB Video to share with you today. And this time, we’re coming to you from Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge!

Brown Derby Lounge Martini Flight

Brown Derby Lounge Martini Flight

Because we think there’s no better way to celebrate Happy Friday than with Happy Hour!

And for this reason, Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is one of our most favorite stops for a drink in all of Walt Disney World. Why? Because FLIGHTS, my friends. (Also, people watching.) [Read more…]

Review: Beauty and the Beast Belle Cupcake in Disney Parks

Cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes. These are three of our favorite words. The only thing that can improve on the word cupcake is to put the word character in front of it. We’ve touted our love of character-inspired cupcakes many, many, so many times. Darth Vader? Check! Lady and the Tramp and Cinderella? Check and check! Elsa? Anna’s Birthay? Olaf? It’s serious bizzness.

So when I saw this little piece of loveliness at the Magic Kingdom Confectionery last week, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. (Like, for real, I couldn’t stop thinking about it until I finally got one.) And there’s no way you can fight the urge this time. So just give in. Say it with us: “We’ll take a Belle Cupcake, please.”

Belle Cupcake from Big Top Treats

Belle Cupcake from Big Top Treats

It’s a Belle-Inspired Cupcake, and it. is. everything. Rose? Yellow frosting? PEARLS?!?!?

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News: Full Restaurant List with Prices for Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Dining Packages

We’re gearing up for Spring with all the latest information — including FULL MENUS for the event’s Outdoor Kitchens — for the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!

The Flower and Garden Festival is Coming Soon!

The Flower and Garden Festival is Coming Soon!

Something new this year is the addition of Dining Packages for the Garden Rocks Concert Series. Just like with the Eat to the Beat Concert Series for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, Dining Packages allow guests to pair breakfast, lunch, or dinner at an Epcot restaurant with reserved seating for one of the evening performances.

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News and Review: Mickey Shortbread Cookie

With so much exciting news in the Disney food world lately (hello, Epcot International Festival of the Arts), we have one more treat to put on your radar. The Disney Classics Shortbread Cookie is popping up on shelves all over the World — and it is adorable.

Classics Mickey Shortbread Cookie

Classics Mickey Shortbread Cookie

Look at that face, friends. Doesn’t it just make you want to take a big bite out of an ear? [Read more…]

First Look and Review: Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Over the weekend, we had the opportunity to get a sneak peek at Paddlefish, the latest restaurant to open in Disney Springs.

I say “latest,” but Paddlefish is simultaneously one of Disney Springs’ oldest and newest stops. That’s because Paddlefish is just the latest tenant in a restaurant that’s been in this area for quite some time. If you’ve been following along, then you know Paddlefish was most recently known as Fulton’s Crab House. And before that, you may have known it as the Empress Lilly, originally opened in 1977 and named for Walt Disney’s beloved wife.

With the revamping and major overhaul that Downtown Disney — now Disney Springs — has recently experienced, the old riverboat theming of Fulton’s wasn’t going to flow with the new vibe. And so, the restaurant’s owner, Levy Restaurants, signed to stay on in Disney Springs, and commenced to a stem to stern reimagining of the Old Girl.

We had a chance to take a look around at the new space, which opened to the public February 4th. Join us on a tour.

Atmosphere

As with the rest of Disney Springs, Paddlefish somehow manages to channel past and future at the same time, all with an industrial vibe.

Paddlefish -- Outside View

Paddlefish — Outside View

If you were familiar with Fulton’s, you’ll see the stark contrast between old and new right away. Gone is the old-timey riverboat look. In its place is a neutral palette of grey and white with touches of rich stained wood. [Read more…]

First Look and Review: Planet Hollywood Observatory at Disney Springs

It’s official! We have visited the newly-opened Planet Hollywood Observatory!

We came. We saw. We conquered…And We Were Thoroughly Underwhelmed. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

A major overhaul to the inside, outside, and menu seemed like the perfect excuse to head on back to Planet Hollywood. So armed with a hearty appetite and a couple of friends, I set out for what was a big, faded blue orb, and is now Disney Springs’ newest “old, repurposed” building (Disney Springs is said to be based on a town in the 1920s that grew up around a natural spring — and many of the buildings have been repurposed into shopping and dining venues…so they all look vaguely industrial).

We don’t want give away the last line in this saga, so let’s start from the beginning. (Hint. It wasn’t all bad.) By the way, this is going to be a LONG review, so settle in, my friends!

Atmosphere

Have you been to Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney? Then you know exactly where to find Planet Hollywood Observatory. It hasn’t moved. (Oh, and we’re calling it PHO from here on out, K?)

Outside View

Outside View

We walked around the building while the light was still good, just so you could get a sense of how much things have — and haven’t — changed. As you can see, most of the neon, and all of the blue, are gone. Also gone is the sign at the top of the sign. Unfortunately, nothing has replaced it, so the whole thing looks a bit — okay, a LOT — unfinished. [Read more…]

SECRET MENU! Nachos Rio Grande Challenge at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Disney World

What’s that? You’ve never heard of the Nachos Rio Grande Challenge at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom?

Yeah, don’t feel bad. ‘Cause I’d never heard of it either until just a couple of weeks ago! ;-D But I was so excited when one of our readers asked about the “giant nachos” at Pecos Bill’s. And I was even more excited when I headed over to check them out! (Luckily, they just started these a couple of months ago, and they weren’t publicized anywhere…so I can sort of forgive myself that I didn’t know about them til now.)

As is the case with other “challenges” around Disney World — like the Kitchen Sink Sundae at Beaches and Cream — this one is pricey…and meant to enjoy with a crowd! And I was so excited to find an awesome family to share them with me on my visit!

There’s a lot of hoopla that accompanies ordering the Nachos Rio Grande, and I wanted you to see it firsthand! Check it out!!

OK, the video shows EVERYTHING (so go watch it! And subscribe to our channel! ;-D), but here’s the gist!

To get the Nachos Rio Grande, you need to arrive between 3 and 6PM at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe in Magic Kingdom’s Frontierland. Let a cast member know you’d like to order the secret Nachos, and the whole restaurant will start buzzing with excitement! I quickly found out that the Nachos serve 6-8 people — or MORE — and the order brings with it a whole “VIP experience” at Pecos Bill’s.

Cast Members ready to get the party started for the Nachos Rio Grande!

Cast Members ready to get the party started for the Nachos Rio Grande!

After you order (and pay the astronomical $90 price tag — yeah, you REALLY have to want some big nachos to pay that much), cast members will don their special cowboy hats and escort you back to a reserved table set with pioneer-style tin plates and checkered napkins. [Read more…]

News: Geyser Point Pool Bar & Grill Opening Soon at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

A brand new restaurant is opening SOON at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!

Artist rendering of Geyser Point Bar & Grill ©Disney

Artist rendering of Geyser Point Bar & Grill ©Disney

In fact, it looks like Monday, February 13th, may be the date set for the opening of Geyser Point Bar & Grill, a pool bar that will blend in with the Pacific Northwest feel of the Resort. (And, yes, this location was originally slated to open in the summer, sooo… SURPRISE!! ;-D). [Read more…]