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Food Truck Park Now Open in Downtown Disney’s West Side!

The construction walls are down at long last, and Food Truck Park is open in Downtown Disney’s West Side!

Nestled between Bongos Cuban Cafe and the West Side Starbucks, Food Truck Park provides a home base for the four Disney Food Trucks.

The cuisine of each food truck reflects that of a Disney Park, with Superstar Catering representing Hollywood Studios, and Namaste Cafe for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. World Showcase of Flavors bring tastes from Epcot’s annual International Food & Wine Festival to Disney guests year round, while Fantasy Fare features dishes from “Magic Kingdoms Around the World,” most notably the Hand-dipped Corn Dogs in honor of Disneyland.

Originally slated to open this past summer, Food Truck Park is open at last!

Entrance to Food Truck Park

Entrance to Food Truck Park

Atmosphere

The actuality of Food Truck Park differs somewhat from the original artistic renderings.

Food Truck Park concept art

Food Truck Park concept art

The elevated structure that serves as a de facto entrance to the area was anticipated to provide raised seating that guests would reach via a glass elevator.

Elevated structure

Elevated structure

What has come to pass (at least, at this point in time) is a bit more low-key, but still an attractive and open space providing nice waterfront views nonetheless.

Food Truck Park

Food Truck Park

Food Truck Park

Food Truck Park

Food Truck Park

Food Truck Park

Waterfront views

Waterfront views

View of Characters in Flight Balloon

View of Characters in Flight Balloon

Standing tables abound, along with more traditional tables and chairs for those wishing to linger and relax awhile.

Standing tables

Standing tables

Standing table

Standing table

Tables with seating

Tables with seating

There are two cool bonuses, I think, that come along with this dedicated space for the food trucks. First, let’s say you were Continue reading →

Disney Food Post Round-Up: November 30, 2014

With Thanksgiving behind us, we’ll be diving into even more holiday goodies at Walt Disney World and Disneyland!!

Autumn Cheesecake

Autumn Cheesecake

Of course, we just have to look one more time at some of the Fall treats that added colorful and tasty options to the bakery cases. One of our favorite stops recently — The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. We sampled two Autumn desserts, Check out the Chocolate Pecan Tart and Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Visit the links below for more delicious tidbits!

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including restaurant closures, and more!

We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

After our Thanksgiving feasts, it’s time to look at some healthier options at Disney. First up, Cucumber Wraps aboard the Disney Fantasy courtesy of our Facebook Friend Narda.

Cucumber Wraps

Cucumber Wraps

Or how about some delicious fruit from ‘Ohana at the Polynesian Resort in Walt Disney World. Salwa, our Facebook Friend, sent in this photo. Yum!

Fruit at 'Ohana

Fruit at ‘Ohana

Have you enjoyed a favorite find? Send in your Disney food photos!

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Disney Food Blog Guidebooks

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2014 Disney Gift Guide: More Disney Gift Ideas!

Well, we’ve officially arrived at the busiest season of the year, as we sit nestled right between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Still in need of some great gift ideas? If so, our friends at MickeyFix.com likely have just the thing for the Disney fan in your life (or the one in your mirror ;) ). In fact, they spend all year scoping out the most fun Disney finds around… Take a look!

While nothing exactly replicates the feeling of eating popcorn on Main Street, U.S.A., this Mickey Popcorn Popper may well provide the next best thing!

Mickey Mouse Popcorn Popper

Mickey Mouse Popcorn Popper

And ditto for this Classic Mickey Waffle Iron, for those days you don’t happen to wake up at Pop Century or Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker

Mickey Mouse Waffle Maker

This Disney Sketchbook Serveware features Mickey Mugs, Minnie Mugs, a serving bowl, and a platter available for individual purchase. They’re so reasonably priced that you could get the whole kit and caboodle for one person, or divide it among several recipients. It’s a gift and a drawing lesson all in one!

Disney Sketchbook Platter

Disney Sketchbook Platter

Here’s a few points for us for mentioning something as healthy as apples in a post :) … Did you know there is Continue reading →

News! Peppermint Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich Debuts at Epcot’s L’Artisan des Glaces

One of our favorite sweet spots year-round is L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France pavilion at Walt Disney World.

They’re always dreaming up awesome new treats that incorporate their fresher-than-fresh ice cream and sorbets.

With decadent eats throughout the year (Ice Cream Martini!!) and specialty items for holidays, L’Artisan continually surprises us with house-made ice cream concoctions.

And now for the 2014 holidays, L’Artisan has unveiled a new Peppermint Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich! This lovely treat is made with their very own peppermint ice cream.

Holiday Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich

Holiday Peppermint Ice Cream Sandwich

And don’t forget to indulge in their gingerbread ice cream this season as well — part of Continue reading →

DFB Black Friday Sale: Our Best Deal Ever!

Whew! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving Day yesterday! But today feels kind of like a sit-around-the-house-and-plan-a-Disney-trip kind of day, so it’s time to carry on the holiday weekend with a little more celebrating… .

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When it came time to offer you something truly special for our Black Friday Sale, we couldn’t think of anything better…than giving you everything.

Disney Food Blog Guidebooks

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And that’s why we’re announcing that, for this weekend, you can purchase the DFB Everything Bundle for 1/2 off the already deeply discounted price! Just enter code Everything50 at the check-out.

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Review: Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pecan Pie Tart at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Autumn waning, and the Winter Holidays just around the corner, we couldn’t resist offering you one last beautiful, delicious look at this colorful season.

Fortunately, a trip to The Mara provided a couple of great options to celebrate the season.

Autumn Chocolate Pecan Tart

Having enjoyed lunch in the Parks, I decided to drop by The Mara and see what was new in the pastry case. I was excited to see lots of Fall colors and flavors! The first sweet that caught my eye was this Autumn-Themed Chocolate Pecan Tart.

The bold colors of the Chocolate Garnish were the perfect complement for the season. And I was intrigued by the obvious color in the Whipped Cream that topped the Tart.

Autumn Pecan Tart

Autumn Chocolate Pecan Tart

Cutting into the Tart, it was obvious that this was a rich, moist pecan pie filling — nothing dry about this!

Pecan Tart -- Cross Section

Chocolate Pecan Tart — Cross Section

And the cinnamon-y and buttery flavors were perfect together. I think the whipped cream was Continue reading →

Save! Announcing the DFB Guide 50% Off Thanksgiving Day Sale

Happy Turkey Day, everyone!! Whether you love holiday shopping or you’d rather avoid the madness altogether, we can agree on one thing: Saving money is a win/win!

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So we are super excited to announce our DFB Guide Thanksgiving Sale!

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What Do You Get with the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book?

With the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, you’ll enjoy so many fun and useful features that were created with saving you time and money. We know your Disney dollars are valuable; we want to help you to make the most of them!

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Disney Food Pics of the Week: Awesome Krispie Treats!

We are back with a sweet installment of Disney Food Pics of the Week — courtesy of YOU!

If you love to snap and share food pics, then you should definitely check out our Flickr Page — Disney Food Blog Photo Extravaganza — where DFB readers share all of their Disney Food Photos.

Today, we’re celebrating a treat that’s loved by both kids and kids at heart! Let’s check out a few super cool Krispie Treats that feature Disney Flair!

Turkey Leg Krispie Treat

Photographer: Jobber99

When is a Jumbo Turkey Leg not made of meat? When it’s made of cereal, marshmallows, and butter, of course! The Turkey Leg Krispie has to be one of the most awesome Krispies we’ve seen. Which one do you prefer — the savory or sweet version?

Is It Turkey or Is It a Krispie??

Is It Turkey or Is It a Krispie??

Mickey Krispie Treat Covered in Reese’s Pieces

Photographer: Bowler Hat Girl

Krispie Treats are pretty much awesome by themselves. But if we were going to try to make them better, I’m pretty sure that a dunk in Chocolate and a roll in Mini-Reese’s Pieces would probably spring to mind!

Mickey Krispie Covered in Reese's Pieces -- Yes Please!

Mickey Krispie Covered in Reese’s Pieces — Yes Please!

Ice Cream Cone-Shaped Krispie Treat

Photographer: Riniel Calaelen

In another stellar example of Krispie-as-another-food, one of our readers spied this Continue reading →

Review: Porterhouse for Two at Yachtsman Steakhouse in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Today, we have a real treat for you. It’s time to highlight a special dinner at Yachtsman Steakhouse.

This signature dining spot, located at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, offers up a full array of classic steakhouse fare. But you’ll also find innovative dishes with an emphasis on using seasonal ingredients.

While we often find our favorites still on the menu during a visit, we can always count on some surprises. We had the pleasure of dining there with some friends on a recent trip, and I just had to share with you a glimpse of our special meal.

32 Ounce Porterhouse for Two at Yachtsman Steakhouse

I always enjoy a visit to Yachtsman Steakhouse. (Check out this dinner review of a full meal we enjoyed here recently.) While the atmosphere isn’t particularly inspired, we’ve had some truly amazing meals here!

A quick look at the menu will show you what I mean about the combination of steakhouse-classics-meets-seasonally-inspired fare. And notice the emphasis on Charcuterie — something we’re seeing in other signature restaurants like California Grill as well.

Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Menu — Click to Enlarge

But even though it’s tough to make a choice from all of those steaks, we were after just one thing: the 32 Ounce Porterhouse for Two.

After we placed our order, we were surprised with an Amuse Bouche — this Savory Mickey Waffle! This had to be just about the most adorable started to a meal, ever. The Sweet Potato Waffle was delicious, and I loved all of the little touches on the plate.

An Amuse Bouche Featuring a Savory Mickey Waffle

An Amuse Bouche Featuring a Savory Mickey Waffle

Soon, however, we were ready to dig into the main course — that beautiful Porterhouse! It’s presented tableside already cut into pieces. I thought this was a great touch, and made sharing a much neater situation.

You can see that the meat was cooked to the medium rare temperature that we requested. In fact, it was a little on the rare side. The dry-aging process lends complexity and depth to the flavor and makes the meat very tender.

The steak comes with plenty more to share as well, including the Trio of Classic Steakhouse Sides: creamed spinach, mushrooms, and onions.

32 Ounce Porterhouse for Two with Trio of Steakhouse Sides

32 Ounce Porterhouse for Two with Trio of Classic Steakhouse Sides

And I couldn’t help but order the killer Continue reading →

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It’s almost here!! I’m super excited about all that turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce day after tomorrow, but I’m even MORE excited about what comes next. SHOPPING! ;-D

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Why Join?

Let’s be honest: there’s so much happening that sometimes it’s hard to fit it all in on the Blog. That’s why we send out the DFB Newsletter twice a month.

Included are special deals, recipes, the latest Disney food news and reviews, and more!

Chock full of color photographs and exclusive content, it’s like your own private portal into everything DISNEY FOOD! We bring you fun extras, like our Munch of the Month, and we also keep you updated with important breaking news, like free dining, discounts, or big event announcements, in special mailings!

Find out the latest deals and updates about Disney Food with the Disney Food Blog Newsletter!

Find out the latest deals and updates about Disney Food with the Disney Food Blog Newsletter!

There’s Continue reading →