Happy Sunday and happy October! We’re back with another edition of our Disney Food Round-up for you today.
The Savannah Bee Company is now open at Disney Springs —>!
The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot for a few more weeks! If you’re making plans to attend the Festival you should check out our Best of the Fest post and DFB Best of the Fest YouTube video!
And don’t forget, the 2017 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic is next week on October 27 and 28! We have all the details for you!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We have a review and preview of the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic!
- AJ was the guest on the latest podcast from The Tomorrow Society!
- We checked out the Pumpkin Spice Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory!
- Giant Dole Whip Magic Shot available at the Magic Kingdom.
- Check out our review of the Big Kahuna Sandwich at Captain Cook’s!
- We have the menus and details for The Ale and Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
- The Savannah Bee Company is now open at Disney Springs.
- We discuss whether the Party for the Senses is worth the money.
- New DFB YouTube videos: Even More Disney Snacks! and Animal Kingdom Restaurants Ranked!
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 menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
New DFB Video: 7 Things You Have to Try at Disney World RIGHT NOW
Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re ranking the restaurants at the Animal Kingdom! Check it out below — and subscribe here.
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DFB Reader Finds
Tokyo Disneyland has some of the coolest food at any of the Disney Parks! And this Jack Skellington Curry Bread that our friend Jon C. spotted on his recent trip is incredible! Thanks for sharing, JOBBER!!
On to the Round-Up!
Mickey Fix shared their Top 10 Disney Halloween Goodies!
WDW for Grownups shared some tips for carb–loading before a runDisney race.
Disney Parks Blog shared a fun how-to for creating a Br’er Rabbit Bento Box.
Disney Family shared a recipe for Zero Marshmallows inspired by Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have a great week! We’ll see you back here tomorrow with another great Disney food review!
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of RANKING Magic Kingdom restaurants!
With so many new and classic Magic Kingdom restaurants to choose from, it can be nearly impossible to know what’s what! That’s why we’re here to help! We’re reviewing all the greats (and the not so greats) in this video and ranking the Magic Kingdom restaurants best to worst.
Happy weekend and welcome to March! We’re so excited that it’s finally March because that means the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has started. And that means food, lots of delicious food (and of course flowers).
At the end of the week we’re headed to the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. Check out the full booth menus for the DCA Food and Wine Festival!
And don’t forget, the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts in August this year! Whew! We’re going to be a very busy bunch here at DFB!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Check out our Best of the Fest – what to eat and drink at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
- Enter to win a Disney Prize Package during DFB’s Mickey March Giveaways!
- We have all the details on how to make Mickey Waffles at home!
- We reviewed the new Chuck Wagon Fresh Fixin’s Food Truck at Ft. Wilderness.
- Check out what’s new at Walt Disney World this week!
- We visited the Red Rose Taverne at Disneyland and ordered everything on the menu!
- Buffalo Chicken Chips arrive at Trilo-Bites in the Animal Kingdom and we have a review!
- The latest DFB YouTube videos are where to find Starring Rolls treats at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and our review of the Red Rose Taverne at Disneyland !
We hope you had a wonderful, magical, and Merry Christmas! As much as we love that holiday we’re really looking forward to ringing in the New Year later this week!
And we’re certain that 2016 is going to be full of some great food news as more new spots open at Disney Springs including STK Orlando, The Edison, and Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza!
We just know 2016 is going to be awesome and we hope you have a great time ringing in the New Year this week!
We have a lot to share, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- There’s a burger back on the menu at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe!
- Dining in Disneyland checked out the Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast.
- We’re hearing news that a wine bar – Wine Bar George – by George Miliotes is coming to Disney Springs!
- We have some tips for pre-ordering your meal at Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom.
- You’ll want to check out these holiday drinks at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland!
- The latest Passporter podcast is up featuring a “Disney Dining Update” with AJ!
We can all use tips on how to save a little money now and then. And that’s never more true than when you’re planning a Disney vacation!
It may seem like the impossible task: finding a bargain in Walt Disney World. And that’s seems especially true when it comes to food.
But believe it or not, there are some truly fantastic meals at Disney Restaurants for less than $20 dollars! And I’m not just talking counter service.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite meals that you can still score at Walt Disney World for under $20. I think you’ll be surprised at all of the cool places you can eat without bleeding your wallet dry!
Tonga Toast at Kona Cafe
Thick-cut Sourdough Bread is stuffed with ripe bananas before it’s deep fried and rolled in Cinnamon Sugar. Served with a side of Strawberry Coulis for dipping/pouring, it’s the perfect, decadent start to your Disney Day. And since it’s incredibly hefty, it will keep you going for hours. [Read more…]
Are you excited to book your events for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival?
OF COURSE you are!! You know who else is excited?
Lots and lots (and LOTS) of other people.
Booking for Special Events and Demos and Seminars for the Festival will open to the general public on July 30th at 7 am this year, and the popularity of these events makes that date into something we call a Peak Booking Day — a day when you never quite know what to expect, because the phone lines and online booking engines are often jammed with folks trying to nab their top choices.
Of course, sought-after bookings aren’t unique to the Food and Wine Festival. Just ask anyone who’s ever tried to [Read more…]
Alrighty, Guys — it’s time for another fun Disney Food Blog Challenge. And this one is definitely for the grown ups!
Everyone’s aware that craft Beer has become increasingly popular. Sure, through the years, you always had the garden variety options…
But these days, Craft Beers and International Selections are where it’s at. So we thought that it was high time we take a closer look at some of the interesting beer that you can get throughout Walt Disney World.
In the interest of interactive fun, we decided to come up with another DFB Food — er, Beverage — Crawl, dedicated to the world of beer, and all that it encompasses.
And we know that there are LOTS of you out there who are serious about your study and research of this important subject. We are in it for the fun. So we definitely want YOUR comments below on what you think the Can’t Miss Beers of Walt Disney World are!
Because this is a rather weighty subject, we’ll spread it out over a 3 day visit. But feel free to consolidate as your tolerance level allows.
Grab some beer nuts, and let’s go!
Day One: Explore Epcot
We’ll start our 3-day Beer Crawl in the best place for sampling a wide variety of food and drink — Epcot!
When beer is the main attraction of the day, it’s a good idea to get some sustenance first thing. We love to enter Epcot via the International Gateway Entrance and start our day with a stop in Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie in the France Pavilion for a petit déjeuner of French Pastries and Coffee or Chocolat Chaud.
We especially love the Frangipane Triangles!
Fueled up and ready to go, it’s time to hit World Showcase!
Moosehead in the Canada Pavilion
We all have our traditions, and one that we love to embrace is the First Beer of the Day in Epcot. And that honor almost always goes to Moosehead as we begin our Drinking Journey around the World! Find it at the Canada Beer Stand located near the entrance to Le Cellier Steakhouse.
Stroll the area, making time to check out the Totem Poles before you head to your next stop.
Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room in the UK Pavilion
With a small breakfast and your first brew under your belt, it’s time to stop for lunch and more beer in one of our favorite Epcot dining spots.
The Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room in the UK Pavilion offers a wide array of beer and cider from the British Isles. Make your advance dining reservation ahead of time for a sit down meal, or take a gamble with finding a spot in the pub (it can get pretty crowded in there). Note that you can also get beers at a counter outside the restaurant and pub.
Sampling British beers is your goal here, so we recommend the Imperial Sampler, which normally includes pours of Bass, Harp, Strongbow, Boddington’s, and Guinness.
Alternatively, you can choose from a long list of Pub Blends, which are half-and-half mixes of some of the beer on tap. You’ll never go wrong with a Black and Tan — half Bass Ale and half Guinness.
Of course, if you have a favorite beer among those on tap, enjoy a pint of that one instead. We especially love to order a Guinness, served with its famous Shamrock Head!
And if you visit on a weekday, don’t forget to say “hello” to Carl the Bartender!
With a little lunch under your belt, it’s time to hit up the Japan Pavilion for another unique stop on your beer tour. Kirin Frozen Beer comes with a fluffy, semi-frozen head that keeps your beer cold a little longer in that warm Florida sun.
Take in some time listening to the drummers or checking out the [Read more…]
Our favorite new treat this week — the Caramel Apple Funnel Cake from Disneyland’s Hungry Bear Restaurant! This is one you simply have to try if you’re lucky enough to be headed to Anaheim anytime soon.
Plus, click below for all the details on this week’s Disney Food News…
Disney Food News
- A couple of treats have recently arrived at Epcot’s Karamell-Küche: the Caramel Bacon Square and the Caramel S’more!
- La Cava del Tequila honors the beloved — and now retired — Maelstrom attraction with a “Maelstrom Margarita.”
- Caramel Apple Funnel Cake is now being served at the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Disneyland!
- Get a discounted Play, Stay & Dine package at Walt Disney World!
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, Victoria Falls Lounge at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is featuring a new menu with tapas, and more!
We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
DFB Reader Finds
DFB Reader Megan shared this: seasonal treat at Be Our Guest Restaurant in Magic Kingdom: “I enjoyed a Halloween Chocolate Cream Puff with Blood Orange filling on September 28 ( a MNSSHP night). Beware: there is TONS of strongly flavored filling. The cake is excellent and the presentation is so cute, but there was definitely too much filling for my liking.”
Facebook Friend, Sue, sampled this chocolate candy corn cupcake from the Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
What’s your Favorite Find? We can’t wait to see it!
DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book
We’re thrilled to announce that the 2014 DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book is now available!
With over 280 pages of delicious snacks, the DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks is part of our DFB Guide Snacks Series!
As always, you will enjoy an instantly downloadable PDF guide with comprehensive information and advice on well over 250 delicious snacks that you can savor at the Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios parks in the Walt Disney World resort.
The DFB Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks e-Book includes: [Read more…]
It’s time for another fun addition to our Disney Food Galleries!
And today, we’re introducing a brand new gallery for all of you red meat lovers out there! Yep, we’ve gathered a whole buncha steaks from around Disney World to help you make your choices on your next visit.
Remember, some of these may drop off menus from time to time or have side dishes or preparation changed, but hopefully this will give you a good overview of what’s available! Here we go!
Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club is one of my top picks when it comes to steak at Walt Disney World. After all, they decorate with meat — the first thing you pass en route to your seat is the Steak Trimming Room!
Chefs here pride themselves not only on the very best cuts of meat, but appetizers, side dishes, and desserts inspired by market fresh ingredients. Yachtsman combines the very best of seasonal flavors with the traditional steak experience.
My absolute favorite pick at Yachtsman is the 16-ounce Boneless Ribeye. It is always a melt-in-your-mouth choice.
But we are also big fans of the 12-ounce Prime New York Strip Steak, served here with a rich potato gratin stack.
Shula’s at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin is the kind of place that you think of when you envision an upscale steakhouse. As your eyes adjust to the dim lighting and you check out the menu — printed on a football! — you’ll settle into the refined elegance of your surroundings.
When I have the chance to dine here, I almost always go for my favorite, the 22-ounce Cowboy Ribeye (are you sensing a theme?). The Bone-in Steak has been excellent on every visit. The flavor is unbelievable!
Looking for a lighter approach to soothe your carnivore cravings? We’ve also enjoyed the Steak Mary Anne. Delicate by steakhouse standards, the 5-ounce medallions are served with a simple demi glace in this case. It’s the perfect plate for the guest who prefers all the flavor of prime, aged beef in a smaller serving.
If you’re a landlubber like me, then finding a great steak at a restaurant known for fabulous seafood is a dream come true. But it’s not impossible if you’re dining at Flying Fish Cafe.
When I visit, I always order the Char-Crusted Black Angus New York Strip. The creamy Sauce Foyot is such a great accent — and they’re never chintzy with it!
Can’t decide between surf and turf? You don’t have to! Try the two house specialities side by side with the Entree Duo, which features the Char-Crusted Angus New York Strip Steak and the restaurant’s most famous fish dish, the Potato-wrapped Red Snapper.
Jiko offers some of the most interesting food at Walt Disney World.
And while I enjoy the fusion of African, Indian, and Meditteranean flavors when it comes to appetizers and desserts, I rarely deviate from my favorite entree: the Oak-Grilled Filet.
And even when their delicious Mac and Cheese isn’t featured as the dish’s side, you can usually score it as a special request (and I totally recommend that you do).
In the mood for steak with no Advance Dining Reservation? Then head to Epcot’s Liberty Inn. Their New York Strip Steak, served with Red Wine Butter, Roasted Potatoes, and Steamed Broccoli, is surprisingly good.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant
Even though most of my favorite steaks at Disney World are featured at signature restaurants, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a good option at moderately priced restaurants, too, like Sci-Fi Dine-In.
Recently, I was pleasantly surprised by [Read more…]