HOORAY!!! It’s time for all things Apple, Caramel, and Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!!! And while this is true all over the country, it may be even more so in DISNEY WORLD, where you’ll encounter everything from Pumpkin Coffee to Cupcakes and Milkshakes to Gelato and more… everything’s coming up PUMPKIN!
Wanna know where you can get your PUMPKIN ON — and your other favorite fall flavors — in Disney World? Then read on, my Fall-minded Friends…
Just like back home — where everybody knows your name — the Disney World Starbucks locations are once again carrying the World Famous Pumpkin Spice Latte! [Read more…]
Hollywood Studios is kind of the forgotten park right now in Disney World. So much construction. So many shuttered restaurants. So is it still even worth it to go? YEP! And when you DO go, we’ve got the list of what you need to be eating! Check out today’s DFB Video for the things you MUST eat when you visit Hollywood Studios!
There’s a lot to eat in the studios still, but some of it is just not worth the cost or the calories. Stick with our tips and you can rest assured you’ll be eating the best of the best.
Happy New Year, DFB Friends!
Let’s face it: 2016 handed us some real bummers. But there were some good things that happened, too. And that’s especially true where Disney Food is concerned.
Today as we gather our noisemakers, funny hats, and bubbly to ring in the New Year, let’s take a few minutes to review some of the biggest Disney Food News Stories of 2016.
Are you with me? Let’s go! [Read more…]
Well, we had hoped against hope that it wouldn’t happen… but it has.
Last week, we said goodbye to the Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
In order to make way for the construction of the future Star Wars and Toy Story Lands, the closure of the Streets of America section of the park began in April, resulting in the removal of several eateries in the area like Studio Catering Co., High Octane Refreshments, and Herbie’s Drive-In. The beloved little Writer’s Stop, however, escaped the first round of closures.
It wasn’t without a change of its own, though. In April, Writer’s Stop began operating as a de facto lounge for guests awaiting their Advance Dining Reservation for the neighboring Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant instead of as the pastry, coffee, and book store it was best known as over the years.
Through the changes, the Writer’s Stop was a small corner of peaceful respite during a very busy park day. (Since the Streets of America section of the park was an assemblage of building false fronts and film sets, many guests would pass right on by Writer’s Stop, assuming it was more of the same.) [Read more…]
Happy Sunday! We hope you’re having a great weekend! Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the Disney food news from the week!
It has been an exciting week full of news for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival including the grand launch of the DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival e-book! You can order your copy today for 20% off the cover price with the code Chefs16!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- The full booth menus were released for the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- We have all the details on the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival culinary demos and beverage seminars!
- The schedule for the new Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! workshops have been released for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- The full list of performers for the 2016 Eat to the Beat concerts series was announced!
- Frontera Cocina is now open at Disney Springs and we just had to check it out!
- Figaro Fries have returned as ‘Loaded Plaza Fries’ at The Plaza Restaurant!
- Disney Early Morning Magic is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in August.
- We have updates on early booking for some events at the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
- We checked out Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine!
- PizzeRizzo has been announced for Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
- The Coca-Cola Store Orlando opened at Disney Springs and we review the rooftop bar!
- The Polite Pig is slated to open at Disney Springs in the spring of 2017!
It’s time for another Trip Around the World to check out all the latest eats and happenings… and maaaaaybe a couple of construction walls, while we’re at it ;). Because while April showers might bring May flowers, this month is also bringing LOTS of changes to the Disney World parks!
And nowhere else is that more true than…
“Please Pardon Our Pixie Dust”
It’s already been over six months since it was announced that MAJOR changes are on the way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the construction of Toy Story and Star Wars Lands.
Of course, it will be quite some time before those Lands are realized, but early April brought some of the first physical signs of change as the Streets of America section of the park (including eateries such as Studio Catering Co., High Octane Refreshments, Herbie’s Drive-In and the Pretzel Garden) was officially closed to make way for construction. [Read more…]
Editor’s Note: We are hearing the news that the Carrot Cake Cookie is BACK at Writer’s Stop. Yay!
Well, April 2nd has come and gone, and it was a big day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
It was the last day guests could enjoy the Lights! Motors! Action! Extreme Stunt Show, or grab a bite to eat at Studio Catering Co., or a sip at High Octane Refreshments. This is all, of course, to make way for construction of the future Lands of Toy Story and Star Wars.
Writer’s Stop — a bookstore-meets-coffee-shop also specializing in some of the best bakery treats this side of the Studios — was originally on that same list to close down on April 3rd. However, it got a reprieve of sorts from the ol’ chopping block, and for a limited time it is still in operation… though in a different form than what we’re used to!
With many thanks to our Instagram pal, @savepointstu, we were alerted about the new menu. But we also couldn’t resist going over to search everything out ourselves and ask a few questions! What’s being served at Writer’s Stop now? And what is — or WAS — the fate of the spot’s signature item, the Carrot Cake Cookie?!?
When we arrived, we noticed the sign still remains, though the location has been taken off of the Hollywood Studios map. This is definitely a time of transition for Writer’s Stop.
The menu now features three key items: a Charcuterie and Cheese Plate, a Warm Pretzel with Cheese Sauce, and Sugar-Spiced Nuts. [Read more…]
Oh, could it be?!? Has the Writer’s Stop been given a second chance?!
If you follow Disney news, you’ll likely recall the announcement that the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show attraction will give its final performances on April 2nd in order to make way for construction of the future Toy Story and Star Wars Lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
It was subsequently announced that some of the eateries in the same Streets of America section of the park where the attraction is housed would be closing along with it as well. These include Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments as well as my much-beloved Writer’s Stop.
Home of the famous Carrot Cake Cookie, I also loved Writer’s Stop as an often quiet respite from a busy park. So, though it wasn’t exactly a surprise when its closure was announced, I — like many other like-minded fans — was saddened by the thought.
Editor’s Note: Disney has now confirmed that Studio Catering Co. will close on April 2 as well.
Today it was announced on the official Disney Parks Blog that the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show will be closing on April 2, 2016, in order to make way for the construction of the future Toy Story and Star Wars Lands in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
You may be wondering, “Ok… but what does that have to do with food, Disney FOOD Blog?”
Well, lemme tell ya… the Lights, Motors, Action! attraction is situated in the Streets of America section of the park, which will be getting some major changes with the updates (hence the final display of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights this past holiday season). And the Disney Parks Blog post also confirmed that there will be more closures of “nearby locations” in that area of the park.
First, please understand that NONE of the spots mentioned below have been confirmed by Disney as facing closure. However, we can only assume that one or more of the following locations in the direct area may be affected: [Read more…]