Disney Food Post Round-Up: January 19, 2014

Lots of food news happening at Disney parks and resorts this week!

House of Blues The Smokehouse Quick Service (2)From new restaurants (like the SmokeHouse at House of Blues in Disney World’s Downtown Disney and the new Spice Road Table in Epcot’s Morocco), to restaurant refreshes (check out Captain’s Grille at Disney World’s Yacht Club Resort), and brand new create-your-own sundae opportunities, we can’t wait for you to dig into the neeeeews!

Disney Food News

Of course, there’s more! 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 dining options at Four Seasons Resort Orlando and restaurant closures!

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!

Love the creativity of DFB Facebook Friend Stephanie! She says, “I just made (and devoured) the Johnny Appleseed’s Cake from Liberty Tree Tavern. Do you like how I even served it in the paper hotel bowls saved from my last stay at Art of Animation? ::sigh:: Now only if I really were there now!” We LOVE it, Stephanie!

Johnny Appleseed Cake AND Not-So-Hidden Mickey!

Johnny Appleseed Cake AND Not-So-Hidden Mickey!

Oh. My. Goodness! Facebook Friend Tara sent us this note: “Had this Lemon cupcake last week at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot. It was delicious! It definitely makes my top 3. Lemon curd filling in the middle, with a dense, moist lemon cupcake, topped with vanilla buttercream and a drizzle of lemon glaze on top. Awesomeness.” YUM!!!

Lemon Cupcake

Lemon Cupcake

Thanks for sharing your Disney Food finds with us!

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NEW Create Your Own Sundaes and Specialty Drinks at Contemporary Grounds

Contemporary Grounds — your Contemporary Resort’s one-stop Joffrey’s kiosk for on-the-go beverages and snacks now offers specialty drinks and make your own sundaes to Walt Disney World visitors.

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Possibly unique to this location (let us know if you spot them elsewhere!!), this Dippin Dots version of the Create Your Own Sundaes are especially fun!

With the combination of ice cream choices, personally selected toppings, and a variety of portion options, these dishes really deliver on personalization!

Go ahead and customize your own refreshing treat.

Create Your Own Sundae

Create Your Own Sundae

These sundaes are made with a selection of Dippin’ Dots flavors! (Read: Tiny spheres of ice cream.)

Dippin' Dots

Dippin’ Dots

You know how we love our treats; we suggest ordering the LOL (lots of layers). And send us a picture when you do!

Various sundae sizes

Various sundae sizes

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News! Maurice’s Treats Opening in Disneyland Park

When Fantasy Faire opens March 12 at the Disneyland Park, it’ll be home to beloved Disney royals — and a new food cart!

Paying homage to Belle’s father from “Beauty and the Beast”, Maurice’s Treats will serve guests in this new area of Fantasyland.

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Flaky, crisp strawberry or chocolate twists will be sold for $3.49 from this cute food cart. Perfect for strolling through Fantasy Faire!

Another enticing option is the savory cheddar garlic bagel twistat $4.19.

Twists at Maurice's Treats!

Toast the new area of Fantasyland! Opt for Boysen Apple Freeze — a frozen apple juice, wild berry and passion fruit foam concoction — in a 16 oz. cup for $4.69. Or go all out and have your beverage in [Read more…]

Secret Spots: Contemporary Grounds

Contemporary Grounds

There are lots of Disney World dining spots that are well-known to Disney-goers. Everyone knows about Cinderella’s Royal Table and Chef Mickey’s, right? But there are also a few hidden gems of which you may not have heard! One of these great little spots is Contemporary Grounds, located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Ordering and Serving Area

Ordering and Serving Area

While the Magic Kingdom bakery is sure to have a line out the door every morning, Contemporary Grounds (just a short walk away from the Magic Kingdom) offers similar coffee drinks and pastries, minus the line! (It’s also a great way to convince your spouse to go check out the new Bay Lake Tower Disney Vacation Club property…)

Contemporary Grounds Menu

Contemporary Grounds Menu

Situated in the lobby of the resort, right next to the entrance to the Conference Center (natch), sits unassuming little Contemporary Grounds. The area is bright, sunny, and surrounded by comfy couches and chairs for relaxing. This makes it a perfect place to kick back for a mid-afternoon rest — you’re still close enough to the park to get back for the 3:00pm parade! Best of all? No reservations necessary!

Contemporary Lobby Seating Area

Contemporary Lobby Seating Area

Now, doesn’t that look more comfy than fighting for a table outside the Plaza? Enjoy!

Photo Credits: Thanks to DisneyContemporary.com for the photos!