Voting Now Open for 2011 DFB Choice Awards!

The nominations are in, and now it’s time to vote!

These nominations were pulled directly from the responses received in our Disney Food Blog reader survey last week! Click on the “Click Here to Vote!” text below to cast YOUR votes!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!

Voting closes December 28th and winners will be announced December 31st!

1. Best Disney World Signature Table Service Restaurant
California Grill
Yachtsman Steakhouse
Jiko — The Cooking Place
Flying Fish Cafe
Citricos
Narcoossee’s
Victoria and Albert’s
Le Cellier Steakhouse (dinner)

2. Best Disney World Non-Signature Table Service Restaurant [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 18, 2011

Try a Red and Green Twist Cone at Storybook Treats in the Magic Kingdom!

The holiday season is in full swing! I hope you’re checking things off of your list and maybe even getting some time for a sip of egg nog! Don’t forget to check out our “Holidays in Disney” page full of great tips, treats, and dining events and options for you if you’re visiting Disneyland or Disney World this holiday season!

We’re just back from Walt Disney World and will be showering you with even more news, updates, and yummy treats over the next few weeks. We’ve even got some fun updates from Disneyland! By the way, while we were in Disney World, we got the chance to celebrate 15 years of great Disney info with AllEars.net, and to have a blast with the WDW Today Podcast at their reunion! Congrats all!

In the meantime, sit back, relax, and get caught up on this week’s Disney food news and a few of the great articles out there about our favorite subject!

A Stocking Full of Disney Food News

  • We encountered so much Disney food news while we were in Disney World that we had to do a whole post about it! Click here for a myriad of Disney food news and updates. Fun stuff!
  • Nominate your favorite Disney restaurants in our 2011 DFB Choice Awards! Once nominations are in, voting begins next week!
  • Highlighting the 2011 Walt Disney World Resort Gingerbread holiday displays, these Disney gingerbread pins are a great souvenir or gift!
  • Storybook Treats in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland introduced (officially) the Hot Fudge Cookie Sundae! And don’t forget to ask for the holiday swirl soft serve ice cream!
  • We have a few new insights into the “Be Our Guest” Restaurant plans for late 2012. Take a look at the concept art, atmosphere, location, opening time, and more!
  • We have our review of the new Katsura Grill at the Japan pavilion in Disney World’s Epcot!

For more delicious food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis! And don’t forget to follow along on our 2011 Holiday Dining page!

Disney Food Blog Gift Certificates Make Great Gifts For Disney Fans!

Down to the wire and not sure what to get that Disney fan on your list? Our popular Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and new DFB Dining Adventures e-Books have been very popular, and now there’s a way for you to give them as gifts to your friends, family, boss, dentist, UPS delivery person, mailman, babysitter, dog-walker, or…yourself (you deserve a treat, too)!

Using our new Disney Food Blog e-Book Gift Certificates, you can instantly give all of this great dining info and advice to your favorite Disney fan, and it’s EASY! Get all of the details — and great holiday discounts — at http://dfbguide.com/giftcertificates!

Don’t let your friends and family go to Disney World unprepared. Get a DFB Gift Certificate for your favorite Disney fan today!

On to the Round-Up!

Daveland shares a Golden Horseshoe cast photo from 1979.

Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups heads to the United Kingdom in Epcot for eats and drinks at Rose & Crown.

WDW Radio takes a look back at the origins of the Sunshine Terrace’s Orange Bird.

Main Street Gazette gives us something delicious to chew on — churros!

DisneyContemporary.com stops by Contemporary Grounds for a cup of java!

DisneyParks Blog showcases a video from the Tangaroa Terrace in Disneyland. Let’s make sweet potato cake!

Nominate Your Favorite Disney Restaurants for a 2011 DFB Choice Award!

Around here, we believe there’s no better restaurant recommendation than the one we get from another Disney fan. So, in our quest to provide the very best information about Disney restaurants, we created the DFB Choice Awards in 2010!

These awards are bestowed upon Disney-area food and restaurants based on nominations and votes from Disney Food Blog readers. Here’s the timeline:

Nominations: December 15-20
Award Voting: December 21-28
2011 DFB Awards Announced:December 31

To participate, nominate one contender for each category in this survey (contenders can be from ANY Disney-related park or resort around the world unless otherwise specified); the top nominations from each category will be entered into our voting round, which begins on December 21, 2010! See you then!

Click Here to Nominate Your Favorites for a 2011 DFB Choice Award!

Thanks again for nominating!

2010 DFB Choice Award Winners

Around here, we believe there’s no better restaurant recommendation than the one we get from another Disney fan. So, in our quest to provide the very best information about Disney restaurants, we’ve created the DFB Choice Awards!

Over 500 readers sent in their nominations, and thousands have voted for the top nominees to create this list of [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 19, 2010

Chocolate Candy Canes at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Disney food news! Here we gooooo:

**There’re only three days left to vote in our DFB Choice Awards for your favorite Disney restaurants and foods! By voting, you’re helping other Disney Food Blog readers to plan the best possible dining locations for their trips!**

Also, don’t forget to check out our Disney Food Blog Guide to the Holidays in Disney! Lots of fun info and updates…and more on the way!

Now — on to the Round-Up!!

Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups shares a list of some great beer stops in Disney World!

Stitch Kingdom shares news of a Disney patent for interactive cakes! Not sure what that means — take a look!

Outside the Berm uncovers a mysterious photo that might shed some light on the beginnings of Holidayland…

Parkeology hones in on an early “interactive element” at a Disney World counter-service restaurant.

Main St Gazette has photos of those brand new hot dogs at Lunching Pad in Disney World!! Which one do you want to try?

Everything WDW reviews Disney World’s Babycakes NYC.

Disney Parks Blog has an incredible series of photos from restaurants in the nearly finished Disney Dream Cruise Ship! Plus — a bonus video!

Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 12, 2010

Flying Fish Serving Breakfast

Welcome to the December 12th Weekly Round-Up! First, the news:

  • Don’t forget to vote for your favorites in the DFB Choice Awards! Casting your vote will help other Disney guests to make decisions about their dining planning thanks to your experience and thoughts.
  • Disney’s providing quick-service coupons in Disney World and Disneyland. Click here for more info.
  • Flying Fish Cafe is currently serving Kouzzina‘s breakfast menu while Kouzzina is undergoing refurbishment.
  • Don’t forget to check out SamLand’s Disney Adventures for an opportunity to give back this holiday season!

And don’t forget to check out our suggestions for holiday gifts for the Disney foodie in your life!

  • Disney Food Blog Holiday Gift Ideas, Part 2
  • Disney Food Blog Holiday Gift Ideas, Part I
  • And now, on to the round-up!

    Culinary in the Country, one of my favorite food blogs, brings us a great trip report from WDW!

    Kevin Kidney has a fitting nod to Walt Disney on what would have been Disney’s 109th birthday.

    Main Street Gazette finds one of the strangest banana splits I’ve ever seen

    etckt has compiled a list of the films included in the clips at Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Sci-Fi Dine-In! Awesome!!

    Cupcakes Take The Cake has cupcakes that remind me of 1. Peter Pan, 2. Animal Kingdom, 3. Pop Century Resort…in that order.

    Eating (and Drinking) Around the World makes Morocco’s Beef Kefta Pocket from the 2010 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

    Two Boos Who Eat have their “Disneyland Monday” post, which is pretty funny… but if you love Tron, you might not want to read…

    Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 5, 2010

    Welcome to the first Disney Food Post Round-Up of December 2010!! As always, we’ll begin with the news:

    • Don’t forget to vote in our DFB Choice Awards! The awards have been set up so that Disney Food Blog readers can help future Disney-trippers by letting their favorite restaurants be known! You can vote through December 22nd.
    • Disney’s launched its own snack chip line in the parks!
    • Take a look at some new Le Cellier menu items.
    • The Coke Freestyle Machine, featuring 106 flavors, is now at WDW’s Downtown Disney movie theater.
    • Disney World Annual Passholders can get a free (small) bag of Karamell Kuche caramel corn from December 4-11! Just show a valid photo ID with your Annual Pass to get the treat.

    Also, I’d like to share with you a very special holiday request from a very special colleague. The SamLand’s Disney Adventures Blog is reaching out to the Disney Community to help raise funds for Women at Work, a nonprofit focused on helping people learn career skills and find employment. Please stop over to SamLand to read his request on behalf of this great organization.

    Now, on to the round-up!

    ABC News has a showcase of Mickey Shaped Food! (Thanks to Erin Foster for the heads up!)

    Main Street Gazette reviews the WDW Contemporary Resort’s Contempo Cafe.

    DLRP Magic shares the great news that Disneyland Paris has just added restaurant menus to their site!

    Yesterland shares the history of L’ Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante in Epcot (an oldie, but a goodie).

    DisneyShawn gives us more Club 33 goodness.

    Party Through the Parks highlights more holiday drinks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

    DFB Choice Awards Voting Now Open

    Thanks to all who submitted nominations for the 2010 DFB Choice Awards! After going through nearly 500 nomination forms, the front-runners in each category have earned a spot in the polls.

    These nominees were chosen by the readers of the Disney Food Blog, and each one was nominated dozens — or, in some cases, hundreds — of times. If your favorite didn’t make it into the top three, don’t forget to nominate it again next year!

    Voting has begun; make your views known below! Voting will remain open until December 22nd, and winners will be announced on December 31st! We’ll leave the results viewable for now, so you can root for your favorite! As we get closer to the final voting deadline, we’ll remove the results so the winners will be a surprise! :-)

    Thank you for voting! Polls are now closed. We will reveal the DFB Choice Award Winners on December 31st!

    Disney Food Post Round-Up: November 28, 2010

    Happy Turkey Day Weekend, everyone! Here’s a bit-o-news to start your week.

    Eating (and Drinking) Around the World has a photo-filled review of the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic tasting stations.

    OC Register takes us inside Disneyland’s Club 33 and reports on the first day of Disneyland Candy Canes this year.

    Theme Park Insider reviews Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.

    Touring Plans‘ blogger Todd Perlmutter reviews Disney World’s Kouzzina, Le Cellier, and The Wave…of American Flavors. And, oh, by the way, he got to meet Cat Cora!

    The Disney Chick makes Apple Caramel Pie from Wilderness Lodge’s Whispering Canyon Cafe.

    Main Street Gazette has a mouth-watering review of his Aloha Pork Sandwich at Captain Cook’s in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Just goes to show, deliciousness is around every corner in WDW!

    AllEarsNet blogger Jack Spence has some great food pics from Pollo Campero in Disney World’s Downtown Disney.

    Magical Kingdoms has a great review of their free Disney Dining Plan usage, including how much it saved them over a 19-day trip to Disney World.

    Watch Me Eat heads to Earl of Sandwich in Disney World’s Downtown Disney!