Disney Food Post Round-Up: June 3, 2012

Beast Castle

Some great new information from the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival was announced this week, and we’ve also got some fun news from the Animal Kingdom!

Disney Food News

Here’s the latest happening in the Disney Food World this week!

We’ve got more food news (including restaurant closure updates, Disney California Adventure’s Ghirardelli Soda Fountain, and more) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

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On To The Round-Up

WDW for Grown-Ups takes us to Enoteca Castello in Epcot’s Italy!

AllEars.Net reports on a new champagne lunch at Remy being offered on a trial basis aboard the Disney Fantasy.

DisneyContemporary.com shares a recipe for The Wave’s Passion Fruit Mojito. Thirst-quenching!

Main St. Gazette features the Teriyaki Chicken Nuggets found at the Friar’s Nook in the Magic Kingdom.

What I Gather shows how to dine with a paleo diet at Walt Disney World.

MiceChat shares some interesting food and beverage displays around the Magic Kingdom.

DisneyParks Blog rounds up fun at Disneyland’s Big Thunder Ranch Jamboree!

On The Go In MCO tours the menus and shares food pics from the Art of Animation Resort’s Landscape of Flavors food court.

Just a Spoonful of Sugar reviews a recipe for La Salade de Maison served at Cafe Orleans in Disneyland.

Disney Food Post Round-Up: May 27, 2012

Hand Dipped Ice Cream Bars at Clarabelle's Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure

We’re so excited for the latest Disney Food News, and for the news we KNOW is coming!!

Can’t wait to share some great info with you this week; but in the meantime, check out the great news we heard about last week — including a sneak peek at the sweet treats that will be offered at Disney California Adventure’s Buena Vista Street when it opens June 15th!

Disney Food News

Here’s the latest happening in the Disney Food World this week!

  • The Epcot Food and Wine Festival will end on November 12 (not the 11th!), according to the latest schedule. We’ll watch for further updates!
  • A new Vegan Marketplace will debut at the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World this year!
  • Enter to win great prizes in our new DFB Guide Contest! Details here…
  • Buena Vista Street will open in Disney California Adventure with lots of new shops, including some sweet treats at Clarabelle’s Ice Cream and Trolley Treats!
  • The Mad T Party debuted in Disney California Adventure on May 25th. We’ll have a review on the DFB soon!
  • The construction walls are officially down on Carthay Circle Theater in Disney California Adventure!

We’ve got more food news (including a NEW food tent at Typhoon Lagoon) on our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

DFB Podcast Episode 4 Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that the fourth episode of our brand new podcast has been released! You can catch it over on itunes, stitcher, or on DFBPodcast.com!

In this episode of the Disney Food Blog’s DFB Podcast, we cover the latest Disney Food News, discuss some Disney restaurants with exceptional atmosphere and themeing, answer a few reader questions, and reveal the answer to our controversial Episode 3 trivia question (as well as give you a brand new trivia question)!

And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via RSS or on iTunes!

On To The Round-Up

StudiosCentral.com names the top five pool bars at Disney World!

DisneyContemporary.com visits the Outer Rim for a cocktail.

Main Street Gazette has some pub grub at Rose & Crown.

WESH takes you on several Downtown Disney date night options – great for any budget! And, written by yours truly. ;-)

Mouse on the Mind shares breakfast at an unexpected location – Pizzafari in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Etsy sells Disney Parks Treats Inspired Printable Art Designs. Adorable 8×10 designs ready to customize for WDW and Disneyland fans!

Stuff From The Park shares a vintage menu from Disneyland’s Red Wagon Inn.

Disney Parks Blog gives us a peak at new cocktail glasses at Disneyland Hotel’s Trader Sam’s!

Enter to Win Our “How Do You Use YOUR DFB Guide?” Contest!

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Here at Disney Food Blog, we are all about helping you have the best dining experience possible when visiting Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. To help you with that, we have spent lots of time (and calories!!) researching and writing the most comprehensive Guides to Disney World eating on the planet.

The best part is: we get letters and emails from you all the time letting us know that the guides are helping you plan great vacations; and now, we want to hear from YOU about how you use them!

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New DFB Store Site Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of our DFB Store, featuring our critically-acclaimed line of Disney Dining Planning e-Books.

We’ve expanded on the Disney food topics that we all love (yep, that includes snacks!) into comprehensive e-Books that specialize in the subjects that YOU wanted to know more about. :)

Our thorough (and growing!) line of e-Books offers a wealth of knowledge on Disney Dining topics for both new visitors and veteran Disney fans!

Welcome to our DFB Store

We’ve put hundreds of hours and over 20 years of research into creating these up-to-date e-Books so that planning the best possible Disney vacation can be easy for you. Don’t waste your family’s limited vacation time and money dining at a bad restaurant or snacking on sub par treats.

On our virtual bookshelf, we’ve stocked individual guidebooks as well as bundle packages that offer great discounts over purchasing each item individually:

As you browse the store, you’ll find product information including [Read more…]

Review: Chocolate Caramel Grapes at Karamell-Küche

Epcot's Karamel Kuche Caramel Shop

Time to take a look at another new treat available at one of my very favorite spots in Epcot, Karamell-Küche!

If you aren’t familiar with this little gem in the German Pavilion of World Showcase, you should get to know it. Soon. Seriously. All manner of buttery, caramelly, chocolate-dipped goodness here leaves me a happy, happy girl.

We recently told you about a new addition to the Karamell-Küche lineup: the Caramel Corn Cupcake. Today, we are trying a second new offering: Chocolate and Caramel Covered Grapes. Fruit! Healthy! Hallelujah!

Chocolate Caramel Grapes

I know. They’re a little…different. But I am all about telling you the latest and greatest, so try them I did.

The fresh, red grapes are skewered, then [Read more…]

DFB Podcast Episode 3: Non-Buffet Character Meals

Hey all! Thanks once again for your generous welcome of our new DFB Podcast into your listening list!

Just wanted to drop a line this afternoon to let you know that the third episode of our DFB Podcast is now posted and ready for downloading!

In this episode, we take a look at Disney Food News, answer listener questions, reveal our trivia winner from last week, and take a look at why it can be good to choose a non-buffet character meal in Disney World and Disneyland!

Click here to go to the Podcast page for Episode 3. And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast via RSS or on iTunes!

Take a gander and a listen and let us know [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: March 4, 2012

Have you all recovered from One More Disney Day?? I hope so, as we’ve got some great food news and articles this week!

We love Disney Food news filled with the words “Free Dining!” Throw in a wine dinner (or two) and we’re really happy! ;-)

Disney Food News

Another busy news week! Here’s the latest…

  • Disney World Free Dining has been announced for dates in Fall 2012 — August and September. Currently for Disney Visa Cardholders only, but should open up to the public on Monday.
  • We’ve got a peek at some of the Cars Land food that will be available in Disneyland come this summer!
  • We’ve got the skinny on some new, exclusive Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship cocktails!
  • La Luce by Donna Scala at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort near Walt Disney World has announced a Wine Dinner for March 10, 2012.
  • Jiko at Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has announced a Wine Dinner for April 2012!
  • La Cava del Tequila is THE place for margaritas in Epcot. Stop by the Mexico pavilion bar for Margarita Mondays and other great deals! Also, we’ve got some other fun news from La Cava later today!

For more scrumptious food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book is Now Available!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book is the fourth in our Disney Food Blog mini-guide series, created to supplement our Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book.

Here you’ll find in-depth information, HUGE color photos, and first-hand reviews about classic and new-to-you Epcot snacks — in great detail!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks is an instantly downloadable PDF guide with over 180 pages of information and advice on over 150 delicious snacks that you can savor in Disney World’s Epcot.

Get your copy today!

On to the Round-Up

Kevin Kidney takes us back in time to 1955 to look at the story boards for the Kelvinator — a dream kitchen with a banana bin. ;-)

Progress City USA has the latest news about a beloved snack that looks like it’s returning to Walt Disney World — the Citrus Swirl!

AllEars.Net tours Epcot’s Japan pavilion!

Main Street Gazette reviews the wines crafted for the 2011 Epcot Food and Wine Festival.

Mousejunkies shares what it’s like to eat at WDW with a food allergy from a kid’s perspective.

Daveland gives us a glimpse of the vintage Hills Brothers Coffee House and Coffee Garden in Disneyland.

PopCenturySite.com orders room service at the Pop Century Resort.

Disney World Food-Themed Luggage Available in Epcot

Remember when that cool piece of luggage was spotted in Disneyland? The one with Disneyland icons and food decorating the whole suitcase?

We’ll, we’re happy to share that a Walt Disney World version was spotted at Epcot’s Mouse Gear store by Reader Chantel B.!

Disney Luggage

The suitcase features names of Disney World theme parks, Mickey ear hats, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, [Read more…]

Favorite Find: Disney Food-Inspired Accessories!

Thanks to Disney Food Blog reader Liana for giving us a heads-up about these adorable Disney Food-Inspired jewelry and decor items. The items are currently being sold on Etsy, and depict a few favorite Disney eats from the theme parks and movies. Let’s check ‘em out…

Zebra Dome Charm

This Zebra Dome charm is a nod to the popular Zebra Dome dessert found on the dessert buffet at Boma in the Animal Kingdom Lodge. It sells for $8.

Zebra Dome Charm

Mickey Mouse Doughnut Post Earrings

These earrings are made with titanium posts. Non Allergic.
$12

Earrings

Pink Minnie Mouse Macaron Necklace

Wear your love for Minnie Mouse and Macarons with this [Read more…]

Fat-Free Fun: Disney Theme Park Snack and Play Toy Set

This authentic Disney Parks merchandise set is perfect for your little Disney food fans! As you remember all of those snacks that you ate on your last vacation, or plan for which treats to enjoy on this year’s adventure, bring the treats home with you in this adorable Disney Theme Park Snack and Play Set!

Snack and Play Set

This turkey leg doesn’t have a bazillion calories!

Turkey Leg

Popcorn is a favorite theme park snack!

Popcorn

Another classic Disney park food – Mickey Rice Crispy Treats.

Mickey Rice Crispy Treat

Mickey Ice Cream Bars are a right of passage at the Disney parks.

Mickey Ice Cream Bar

A great place for a theme park hot dog is at Casey’s Corner in the [Read more…]