First Look! 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival MUST-EAT Treats!

It’s HERE!! Spring has sprung and the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival has officially begun, bringing all the topiaries, musical fun, and FOOD along with it!

Epcot Flower and Garden Must Eat Treats
We’ve been spending the day taking in the sights, and — more importantly ;) — all the tastes at every single one of the Food Booths! You can see the full menus for this year’s booths here!

For the third year running, the Flower and Garden Festival is offering Outdoor Kitchens (food booths similar to the Food & Wine Festival Marketplace booths), with a springtime focus on fresh-from-the-garden flavors.

Now, we’d like to show you some of the best of this year’s best! So, grab your passport and LET’S GO!

2015 Flower and Garden Passport

2015 Flower and Garden Passport

Botanas Botanico

Botanas Botanico has made its debut! This Outdoor Kitchen is brand new to the Festival this year, featuring South American dishes, with an emphasis on Venezuelan classics. You can find it between the France and Morocco Pavilions.

Botanas Botanico

Botanas Botanico

We’ve got two standouts here that we want to let you know about right away! Cachapas con Queso is a sweet yellow corn pancake topped with Farmer’s Cheese. This just-sweet-enough dish is pleasantly rich, too.

Cachapas con Queso

Cachapas con Queso

The White Corn Arepa doesn’t disappoint, either, with the tasty braised beef providing lots of bang for the buck.

White Corn Arepa

White Corn Arepa

That said, we’re happy to say that everything at this new booth was fresh and delicious!

Quinoa “Naanwich” and Kale Salad

Head to Urban Farm Eats for the Quinoa “Naanwich,” a nice vegetarian surprise packed with flavor, thanks to the arugula pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.

Quinoa Vegetable "Naanwich" with Arugula Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Quinoa Vegetable “Naanwich” with Arugula Pesto and Oven-Dried Tomatoes

A salad as a DFB favorite? Who woulda thunk ;) ? We were pleasantly surprised by the full range of flavors presented in the Kale Salad with the dried cherries and goat cheese, along with a nice crunch from the hearty helping of almonds.

Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Almonds, and Goat Cheese with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

We also reeeeeeally enjoyed the Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider here, finding it fresh, and fairly dry.

Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

Crispin Blackberry Pear Cider

The Ice Pop

It was love at first sight — and taste! — with the Ice Pop cocktail-on-a-stick at Fleur de Lys! A cold and delicious mix of Grand Marnier Peach Raspberry Liqueur, Vodka, and Iced Tea — all wrapped up in a nostalgic package!

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

A Grown-Up Ice Pop Debuts at the Fleur de Lys Outdoor Kitchen in the France Pavilion

Pineapple Dog

You do NOT want to miss the Pineapple Dog at Pineapple Promenade! We’re happy to declare it as outrageously good, thanks to the [Read more…]

Friday Fun: Star Wars and Marvel Kitchen Goodies!

It’s been a while since our last Star Wars food awesomeness post; and since Christmas is now less than 2 months away (I KNOW, right?), I knew it was time to start sharing a few gift ideas. ;-)

The best part? Some of these are SUPER on sale right now (score!). So, I give you permission on this Friday to goof off a little at work and take a peek at some uber fun comic-worthy goodies. Click on the links or photos below to purchase!

Darth Vader and R2D2 Ice Cube Trays / Candy Molds

He’s as cold as ice — and these Darth Vader ice cube trays and candy molds will bring Imperial taste to your kitchen.

Use the sturdy silicon trays to make BOTH ice cubes and chocolates — just not at the same time. ;-)

Darth Vader S'mores

Vader Ice Cube Tray

R2D2 keeps your beverages cold as space with these ice cube trays. Or fill them with chocolate and make little-droid candy!

r2d2 ice cube tray

White chocolate R2D2s

Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener

Smuggling some tasty beverages? Using this metal Star Wars bottle opener shaped like the classic Millennium Falcon, you’ll surely keep Imperial ships at bay.

It even sticks to your fridge! (You can thank the “force” for that one…the magnetic force that is! Yuk yuk yuk!)

Millennium Falcon Bottle Opener

Marvel Comics Pint Glasses

Quench your SUPER thirst with a beverage in a Marvel Comics glass! If you loved the Avengers monorail in Disney World, wait until you see these [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: D23 Reception Eats

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers reporting (almost) live from the D23 Expo…

Last night, AJ and I attended the D23 Media Reception over at the Anaheim Convention Center. Not only did we get an amazing preview of the expo, but they fed us too! Here are some of the delicious goodies that we got to sample.

Fruit Skewers

Can you believe it? Monte Cristo!

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Although we were VERY excited to see these famous sandwiches, we were really wishing there was [Read more…]

Sharing is Caring: Three Great Appetizers That’ll Feed A Crowd

I loooooooove appetizer platters. Give me a way to sample everything on the menu at once and I’m there. (I know. You’re so surprised to discover that about me, right?) Seriously, though, appetizer platters are a good way to give food-loving families a little taste of everything, and to give picky eaters a better shot of finding something they’ll enjoy as well. They bring peace and harmony wherever they go, and this is why we always have to order them when available.

So, going through my photos the other day, I realized that I’ve had three such delights in the past few months! This sampling covers three distinct food themes — Irish at Raglan Road, California Cuisine at Napa Rose, and Italian at Portobello — so I thought it’d be especially interesting…

Appetiser D’Lirrah for Two: Raglan Road Pub, Downtown Disney, Disney World

Raglan Road

At Raglan Road, amidst the stained glass, live Irish music and dancing, and imported bars (yep — they imported the actual wooden bars themselves from Ireland), you’ve got some incredible, authentic Irish food with a modern twist designed by Celebrity Master Chef Kevin Dundon).

Located in the Downtown Disney district of Walt Disney World, Raglan Road offers a great spot to while away an evening on some imported beer, keen cocktails, or incredible food — including this piece of foodie decadence called [Read more…]

Food Vinylmation: Almost As Addictive as the Real Thing

I don’t collect Vinylmation. If I did, I’d have to mortgage my house. Just one look at these foodie designs and you’ll know why — how could I resist?!?

I’ve gathered a few of my favorite Foodie Vinylmation designs, but would love to hear your favorites! Do you own any of these?

One-of-A-Kind Mickey Premium Bar

Candy Corn -- Halloween Party Holiday Exclusive

Gingerbread -- Holiday #1

Ham and Eggs -- Urban Series #2

Vinylmation Condiments

Vinylmation Condiments

Sci Fi Dine In -- Park Series #4

See more after the jump! [Read more…]

Disney + Food = Happiness

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My favorite thing to do in Disney World is eat. And you should admit right now that you love it, too. I don’t know about you, but my Disney Vacation starts with restaurant planning, and I’ll take any opinions I can get (especially if there are pictures attached to the opinions!).

'Ohana Barbeque

'Ohana Barbeque

Here’s hoping that this blog will give you a little “taste” of what’s available for your tummies at Walt Disney World. Whether you’re eating table-service (where a waiter brings your food) or counter service (as in: fast food), there are high-brow, low-brow, hoity toity, and down home options. Whatever type of food you want, you can likely get it (or something close to it) at Disney World.