Get your party on, because it’s Mardi Gras everyday at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter! And for a little taste of New Orleans, you don’t have to look any further than Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory.
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Our last visit for breakfast was some time ago. But I still knew I could expect to find some unique items for lunch that can’t be found in many other spots on property, even including the French Quarter’s sister resort, Riverside. Naturally, the French Quarter has a distinct advantage to add some unique flair to its dining choices, since its New Orleans vibe and theming is so naturally linked with Cajun and Southern cuisine.
Never fear, the less adventurous eaters in your group will find plenty of Counter Service staples here, too. But today we’d like to explore what makes Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory unique (aside from that tongue-twister of a name, that is ;-D).
So, let’s get in and let the good times roll!
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory is easily located after entering the beautiful lobby of Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter.
Appropriately enough, the theming for this quick-service spot is directly influenced by New Orleans — and more specifically, Mardi Gras! [Read more…]
February may be well over, but you can celebrate Mardi Gras any time of year thanks to this week’s #OnTheList item: Beignets at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter!
Did you indulge in chocolate for Valentine’s Day? If you were fortunate enough to be at Disney World, we know you had a special day. For those of us stuck at home (and likely in the cold weather), we had fun seeing the new cupcakes and other sweets featured in the Disney Parks and Resorts.
And while we anxiously await the warmer months, join us in glimpsing the fun Ice Pop Frozen Cocktail coming to France for the 2015 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.
For all the details on the above news and more, just click on the links below!
Disney Food News
- Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes at Disney World’s Animal Kingdom has undergone a menu change in recent months.
- Is chicken back on the menu at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort?
- A new treat is coming to the Outdoor Kitchen in France for the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: the Ice Pop Frozen Cocktail… on a stick!
- Two new cupcakes at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios are celebrating beloved Disney films: the red velvet Lady and the Tramp Cupcake and the vanilla Cinderella Cupcake!
- “A Cooking Safari with Mickey” Cookbook Coming Soon to Disney Parks.
- Did you see the Valentine’s treats featured at Disney World?
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 restaurant closures, menu updates (Doh Bar gone from Cookes of Dublin!), Mardi Gras at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, and more!
We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
DFB Reader Finds
We love to see how our readers celebrate special occasions at Disney. Reader Danielle shares an anniversary dessert enjoyed at Epcot’s Coral Reef restaurant.
This one is a special order dessert and SO worth it. Check out Reader Leilani‘s Cinderella Slipper Dessert. Delicious!
Do you have a favorite Disney Food find? Share your photos with us!
The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2015
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Note: If you purchased the 2014 Guide last year, scroll down for details on repeat purchase discounts.
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Who’s gearing up for Valentine’s Day? Disney, that’s who!
If you’re planning to be in the parks this week, you’ll find plenty of decorated treats and eats celebrating the holiday. And Disney World and Disneyland are both offering some great specialty romantic dinners!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Disney Dining News
In the news this week…
- Get awesome Phineas and Ferb gear with your healthier-for-them kids’ meals at Subway restaurants
- We’ve got the FULL 2013 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival menu for the new marketplaces in Walt Disney World!
- Check out the brand new Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort.
- Check out the Lucky Fortune Cookery in Disney California Adventure, and some awesome menu items for Disneyland’s Lunar New Year celebration!
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day with True Love Week, Disney’s latest Limited Time Magic celebration!
- February Tables in Wonderland Events now available for booking in Walt Disney World!
- First pictures and review of Raglan Road’s homage to Irish Sunday lunch — Host the Roast
- Enjoy the perfect Mommy/Daughter Disney day at Waldorf Astoria Orlando’s Royal Tea!
We’ve got additional food news, including restaurant closures, Mardi Gras at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney Anaheim, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!
DFB Reader Finds
Our Facebook Friend Lynda shared this photo of specialty Mardi Gras cupcakes from the French Market Restaurant in Disneyland. “Both Mardi Gras cupcakes were great. Front cupcake is Red Velvet. Back cupcake is Chocolate Raspberry. Break open the chocolate dome and you have a nice surprise of chocolate mousse.”
And here’s an awesome Star Wars Valentine’s Yoda Gift from Target sent to us by Reader Jon.
The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013
This week we celebrated the grand launch of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 e-Book! This valuable resource is fully updated for 2013 visits, and is now available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining opportunities while in Disney World.
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For our Grand Launch Sale, use code: 2013 to get a $4 discount for a limited time!
If you purchased the 2012 Guide and would like to purchase the 2013 Guide, we’ve got a special discount for repeat purchasers. Email me here to get a limited-time, one-use, exclusive discount code to purchase the 2013 Guide at a $6 discount. Please include the email address you used to purchase the 2012 Guide in the body of your email.
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On to the Round-Up
Walt Disney World for Grown Ups goes to Epcot’s Via Napoli for Aqua Fresca.
Yesterland takes a look at the history of the Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure.
AllEars shares an unexpected imagineering marvel at Be Our Guest restaurant in the Magic Kingdom.
DisneyCaribbeanBeach.com shares the new menu from Shutters at this tropical Disney World resort!
Designing Disney tours Pizzeria Bella Notte restaurant at Disneyland Paris.
Running at Disney enjoys breakfast at the BoardWalk Inn’s Kouzzina, including allergen-free waffles!
Main Street Gazette stops by the new Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles in Epcot’s France pavilion.
Orange County Register reports on Disney California Adventure’s Lunar New Year treat — Boudin sourdough loaf in the shape of a snake.
Disneyland’s Bayou Bash Mardi Gras celebration is coming to an end on March 11th. This means you have just a few days to get over there and try some of the special menu items that New Orleans Square has to offer, like this amazing corn chowder!
This past week, I was able to get my taste buds on literally what I thought was the best soup I’ve ever had at the Disneyland Resort: the Mardi Gras [Read more…]
Mardi Gras is in full swing over at Disneyland, and the park is celebrating with foods prepared especially for the New Orleans Bayou Bash. I got some great photos of some of the specialty items! Take for example, this fine cheesecake. We’ll discuss it in a bit.
Bayou Bash Specs
A quick visit to the French Market proved to be well worth my while. I had already eaten dinner (Plaza Inn Fried Chicken trumped French Market), but I did want to visit New Orleans Square for a special Bayou Bash dessert.
While in the French Market, I was able to check out their special menu for the event, which runs this weekend and continues March 2-4 and March 9-11.
There were two special entrees featured on the night I was there. The Creole Mustard French Style Sausage Sandwich, which was described as Chicken-pork sausage seasoned with cognac, creole mustard, and remoulade sauce served on a brioche roll with [Read more…]
Viva Italia! The temporary Italy kiosk in Epcot is now serving up some tasty eats including ravioli — along with glasses of wine!
Disney Food News
We’re serving up the latest foodie news this week!
- New Italian Food Kiosk serving to-go food and wine in Epcot!
- Check out this gorgeous cupcake from Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash! Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting and so much more!
- Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District will hold a Fat Tuesday meal on the 21st!
- Food-decorated Disney luggage spotted at the Disneyland Resort.
For more delicious food news, stop by our Disney Food News Pin Board, where Disney Food News is updated on a regular basis!
On to the Round-Up
Carmi’s Art Life World Check out the Mickey Retro Kitchen Series — it’s miniature Japanese collectibles!
Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups visits the lounge at the California Grill. Cheers!
MousePlanet stops by Germany’s Biergarten in Epcot!
StudiosCentral.com analyzes how to get the best values with your Disney Dining Plan credits at counter-service restaurants in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Yesterland takes a look back at the Burger Invasion in Disney California Adventure.
Kevin Kidney reminisces about a long-lost mural from the Plaza Pavilion and welcomes the new Jolly Holiday Bakery to Disneyland.
Main Street Gazette pays tribute to the Cobb Salad at The Hollywood Brown Derby.
Rock on! Now THIS is the kind of snack I can get behind!
Thanks to Amanda Ficili for letting us post this superstar photo from Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash! The red velvet cupcake is topped with green and purple whipped cream cheese frosting, and the whole thing is accented by “a white chocolate ornament dusted with gold glitter, a hand painted chocolate curl, and a Venetian cookie mask!” says Amanda!
She also told us that the center is filled with cream cheese frosting! I’ve died and gone to heaven! 😉
Catch Disneyland’s New Orleans Bayou Bash this weekend and the next few weekends as well — February 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and March 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 — in New Orleans Square!
In addition to gorgeous cupcakes, you’ll find other specialty food items like [Read more…]
With Disneyland’s Family Fun Weekends in full swing, it’s time for a Mardi Gras celebration. Surprisingly, after years and years of being an annual passholder, I had never once been to The French Market. When I eat in that area it’s usually for a Monte Cristo at Cafe Orleans. Because of the special Mardi Gras menu, I decided to branch out and try [Read more…]