Disney Food Post Round-Up: February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Cupcakes at Main St. Bakery

Welcome to the SUPERBOWL EDITION of the Disney Food Post Round-Up!!

Does this mean that these articles are particularly football-related? No. But it does mean that I’m probably prepping to watch some football while you’re reading!! ;-) Here we go!!

Disney Food News

Get your news hot and fresh this week!

  • Watching the Big Game in WDW? Check out some Super Bowl eats! Main Street Bakery is even offering those Pats and Giants cupcakes you see in the pic! (Thanks to @PlazaandMainSt for the photo!)
  • Flavorful popcorn (including test flavors) are popping up around the Disney Parks. There’s also Vinylmation Popcorns coming up soon!
  • Disneyland Cupcakes are back in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney! Yummy pictures included. ;-)
  • Earl of Sandwich has a new “for a limited time” french dip sandwich! Check out a photo here!
  • The Landscape of Flavors food court at Art of Animation resort will open this summer! Check out these newly revealed menu items!
  • There’s lots of news from Raglan Road at Downtown Disney including St. Patrick’s Day luncheon with Chef Kevin Dundon and new gluten free items on the menu!

For more sweet and savory food news, stop by 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

Yesterland bids farewell to Bur-r-r-bank Ice Cream in Disney California Adventure.

WildernessLodgeSite.com makes the Artist Point’s Berry Cobbler. Yum!

Main Street Gazette heads to Sunshine Seasons for a vegetarian review of the S’mores Brownie.

Orlando Sentinel talks turkey — and confirms that those popular turkey legs being served in the parks are definitely not emu legs.

AllEars.Net‘s Deb Wills reviews eats at the Magic Kingdom and Contemporary Resort.

Eating (and Drinking) Around the World takes a look at new adult beverages in Epcot’s World Showcase!

a Mouse and a Dream discovers sweet potato fries at Cafe’ Orleans in Disneyland. Thanks to DFB reader Alex for letting me know about this site!

Have a great week!! May the best team win ;-)

Celebrate “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” at Raglan Road This Saturday!

We had an AWESOME time at Raglan Road on St. Patrick’s Day this year, and I wanted to remind you that this fun Irish Restaurant and Pub in Orlando’s Downtown Disney is putting on another huge party this weekend!

Yep — Raglan Road is celebrating the half-way mark to St. Patrick’s Day with live entertainment, beer, Irish dancing, beer, competitions, beer, and great giveaways! Why wait till March to put your green on?

When: Join in the fun THIS SATURDAY — September 17th, 2011!
Where: Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL.
Cover Charge: NONE!!!

Guinness anyone?


The U2 tribute band, Elevation, is back to perform their incredible show on the stage(s) at Raglan Road. And I speak from experience that [Read more…]

Raglan Road Celebrates “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day” on September 17th

As many of you know, we had an AWESOME time at Raglan Road on St. Patrick’s Day this year, and I’m excited to announce that you don’t have to wait ’til March to experience it yourself!

Mark your calendars for the halfway point to St. Patrick’s Day! Raglan Road is throwing a party to celebrate in true Irish form with live entertainment, Irish dancing, fun competitions and great giveaways. Why wait till March to put your green on?

When: Join in the fun on September 17th, 2011!
Where: Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL.

Knock back a pint at the Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Celebration!


U2 tribute band, Elevation, will perform their huge repertoire during a customized show.

Seriously, you guys, this is awesome. That guy truly looks and sounds like Bono up there, and the band is incredible. If you like U2 at all — at ALL — you will love this show. It’s incredibly produced.

Elevation Lead Singer on stage at Raglan Road

Here he is commanding the [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Dining in Disneyland columnist Heather Sievers is scouting the parks and Downtown Disney for some St. Patrick’s Day treats!

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and Disneyland has a few treats to help you get into the spirit o’ the green.  Check out this yummy fun from Marceline’s & The Blue Ribbon Bakery.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows from Marceline's

St. Patrick's Day "Mickey" Caramel Apples from Marceline's

St. Patrick's Day "Mickey" Caramel Apple Close Up

And over at the Blue Ribbon Bakery, check out these yummy, green [Read more…]

St. Patrick’s Day Events and Menus in Disney World and Disneyland

We certainly don’t need a reason to celebrate (with beer!) while visiting a Disney park, however we’re really excited about the extra Irish-inspired fun that Disney is dishing up for St. Patrick’s Day. Below, we detail events and special menu items throughout Disney World and Disneyland!

Raglan Road, WDW Downtown Disney
Raglan Road opens their doors at 11:00AM on St. Paddy’s Day for a full day of festivities! The fun begins at Noon with musicians, dancers and face painting. While savoring the traditional Shepherd’s Pie, look for the house band, Creel! In the evening, toast your Irish friends and watch eLevation as they perform your favorite U2 songs. There is a $10 cover charge.

Raglan Road

Earlier in the week, Raglan Road is celebrating with a few more events! This Sunday, attend their first ever traditional Irish Ceili (pronounced kay-lee) and join in the Irish dancing! As Lorraine from Raglan Road says, “We’re pushing the furniture back and letting everyone join in!” Sounds like fun! Click the image for [Read more…]

Two Raglan Road March Events: Culinary Masterclass and Tables in Wonderland Dinner

Two special events featuring Chef Kevin Dundon will be held at Downtown Disney’s Raglan Road in Orlando in March. Celebrate Irish food and culture!

Exclusive Luncheon and Culinary Masterclass With Chef Kevin Dundon

On March 14th your taste buds will be riverdancing. To celebrate the launch of his new US book, Irish Master Chef, Kevin Dundon, will prepare a selection of his favorite recipes in an exclusive, four-course afternoon luncheon. Enjoy a live demonstration and culinary masterclass from this award-winning James Beard chef. Call Lorraine at Raglan Road at (407) 938-0300 to book your reservation for this prestigious event. All are welcome!

Four-course lunch: $55 plus tax and gratuity, including complimentary gift bag. Book now as spaces are limited.

Chef Kevin Dundon Cooking Demo

Lunch Menu [Read more…]

Carl the Croc-Wrestling Bartender and the Magical Pint of Guinness

If you’re lucky, you’ve found yourself once or twice squeezed into the fun little Rose and Crown pub in Epcot’s UK pavilion. If you’re really lucky, you’ve found yourself there with wonderful friends and a nourishing pint of Guinness. And if you’re REALLY, really lucky, you’ve found yourself a guest of Carl the Bartender — the most dynamic entertainer this side of the pond!

So, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s talk about Carl the bartender and his famous balancing pint of Guinness.

Rose and Crown Carl the Bartender

I wandered into the pub one day, snapping pics as I’m wont to do in Disney World dining establishments, and Carl, who was filling a pint glass with Guinness for a guest, struck up a conversation. I quickly noticed his handiwork on the head of the pint (a lovely and ever-so-appropriate shamrock) and asked the guest if I could take a photo of his beer. He obliged, and I soon found out that Carl happens to be well known for his “Glass-Balanced-On-A-Dime” trick, which of course I needed to see!

Shamrock Design on Top of Guinness

Shamrock Design on Top of Guinness

First, Carl did his impressive trick of balancing an empty glass on a dime…

One glass...

One glass...

…then he decided to top himself by balancing two glasses on [Read more…]