Disney Food Post Round-Up: December 16, 2012

Well, my friends, I hope you’re all WAY ahead of me when it comes to holiday shopping and wrapping! We’ve only got about a week and a day left, so I’m scrambling.

But that’s no reason to skip celebrating the latest Disney Food News this week! :-)

Splitsville in Downtown Disney

Disney Dining News

Here’s some of the tempting Disney Dining news this week…

We’ve got additional food news, including an upcoming renovation at the BoardWalk Bakery and ESPN Club, Breakfast Option at Tomorrowland Cafe, Frozen Sangria at Epcot’s Ice Cream Kiosks, DVC Member Gatherings with refreshments, new menu at Artist’s Palette at Saratoga Springs, restaurant updates at Disney’s Vero Beach and Disneyland, and LOTS more, on our Disney Food News Pin Board! Head over and check it out!

DFB Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food in or from Disney, share a photo with us so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

Facebook Friend Emily James sent in this fun picture – ice cream treats, anyone?!

Ice Cream Treats

Chad Iannacone shares this fascinating find! He says “BottleCan! This is a clear can shaped bottle with a metal can top.. crazy! At China market in Epcot.” I saw these when I was in Epcot, too — plenty of flavors to choose from!

Is it a bottle or a can in Epcot's China?

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On to the Round-Up

Mickey Fix showcases some Star Wars Cookie Cutters — perfect for your cooking baking this season!

Bedfordshire On Sunday claims that Wells and Young Double Chocolate Stout will be sold throughout Walt Disney World soon (and that it will replace Guinness!).

Orlando Sentinel features Orlando restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Main Street Gazette takes a look at the stuffed sandwiches at Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner!

FoodBev.com reports that Ready Pac Foods has joined a partnership with Feeding America around their new Disney-themed Cool Cuts salads and mini-meals.

Walt Disney World for Grown-Ups hangs out at the Laguna Bar at Coronado Springs Resort.

Disney Parks Blog makes tamales – a Christmas Eve tradition for many families.

Best Disney World Restaurants According to Zagat

Zagat released its inaugural 2013 Orlando Survey recognizing Orlando as a true food-lover’s haven!

ZAGAT: Orlando City Guide

Covering 360 restaurants, 75 nightspots, shops, and more, the Zagat results are based on the opinions of 5,614 local consumers.

And, not surprisingly, several Walt Disney World venues made the top lists in many of the categories, from Top 10 Restaurants in Orlando to Best Decor to Winning Nightspot!

Let’s take a look at where Disney’s recommended in the new Zagat guide…

Top 10 Restaurants

Clocking in at an impressive second place in the Top 10 Restaurants in Orlando category, Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian takes the honors.

This elegant restaurant is also voted as best romantic venue.

Victoria and Albert's Seating

And Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge receives accolades placing 8th in the Top 10 Category!

Seating by the Window at Jiko

These restaurants are also highlighted in the “Best Food” and “Best Wine List” categories!

Top Rated Restaurants by Cuisine

For New American cuisine, Chef Scott Hunnel at Victoria & Albert’s gets top marks once again!

Sake-Soy-marinated Long Island Duck with Bok Choy and Soy Beans at Victoria & Albert's

Best Eclectic/New World Restaurants

One of our favorite Downtown Disney restaurants, Paradiso 37, made the list in this category!

Paradiso Chocolate Stack Dessert

Best Japanese Restaurants

Looking for Japanese cuisine? Head to Epcot’s [Read more…]