It’s Valentine’s Day!!!
And we are running ALL over Disney World this weekend checking out the Valentine’s Day snacks and drinks! Which means we HAD to make a stop at Le Petit Cafe, which always blows us away with its beautiful pastries!
Helllllo from Hollywood! Today we are bringing you a super fun review from the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is the patio off of the signature restaurant, The Hollywood Brown Derby. There aren’t any reservations — seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. While you can order anything off of the Brown Derby menu, the Lounge has its own unique menu of tapas and cocktails. We love the Drink Trios, which allow you to try three mini martinis or margaritas at once!
But today, we are taking a bite into three signature dishes. Each item we are reviewing was originally created at the Brown Derby in California — the one that the Hollywood Brown Derby in Walt Disney World was modeled after. We thought this would be a fun way to enjoy an afternoon on the leisurely patio!
Happy weekend! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
The 2019 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival kicked off March 1 and we have the FULL MENUS here! Oh, and we’ve also got SECRET menu info and reviews for you!
AND – the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge were announced for BOTH Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Epcot’s Kringla Bakeri og Kafe tucked in the Norway Pavilion is known for classic Scandanavian offerings like Lefse and iconic treats like School Bread. Though the spot underwent a lengthy refurbishment last year, it returned with many of its tried-and-true favorites.
So it’s always a bit of a surprise to find something new here, especially the so-colorful-you-can’t-help-but-notice-it Lemon Cheesecake! [Read more…]
I had the Deluxe Disney Dining Plan on a recent visit, so I was hitting up all the 2-credits I could find!! And today, we’re heading back to that bastion of Old Hollywood Glamor, The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Have you ever dined here? The Hollywood Brown Derby is notable for a few reasons. First, it’s the only signature dining experience that you can enjoy within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (although that’s likely to change with the opening of Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars-themed land coming to the park in 2019).
And fans of the restaurant’s signature dishes, like the original Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad, are always quick to advocate for this spot.
My experiences here have been hit or miss, but I’ve enjoyed the addition of The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge in recent years.
But since it had been a while since I’d been to the Derby, I decided to make it a priority on my most recent Disney World visit to make an advance dining reservation to see the latest. Here we go!
The Hollywood Brown Derby is located on Hollywood Boulevard, and anchors one end of the street that channels the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
The original Brown Derby was actually a chain of restaurants, but the one that you see here is a replica of the location at 1628 North Vine Street. This location was closest to the studios, and became a bit of a Hollywood icon itself. [Read more…]
We’re coming to you today from The Market at Ale & Compass!
Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Great! But where’s Ale & Compass?” The Market at Ale & Compass is located in Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. You may already be familiar with Ale & Compass Lounge, which sits near the Captain’s Grille (which is currently closed for refurbishment — guests can enjoy Captain’s Grille dishes at its temporary location in Ariel’s).
The Market at Ale & Compass, however, is located right by the Fittings & Fairings gift shop (which is… umm, also closed for refurbishment 😉 , with a reopening planned for July. Change is the name of the game ‘round these parts!).
With the exception of the Yacht & Beach Club’s pool bar, Hurricane Hanna’s, the Yacht Club has been without a Counter Service option, with guests relying on nearby choices at the neighboring BoardWalk Inn and Beach Club.
The Market at Ale & Compass is here to change that… and it’s been a long time coming. Step inside!
The Market at Ale & Compass has been established in half of what was the Fittings & Fairings gift shop (the other portion of the space will once again operate as a merchandise spot once it reopens in July). [Read more…]