You love your mom, and she loves Walt Disney World. So why not treat her to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch at Walt Disney World? There are several locations to take Mom on her special day — just make an Advance Dining Reservation and prepare to be Mom’s new favorite!
Starting May 1st, you can explore the new BOURBON TRAIL in Disney Springs!
Through June 17th, guests ages 21 and up can take a crawl of sorts, with destinations along the way offering bourbon-inspired drinks paired with various dishes.
No matter which restaurants you select (and there will be several to choose from!), your first stop will be the Disney Springs Welcome Center to grab a Bourbon Trail Passport listing all the destinations, drinks, and dishes. (Or you can find the information at any of the participating restaurants.) [Read more…]
Happy March! Here’s all the Disney food news this week!
And, the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival also started this week! Click here for the FULL MENUS and ALL the FOOD PHOTOS for the Festival!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We have the Best of the Flower and Garden Festival!
- Check out the preliminary bands we found for the Epcot Food and Wine Festival Eat to the Beat Concerts!
- Here’s the FULL booth menus AND FOOD PHOTOS! for the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival.
- Check out the new temporary location for eats in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion.
- Raglan Road’s Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival starts March 16!
- We checked out some must-have desserts at Smokejumpers Grill at Disney California Adventure.
- We reviewed some new dishes at All Star Music’s Intermission Food Court.
- Check out some of the merchandise at the 2018 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
- We reviewed Geyser Point Bar and Grill at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge!
- Online ordering is now available at The Polite Pig in Disney Springs!
- Check out the dates a few of the new eats at Raglan Road in Disney Springs.
- New DFB YouTube videos: Free Food in Disney World and 5 Best Disney World Snacks for Peanut Butter Lovers.
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 menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go. [Read more…]
You know when you lose your favorite tee shirt and, for weeks, months, or even years you lament that you’ve had to live so long without it? And then one day you find it, wedged behind the washing machine, still as comfortable and doggone perfect as ever?
Now, many of you know that I’ve been campaigning for this forEVER…at least ever since they took it away. I circulated a petition on facebook. I launched a kickstarter. I bent the ear of everyone I knew who had anything to do with Cookes of Dublin. (OK, not those first two, but I did do the third one.) AND IT’S BACK. DREAMS DO COME TRUE. (At least they said it’s coming back…so that’s all I have to go on.)
That sound you hear is the chorus of bacon and cheese angels that I hired to celebrate this news.
The Sixth Annual Great Irish Hooley
will return to Disney Springs with song, dance, and general Celtic merrymaking at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant!
Mark your calendars, as the Hooley kicks off at 3:00PM on Friday September 1, and runs clean through the weekend, to end late on Labor Day, Monday, September 4.
The Great Irish Hooley live music line-up includes Elevation, a U2 tribute band; the Lisa Canny Band; and the Gary O’Meara Band.
The Hooley will feature a full range of family-friendly entertainment, as the Raglan Road Irish Dancers are on hand to perform throughout each day. There will also be Celtic face painting Saturday through Monday. There’s no cover charge for this event.
Are you headed to the Hooley? Let us know in the comments below.
In previous years, Party for the Senses one of the festival’s biggest (and priciest) Special Events, brought together over-the-top food and drink, paired with up close and personal entertainment provided by Cirque de Soleil. But in 2016, that all changed, as the events became much more specifically themed and the slate of entertainment changed with each party.
Join us as we look back at one of the events from last year, which celebrated Disney Springs.
Party for the Senses: A Sense of Disney Springs
Have you ever been inside the cavernous World ShowPlace? What? You don’t even know what that is?
Well, that’s because it’s a special events pavilion that’s only opened up for big doings, such as holiday dinner buffets… and grand tasting events during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival, like Party for the Senses. During the rest of the year, the venue, located between the Canada and UK Pavilions, is hidden behind a large set of wooden doors.
As you enter, the first room is normally sort of like a giant receiving hall. Go past this area, and that’s where the party really starts. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard the big news, I’m here to deliver it: April is Grilled Cheese Month. And that, my friends, is a food holiday that we can totally get behind.
Because we know of a BUNCH of seriously worthy grilled cheese choices in the Disney parks and resorts that we can’t wait to tell you about!
And if you love what you see here, be sure to check out our 2017 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, which includes tons of bonus features, like fun food crawls throughout Walt Disney World!
Now pack your bags and your stretchy pants, cause it’s time to head to both coasts to partake in the Disney Food Blog Grilled Cheese Crawl!
(Should there be Rocky music playing here or something? I feel like there should be.)
Who’s coming with? Let’s go!
Our first stop: Walt Disney World!
Pimento Grilled Cheese, Planet Hollywood Observatory
If you were there with us when Planet Hollywood Observatory opened (or actually, reopened) its doors earlier this year, then you know that we weren’t all that impressed with most of what we tried. But there was one standout: the Pimento Grilled Cheese.
The triple decker sandwich is two meals in one. First, you have a fairly traditional Grilled Cheese, spiced up with the addition of Pimento Cheese. But then, the second story involved super cheesy Mac and Cheese layered between crunchy Grilled Bread. Yep, that’s A Layer of Carbs on Top of More Carbs. And we are completely fine with that. [Read more…]
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you and yours!
As you’re searching through the closet for your favorite green garment to don today, you may want to know about some green and Irish-themed EATS you can search for should you find yourself in Orlando’s Disney Springs or Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District on March 17th! (And heads up: a few of these treats will stick around through the rest of the month!)
We’ve already shared some of the treats you will spot around the Disney World parks earlier this week, but now let’s take a look at the Leprechaun-snacks you’ll find in Disney World’s shopping, entertainment and dining district!
Disney Springs in Disney World
Even outside of the highly recommended Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival at Raglan Road (get all the details here!), there is still plenty of Irish-themed grub to go ‘round. And the one we’re most excited about is the Irish Stout Poutine covered in corned beef, braised cabbage, beer cheese and chives at The Daily Poutine!
If you’re anything like us, you’re already thinking ahead to your next Walt Disney World vacation. If you’re planning to enjoy the parks during the holiday season, you might be wondering what it’s like to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas in the World.
First of all: Lucky you! What a fun way to spend the holiday season — with so much to be thankful for in such a cool place!
As you can imagine, the crowds tend to swell at Disney during holiday weeks like Thanksgiving and Christmas as lots of Disney fans choose to celebrate their holidays in the parks. And Disney answers the call with tons of Thanksgiving spirit throughout many of their restaurants. In fact, most table service restaurants in the World will mark the holiday with special holiday menu items!
So whether you’re looking for a traditional meal, a gourmet twist on familiar favorites, or something that’s a complete departure from established customs, you’ll find lots of options for celebrating these special food days. Let’s check out a few of our favorites.
The Traditional: Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom
We all know it’s true. When you’re craving Thanksgiving dinner at Disney, there’s one spot you can always count on to deliver: Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square.
And we’re not just talking about on Thanksgiving Day or merely around Thanksgiving. You’ll find the traditional feast on the lunch and dinner menu, every day of the year. [Read more…]
Halloween is almost here! And if you’re looking for some ghoulish ways to party during the spookiest time of the year, there’s no better place to be than Disney Springs!
We’ve been excited to see just what the expanded shopping, dining, and entertainment district would be offering in the way of holiday celebrations, and it’s shaping up already to be a fun place to enjoy the festivities. [Read more…]