Disneyland reopened its theme parks at the end of April, but a LOT has changed since then.
Health and safety restrictions for face masks, distancing, and temperature checks have changed, fireworks returned a bit early, and restaurants in the parks and hotels continue to reopen. Now, we’ve gotten another update regarding Disneyland. But, instead of things reopening, this time 2 restaurants (including a popular restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel) are set to permanently close.
While we love visiting EPCOT’s (mostly year-round) festival booths to eat around the world, sometimes we need a more substantial meal! The quick service locations are great if you don’t want to have a long, leisurely meal, but the table service restaurants are SO worth a couple hours of your time! One of our favorites is Le Cellier Steakhouse in good ol’ Canada, and we recently stopped in to see if it still met our expectations!
But since we can’t just eat cake pops and chocolate bars all day long, we’ve been scoping out Disney World restaurants for Valentine’s Day dinners and specials, and lucky for us, Disney Springs is comin’ in HOT with a slew of sweet and savory specials for the holiday!
In addition to being SUPER entertaining, it’s also a convenient excuse to feast on game day staples like Nachos, Buffalo Wings, and Quesadillas, and one Disney World restaurant has all of these and MORE for the big day!
Who’s ready for a mimosa with a side of steak and eggs??
STK Orlando is home to high-quality service and an upscale menu. They’re known for, you guessed it, steak! We visited STK when it reopened with the rest of Disney Springs to see how the restaurant has changed since the area closed. The restaurant, like many others, is offering a limited lunch and dinner menu. Well, STK just added a NEW brunch menu and we’re totally here for it! [Read more…]
Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and if you’re in the mood for some STEAK then you’ll definitely want to check it out!
That’s right! Today we’re taking on the Disney World steakhouses! Or, perhaps I should say they’re taking each other on in our Disney World Steakhouse Battle! We’re discussing Epcot’s Le Cellier, Yachtsman Steakhouse, Shula’s, and STK Orlando… and we’re listing pros and cons of each location to help you choose which location might be best for you during your Disney World vacation! [Read more…]
We recently took a look back at some of the top Disney Food News Stories of 2014. And today, we’re happy to let you in on some of the new dining experiences you can expect in 2015. We figure there’s lots more to come, but this is certainly a good start!
STK Coming to Downtown Disney Orlando
First up: another new restaurant is coming to Disney Springs! STK by the The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc., will open in The Landing area of the new development, which replaces the closed entertainment district Pleasure Island.
STK will be a modern steakhouse, but will channel the atmosphere of a “sleek lounge”. Plans call for the restaurant to encompass approximately 14,000 square feet, two dining levels — and a DJ! This leaves us wondering — will STK make up for some of the night clubs we lost when Pleasure Island closed?
The DJ and lounge aspect sounds pretty cool, but we’re also looking forward to checking out the planned rooftop dining — the only such area slated for Disney Springs at present.
Interestingly, STK is the first announcement of a chain restaurant that we’ve seen slated for Disney Springs. Other locations include New York City, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., and London.
Probable Starbucks Location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
We are also hearing lots of rumblings about where Starbucks may be located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom when it opens later this year.
While it hasn’t been officially announced, it looks like [Read more…]
It’s no secret that I LURVE the Bull and Bear Steakhouse at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando. This place is phenomenal, and with a location in the middle of Walt Disney World property, it’s well worth trying if you haven’t been there yet.
Now, perhaps you don’t have time for a full, multi-course meal, but you’d still like to pamper yourself and your taste buds? I now have the perfect solution thanks to the Bull and Bear’s new lounge menu!!
Have you ever wanted to pretend you’re Marilyn Monroe or Clark Gable, out for an evening in a luxurious Hollywood lounge? That’s exactly how you’ll feel surrounded by plush seats (pillows!!), sparkling white tablecloths, dark wood, and a fabulous staff of servers. The best part? You’re in a lounge, which means you get all of the Bull and Bear flavor with a lower check total!
The new menu debuted at the Bull and Bear a couple of months ago, and we got the chance to go in and sample some of the new dishes!
Don’t be fooled; the prices reflect the quality of the food, but trust me — it’s well worth it! We started out by sampling the new-and-improved bar snacks in the lounge.
Wanting to appeal to different tastes and all of your taste buds, Chef David Sears decided on a trio of accompaniments you wouldn’t expect!
Next up on our tasting menu: the Shrimp and Grits with Tasso Ham and Tomatillo Chutney. Now, how cool is this presentation? Chef Sears wanted to include a smoked flavor, but didn’t want it to be too strong. His solution? Add a touch of smokiness by serving the plate under a dome of flavor!
How do they do it? Trade secret… 😉
The shrimp and grits did have a mildly smokey flavor, and the touch of tasso ham gave it the [Read more…]