Disney Springs is preparing to welcome Ron Jon Surf Shop!
Disney Springs is home to quite a few great restaurants including Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen and Morimoto Asia. And by the end of 2018 it’ll be home to five new dining concepts! AAAH!
Two new restaurants will be opening in 2018, including Jaleo, a Spanish restaurant from Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. Jaleo will “feature an extensive menu of tapas that reflect the rich regional diversity of traditional and contemporary Spanish cuisine, such as paella cooked over a wood fire, hand-carved Jamon Iberico de Bellota, and wood-grilled Iberico pork.”
UPDATE: The Polite Pig takes one quick service credit on the Disney Dining Plan. (So glad this was changed!)
We’re at The Polite Pig, where “Please and Thank You are still magic words!”
The Polite Pig
The newest fast-casual spot in Disney Springs is now open in the Town Center! The Polite Pig is the latest restaurant venture by James and Julie Petrakis in partnership with James’ brother, Brian. James and Julie Petrakis are the James Beard-nominated owners of The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder, both based in Winter Park, Florida (and Brian owns and operates Greens & Grille in Orlando).
Like its big sister, The Ravenous Pig, The Polite Pig focuses on local flavors and ingredients, and the emphasis here is on wood-fired, smoked “Modern Barbecue” with all drinks in the establishment on tap.
So let’s brush up on our manners and mind our p’s and q’s with our very first visit to The Polite Pig!
Coming from the World of Disney Store in the Marketplace, head towards Amorette’s Patisserie in the Town Center. You’ll find The Polite Pig just a few more steps from there. Another landmark for you: it’s directly to the right of the stairs coming down from the Lime Parking Garage. [Read more…]
The dining landscape in Disney Springs continues to evolve, and we’re preparing to welcome another new restaurant to the scene as The Polite Pig opens in the Town Center this coming Monday, April 10th!
In Disney Springs and in need of some pizza STAT?
Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza
Then look no further than the brand new Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza! (OK, anyone else wondering why there’s an apostrophe in “Fire’d”? Isn’t the apostrophe supposed to stand in for a letter? What letter is missing here? Isn’t Fast Fired OK? But I digress.)
You may already be familiar with Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza if you live near one of its existing locations in the United Sates or Canada.
If not, your next trip to Disney Springs may offer you your first opportunity to try a Blaze artisanal pizza pie fired up in an open-flame oven in 180 seconds (that’s the FAST part!).
Here we go!
I hope that you’re sitting down.
Homecoming Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine
Because we have a ton of pictures and details to share with you about Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine!
The restaurant opened with fanfare and plenty of rave reviews. And we were right there with you as we shared a first look!
If you can believe it, we’ve been back to Homecoming Florida Kitchen (hereafter shortened to HFK to save my fingers extra typing) again since opening day. As a result, we have lots of variety to share with you about this special spot.
This is a place that beckons you to slow down and sit a spell. So to begin, let’s take a nice, leisurely look around.
You’ll find HFK right in the heart of Disney Springs, where the Town Center and The Landing come together.
While the outside may look a little Plain Jane at first inspection, you may form a different opinion after your initial look. Tons of windows, shaded in part by the metal hip roof that overhangs them, is reminiscent of the Florida Vernacular style of architecture. I love that you don’t find a single ounce of faux stucco here — the building choice of most Florida homebuilders these days. [Read more…]
Seeing as we’re HUGE cupcake fans here at the DFB, this latest Disney Springs opening is a definite cause for celebration! And if you love cupcakes as much as we do, then this is great news for you, too, since Sprinkles was designated the “world’s first cupcake bakery” by the Food Network (the first location opened in Beverly Hills in 2005).
Of course, maybe you’ve already paid a visit to Sprinkles, which has locations in Dallas, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville, among others. (Even though I prefer my beloved Magnolia cupcakes in the Village, I, myself, am intimately familiar with Sprinkles’ order-ahead policy and the employees at my local Sprinkles Cupcakes store pretty much know me by name.)
You may have tried one of the signature cupcakes, a house-made cookie, or some slow-churned ice cream (some locations carry all three, though some offer solely cupcakes). Maybe you’ve even zipped by one and grabbed a cupcake from one of the famous Cupcake ATMs.
But you’ve never been able to have one at Disney World… until NOW!
Join us in welcoming Sprinkles to Disney Springs! [Read more…]
OK, who’s in the mood for a burger, fries and a shake?
You, too? Then join us at Disney’s newest burger joint, D-Luxe Burger!
Newly opened in the Town Center of Disney Springs (and by “newly” we mean TODAY!!!), D-Luxe Burger is a Disney owned and operated location specializing in gourmet burgers made with signature blend patties, freshly cut fries (with TONS of sauces), and artisanal gelato shakes — including “adult” versions.
So, yes — it’s that classic combo, indeed. But there’s definitely more than a twist or two involved…
Are you hungry yet?
Excellent… then let’s step into D-Luxe Burger and check things out! [Read more…]
Disney Springs is going to be THE place to be on May 15th! That’s the day the Town Center — the final neighborhood of Disney World’s still-transitioning dining and entertainment district — will officially open to guests, along with Amorette’s Patisserie, B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co., and The Daily Poutine.
And if that weren’t enough, we’ve got one more to add to the list… Sprinkles Cupcakes is set to open on May 15th, too!
That’s right! The bakery made famous as the “world’s first cupcake bakery” (according to the Food Network), will be serving up hand-crafted cupcake goodies to Town Center guests, along with slow-churned ice cream and homemade cookies. [Read more…]
More Disney Springs Opening News!
The Town Center — the final neighborhood coming to Disney’s still-transitioning dining and entertainment district — will officially open to guests in Disney Springs on May 15th. And we are excited to say that Amorette’s Patisserie will open right along with it on that same day!
Of course, Amorette’s Patisserie will tell its own part of the Town Center story. Disney shares that the patisserie was one of the original Town Center shops (like the neighborhood itself, the patisserie was established circa 1900s according to story), and “is currently owned by artistic sisters Kara and Sara, where they pour great care into designing and creating the most unique and artistic pastries. In fact, ‘Amorette’ means ‘little love’ in French.” [Read more…]