It’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and what better way to do that than with some Italian comfort food and good drinks? At Disney Springs, Maria and Enzo have your back with special menu items this week.
Thanks to DFB Author Wendy for a look at some great counter-service carb-loading options for your runDisney races this year!
Are YOU running the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler (or any of the other runDisney races this year)? If so, you might be interested in participating in a good old-fashioned carbo-load before your race!
Even if you’re not tackling those ten on October 5th… odds are good you’ll be putting in plenty of miles at the Parks at some point, no matter what.
It’s time to fuel up, people ;)!
For those running one or more of the east coast races this season, there are plenty of places all over Disney World property where you can take part in the time-honored runners tradition of a pasta “carbo-load.”
Today we’re going to focus on some of your pasta options in the resort Quick Service restaurants.
Counter Service Pasta Options at Walt Disney World Resorts
Let’s start with this terrific trend: Create-Your-Own-Pasta stations are cropping up in a few of your favorite Quick Service restaurants!
Art of Animation’s Landscape of Flavors already has a reputation for innovative and delicious dining, and you can read a full review of the Create-Your-Own-Pasta experience here.
The Riverside Mill at Port Orleans Riverside also offers this fun option!
Gasparilla Island Grill
Editor’s Note: The lobster mac and cheese is no longer offered at Gasparilla Island Grill.
Thanks to Chantel B. for sending along these great photos and mini-reviews from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort’s Gasparilla Grill and Games!
Gasparilla Grill and Games overlooks the marina at Disney’s Grand Floridian. Open 24-hours (!!!), this quick-service restaurant makes a great late night stop when leaving the Magic Kingdom. Dinner items are served until 11:30 p.m., then late night snacks are available overnight.
Dining indoors can be a bit noisy since this space also functions as the arcade. For a view of Cinderella’s Castle (and a quieter atmosphere) in the distance, dine at an outdoor table.
You can check out our full review with more atmosphere pics here! But let’s take a look at Chantel’s reviews of some very popular Gasparilla dishes…
Lobster Macaroni & Cheese
If you’re not staying at the Grand Floridian, this dish is worth a trip to the resort! The Lobster meat was small, not chunked. And the gruyere cheese blend had a nice creamy texture.
Chicken Sandwich plus Mozzarella & Tomato Salad
Served on a wheat bun, this sandwich had a nice flavor (obviously marinated) and not dry! The salad was [Read more…]