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hungrygreenhippo
01-04-2012, 05:22 PM
On one of the DL podcasts, Nancy had a tip about bread bowls that I'm still confused about. Is the tip that it's possible to get a bread bowl but ask to have the soup put in a separate container? Thanks!

longtimedisneylurker
01-04-2012, 05:25 PM
On one of the DL podcasts, Nancy had a tip about bread bowls that I'm still confused about. Is the tip that it's possible to get a bread bowl but ask to have the soup put in a separate container? Thanks!

Yep. I do this often.

3Minnies1Mickey
01-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Has anyone had the bread bowls since Boudin left DCA? Are they still the same? I don't normally like sourdough, but seriously loved the gumbo bread bowls.

longtimedisneylurker
01-04-2012, 07:58 PM
Has anyone had the bread bowls since Boudin left DCA? Are they still the same? I don't normally like sourdough, but seriously loved the gumbo bread bowls.

Boudin hasn't left DCA. The tortilla factory closed, but the bread factory is still up and running and branded Boudin. I just had some of the delicious bread when we were there at Thanksgiving.

blackjackdelta
01-04-2012, 07:59 PM
Has anyone had the bread bowls since Boudin left DCA? Are they still the same? I don't normally like sourdough, but seriously loved the gumbo bread bowls.


I am also interested, did not go to PWC for lunch last year.

Jack

3Minnies1Mickey
01-04-2012, 08:04 PM
Boudin hasn't left DCA. The tortilla factory closed, but the bread factory is still up and running and branded Boudin. I just had some of the delicious bread when we were there at Thanksgiving.

Wow. How'd I get that mixed up? Lol. Thanks.

disneychrista
01-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Once I heard about being able to do this, I have done it everytime.

bumbershoot
01-04-2012, 10:45 PM
This picture makes the cup look huge. It actually isn't enormous, it looks kinda small, but it's still filling. I ate just the top of the breadbowl, and it was perfect.


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v487/mollyeilis/DLR%20may09/DLR%20december11/IMG_5514.jpg


It was on my last day, and I brought the rest of the bread home to DH and DS, who loved me for it. :)

lilpooh108
01-04-2012, 10:48 PM
I've always gotten the soup in the bread bowl---what's the benefit of asking for the soup in a separate cup?

sonnyjane
01-04-2012, 10:53 PM
I've always gotten the soup in the bread bowl---what's the benefit of asking for the soup in a separate cup?

For me personally, I can't ever eat the whole bread bowl, but a lot of the soup gets sopped up into it, thus being "wasted" lol, so I find that I get more "bang for my buck" by getting the bowl separately and just ripping off pieces of the bread and dunking.

Halloweenqueen
01-04-2012, 10:53 PM
Some like to keep the bowl to snack on later.

I'm a salad in the bread bowl gal. I just love the asian chicken and the shrimp louis. :thumbsup2

disneychrista
01-04-2012, 10:55 PM
I've always gotten the soup in the bread bowl---what's the benefit of asking for the soup in a separate cup?

So you don't get the bread all soggy, so you can save it for later.

hungrygreenhippo
01-05-2012, 01:29 AM
Thanks everyone!

bumbershoot - That looks like a perfect lunch to me... a yummy bread bowl with a cupcake for dessert!

Halloweenqueen - Glad to hear you like the salads. I was thinking about giving them a try too.

OKW Lover
01-05-2012, 05:31 AM
I've actually been with Nancy when she did this and regretted that I didn't try it myself. She was nice enough to give me a taste of some of the bread though.

BTW, I believe you can also request butter when you do this.

nunzia
01-05-2012, 07:33 AM
I need to do this..great tip.

longtimedisneylurker
01-05-2012, 09:32 AM
BTW, I believe you can also request butter when you do this.

Yep, they usually offer me a crazy amount of butter. I often ask them to keep half the butter so it doesn't go to waste.

mamaofthree
01-05-2012, 09:42 AM
Definitely using this tip on our trip. DD and I love the clam chowder. Three more days!

RweTHEREyet
01-05-2012, 09:48 AM
Has anyone had the bread bowls since Boudin left DCA? Are they still the same? I don't normally like sourdough, but seriously loved the gumbo bread bowls.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhh, I missed that, are they gone, when did that happen? We didn't get by there this past trip, but every other time we were there, they were always so busy, a line all the time.

What in the world?

sonnyjane
01-05-2012, 09:51 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhh, I missed that, are they gone, when did that happen? We didn't get by there this past trip, but every other time we were there, they were always so busy, a line all the time.

What in the world?

LOL no need to panic. 3Minnies misspoke. The TORTILLA factory closed and there was confusion. There are still Boudin bread bowls galore ;)

Kittyskyfish
01-05-2012, 11:14 AM
Definitely using this tip on our trip. DD and I love the clam chowder. Three more days!

*raises hand* Fellow clam chowder fan here!! :woohoo:

I'm going to do the separate cup too as I don't eat nearly enough bread to enjoy having the soup *in* my bread bowl.

Does anyone know if you can order the soup separately? Ideally, I'd like to get two soups (in cups) and one boule. ;)

sonnyjane
01-05-2012, 11:20 AM
*raises hand* Fellow clam chowder fan here!! :woohoo:

I'm going to do the separate cup too as I don't eat nearly enough bread to enjoy having the soup *in* my bread bowl.

Does anyone know if you can order the soup separately? Ideally, I'd like to get two soups (in cups) and one boule. ;)

You could get two soups, but you'll have to pay for two full bread bowls and ask them to "hold the bread".

lilpooh108
01-05-2012, 11:24 AM
You could get two soups, but you'll have to pay for two full bread bowls and ask them to "hold the bread".

I remember the days where they wouldn't charge you for the bread when you only bought a soup. We often bought 1 bowl, and 1 soup and split.

Kittyskyfish
01-05-2012, 11:26 AM
You could get two soups, but you'll have to pay for two full bread bowls and ask them to "hold the bread".

Thanks! That's...sort of...fair. LOL!!! I know what my husband will say, "Get both breads! I'll eat it later."

Right. And it will sit there lonely in the hotel room until it hits the wastecan on the day we check out. :lmao:

Dizneydaz
01-05-2012, 11:39 AM
We do this all the time! I really hate soggy bread but love to eat the bread after. We will get the soup and bread separate and it makes a pretty filling meal for DD12 and I. However, the salads are served in an even bigger bowl which my DSis, DD, and I will share. The bread is so good! Sometimes we will opt for the salad just so we can get the larger bread bowl.

FYI, when Pacific Wharft Cafe is crowded (line out the door and then some) they have a soup only express line off to the side. It's located over on the side closer to the water.

Also, if you just want bread, you can buy a loaf for just under $5. They will slice it for you if you want. Our family of 6 has eaten this along with a soup or 2 and been more than full.

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/ter623/Disboards/088.jpg

http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/ter623/Disboards/087.jpg
I think this was the last time we got the salad inside the bread bowl. Now we always get it separated.:goodvibes

JulsInAZ
01-05-2012, 12:04 PM
I'm so glad to have come across this tip! Yay! I'll pack a ziploc so I can carry the extra bread to snack on during the afternoon. You guys rock! :cool1:

mydisneymoney
01-05-2012, 12:25 PM
Out of the bowl for me next time. Great tip. I hate trying to break the bread off while the soup is in it. It is really messy. This will work great. Love the idea about asking for some butter too. Can't wait to try it.

RweTHEREyet
01-05-2012, 01:41 PM
LOL no need to panic. 3Minnies misspoke. The TORTILLA factory closed and there was confusion. There are still Boudin bread bowls galore ;)

Whew, what a relief. I knew about the Tortilla Factory, and I have to say, they must have heard me again and again. Our first trip to DL in January 2009, the one thing I really missed at DL over WDW was Ghiradelli. I could not understand, why there was no Ghiradelli anywhere at DL, especially since California is where it all started for Ghiradelli and I even put that in my trip report. So, when I learned recently that they were putting one in where the tortilla factory was, it just made my day. The one at WDW is incredible, and I hate to say, but it sometimes is dinner for us. Not often, but sometimes. And they always offer great deals during the holidays on their "factory" bags. Their hot chocolate is the best anywhere, and with the cool evenings that you experience in Southern California, this would be an incredible treat.

Edited to say I am sorry I didn't read down further to see that it wasn't Boudin that was in fact closed. I read the thread, went into panic mode and then the fingers started flying.

CandMmommy
01-05-2012, 01:48 PM
I'm a newbie, where can I get that fantastic looking soup and bread??

3Minnies1Mickey
01-05-2012, 01:57 PM
I'm a newbie, where can I get that fantastic looking soup and bread??

In DCA at Pacific Wharf Cafe. In DL the clam chowder ones are near the rafts to Tom Sawyer Island, or they have gumbo ones at Royal Veranda by Pirates.

CandMmommy
01-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Thank u Shannon! U should follow me around this board and answer all my silly questions!!!!:rotfl:

iKristin
01-05-2012, 02:57 PM
I get gumbo in a bread bowl every trip. No matter what I can't eat an entire bread bowl AND the gumbo, even if it was separate. It's just too much food for me lol. But I do eat most of the sides, most of the gumbo and the top piece of course!

bumbershoot
01-05-2012, 03:16 PM
Thanks everyone!

bumbershoot - That looks like a perfect lunch to me... a yummy bread bowl with a cupcake for dessert!


The vegetarian chili is SO good!

If only that cupcake had been anywhere near tasty. As it was, I threw away most of it, after finally eating it while waiting for my shuttle to arrive. I tried 3 holiday treats while on the trip, and ended up throwing away at least half of each because they were so SO bad.



BTW, I believe you can also request butter when you do this.

Oh yes....

pixiewings71
01-05-2012, 04:35 PM
The Gumbo...is it the same or similar to the Gumbo at BB or CO? If so I may have to try this....as it is DD12 and I can probably share a salad/bread bowl and be stuffed!

YellowMickeyPonchos
01-07-2012, 02:46 AM
Hey Kerri!

I believe it is the same gumbo, as Boudin supplies all of the bread bowls used in DL. Found that out from the Harbor Galley folks!

Thanks to the OP. I haven't had a chance to get onto the boards much lately, with the holidays and work. It's really fun to see something you talked about get discussed on the boards! :banana:

And yep. I absolutely love to get the bread separate. I think I started doing that the 3rd time I ate there - in 2002 and haven't looked back. One of the best tips I've given on the show!!!!

BTW - I do love the salads, also. One of the best places to eat in DCA! :thumbsup2

nunzia
01-07-2012, 08:18 AM
The vegetarian chili is SO good!

If only that cupcake had been anywhere near tasty. As it was, I threw away most of it, after finally eating it while waiting for my shuttle to arrive. I tried 3 holiday treats while on the trip, and ended up throwing away at least half of each because they were so SO bad.



Oh yes....

Why can't they do better with baked goods, especially now that they have a bakery onsite? I got a carrot cake cupcake in October and though OK..it was just that..no better than what you'd find at WalMart, and actually maybe not quite as good..they seem to have issues with having cake moist and should work on that.. I also had the pie at Hungry Bear and really..redo that recipe!..especially if they are having that place in CarsLand that specializes in pie, if they would do better they could make a killing. I digress. I can't wait to have my soup in a cup, love the idea of the baggie and what do you mean they give you too much butter? There is no such thing :)

andee2000
01-07-2012, 12:29 PM
Speaking of bread, last time we went do DL my mother in law got a large mickey head shaped loaf of bread. I don't know where she got it. Does anyone know if and where they sell these? Thanks.

pixiewings71
01-07-2012, 01:23 PM
Hey Kerri!

I believe it is the same gumbo, as Boudin supplies all of the bread bowls used in DL. Found that out from the Harbor Galley folks!

Thanks to the OP. I haven't had a chance to get onto the boards much lately, with the holidays and work. It's really fun to see something you talked about get discussed on the boards! :banana:

And yep. I absolutely love to get the bread separate. I think I started doing that the 3rd time I ate there - in 2002 and haven't looked back. One of the best tips I've given on the show!!!!

BTW - I do love the salads, also. One of the best places to eat in DCA! :thumbsup2

Nancy!! HI! How are you?? It's good to see you back here! :) Thanks for info on the Gumbo, I love that stuff!! I don't think we've ever had a bread bowl at the Wharf but it is going on my list of things to do! :)

Speaking of bread, last time we went do DL my mother in law got a large mickey head shaped loaf of bread. I don't know where she got it. Does anyone know if and where they sell these? Thanks.

We got one of these outside the bread factory on a cart, they aren't there all the time tho. I can't recall where else I've seen them.....

ArchOwl
01-07-2012, 02:30 PM
The Gumbo...is it the same or similar to the Gumbo at BB or CO? If so I may have to try this....as it is DD12 and I can probably share a salad/bread bowl and be stuffed!

Just so you know, the gumbo at Royal Verandah and Harbor Galley is different than the gumbo at BB or CO. The gumbo at BB/CO is chicken gumbo with andouille sausage, but the gumbo at Royal Verandah is a steak gumbo or vegetarian gumbo. Harbor Galley only has steak gumbo I believe.

The gumbo at BB/CO is very thick and is served over dirty rice. The gumbo at Royal Verandah/Harbor Galley is much thinner and more like a soup.

DH prefers the gumbo at BB/CO over the gumbo at Royal Verandah, but will sacrifice for me since I am partial to the clam chowder at Royal Verandah/Harbor Galley/Pacific Wharf.

HTH! :goodvibes

andee2000
01-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Thanks. I'll look for it there in July.

longtimedisneylurker
01-07-2012, 07:21 PM
Speaking of bread, last time we went do DL my mother in law got a large mickey head shaped loaf of bread. I don't know where she got it. Does anyone know if and where they sell these? Thanks.

You can buy them inside the Pacific Wharf Cafe as well.

We got one of these outside the bread factory on a cart, they aren't there all the time tho. I can't recall where else I've seen them.....

They used to sell them at the fruit stand near P.T. Flea's, but since both those places have been displaced for Carsland I guess that's no longer relevant. Sometimes the bread cart that you're referring to would be out near the DCA exit gates late in the day, but I hadn't noticing them doing that for a while and I doubt they are with all the construction and re-routing. But these might be the reasons you feel like you've seen the Mickey head bread elsewhere.

keishashadow
01-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Out of the bowl for me next time. Great tip. I hate trying to break the bread off while the soup is in it. It is really messy. This will work great. Love the idea about asking for some butter too. Can't wait to try it.

maybe it's a regional thing but for me the best part is attacking the soggy bread bowl;)

Q is the gumbo @ BB served in a bread bowl?

disneychrista
01-07-2012, 07:41 PM
I know I plan to get a loaf on our next trip. I just was going to ask at the cafe.

sonnyjane
01-07-2012, 07:44 PM
maybe it's a regional thing but for me the best part is attacking the soggy bread bowl;)

Q is the gumbo @ BB served in a bread bowl?

No. Just a regular bowl (a cup really).

keishashadow
01-07-2012, 07:57 PM
No. Just a regular bowl (a cup really).

Thanks, still trying to decide what to order next month:)

pixiewings71
01-08-2012, 12:19 AM
Just so you know, the gumbo at Royal Verandah and Harbor Galley is different than the gumbo at BB or CO. The gumbo at BB/CO is chicken gumbo with andouille sausage, but the gumbo at Royal Verandah is a steak gumbo or vegetarian gumbo. Harbor Galley only has steak gumbo I believe.

The gumbo at BB/CO is very thick and is served over dirty rice. The gumbo at Royal Verandah/Harbor Galley is much thinner and more like a soup.

DH prefers the gumbo at BB/CO over the gumbo at Royal Verandah, but will sacrifice for me since I am partial to the clam chowder at Royal Verandah/Harbor Galley/Pacific Wharf.

HTH! :goodvibes

Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know. :) I did think they were different types of Gumbo but wanted to ask. :)

You can buy them inside the Pacific Wharf Cafe as well.



They used to sell them at the fruit stand near P.T. Flea's, but since both those places have been displaced for Carsland I guess that's no longer relevant. Sometimes the bread cart that you're referring to would be out near the DCA exit gates late in the day, but I hadn't noticing them doing that for a while and I doubt they are with all the construction and re-routing. But these might be the reasons you feel like you've seen the Mickey head bread elsewhere.

The bread cart I was referring wasn't just bread and it didn't move. It isn't there now that I can recall but I wasn't looking for it last trip so that might be why I don't remember seeing it. I saw it in a store, probably inside the cafe when DD would buy a turkey sandwich from there. :) She usually gets a turkey sandwich while DBF and I get something from Luckey Fortune, the other DD gets something from somewhere else because she's weird. lol

maybe it's a regional thing but for me the best part is attacking the soggy bread bowl;)

Q is the gumbo @ BB served in a bread bowl?

No, it's not but it's very good. It's pretty much the only Gumbo I like to eat. I suggest you try it if you like Gumbo, but I'm not an expert at all. Like I said, this is really the only Gumbo I'll eat so who knows what my opinion is. lol :) I like the Tesoro Island Chicken a lot, it's very good and I am not a fan of chicken with skin or bones. I didn't like the ribs, I won't get those again but the chicken is good.

andee2000
01-08-2012, 10:12 AM
You can buy them inside the Pacific Wharf Cafe as well.



They used to sell them at the fruit stand near P.T. Flea's, but since both those places have been displaced for Carsland I guess that's no longer relevant. Sometimes the bread cart that you're referring to would be out near the DCA exit gates late in the day, but I hadn't noticing them doing that for a while and I doubt they are with all the construction and re-routing. But these might be the reasons you feel like you've seen the Mickey head bread elsewhere.

I am getting hungry for bread after reading these posts! Can't wait until July. Thanks for your help.

longtimedisneylurker
01-08-2012, 10:17 AM
The bread cart I was referring wasn't just bread and it didn't move. It isn't there now that I can recall but I wasn't looking for it last trip so that might be why I don't remember seeing it.

My guess is that was the fruit stand I was referring to. It was stationary and located near P.T. Flea's which also isn't there anymore. There was a cash register there. They would take credit cards but not give the AP discount. You could get various types of fruit, cold drinks, bread, and a couple of snack items. This fruit stand disappeared to make way for Carsland.