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onelilspark 10-10-2010 01:15 PM

Here I go again...eating my way around the world! Oct 2010 F&W -COMPLETED 11/10
 
Hi there :wave:

I just returned from my 4th F&W trip in a row, where we ate...and ate...and ate! I'm not new to this board, so you might have seen me before. If not, here are the introductions!

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/u...101009_179.jpg

From left to right you'll find:
My Dad: Will do anything for pretzels
My Mom: Will do anything for Cosmo Slushes
Me: Will do anything for Corn Dog Nuggets
My Fiancé (Geoff): Will do anything for Asian food

I'll post links to all my reviews here, so check back for links! And the list of all Disney Restaurants we ate at:

Sunshine Seasons-Lunch
Captain Cook's-Lunch
Gardenview Tea Room-Tea (obviously)
Party for the Senses-Dinner Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, My review on the Disney Food Blog
Bakery at the Animal Kingdom-Breakfast
Sanaa-Lunch
Flipper's Pizza-Dinner
(at the end of the Sanaa review)
The Wave-Breakfast
Food & Wine booths-Lunch
Food & Wine booths-Dinner
Crystal Palace-Breakfast
Columbia Harbor House-Lunch
Aloha Aisle and Casey's Corner-Mid-day snacks

Cosmic Ray's-Dinner
Wishes Dessert Party
Tangierene Cafe & Food & Wine booths-Lunch
Raglan Road-Dinner
Backlot Express-Lunch
Le Cellier-Dinner
Food & Wine booths-Lunch
Jiko-Dinner

(note: we stayed off-site, so breakfasts were mostly cereal bars at the condo.)

Now, with all the formalities taken care of...here we go! :cool1:

onelilspark 10-10-2010 01:23 PM

Sunshine Seasons
 
Before heading down to Walt Disney World for vacation, the company I work for had our National Sales Meeting in Orlando! So, being the obsessed Disney fan I am, I decided I needed to head over to a park if at all possible. Of course it helped that I had an AP to pick up, so I could enter the park for 2 hours and not feel bad about it :rolleyes1

So, on the first day, before our meeting officially started, I ran over to Epcot for 3 things: pick up my AP, LUNCH!, and pick up a TiW card. (For those of you who have no idea what TiW is...it's a discount card that Florida Residents or Annual Pass holders can purchase that allows you 20% off almost all sit-down meals. It includes alcohol & adds an automatic 18% gratuity.)

So, I had picked up my cards and quickly made my way to Sunshine Seasons in the Land Pavilion at Epcot for lunch. I knew going in that I wanted the Ahi Tuna Salad, which I had back in August 2009:
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/u...eyAug09076.jpg

But when I got there, they had changed it! :eek: Instead of a lettuce salad, it was now with noodles. In the spirit of being adventurous, I got it.

http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/u...4f0-scaled.jpg

And? It surprised me. The noodles were cold (which I assumed) but it had really good flavor! A bit spicy though.

Overall: 7/10 I was taken aback by the spicy-ness of the tuna & noodles, and parts of the tuna were a little chewy. But it was nice and light, hit the spot!

KatMark 10-10-2010 01:31 PM

I'm here. Am I first?

Can't wait to read all the reviews. popcorn::

dizneeat 10-10-2010 03:01 PM

Yeah, I am in from the start too!

Love your first review! :thumbsup2

Dis_Yoda 10-10-2010 03:02 PM

Can't wait for more reviews!

loveysbydesign 10-10-2010 03:47 PM

I'm hooked! Going to go to f&w for the 1st time in Nov. cant' wait to hear what you tried and liked/disliked!

MickeyNicki 10-10-2010 04:10 PM

I'm in! You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE your reviews :thumbsup2

BlueSkies 10-10-2010 04:25 PM

I'm on board..looking foward to all of your reviews! :goodvibes

onelilspark 10-10-2010 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by KatMark (Post 38535708)
I'm here. Am I first?

Can't wait to read all the reviews. popcorn::

:cheer2: You are first! I believe congratulations are in order.

Quote:

Originally Posted by dizneeat (Post 38536524)
Yeah, I am in from the start too!

Love your first review! :thumbsup2

Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dis_Yoda (Post 38536537)
Can't wait for more reviews!

I'll get going here pretty quickly!

Quote:

Originally Posted by loveysbydesign (Post 38537007)
I'm hooked! Going to go to f&w for the 1st time in Nov. cant' wait to hear what you tried and liked/disliked!

You'll absolutely love it! I have a dining report link in my signature from last year (October 2009) if you want a head-start!

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Originally Posted by MickeyNicki (Post 38537253)
I'm in! You know I LOVE LOVE LOVE your reviews :thumbsup2

Aw thanks! :flower3: Heck, most of the restaurants I try are because of yours! :laughing:

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Originally Posted by BlueSkies (Post 38537423)
I'm on board..looking foward to all of your reviews! :goodvibes

Welcome :wave2:

Alright...how about I post another? :goodvibes

onelilspark 10-10-2010 05:33 PM

Captain Cook's
 
Next up is the start of our actual vacation :banana:

Geoff & I had gone up before my parents (who live in FL) to check out Kinect from XBox at the World of Sports. When we were done, we were a little hungry and since we had tea at 2pm, we didn't want a lot to eat...and we needed to be close to the Grand Floridian, so we decided to check out Captain Cook's at the Poly!

We hit it during the lunch rush, so I was expecting it to be pretty busy. Lucky for us, it wasn't too bad, and the people working there seemed to be on top of things. We decided to split a flatbread and order some chips.

This is the Hawaiian Flatbread:
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/u...20101009_5.jpg
I think it had pinneapple, ham, onion, and bacon. It was okay. You can see how greasy it was, which was kind of gross (and I'm from Philly...I've perfected the Philly lean so I let the grease drip into the street :laughing: ) But overall it hit the spot and held us over until tea.

And the chips:
http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/u...20101009_6.jpg
Half of these were undercooked and most lacked flavor. I was disappointed.

Overall: 5/10. There was a lot of potential, and the food came out quickly, despite being part of the lunch hour. I'd give it another try if I was staying there, but certainly nothing to go out of my way for.

franandaj 10-10-2010 06:05 PM

Glad I found your review! Did you take that picture of the four of you on this trip? You look great! You lost quite a bit of weight between January and now! Congratulations!

KatMark 10-10-2010 06:13 PM

You CAN really see how greasy that flatbread is. :eek: Sorry to hear about the chips. Those are my favorite kind of potato chips, but they have to be cooked to be any good. You're off to a great start. :goodvibes

Pooh&OurHunny 10-10-2010 07:55 PM

Joining in and great start popcorn::

glennbo123 10-11-2010 08:56 AM

I'm here to drool over your food pictures.

onelilspark 10-11-2010 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by franandaj (Post 38538549)
Glad I found your review! Did you take that picture of the four of you on this trip? You look great! You lost quite a bit of weight between January and now! Congratulations!

Thanks! I wore those shorts to Disneyland...I needed a belt this past trip! :cool1:

Quote:

Originally Posted by KatMark (Post 38538642)
You CAN really see how greasy that flatbread is. :eek: Sorry to hear about the chips. Those are my favorite kind of potato chips, but they have to be cooked to be any good. You're off to a great start. :goodvibes

Thanks! Yeah, it was ok, but definitely could have been better.

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Originally Posted by Pooh&OurHunny (Post 38539853)
Joining in and great start popcorn::

Welcome! :flower3:

Quote:

Originally Posted by glennbo123 (Post 38544627)
I'm here to drool over your food pictures.

:wave: Hope you have something to protect your keyboard!


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