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Old 07-06-2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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Family of 6 loves the food at Disney. Lots of Photos! Finally updated on Page15!

Since I enjoyed reading so many food reports and they were so helpful before they left, I figured I’d try writing one of my own. Only I’m not really a writer or very good with description, so this will be heavy on the photos and light on the words. I will do my best to describe everything and will be happy to answer any questions.


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Me, 23 I like things plain- with no sauce on them. I like meat, potatoes, vegetables and fried onions. I don’t like spicy food. I wish that I ate more fish.

Mom -in her 50s. Likes rib-eye steak, potatoes, vegetables, & salads. She enjoys sauces and is willing to try new foods.

Dad- in his 50s. claims he could eat steak every night. Likes soups and bread and won’t eat anything with a sauce on it. He HATES cheese. He always finishes everything on his plate.

Lynn, 22. Probably the most willing to try new things. Like me she wants to eat more fish, but unlike me she will actually order it!

Mike –17 likes seafood, meat, and dessert. Really he likes eating in general. Doesn’t care for French fires. Mike is also willing to try new things.

Mary, 13. the baby of the family likes to play it safe when it comes to eating. She likes chicken fingers, ribs, steak, any type of potatoes, & ice cream.

This trip was to celebrate my college graduation. I took care of all hotel, airfare, car reservations etc, but most importantly I choose where we would eat with a little help from my youngest sister and brother.

I choose to use the Disney Dining Plan because we eat a lot of steak and I also wanted to be able to try somethings that we normally wouldn’t eat if we were paying OOP. i.e I would have never ordered $11 crab cakes to try them if we weren’t on the plan.

I'll post my first review after I upload the photos!

Places that will be reviewed

Spoodles p.1
ABC Commissary p. 3
Mama Melrose p. 3
Sunshine Seasons p. 5
Le Cellier p. 7
Caribbean Beach food court (lunch) p. 8
Raglan Road p. 8
Caribbean Beach food court (breakfast) p. 10
Main Street Bakery p. 11
Wolf Gang Puck Express Café p. 11
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café p. 12
Kona Café
Flame Tree Barbeque p. 13
Boma p 15
Richter Scale (at Universal)
Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
1900 Park Fare (breakfast) no photos
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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Colleen, sounds like you have very similar tastes to me - I can't bear dishes with sauces on them Looking forward to this
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
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Subscribing. Looking forward to your reviews and the pix of course. Bring on the food porn!
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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We were all famished after a long day of air travel. We arrived at Spoodles about 15 minutes early for our 6:10 ADR and were seated with-in five minutes.
Spoodles has a great atmosphere, with high ceilings and lots of windows that give the room a great warm light as the sun sets.
A strawberry drink


The bread and dip which was very enjoyable!



Appetizers-
Dad- Lamb Kabobs Served with chick pea salad and harissa. My dad is not a big fan of sauces and I think he scraped most of the sauce off but he said that overall they were really good


My mom & I both had the Lemon Shrimp-Served with preserved lemon and parsley. We both liked this shrimp dish. The shrimp tasted great, very fresh. I’m not a huge fan of things that have a strong lemon flavor, but the lemon on this shrimp wasn’t over-powering


Lynn- Margherita Flatbread - Made with vine-ripened tomato, basil, fresh mozzarella, and balsamic vinegar reduction. She really liked it.


Mike-Calamari Served with olive-pepperocini relish. We are big fans of Calamari. We eat it in almost every restaurant we go to in our regular lives, and ate it every where it was available on this trip. This was very good. Probably the best of the trip. It was crispy and good and the breading was great. Everyone tried it and liked it.


Mary- Four Cheese Flatbread- Made with roasted garlic puree and sage. She thought that this was just okay. I tried it and thought the same thing.


Entrée
Dad- Tuscan-pressed Cornish Game Hen - Served with oven-roasted vegetable ragout and lemon-basil vinaigrette. He said it was good(though he will say this about everything he eats on the trip) It came with vegetables and some potatoes which he said was very good also.


My mother and I also had the same entrée- Oak-fired Steak Kababs - Served with multigrain pilaf, balsamic red onions, and harissa. We both got it with out the onions and harissa. The steak was very good and they give you a lot. I only ate half and shared the rest with the table.


Lynn-Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Linguine - Made with preserved lemons, Italian parsley, shaved garlic, and butter. She liked it a lot.


Mike- Wood-grilled Pork Chop - Served with white bean cassolet and tarragon-chive pistou. He thought these were “quite enjoyable”


Mary- Rigatoni - Made with mild Italian sausage, tomatoes, and portobello mushrooms. She thought that this was just okay. She ended up eating a lot of my steak


Desserts
Dad, Lynn, & Mary had the Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee – they all thought it was great and ate the whole serving.


My mom had plain ice cream


Mike had the White Chocolate-Orange Cake - He really liked it and said it was “cool looking and tasted great too!”


I had the make your own sundae. the vanilla ice cream was very good & so were the sprinkles.


Service- A
Food- B+
Atmosphere- A


6 Table Service Credits used
Had we not been on the plan the meal would have cost us almost $300


chef making pizza for the pizza window
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:41 PM   #5
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Great start - did you ask for the sauce for the Kebabs to be served on the side - or does it come like that anyway?
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Old 07-06-2007, 09:00 PM   #6
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Great start - did you ask for the sauce for the Kebabs to be served on the side - or does it come like that anyway?
I asked for it that way. I always asked for sauces on the side.
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Great review and pictures! I can't wait for more!
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Great photos! Making me hungry!
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great reviews. I can't wait to read more
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:46 PM   #10
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Awesome review of Spoodles Colleen, and wonderful pictures too! We have ADR's at Spoodles on Sept. 2. This is a restaurant we've never been to before so your review and pictures are very helpful. I was considering the rigatoni, but after seeing it and reading your review I think I may go for either the lemon-garlic shrimp linguine or the oak-fired steak kabobs. They both look delicious! Thank you so much!
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You're off to a great start ! We're going to enjoy following your family on their gastronomical journey . . . . Thanks for sharing with us !
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Great reviews! I look forward to more, as we are doing some of the same places in November!
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Excellent ~ Looking forward to reading more.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:23 PM   #14
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more great pic - I think you've also conviced me to definatley see Fantasmic this time
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