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Old 05-31-2011, 09:51 AM   #1
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May the FOOD Be With You...a SWW Dining Report! NEW! 7/5

I'm not new to this side of the boards...it's my favorite hang out

Here's our adventurous dining crew from a galaxy not that far away

First, there's me:

My dining horizons have expanded greatly over the years, but I'm still not a huge fan of tomatoes, raw onions, & peppers. I also don't have a high tolerance for spicy foods. I'll try almost anything once.

Next up we have Geoff, my fiancé:

He loves to try new foods, as long as they don't have tomatoes larger than what you find in salsa. Or eggplant. Orrrr stinky cheeses (yum!)

Then we have my Mom:

She doesn't like spicy foods either. Or raw onions.

And finally, but not least, is my Dad:

He doesn't like really strong cheeses, but loves cheese in general. If I want to try something, he's always game to split it with me


Now that we have our crew, let's get rolling!

Where we ate:
Sassagoula Floatworks - Dinner
Sassagoula Floatworks - Breakfast
Mama Melrose - Lunch
Raglan Road - Dinner
Sunshine Seasons - Breakfast
Tangierine Cafe - Lunch
Karamel Kuche - Snack
Cava Del Tequila - Snack
Flying Fish - Dinner
Jellyrolls - Nighttime fun
Sassagoula Floatworks - Breakfast
Outback Steakhouse (airport) - Lunch

**Restaurants will be linked to chapter as posted!

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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I'm sooooo in for this! Didnt you love POFQ? Wasnt it hot enough to melt the pavement???
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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You guys were fast!!

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I'm sooooo in for this! Didnt you love POFQ? Wasnt it hot enough to melt the pavement???
Loved the new rooms at FQ. Also is my favorite resort, so I might be biased

And I was dying in the heat. My parents (who live in FL) told Geoff & I we were wusses.

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Thanks Glen! I think it's the first time I've actually had a decent title
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I'm in! Hopefully your reviews won't make me make even more changes to my own trip in August!
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:30 AM   #6
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:28 AM   #7
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Sassagoula Floatworks - Dinner

First up! Dinner at French Quarter!



Our plane landed at about 730...more or less on time. We took off early, but had to fly around storms, so I was just excited we didn't have a real delay! Neither of us were that hungry, so we decided to just head down to Magical Express and catch the bus over to FQ.

After checking in (you can read the full story when I start my Trip Report...oooo, a cliff hanger...of sorts anyway...) we headed over to Sassagoula Floatworks to grab a bite to eat.

By this time we were starving

I settled on the Pot Roast with choice of 2 sides:

I picked mashed potatoes & corn. I asked them to go light on the gravy. I was actually surprised at how much I liked this meal. I wasn't expecting much from it, so maybe that had something to do with it. But the corn had a nice flavor to it and wasn't chewy/rubbery like some fast food corn can be. The mashed potatoes were creamy and delicious (with just the right amount of gravy!) And the meat was tender and flavorful. My only complaint is that there was only one itty bitty carrot hiding in the meat, it would have been great to have more carrots. Oh, and I thought the corn bread was a little dry, but by the time I got to it, I was full! Over all, big thumbs up!

Geoff had the Fried Chicken with choice of 2 sides:

He picked the collard greens & dirty rice. He thought the collard greens were extremely flavorful, but a little on the spicy side. The dirty rice he loved, even though half of it wound up on the tray And the chicken he thought was moist and flavorful. There was a ton of chicken though, we could have easily split this meal!!

After he was done:


After dinner we put our stuff in our room and joined my parents for a drink in the lounge:


I didn't take any pictures of drinks here, but one thing to note is that Tampa & Boston were playing the final game of their Playoff Series (Hockey) and they couldn't switch the channel because they weren't playing on ESPN. My Mom was a little annoyed, but we used our phones to stay updated on the game...yay technology! The music was nice, but a little on the loud side. Not too much else to say about it.

All in all, Sassagoula & Scat Cats get from us!
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Great reviews, the croissant berry pudding looks amazing! I need to get this next time!
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:09 PM   #10
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Loving your reviews! Too bad about the Tangierine Cafe.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:59 AM   #11
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Love your reports. We love tangerine cafe too shame you were a bit disapointed
A should probably note that we weren't disappointed enough that it would stop us from returning, but enough to mention it

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Great reviews! Can't wait for the rest.
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Well that was a bummer. Note to self: don't get an early ADR.

But I gather you're still sold on it, and will be trying it again....so that's good.
Silly Glenn, you don't need an ADR! Tangierine Cafe is counter service.

And yes, we'll definitely return. You can also get a side order of hummus, which is one of my favorite snacks.

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Ooh I know where I am going for dinner tonight...no not Tangierine Cafe

We just had 2 new Falafel joints open in town and I am dying to try them!
Oooo, YUM! Now I want to go to our Mediterranean place here! They don't have schawarma but their hummus is fantastic, and I love their falafel!

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Well...I tried the Berry Croissant Pudding recipe tonight! The kids seemed to love it!!! Very easy to make, too I think it's a keeper. Thanks for the tip about this dessert...or did you say you had it for breakfast?
Haha, yes! BREAKFAST! I'll have to keep it in mind for our annual Church Brunch, I bet it'd be good to bring for that!

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Subscribing and LOVING your reviews!!! I truly enjoyed MM. The pizza with the sun dried tomato pesto was just amazing for me! I can't wait to try more of the flatbreads!!
If you're a fan of mushrooms, you should definitely try the one with mushrooms & arugula. It's awesome. And thanks for joining in!

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Great reviews, the croissant berry pudding looks amazing! I need to get this next time!
It was such a treat!

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Loving your reviews! Too bad about the Tangierine Cafe.
I know, right? Such a shame. Just gives me an excuse to go back to try it again
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:09 AM   #12
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Snack Time in Germany!

Time for snacks! One of the other reasons we split the platter is because you then have plenty of room in your stomach to have a few snacks around the World Showcase!

Obviously, we stopped in Germany's Karamel Kuche. (Or Caramel Kitchen...) We had to anyway because they sell the sugar free caramels that my Dad had asked us to pick up...so we got snacks too!



The last time I was here was in December and the line was out the door it was so long. Today it had all of 3 people in it. Horrah!



Geoff got some of the Werthers caramels that you could pick what you wanted and how many you wanted. Then for the next week or so he'd randomly remember they were in his pocket and ask me if I wanted one

I knew exactly what I wanted:


I love this. The fresh caramel combined with the sweet marshmallow, it's like heaven. And surprisingly light.

After our adventure in the candy store, we headed further back into the pavilion and got a wine flight (well, Geoff got a wine flight, I had a sip and ate my caramel treat.)







He tried the first Riesling, the Apple Wine, and the Ice Wine.

NY's wine region (where we live) is very similar to Germany's, so we're very familiar with Rieslings and Ice Wines. So I had a sip of the Apple Wine, which was surprisingly good!

And that ends our adventures in Germany!
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Silly Glenn, you don't need an ADR! Tangierine Cafe is counter service.
You wrote Tangierine, but the whole time I was thinking Marrakesh.

So where'd you get those caramels....inside Biergarten? (Just kidding!)
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