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Old 04-29-2010, 10:38 PM   #1
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Penguins... with a Chance of Meatballs: a pre-dining report - Final Update 5/12

Welcome to the second annual, no... second whenever-they-happen all penguin dining review. (Not that we eat penguins... God no. That would be horrible. Just that we love penguins - not to eat - and they inspire the review and rating system...)

Our first full review - "Turfs Up: Too Much Food for Happy Feet" - was also quasi-inspired by a movie (Surf's Up). As you might have guessed, this review is inspired by "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" (if you haven't seen it, stop what you are doing, drive to <Insert Nearest DVD/Bluray rental facility here>, rent it, come back home, watch it, then come back to the review. Thank us later.) A great food themed movie to provide the perfect backdrop for some Disney gluttony.

But wait! This isn't Disney gluttony as we know it. No... we've made a "lifestyle change." We no longer eat those horribly fattening foods we all know and love. We started eating more natural and healthy foods in January 2010 and after just four months have lost weight, feel better, and still enjoy food just as much... we just enjoy different foods than before.

No, wait... come back! Please! We promise we'll still be eating yummy Disney food! This is still a vacation, after all. Not like we're going to eat salad at every meal. No, sir-ee, Bob. (Apologies if your name is not Bob.) There shall be steaks (oooooooh!) and desserts (aaaaaaah!) and various and sundry other gastronomical wonders, but probably no meatballs (what?!).

The forecast definitely calls for a 100% chance of awesome food:

Our Cast:

(Note: Artists rendering - not an actual likeness of Tazicket.)
Tazicket (DW): I am 25, love to cook, have been pretty successful in expanding our culinary horizons, and my favorite Disney character is Belle. If you joined us on our last Dining Review, you know that I am a "terraterian." If you didn't join us, you're probably wondering what that means. Well, like Dory, I believe that fish are friends - not food. (Not really - I just think they taste funny). So, unless there is some crazy development, you will not see anything that swims on my plate. Aside from that I remain the more adventurous eater of the two of us.

(Note: this pretty much is a true likeness of Golf4food, who is, in fact, a one-legged pirate penguin... at heart... and sometimes on the weekends... but I digress...)
Golf4food (DH): I am 30, enjoy Tazicket's cooking, and only recently began truly expanding my culinary horizons. I grew up in a deep southern family household where the main food groups were pan fried and deep fried. I don't touch broccoli, cauliflower, greens, or most other stronger vegetables, but I do at least now eat some peppers and other non-potatos. My favorite food on earth is a good fried shrimp, which is, alas, not part of my new diet and is now just an occasional splurge. I am the omnivore of the family and will eat most meat or seafood items. My favorite Disney character is Wall-E. Or the reformed Beast, because he ends up with his Belle, just like me.

We had season passes in the past but had to let them expire in Sept 09 because we built a new house. But now we can get them back again and this time we will also be getting a Tables in Wonderland card for the first time. Our trip in May will be at the tail end of the Flower & Garden Festival - something the photographer in me has always wanted to see and photograph. We'll be staying at our favorite mod - Port Orleans Riverside.

But where shall we be eating? That's what you really want to know, isn't it? (Admitting it is the first step.) You'll just have to stay tuned to find out!

Day 1:
Arrival Day
Dinner: Yachtsman Steakhouse

Day 2:
Breakfast: POFQ Biegnets and Such
Lunch: Le Chefs de France
Dinner: Kona Cafe

Day 3:
Breakfast: Grand Floridian Cafe
Lunch: Liberty Tree Tavern
Dinner: Contempo Cafe?

Day 4:
Breakfast: Riverside Mill
Lunch: Starring Rolls
Dinner: ESPN Club

Day 5:
Breakfast: Kona Cafe
Lunch: Earl of Sandwich

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