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Old 10-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #16
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I thought at first I might be a foodie, because I love food and I love to eat... However, I think I'm just a fattie
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #17
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I thought at first I might be a foodie, because I love food and I love to eat... However, I think I'm just a fattie
LOL Actually that's probably true of most of us.
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Old 10-04-2012, 06:32 PM   #18
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Okay, #4 was somebody's HOUSE, not apartment. And #5 was a taco, not a sandwich. But considering my lunch yesterday was corn dog nuggets at Casey's, I'm afraid I may fall into that other category instead!!! . LOL!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:08 PM   #19
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IMO, it's someone that is adventurous and tried lots of new foods as well as having a more sophisticated palette. I'm none of the above, but I wish I was. An example of someone who ISN'T a foodie is the guy next to us at CRT breakfast 10 years ago calling it "fine dining". Dude apparently didn't get out much.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:25 PM   #20
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Not to me it isn't. To me it simply means someone who really enjoys food and likes to try different things.

Although the two terms were sometimes used interchangeably, foodies used to differ from gourmets in that gourmets were epicures of refined taste, whereas foodies were amateurs who simply loved food for consumption, study, preparation, and news.Gourmets simply want to eat the best food, whereas foodies want to learn everything about food, both the best and the ordinary, and about the science, industry, and personalities surrounding food. After some time of differentiating between the two, the term Foodie is now considered the term for food exploration and enjoyment, whether gourmet or not, thus superseding the term Gourmet. So says Wikipedia
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:27 PM   #21
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Courtesy of Food & Wine:

You might be a foodie if…

1. It takes more time to decide where to dine than to have dinner.

2. You know the names of meat distributors other than Pat LaFrieda.

3. You ask the waitress to be specific about the kind of kale in the salad.

4. You've paid to eat dinner at a stranger's apartment.

5. You've joined a line with more than five people in it, for a sandwich, from a truck.

6. Your entrée choice hinges more on where it was raised than on what it is.

7. You tweet your meals before dessert.

8. Your coffee has a proper name.

9. You've tasted single udder butter.

10. You've made your own sausage. After meeting the pig.

11. Your closets are being used as cheese caves or beer cellars.

12. Queens is a culinary destination.

13. Your pick-up line asks "What's your favorite restaurant."

14. You've spent more than $10 on a cocktail outside of a club.

15. You roll your eyes at molten chocolate cake.

And a few of my own.....

16. You not only know what a "pop-up" restaurant is, but you've actually been to one.

17. You have season tickets to dine at Next.

18. You have The French Laundry and Per Se on speed dial.

19. You have 14 types of salt in your spice rack, and none of them come from a round box with a girl holding an umbrella.

20. Whole Foods keeps a picture of your at the front of the store right next to the one of the employee of the month.

I won't tell you how many of these I qualify for....
I love #3 & 15...that's me! I'm also quite a few other
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:31 PM   #22
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Sorry. But we are not big snackers. Most of the park snacks are pretty standard amusement park offerings that, to us, aren't worth the calories. I am a sucker for a Mickey Bar, though. But there aren't any Disney snacks that are "must-haves" for us. I can always find things that I enjoy at the bakery in France.
Me, too. Mickey bars and the French bakery and that's it. Although I have yet to try the candy/caramel shop in Germany, but I will on my next visit.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #23
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I thought at first I might be a foodie, because I love food and I love to eat... However, I think I'm just a fattie
I'm a fatty and a foodie!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #24
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Very, very well parsed out. A true "foodie" is just as happy at The French Laundry as s/he would be at the greasiet rib joint in Memphis (as long as the ribs are authentic and tasty).

Niles Crane was a "gourmet".
Kramer ("Mackinaw peaches, Jerry!!"), was a foodie.
So true about Niles and Kramer...I love that!
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #25
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First off, everything is "child appropriate" at WDW except for Victoria & Albert's. If they didn't want kids there, they would say so. That said, you have to know your own children. I've seen plenty of melt downs at 8:00 pm or later from children whose parents were just pushing them too hard. My rule of thumb (for me...not saying that it works for everyone) was to use 6:15 as the absolute cutoff for my ADRs when my DD was very young. Anyone who looks at me cross-wise for bringing in a child to a restaurant at WDW at 5:30 can go you-know-where-and-do-you-know-what. But we would leave the 8:00 reservations for lovers and other adults who wanted a more gentile atmosphere. With this rule of thumb, we took our DD virtually everywhere and she loved it.

Phew. That was a long intro. Nine is tough. But here goes (not necessarily in order):
1. bluezoo-best restaurant on property not named Victoria & Albert's
2. Il Mulino-we always enjoy a good Italian meal, and this is the best place to get that.
3. Citricos-Best Disney-owned restaurant not named Victoria & Albert's.
4. Shula's-Have to add a caveat here that my family is not big into steak so I usually only go here when I am at WDW visiting my brother with no family in tow. But I wouldn't hesitiate to take my family there at 5:30-6:00 before the convention crowd saunters in from the bar.
5. Flying Fish
6. Jiko-A great opportunity to introduce my DD to food from a country that she knew little about. Or, at least, in the style of that country.
7. California Grill
8. 50's Prime Time. An odd choice, perhaps, but they do fried chicken and meatloaf very well. Not to mention the milkshakes.
9. Via Napoli Casual, but not bad at all.
My husband just finished saying to me that you can always get a good meal at Il Mulino! I agree with most of the above except Shula's (we had a VERY BAD experience there a few years ago and we won't go back.) Haven't been to Prime Time in years, maybe it's time to go back.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:45 PM   #26
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My husband just finished saying to me that you can always get a good meal at Il Mulino! I agree with most of the above except Shula's (we had a VERY BAD experience there a few years ago and we won't go back.) Haven't been to Prime Time in years, maybe it's time to go back.
Obviously you did have a bad experience, but your experience and ours couldn't have been remotely the same obviously. I'll just say a place can't get away w/ charging what they do and getting the great reviews it does if they really sucked. I've only let one place leave such a bad taste in our mouth (pardon the pun) that we resolved to not go back. We usually give more than one strike. I hope you can give it another shot, but if not, that's OK, more souffles for me.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #27
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Obviously you did have a bad experience, but your experience and ours couldn't have been remotely the same obviously. I'll just say a place can't get away w/ charging what they do and getting the great reviews it does if they really sucked. I've only let one place leave such a bad taste in our mouth (pardon the pun) that we resolved to not go back. We usually give more than one strike. I hope you can give it another shot, but if not, that's OK, more souffles for me.
I know Shula's gets alot of good reviews and I'm in the minority, but that's ok. It was a problem with the service (and some of the food) that was inexcusable for me. That happens sometimes and I do understand how others love it, but it's just not for me anymore. That's fine because there are so many places for everyone to enjoy in WDW!
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I know Shula's gets alot of good reviews and I'm in the minority, but that's ok. It was a problem with the service (and some of the food) that was inexcusable for me. That happens sometimes and I do understand how others love it, but it's just not for me anymore. That's fine because there are so many places for everyone to enjoy in WDW!
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:16 PM   #29
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I realized that I am an obsessive Foodie. In January, Costco had Earthbound Baby Kale Greens and I feel in love. They only had it once, but I was determined to find it again. I searched every store I could think of, to no no avail (and I live in New York City!). I called/e-mailed Costco and Earthbound. No help. Finally, I TORTURED the managers in Costco EVERY SINGLE WEEK for months, until they finally got it back! YAY...now I buy a bag every week and practically eat the whole thing myself. I have SEVERE food issues.
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That was a long intro. Nine is tough. But here goes (not necessarily in order):
1. bluezoo-best restaurant on property not named Victoria & Albert's
2. Il Mulino-we always enjoy a good Italian meal, and this is the best place to get that.
3. Citricos-Best Disney-owned restaurant not named Victoria & Albert's.
4. Shula's-Have to add a caveat here that my family is not big into steak so I usually only go here when I am at WDW visiting my brother with no family in tow. But I wouldn't hesitiate to take my family there at 5:30-6:00 before the convention crowd saunters in from the bar.
5. Flying Fish
6. Jiko-A great opportunity to introduce my DD to food from a country that she knew little about. Or, at least, in the style of that country.
7. California Grill
8. 50's Prime Time. An odd choice, perhaps, but they do fried chicken and meatloaf very well. Not to mention the milkshakes.
9. Via Napoli Casual, but not bad at all.
We're taken my now 4 year old to all of these restaurants except Bluezoo (and it's on tap for next time.) We were treated extremely well and welcome at all EXCEPT Shula's. For some reason we got shabby treatment from the staff and glares from some patrons. It WAS later then our normal meals, but still I was surprised. My daughter complied by being a PERFECT angel and showing them up! When she was younger we followed a similar 6:30 rule. We've also done Narcoosees (always misspell that) and the Yachtsman with the little one with no problems!
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