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Old 12-09-2012, 01:39 AM   #31
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Those little sausages from Cooke's look so good. I've never been to that part of DTD. Maybe the BF will want to give it a try.

Have fun if you decide to come this way! I eat totally differently at our local park. I mostly eat soup! and MM pancakes.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #32
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Awesome reviews! You are so descriptive, I love it!! Your pictures are really great too!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #33
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Those little sausages from Cooke's look so good. I've never been to that part of DTD. Maybe the BF will want to give it a try.

Have fun if you decide to come this way! I eat totally differently at our local park. I mostly eat soup! and MM pancakes.
Hmmmmm MM pancakes. I think I just found 1 breakfast at DL!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:20 PM   #34
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I'm so disappointed that the sausage muffin at Fairfar Fare wasn't very nice. I've been looking forward to trying one of those forever! I must admit that it doesn't look very appetizing in your picture.

I'm really enjoying your detailed reviews, thank you!
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:08 PM   #35
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I'm so disappointed that the sausage muffin at Fairfar Fare wasn't very nice. I've been looking forward to trying one of those forever! I must admit that it doesn't look very appetizing in your picture.

I'm really enjoying your detailed reviews, thank you!
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #36
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Enjoying this and making a list of new places/menu items to try on April. Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:12 PM   #37
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Thank you so much for sharing your reviews! Your pictures are great.
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Enjoying this and making a list of new places/menu items to try on April. Thanks!
Welcome! Making the list is fun, its making the final decisions thats hard LOL.
We are on the computer 6 months in advance, but then constantly tweak things and make changes so rarely does our 6 month in advance list look anything like what we wind up with LOL

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Old 12-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #39
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Day 9

Good afternoon and welcome to Day 9. We are back in Epcot today. We originally had an ADR for Biergartin for lunch however we both decided that we just weren't hungry enough for a buffet, besides, we decided to spent most of the day in Future World so it was decided that we would just snack our way through the day with a couple of CS meals tossed in.
Luanne wanted to do some shopping and I wanted to get FPs for Soarin so we went our seperate ways. We both got something to eat but unfortunatly I didin't get pics of our first 2 items.
Luanne got a pretzel with a container of plastic cheese, it was a good as always, I have never had a bad Disney pretzel. While I was in the land getting our FPs, I stopped by Sunshine Seasons and got an Apple Caramel Crunch. I have had these before and really liked them. The cake part is like a coffee cake type texture but this time the cake part was soggy and doughy, though the flavor was still good.
A little later on I got some of these:

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Cinnimon glazed almonds. I love these and get them every trip. They sell them all over but I only ever get them from one certain location. For many of the locations they just bring them in already made and toss them in the hot box. The location I get them at actually makes them there on site. The booth is between Innoventions West and The Land.
After some more wandering around we went back to The LAnd to use our Soarin FPs and then went to Sunshine Seasons for lunch.
Luanne had:

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Mongolian Beef - with vegetable fried rice

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A side of Garlic Udon Noodles
and for dessert:

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Chocolate cake
First off she loved the Chocolate cake, she said it was moist and very chocolatey.
Now for her entree and side......... First off let me just say that I have read reviews from people saying they just love the asian food at Sunshine Season and I have to wonder if there is a second asian food counter located here somwhere that I haven't found, because every single thing I have got from this counter has been NASTY!! and Luannes lunch backed up my experience.
She said the Mongolian Beefs was nearly to salty to eat..... and she LIKES salty things. She didn't comment on the fried rice. As for the udon noodles her comment went like this, "I don't make a habit of eating wax, but if I did I imagine that it would be like eating these noodle".
Well, at least she enjoyed her cake.
As for me, I had:

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Slow-roasted Pork Chop - with cheddar mashed potatoes, there is also a BBQ sauce that I opted out of.

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Strawberry Shortcake

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Fudge brownie.
Yep thats right, I had 2 desserts, I am a grown man and I can have 2 desserts anytime I want. so neener neener.
The pork chop and potatos were very good, the chop had that nice roasted flavor and was very tender. The potatos had no gravy and I couldn't find any butter but they still had lots of flavor.
The strawberry shortcake is a everytime must-do for me, I get this every trip and this time it was even better as the chunks of strawberrys inside the cake were huge.
The brownie was very fudgy and soft, in fact it was almost like a pre-cooked batter kind of soft, but I like my brownies soft and chewy so this was perfect for me.

All this pretty much filled us up until dinner. We finished up FutureWorld and made our way through Mexico and Norway were we had planned to eat at Kringla Bakeri og Cafe, which we did, in fact, do.
We both ordered the:

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Norwegian Club Sandwich - turkey, ham, and bacon with Jarlsberg and Muenster cheese with fresh tomatoes, sliced red onion, and lingonberrry mayonnaise.
We had the CM toast them for us so they were hot and the cheese gooey. The bread is some sort of whole grain so the toasting made the grains chrunchy. This is a very nice sandwich, very tasty and filling.
For dessert we both had:

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Cloudberry Horn although the sign in the counter now says "troll horn" for some reason. These have a berry infused heavy whipped cream filling and the horn is a very flaky pastry with large sugar granuals sprinked on top. These are another must to for me and I will brave long lines in the bakery to get one (but there was no line last night SCORE!).
Luanne also got some of this packed to go:

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Lefse - traditional potato bread with butter and cinnamon sugar
Luanne has some Scadihovian ancestry and she remembers having this as a kid. Kringla serves it cold, although they might heat it if you ask and Luanne says its much better warm. I tried a piece of it cold and wasn't impressed but she was looking forward to it. The description says "potato bread" but think totilla made with potato instead of wheat flour or corn and thats basically what it is. Its sitting in the fridge right now so if I get a taste after its warm I will update my current opinion.
That wraps up day 9.

Til next time........
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:06 PM   #40
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I bought one of the strawberry shortcakes over the summer as we were leaving to drive back to Indiana. I should have learned my lesson earlier in the trip and bought 2 of everything I wanted to eat. Have sons 11 & 14 and they were pretty consistant with wanting to "try" everything I had!! Being in the car on the interstate, I could not buy another one!

Rose and Crown was a suprising favorite for us. Our kids loved it, which was a huge suprise. Although, EPCOT was also their favorite park as well.
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:47 PM   #41
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I bought one of the strawberry shortcakes over the summer as we were leaving to drive back to Indiana. I should have learned my lesson earlier in the trip and bought 2 of everything I wanted to eat. Have sons 11 & 14 and they were pretty consistant with wanting to "try" everything I had!! Being in the car on the interstate, I could not buy another one!

Rose and Crown was a suprising favorite for us. Our kids loved it, which was a huge suprise. Although, EPCOT was also their favorite park as well.
Well know you know what to do next time LOL
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:35 AM   #42
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Day 10

Welcome to day 10. Thank you again for all the kind words and encouragement for this Disney dining report, I am enjoying doing it.

Today was originally supposed to be an AK day, but we woke up foot sore and tired of crowds so decided to take a chill day.

In the early afternoon we decided to head over to Downtown Disney for lunch. We hadn't been to the Earl Of Sandwich yet so we decided that they deserved to have some of our money, but really not much as Earl's is still one of the better deals around.
Luanne decided to start with a bowl of:

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Wisconsin Cheddar soup with garlic croutons, but the crouton looked more like a piece of bread to me. She said the crouton was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, perfect for dipping. She said both the soup and the crouton were delicious but the soup could have been a little warmer. Coming from her that means something because she USUALLY complains when things are to hot!
For our sandwiches we chose:

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The Full Montagu - roast beef and turkey with sharp cheddar ceese and aged Swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, roma tomato and Earl's mustard sauce, but I got it with horseradish sauce instead of the mustard.
and:

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The Earl's Club - roast turkey, smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and roma tomato and sandwich sauce.
Both sandwiches were great. I haven't yet had a bad sandwich here and I have tried several. The only one that I was less than thrilled with was last year when I tried the holiday sandwich and the only problem with that one was the cranberry sauce, to me it seemed more like grape jelly and I would have prefered the sandwich without it.
I got a bag of chips:

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These are the kettle chip variety so they are thicker and crunchier than a standard chip. They were good.
We were also looking forward to trying the brownie sandwiches. We had actually stopped in Earls on our first night in town to get one but they didn't have any. Well guess what, they didn't have any today either, the woman said they hadn't made any. OK my confusion at this is that 1) there were plenty of brownies there and 2) I counted at least 3 big signs advertising them as well as little cards on most of the tables promoting them Sooooooooo if you are spending money to advertise something you want to sell, and you have the ingredients to make them but your not making them then aren't you just wasting advertising dollars to promote something you can't sell because your not producing them??!! Oh well, I have never claimed to understand corporate philosophy. I once asked my boss why we are willing to pay a $600+ tow bill for a broken down bus when we could have just kept 2 or 3 of the $30 needed part in stock. He gave me a lecture on corporate financing, inventory cost and control, and taxes that had me lost after he said "well Eric, its like this...."
Anyway, back to the food, after Earls we headed on over to Goofy's Candy Co. I had been reading about those little brownie ( I can hear you "OH here he goes with the brownies again) mickey heads, so I wanted to try one:

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I got the mint flavored. They had 2 other flavors which escape me right now. All in all, I wasn't thrilled, the brownie was somewhat dry and the mint flavor was more of a strong aniseptic mint than a pleasant mint. But yes, they are cute.
We also got:

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Create your own rice crispy Mickey heads. Luanne's is on the left and she got it dipped in milk chocolate, coated with reeses pieces and drizzled wit dark chocolate. Mine on the right is dipped in milk chocolate and I choose 2 coating, one side has mini M&Ms and the other has oreo cookie crumps and its drizzled with milk chocolate (they used to do a caramel drizzle but they don't do that anymore, mores the pity. The seconds topping was supposed to cost me another buck but the CM didn't charge me (SCORE). These are in the fridge right now but I am sure they will be terrific, how could they not?

For dinner we went to Trails Inn. I'm sorry but I don't have any pictures. It was raining and I didn't want to get my big camera wet so I figured I would take some pics of the buffet with my phone. Well I did but something about the lighting in the restaurant just didn't thrill my phone camera so the pictures were lousy. Trails Inn is in my opinion the best value of all Disney TS restaurants, its at least 1/3 less money than any other buffet. Sure it doesn't have as many options what it does have is very good. The salad bar has tossed and ceasar salads and all the toppings as well as potato and macaroni salad, peel and eat shrimp and some other stuff. They don't have a kids section per say, but there is stuff that kids will eat like pizza, fried chicken, mac and cheese etc. There are ribs, baked chicken, a fish dish (tonight was cod), mashed potatos and gravy, chili, soups, smoked brisket, tonights carving station meat was strip loin and a variety of other things. Luanne and I both thought the selection tonight was larger than other times we have been. For desserts they always have soft serve ice cream with a variety of toppins and they always have apple crisp (terrific) as well several kinds of cookies. Tonight they also had pecan pie and red velvet cake.
We don't go to Trails Inn on every trip, but thats mainly due to the fact that its not the easiest place to get to since even if you have a car you will still have to take a bus or boat to get to the Settlement where the restaurant is located. But it is really worth the trip if you can justify the time it takes in your already busy vacation schedule.

Tomorrow we will be going to MVMCP and have no idea where we are eating. though if I were a gambling man I would lay some money down on Cosmic Rays since we haven't been there yet this trip.
Also, if you know any of those people that complain about the CS places and how all they serve is hamburgers and chicken fingers you can point them to this report as I have just posted day 10 and have yet to eat a burger, hotdog or nugget.......that may change tomorrow, but still, 10 days, so the options are out there.

Thanks for reading.
Till next time.......
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #43
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I am trying to do Weight Watchers, but you are killing me with your two desserts at Sunshine Seasons. My fault for reading, I know, but I love your reviews.
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I am trying to do Weight Watchers, but you are killing me with your two desserts at Sunshine Seasons. My fault for reading, I know, but I love your reviews.





Sorry LOL but glad you like the reviews. I know how hard the temptations people flaunt in front of you can be. I started the adkins diet over the summer and was doing pretty good, 30lbs in 2 months, but it seemed like everywhere I looked someone would be eating some sweet treat or something that wasn't on the list of foods I could eat. I will be starting back on the adkins after the first of the year but I had to get off of it because I had a cruise, this WDW vacation and a wedding to go to all in the space of 3 months and I realised that I couldn't afford to buy an entire new wardrobe and still afford the trips LOL. Anyway, hang in there!
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Thank you for sharing. That cinnamon roll looks AMAZING!!
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