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Old 01-04-2013, 10:20 PM   #541
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that is so nice of you to do that April !


next time you are in the park, can you see what the new menu is for La Bamba? (not the character breakfast)

i'm so curious to find out before my next trip.
I won't be over for awhile, but I know a photo was posted elsewhere. Just give me a sec to find it...




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Old 01-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #542
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THANK YOU HOMIE !!!!!!


I will positively be at La Bamba on my next trip.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:03 PM   #543
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I hear that it is closed again these past few days apparently. Maybe phamton can chime in on this since I don't work in USF and won't be over there much until Mardi Gras...
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:05 AM   #544
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I hear that it is closed again these past few days apparently. Maybe phamton can chime in on this since I don't work in USF and won't be over there much until Mardi Gras...

I read that too. Perhaps it was just open to help during the Christmas break.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #545
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Mythos says "Festival of Mushrooms" at the top of it, so my friends and I were almost wondering if it was more of a temporary change...but we'll see.
I hope it was very temporary! We'll be there week after next, and DS is allergic to mushrooms! Usually he just avoids those menu items, but with that many in the kitchen, and potential cross-contamination, it won't be worth the risk. (Had to call paramedics once at WDW when staff at The Plaza Restaurant didn't clean the grill well enough after someone else's mushroom cheese steak. Now THERE'S an experience none of us want to repeat!!)
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Hi, I haven't been able to find a menu that includes the desserts at the Kitchen. I was wondering what they had for anyone who has been recently? Also, I saw mentioned earlier in this thread about the 3 lb cake that comes as part of the kitchen challenge. Just curious , but is this available as a regular dessert and not part of a challenge? :D
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I hope it was very temporary! We'll be there week after next, and DS is allergic to mushrooms! Usually he just avoids those menu items, but with that many in the kitchen, and potential cross-contamination, it won't be worth the risk. (Had to call paramedics once at WDW when staff at The Plaza Restaurant didn't clean the grill well enough after someone else's mushroom cheese steak. Now THERE'S an experience none of us want to repeat!!)
don't worry about it.
i have an allergy to mushrooms and eat at Mythos regularly.


let them know about your allergy and all will be fine.
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Hi, I haven't been able to find a menu that includes the desserts at the Kitchen. I was wondering what they had for anyone who has been recently? Also, I saw mentioned earlier in this thread about the 3 lb cake that comes as part of the kitchen challenge. Just curious , but is this available as a regular dessert and not part of a challenge? :D
if you need to know soon, give them a call.
they are very helpful in answering questions about the menu.
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New Churrascaria - Lots to offer?

Can anyone speak on the variety at the new churrascaria? I've been to the major ones like Fogo de Chao and Texas de Brazil...is the one at CityWalk comparable, menu-wise? Bring on the meat!
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Can anyone speak on the variety at the new churrascaria? I've been to the major ones like Fogo de Chao and Texas de Brazil...is the one at CityWalk comparable, menu-wise? Bring on the meat!
i have been there twice.
most likely won't return due to the service i received.

you have the salad bar, self serve and the meats brought to the table, one type at a time.


the salad bar section is excellent.
soup is great, veggies all fresh.
it is a serve yourself.
you can buy the salad bar only if you want to bypass the meats.


except with pork, i order my meats med rare.
no exceptions.

none of the meat was med rare so the server had to put the order in for me.
he was informed of this when i entered the place and again when i was seated.

it took 15 minutes at least for my meat to be brought to me.
when you cook something medium rare, it does not take that long........


the server brings all the meats out on a skewer.
at your table, he will push off the amount of meat you want on your plate.
then he goes to the next table until his skewer is empty.

the server then returns to the kitchen for another type of meat and follows the same process.

that is how the meat is brought out to your table.

the first time i went there were only 4 tables occupied which included the one i sat at.
the second time, same issue of exceedingly long waits for pieces of skewered meats.

there are a variety of differents meats, and a pork that is brought to you which you can try or take a pass on.
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How are the basics - burgers, pizza, chicken?

We're going to be making our first visit this summer and I'm working on figuring out what we'll be eating during out stay.

In the parks, I see several counter service places offering the basics of theme park food - pizza, burgers, and chicken strips.

How does Universal's offerings compare to Disney (which are awful) and to places in the "outside" world? And, do the counter services serve basically the same food, or do they differ? (i.e. will I find the same burger at any of the places that offer burgers, or do some have better offerings than others?)

I've been digging through this thread, but haven't come across a home run of an answer yet.
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check the website again and you will find other places that have more than burgers.


boulangerie, Louie's, La Bamba at the studios are not burger places.
even Monsters Cafe has other choices.


at IOA Confisco Grille, Blondies, Thunder Terrace, Circus McGurkess, Mythos will give you other choices than burgers.


in my past 10 day stay at the darkside, i never had a burger in the park.
go through the menus for the restaurants in the parks.


everyone has an opinion about food on which place is best.

i enjoy the food offerings at the darkside to be better than the motherland.
i'm including the hotel restaurants, park and city walk in that statement.

there are some places at the motherland i enjoy such as Biergarten, Tangerine Cafe, CHH, Pecos Bill.
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We're going to be making our first visit this summer and I'm working on figuring out what we'll be eating during out stay.

In the parks, I see several counter service places offering the basics of theme park food - pizza, burgers, and chicken strips.

How does Universal's offerings compare to Disney (which are awful) and to places in the "outside" world? And, do the counter services serve basically the same food, or do they differ? (i.e. will I find the same burger at any of the places that offer burgers, or do some have better offerings than others?)

I've been digging through this thread, but haven't come across a home run of an answer yet.
Check out the menu at Thunder Falls Terrace for an example of good options in a counter service. Other places with good alternatives are Boulangerie, Three Broomsticks and Monsters.

Not sure when you are going but the new Simpsons area will have a large counter service area as well.
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In the parks, I see several counter service places offering the basics of theme park food - pizza, burgers, and chicken strips.

How does Universal's offerings compare to Disney (which are awful) and to places in the "outside" world? And, do the counter services serve basically the same food, or do they differ? (i.e. will I find the same burger at any of the places that offer burgers, or do some have better offerings than others?)
I think the burgers are pretty ho hum and I've never really had a hamburger at IoA or the Studios to write home about. The Burger Digs and Richter's have a large fixins bar so you can doctor however you like. For chicken I love the chicken wraps at Thunder Falls Terrace at IoA and the pizza at Louie's at the Studios. Both are excellent choices. As far as outside...theme park food is still theme park food. You can't really compare a counter service meal with something outside...IMHO.
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I think the burgers are pretty ho hum and I've never really had a hamburger at IoA or the Studios to write home about. The Burger Digs and Richter's have a large fixins bar so you can doctor however you like. For chicken I love the chicken wraps at Thunder Falls Terrace at IoA and the pizza at Louie's at the Studios. Both are excellent choices. As far as outside...theme park food is still theme park food. You can't really compare a counter service meal with something outside...IMHO.
Thanks, that's somewhat what I was afraid of. You would think for as much as these places overcharge for basic food that they could at least offer a burger of Burger King quality. It like they go out of their way to create worse food.
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