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Old 04-23-2013, 05:31 PM   #136
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Yay for the pear & gorgonzola! But I have to ask...did Rachel substitute too or did she give the salmon a try? I'm very curious to know if we had a bad batch or if their salmon salad always tastes "like a barn smells".
I had it but I don't remember it tasting bad. It was my least favorite but it wasn't overpowering fishy smell, haha.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:56 PM   #137
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Ladies tea in December, I have my pinkies manicured and ready for this!!!

My condolences for the Illinois loss but at least your DH has a nice wife who delivered dinner!!
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:49 PM   #139
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Ladies tea in December, I have my pinkies manicured and ready for this!!!

My condolences for the Illinois loss but at least your DH has a nice wife who delivered dinner!!
Of course being English I have afternoon tea served from fine china every day
I think it sounds like this is the one event that is a must!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:07 PM   #140
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Some of you may have noticed that the Live Thread was closed tonight. I have sent a PM to a couple of the moderators to inquire as to why it was closed but I suspect that since the thread just reached 250 pages long that that might be the maximum length for a thread here on the DIS. If so, I guess I will be forced to start a new thread, which is ok except at this point the thread is locked so I can't even transfer anything over (like the Table of Contents pages) or do any edits to the existing posts (like the April/May Game totals). UGH!

So anyway, please stay tuned while I figure out what's going on.
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Some of you may have noticed that the Live Thread was closed tonight. I have sent a PM to a couple of the moderators to inquire as to why it was closed but I suspect that since the thread just reached 250 pages long that that might be the maximum length for a thread here on the DIS. If so, I guess I will be forced to start a new thread, which is ok except at this point the thread is locked so I can't even transfer anything over (like the Table of Contents pages) or do any edits to the existing posts (like the April/May Game totals). UGH!

So anyway, please stay tuned while I figure out what's going on.
I think you are correct Barb; threads are automatically closed when they reach a certain number of pages
I'm sure the mods must have a way of you transferring stuff over in fact I'm sure I've seen that done before - fingers crossed but don't stress either way
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:37 PM   #142
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You are WAY too popular Barb! I'm sure the PMs will let you rescue some of your content on the live thread. (Can you PM Joh and see if she has some advice?)
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:26 AM   #143
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I thought felt my ears burning. Well, looky here, 3 of my favourite DISers in consecutive posts Good morning/evening lovely ladies.

Unfortunately, my moderating powers don't stretch to boards that I am not a moderator for so there isn't a whole lot I can do as far as unlocking the thread. I am just going to see if I can access any of the content to maybe PM it to Barb or something. If not, I am fairly sure that one fo the lovely moderators here on the Dining reviews board would be glad to help out.

Barb, if all else fails, you could just post a link to the previous thread in the new one.

ETA: No, sorry, I can't do anything with it at all. Barb, I hope the mods here can help you out since you do such a fab job with the live thread
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:32 AM   #144
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I thought felt my ears burning. Well, looky here, 3 of my favourite DISers in consecutive posts Good morning/evening lovely ladies.

Unfortunately, my moderating powers don't stretch to boards that I am not a moderator for so there isn't a whole lot I can do as far as unlocking the thread. I am just going to see if I can access any of the content to maybe PM it to Barb or something. If not, I am fairly sure that one fo the lovely moderators here on the Dining reviews board would be glad to help out.

Barb, if all else fails, you could just post a link to the previous thread in the new one.

ETA: No, sorry, I can't do anything with it at all. Barb, I hope the mods here can help you out since you do such a fab job with the live thread
Ha ha ha!!! Love the tone Joh, so funny!!!! I just PM'd you back and how coincidental that your ears were burning!!!

Happy Friday!
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:34 PM   #145
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Now that things have settled down again on the Live Thread, I'll try to get back to writing the next installment of my Dining Report. Sorry for the delay.



Oh, and thanks Joh for trying to help me out.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:57 AM   #146
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Tea looks like fun, jabead! Dinner for one from Roaring Forks (yum)- what a sweet wife.
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #147
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The jabead family has not been to Tony's Town Square Restaurant for a very long time, probably more than 10 years. I know that for a very short time when she was about 9, Tony's was my DD2's favorite Disney World restaurant. It was during this time that we dined here a few times. I don't really remember why we quit going there, but we did and Tony's has long been off the jabead family radar. However, a few weeks before this trip I came down with a horrendous case of Disney dining indecisiveness. My children were concerned, so concerned that they decided to stage an intervention. The two of them made me give them a list of the restaurants that I was still considering and then after looking at their online menus, they made the final decisions. One of these decisions was that we would have dinner at Tony's. Now this had been a recent addition to my list ... added on a whim after Brenda (emmysmommy) & Emily dined there. I really didn't think that Tony's was a strong contender to make the final cut, but the Disney dining gods (cleverly disguised as my children) thought otherwise.


And so it was that on this night, the three of us had dinner at...






After checking in we waited for quite awhile to be seated. But it was during this time that I received some great news. Vicki (GoofySon'sMom) and Andrew were on their way back to Magic Kingdom, so we would be able to meet after all. Consequently, I was in a great mood when we were finally seated at a table right next to this really cute couple...





Now the first thing that we all noticed was how loud the restaurant was. So loud that, much to my surprise, my teenage son not only noticed it but had the idea of downloading an app on his phone which measures noise levels. The results... on a scale of 1 - 100, the noise level at Tony's that night measured at nearly 90 dB. [Some of the examples which the app gave of noises that may be over the dangerous 90 dB level were gun blasts at close range and jet take-offs.] Yikes! I thanked my lucky stars that my DH was not present for this dinner. He absolutely despises noisy restaurants and I'm sure would have been very unhappy here...and believe me, he would not have suffered in silence.


Okay, let's move on to the food now, shall we?


Here are some menu pics...













And the rolls...







We decided to start by sharing this appetizer...





Zucchini Fries - Breaded seasoned Zucchini with creamy Sun-dried Tomato Dressing for dipping
Our Rating - 4/5

These were very good and probably would have been given a 5 rating if there had been just a few more fries. Eight zucchini fries were just not enough for 3 people to share, plus the fact that 8 is not easily divisible by 3. Do you know how difficult it is to split the last two fries into three equal portions? Because of course, no one was willing to forfeit their full share, not even me. There are many sacrifices which I willingly make for my children, but my 1/3 share of two delicious zucchini fries was not one of them.


And speaking of sacrifices, I stubbornly also refused to share an entree with my DD. When she asked, I reminded her that I was not her father and had made no such deals with her. Unhappily (and perhaps a little out of spite) she proceeded to order the same entree as me...




Cannelloni filled with a mixture of Ground Beef and Sausage, Mozzarella, and Ricotta served with Marinara and Alfredo Cream Sauce


So I really wanted to love this, mostly because I wanted to justify my unwillingness to share it with my DD. But sadly, I did not. I rated it a 3 at the time, but I really only gave it a 3 to save face. In all honesty I would probably have to agree with my daughter's rating of only a 2. In fact, when I inquired as to the name of their chef at Tony's, our server said he was a boy by the name of "Ardee".

Oh, I'm totally pulling your leg. It was definitely nowhere near as bad as that dreadful stuff that comes in a can. If I had to describe this dish in one word it would be, "BLAND". Nothing more, nothing less. But for me, when it comes to Italian food, BLAND is a dirty word.





So did my DS pick the winning entree of the night?

Here is what he chose...






Chicken Parmigiana - Lightly Breaded Chicken Breast with Marinara sauce topped with Melted Mozzarella over Spaghetti


The answer to that question would be...Nope. He also gave his entree a rating of 2, saying that while the chicken was okay, the pasta tasted really weird.






And so our usual dessert discussions then began.

DD said, "No way, you made me eat a whole entree by myself."

DS said, "I'm full." (and I'm sure he was because my bread-loving son had eaten at least three of our dinner rolls)


Now I LOVE creme brulee and had always wanted to try Tony's pistachio version, but between the deafening sound of jets taking off from the table next to ours (or perhaps it was just a screaming child ) and my anxiousness to meet up with Vicki, I caved and requested the check.



So I'd have to say that the Disney Dining gods played a not-so-nice trick on us that night. And you know what they say, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." But fool that I am, I will probably give Tony's another try

... in another 10 years or so

...when I forget again why it is that we don't dine there.


But to end on a positive note, at least I learned how to split two zucchini fries three ways!


And on an even more positive note, I did in fact have the honor of meeting this lovely lady from the DIS Dining Reviews Board at Magic Kingdom on this very night.




Vicki (GoofySon'sMom) & Yours Truly



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Old 04-28-2013, 10:39 PM   #148
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Wow! I can see why this won't be on your radar for a return anytime soon. Blame your kids though... definitely! I remember those zucchini fries from your guessing game!

I loved our meal so perhaps my problem is that I overlook flavor for an attractive waiter... I must have been distracted!

I know it is noisy inside but honestly I don't remember it being that bad. Again, perhaps the distraction of our waiter!

But on a very positive note... It's AWESOME that you got to meet Vicki face-to-face! You are now officially in my "I've meet Diser Vicki Club"!
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:42 AM   #149
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So we are torn between a lunch ressie at Liberty Tree Tavern or Tony's Town Square and I think you may have just swayed me towards LTT

That said, if the waiter looks anything like Brenda is hinting at, that could still change
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #150
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I wanna try Tonys but so many people say it is wroth it. My hubby is Italian so I think it well probably never be on the list.
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