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Old 01-23-2007, 12:32 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone! Shout out to the Peeps! I will post another review tonight after youth prayer.
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:46 PM   #17
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Stacey, enjoying your review very much. I'm interested to see how your 7 yo managed on the plan. You said he ordered chicken strips and fries most days. Were you on the DP (or did I miss that perhaps)? We're heading down in under 2 weeks and DS9 won't like the kid CS menu so we'll split with him. Oh, and I agree with you about 'Ohana. We love it and that banana bread pudding is TO DIE FOR!!
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I'm sitting here eating my salad, pretending it is something wonderful from your pics. (Bread pudding perhaps?!?)

Keep the food porn coming...I'm addicted!!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:26 PM   #19
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I want to get in on this, that was the best food review I've heard in a while, you seem like a normal down to earth person looking for good all american food So I'm in for the ride!
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:14 PM   #20
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Stacey - Lovin' the food review. I am a pretty picky eater, but that food looks yummy! Keep it comin'. Does GMax know you have this food porn over here? We better get her over here.
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:46 PM   #21
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You guys will love Ohana. My only complaint would be that it felt rushed. Before you could finish one course, the next course was being served. But the server was attentive and she brought seconds when we asked.

That bread pudding though - worth the whole trip!!!!
Does that mean you get seconds on the DDP? Or do you pay OOP for them?
Great review, we aretrying to book Ohana now!!!
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CaperatDisney, it doesn't matter if you're paying out of pocket or on the dining plan. When you're at Ohana the food keeps coming until you holler stop. If you want more, just ask. There's no additional charge.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:39 PM   #23
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Stacey, enjoying your review very much. I'm interested to see how your 7 yo managed on the plan. You said he ordered chicken strips and fries most days. Were you on the DP (or did I miss that perhaps)? We're heading down in under 2 weeks and DS9 won't like the kid CS menu so we'll split with him. Oh, and I agree with you about 'Ohana. We love it and that banana bread pudding is TO DIE FOR!!
Yes, we were on the DDP. I also worried about the kid's meals. But it worked out. At the TS, he ate chicken strips or mac and cheese, oh and steak at Le Cellier but he fell asleep before it arrived. For the CS meals he either had McDonald's or (no flames here please) we ordered off the adult menu. Right now the TS credits are separated but the CS ones are not. So we just ordered chicken strips or paid OOP for McDonalds. I shared a pizza with him at Pizzafari. He did not go hungry by any means. Plus the food is just not as important to him as it is to the rest of us.

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I'm sitting here eating my salad, pretending it is something wonderful from your pics. (Bread pudding perhaps?!?)

Keep the food porn coming...I'm addicted!!!
Me too. It does not work, still tastes like salad! Wait until you see the dessert I am about to post!!

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Stacey - Lovin' the food review. I am a pretty picky eater, but that food looks yummy! Keep it comin'. Does GMax know you have this food porn over here? We better get her over here.
Yes, we do need to get Gmax over here - she loves this stuff as much as I do!

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Does that mean you get seconds on the DDP? Or do you pay OOP for them?
Great review, we aretrying to book Ohana now!!!
I think someone already answered this. At any of the meals, with things like bread we were given seconds - no charge. Ohana is like a buffet at your table.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:52 PM   #24
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Stacey, you won't get flames from me. I have found that for DS4.5, sometimes he likes the McD offering from EPCOT and we're happy that he'll eat (not the best eater in the world) so when I can use a CS for it, it makes sense for us. We're heading to LeCellier and I'm happy with the offerings there, as DS9 will get the steak and DS4.5 will get the hot dog.

As for CS, we'll see what the enforcement is when we arrive. This time, we'll be there with my mom, so we'll have 3A and 2C for all meals. DS4.5 will usually take the kids offering, so I'll use 1C for him. DM and I will split 1A and DH and DS9 will split another 1A. We might use 1CS for breakfast pastries, but if not, we'll be leaving late enough on Tuesday that we'll need lunch too, so we'll use some of the leftover credits. Staying at BW doesn't give you many quick breakfast options though.

Looking forward to the rest of your reviews.
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Old 01-23-2007, 09:58 PM   #25
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Day Two - Sunday: Liberty Tree Tavern, Aloha Isle, Tangierine Cafe, Liberty Inn

This was a very busy day for us; and one of the most memorable. We woke up feeling refreshed after a full night’s sleep and headed to MK. We were suppose to be there at rope drop, but I over slept. On this day we receive two dreams, (but you will have to read the trip report to learn about those ) and went to MK, Epcot, and back to MK for evening EMH. We had 11:10 adrs for Liberty Tree Tavern. It was not very busy and several people walked in at the same time without adrs and were seated pretty quickly. The park was very crowded this day, so by the time we left the restaurant was much busier. We chose lunch because I liked the menu options better.

Lunch – Liberty Tree Tavern
This is a very quaint restaurant. I loved the quiet, historical setting. We were seated near a fireplace. Our server was nice enough, but seemed rushed (even though our section was pretty slow) and not necessarily friendly. He kind of snipped at my DS when he asked if he could have chicken strips – “No, not on the menu and surely that is not AAALLLLL you eat.” (Said dramatically and with attitude ) Maybe he has received complaints about the new kids menus. This meal was served quickly too.



Appetizers (For some reason, I did not get pics of these – sorry, I do get better as the trip goes on.)
I had the Declaration Salad - field greens and vegetables tossed our tavern strawberry vinaigrette because I had heard great things about this. Ohana’s salad was much better in my opinion. This one was okay, but kind of bland.
In-laws had the French onion soup, which they both loved. I tasted it and thought it was okay – typical onion soup.
DH and DD had the Tavern Fried Cheese – This was the BEST appetizer, one of the favorites all week. The crust was very light and the cheese was gooey and soft, not hard and rubbery. My DS ate most of DH’s because he did not like his kid’s chicken noodle soup (campbell’s would be my guess). My DH ate the soup and said it was okay.

Entrees

DMIL and I had the William Penn Pasta -- Marinated grilled chicken breast, applewood smoked bacon, oven-roasted mushrooms, fresh spinach finished with a creamy marinara sauce. This was good. Not exceptional, but good. The creamy marinara sauce was light, but a little on the bland side. The bacon gives it a unique taste. It was a large serving and I could not finish it – but I did pick out the chicken and mushrooms!



DFIL and DH had the Pilgrims' Feast - traditional roast turkey with herb bread dressing, mashed potatoes and a garden vegetable. They both really liked this. The dressing was great and the vegetables tasted fresh.



DD had the Fresh from the Harbor - cider-cured salmon on griddled pumpkin bread, spaghetti squash, and fresh mache with butternut squash vinaigrette. My DD does not like any type of sweet sauce (I love sweet sauces). So she did not care for this. I am not a big fan of salmon, so not really my thing either. But the pumpkin bread was great. It was moist and had a wonderful flavor. I picked at some of that. I did not care for the squash, it had a weird taste. In the corner, you can see my DS’s Stouffer’s mac and cheese. It was good.



Desserts (the best part of any meal, IMO)




Top left corner - Caramel Apple Tart -- shortbread crust, sugared apples, and cinnamon ice cream. Me and DMIL ordered this. It was really tasty! Very filling because the tart had a heavy crust. The cinnamon ice cream was good too.
Top right corner - Chocolate Liberation Cake -- warm chocolate lava cake with raspberry sauce and cherry Chambord ice cream. My DD ordered this. She loved it. I liked the chocolate cake – very moist and the fudge center was a rich, sweet chocolate. DD liked the cherry ice cream, I did not care for it.
Bottom left corner – DS’s kid’s sundae. It was an ice cream sundae – DS at a lot of these!
Bottom right corner - Butter Griddled Pound Cake -- served with warm pecan caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. DFIL and DH ordered this ( I think). Oh my gosh! This was slap-your-granny good! Almost better than the Ohana dessert. I love pecan pralines, candied pecans, caramel and pecans – I just love pecans. So, the pecan caramel sauce and ice cream was to die for! The pound cake was good too, but a little heavy (I mean fried pound cake, the plate weighed 5 lbs!) So I mostly scraped off all the pecans and ice cream. Maybe this is why I could not finish my dessert!

This was not my favorite meal of the week. As far as MK, we preferred Tony’s. But I would definitely stop in here for fried cheese or a cup of coffee with dessert! B (for the desserts, otherwise a C)

Snacks

Aloha Isle – DD has a Pineapple float (soft serve pineapple ice cream in pineapple juice), I had a Pineapple Dole Whip and DS had a soft serve chocolate ice cream. I loved my Dole Whip. The float is too strong for me, good if you really like pineapples. My DH said it would be better with the pineapple and vanilla swirl ice cream. But DH loved this snack! A



After snacks, we decided that this park was too crowded. So we headed to Epcot to ride the new Nemo ride and eat in the WS.

Dinner

Tangierine Café in Morocco
I was the only one who wanted to eat here. So we got my DS chicken nuggets at McDonalds and the others headed to the “safe” meal at Liberty Inn in America and I headed to Morocco with DS. I ordered the chicken and lamb Shawarma Platter served with a side of hummus, tabbouleh and Tangierine CousCous salad with fresh Moroccan bread and baklava. This was pretty good. It gets so many great reviews that I had to try it. I loved the lamb, it had a really wonderful sauce. The chicken was okay, I would recommend the lamb. This was a large platter. I hardly ate half of it. The hummus and CousCous were good, different but good. The tabbouleh (I think it is the green stuff on the plate) – no I did not like this. The baklava was rich and very sweet. Anyway, although this tasted good, it did not agree with my system at all and I paid for it later that night. (and that is all you need to know, I will spare you the details ) C
This picture is a little blurry - new camera, second day (first digital camera).



Liberty Inn in America
The rest of my family had the double bacon cheeseburgers with fries and Mickey rice crispy treats at Liberty Inn. They all said this was good. Comparable to Pecos Bill. Good fixins bar. Their food was gone by the time I arrived, so no pictures. Just imagine a basket of burger and fries – not anything unusual. B

After this we headed back to MK for the EMH and lasted until about 12:30. Long day!

Next installment ( I will try to do tomorrow night after church) – CS at Blizzard Beach and Kona Café at the Poly.

I thought I could write my trip report simultaneously, but I had no idea how time consuming this was with pics and all! So I will hurry up and try to finish the dining review so I can do the trippie!
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Stacey .... I am getting really hungry, if only I could get full from the pics it would help my diet

Tell DH he's busted, I see he was wearing the kids lanyards!

Can't wait for the rest, Sandy
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #27
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Hey Sandy! You are right, DH does have the lanyard on. The kids did not want to keep them on. They wanted us to wear them until they needed them.

Everyone - Sandy is my travel agent and I highly recommend her! She is the best. She answered every question quickly and never acted like it bothered her. She got us a great deal that saved us about $300. She sent the kids lanyards and free pins, which were the highlight of the trip! It is a very easy process. We already had existing reservations and Sandy helped us transfer them to her. Then within about a month she was able to save us money. Oh and the good news is that travel agents don't cost you any additional money - I thought they did. I will not do another trip without her!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:33 PM   #28
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Ok, I am having to clean up my keyboard because I have drooled all over it. My mouth started watering when I saw the dole whip! REALLY! Seeing those pics is making it hard to not go and snack, but I can hear UM in my head screaming NO EATING 2 HOURS BEFORE BED!

I can't imagine why you couldn't think to take pictures. It's not like you had three projects to finish, clothes to clean & pack, nurse DH back to health before you left.

I know the rest was good for you. Can't wait to see more!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:38 PM   #29
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Thanks Allie for remembering all my pre-Disney stress! Maybe that was why I was so exhausted the first couple of days there. Good news is I do not start my new class until next Tuesday!

It was weird not having a project due yesterday (projects are always due on Monday and I cram all day). So maybe I can get this dining review finished and get the trip report started.
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This is a WONDERFUL report so far. You have really spent ALOT of time putting this together! Now to your report . . .

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I am soooo glad that you got a pic of this chicken. This is the BEST CHICKEN I've EVER had!!!! I agree with you about this meal: the starters are the best, then it goes down hill a bit. I LOVED the shrimp as well! But by the time we got to the skewers, we realized we'd already had the best part of the meal . . . well, until they handed us the dessert. IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!

And thanks for mentioning me in your report. My name is Glendamax, and I LOVE food porn.
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