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Old 07-07-2007, 06:55 PM   #31
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Mom, Mike, Mary and me all had the cheeseburger w/ fries. We all thought they were fine. They didn’t taste bad, they just weren’t great. They were what you would expect.


Dad had the fish and chips-


Lynn had the -Vegetable Noodle Stir Fry - Asian vegetables with lo mein noodles in a soy stir-fry. She said it was good. She also had the fresh fruit, which she was able to get as her side item (though this may have been a mistake)



Mike also had the fresh fruit. Both said it was good & fresh.


I don’t think that anyone got dessert here.

We did get some dessert later though.
Lynn had a Mickey Bar. Do I really need to review?


My mom & Mary both had cookie ice cream sandwiches. This was enjoyed by all.


Before Fantasmic that night I had the single scoop of cookie dough from here:

I didn't get a picture though because I ate it while we walked to F! I was very good ice cream though.


And since these food photos aren't as nice as Spoodles,(and the fact that I won't be doing a trip report) here's a few Fantastmic shots!








I promise to post Mama Melrose review later tonight
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Old 07-07-2007, 07:26 PM   #32
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:23 PM   #34
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Great reviews and pictures. Can't wait for the rest.
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:31 PM   #35
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Coleen, great pics! If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera do you have? I am looking for a new one and really not sure what to buy. I love your pics they are so clear, even the fantasmic ones. TIA! Oh and great reviews too, thanks for those!
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:18 PM   #36
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If you don't mind me asking, what kind of camera do you have? I am looking for a new one and really not sure what to buy.
I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT, the newest version though is called the XTi. I've had it for about 3 years. About a year ago I bought a canon L series lens, which provides crisp & clear photos.
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Old 07-07-2007, 10:35 PM   #37
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:07 PM   #38
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Hello,
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Excellent start - love your pictures!!
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Your pictures are amazing! thanks for sharing them!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:41 PM   #41
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Thanks for the reviews and your pics are awesome!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:52 PM   #42
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I wasn’t very excited to be going to Mama Melrose, but had booked it with the Fantasmic Dinning Package 6 months before and really wanted to keep the package.

We had tried Brown Derby last year, but didn’t like it enough to use 2 TS credits and my dad really doesn’t like buffets so Hollywood and Vine wasn’t an option. I had considered trying to get ADRs somewhere else but it was easiest and involved less traveling if we just ate at MGM.

So we arrived at 5:00 for our 5:15 ADR and were seated within 10 minutes.
The lighting was dark, like you’d expect at an Italian restaurant.


Our server was not very good. First she made us order appetizer, entrée, and dessert all at the same time. We asked if we had to order dessert now and she said if we didn’t want it to take a long time, then yes.

Five of us ordered soft drinks which came quickly enough, but she forgot my dad’s beer. I’m not sure if she forgot or just didn’t bring it. Eventually she brought it to the table a good 10 minutes after he’d ordered it.

Appetizers-
Both my dad and brother had the calamari-both thought it was very good. I tried it and thought it was very good, but Spoodles was better.



My mom & Lynn had the Mixed Greens - Made with Balsamic vinaigrette and Gorgonzola cheese.. My mom loved it and Lynn also liked it.



I had the Caesar Salad. It was good, but had to much dressing on it. The Crostini that it came with was very good.

I apologize for the shadow, it's my lens!

Mary had the Bruchetta. She really liked it.


Entrée
Mom- Oven-baked Chicken alla Parmigiana - Served over spaghetti. She was surprised at how much she liked this. She said the chicken melted in your mouth and not dried out at all.


Dad & Mary. Charred Butcher Tender Steak - Topped with gorgonzola butter on roasted red pepper polenta and grilled asparagus with a red wine reduction. They asked for this with out the butter or pepper. When the food runners brought it out there was also no asparagus. They were quick to bring out two plates of asparagus though. Both said the steak and asparagus was good.


Me- Spicy Italian Sausage - Served with Rigatoni pasta, peppers, onions, and a tomato basil sauce topped with Caprino cheese. I make spicy sausage with rigatoni all the time. This was to spicy for me though. The noodles and cheese were okay, but this was probably my least favorite dish of the trip.


Lynn- Penne Alla Vodka - Made with Pancetta and sweet onion, finished with tomato basil sauce, cream, Vodka, and Pecorino Romano. She really liked this and so did I. I wish that I had gotten this instead.


Mike - Grilled Chicken flatbread. He said it was very good and exactly what he was expecting


Dessert-
Mike-Vanilla Gelato -good


Lynn- Chocolate Gelato-good


Dad, Mom & Mary- Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake –good. Mary really liked the warm center

The center


I didn’t have dessert

Overall Mama Melrose wasn’t bad, it just wasn’t great. The food was all just okay/good. They didn’t have any great desserts to choose from.
The service was bad. Our waitress seemed to disappear for long periods of time so we were unable to get refills in a timely manner.
It was definelty the worst service of the trip. It was our least favorite of the trip.

Food : B-
Service: C-
Atmosphere: B

Thanks again for all the compliments, I really appreciate them
We'll be at a family picnic tomorrow enjoying hamburgers, hot dogs, fruit & pasta salads. I'll post again Monday night! Until then, thanks for reading!
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:30 AM   #43
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:31 AM   #44
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