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Old 10-27-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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Hungry Are The Damned! 10/15/07-10/25/07 - COMPLETED W/LOTS OF PICS!!!

Hi everybody!

I'd like to say welcome back to those of you who may be old friends jumping on board for our final food report of the year (or next year for that matter) and I'd like to offer a warm hiya to anyone who's brave enough to take this ride with me for the first time. Jay and I are harmless ... we just like to eat and drink and laugh ... a lot.

We've just returned home from 10 days at Walt Disney World where we ate and drank, but sadly, not to excess. I had planned a trip that would render both the hubby and me fat with food, but fate was against us (I blame Norway).

Who are we?

There's me - Oybolshoi (Brenda) - turned 38 on this trip and am, believe it or not, still something of a picky eater. I have all kinds of interesting chronic health issues - Crohns Disease, Endometriosis, Arthritis - that make daily life and travel with me a real joy. My philosophy is "just take the pain pill with an alcoholic beverage and you'll feel better that much sooner." I plan all the vacations because it's what gets me through the daily grind of real life working for the Soulless Dominions of Finance. I'm a frustrated wanna-be writer with a goofy sense of humor and a penchant for blowing every vacation budget the hubby has ever given me.

And there's the DH - Jason - the most patiently impatient person I've ever met ... laid back to the point of coma and possessed of a wicked sense of humor which includes a real gift for mimicry. His philosophy is "life is too short to eat bad food or drink bad booze" followed closely by "if the wife's happy ... everyone's happy." I'm not sure why he puts up with me but I'm lucky to have him.


Here's us ... because it's always nice to put a face with a name.





So ... where did we eat / drink and where will these reviews take us? Click on the link to go directly to the review, or take your time and read through everything ... the choice is yours!

Beaches & Cream
A Little Food & Wine and a lot of Kimonos
F&W Festival, Take I
F&W Festival, Take I, Part II
Hurricane Hannah's & Jiko
Crystal Palace Character Breakfast, Part I
Crystal Palace Character Breakfast, Part II
A Birthday Interlude
Casey's: The Counter Service of Choice for Ducks
Boardwalk Bakery Cakewalk
Bistro Paris, Part I
Bistro Paris, Part II
Yacht Club Gacky, uh, Galley
Afternoon Tea - Gardenview Lounge
Oodles of Spoodles
Kona Cafe - Breakfast
Le Cellier Food & Wine Pairing
Yacht & Beach Club In-Room Dining, Take I
Party for the Senseless, Part I
Party for the Senseless, Part II
A Senseless Summary
The SpongeBob Incident & Lunch at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre
F&W Festival: Scotch & Food Pairing at Rose & Crown Pub
A Wee Bit of Food & Wine and Some Other Random Stuff
ESPN Club
More Food & Wine Festival Tastings and Beach & Yacht Club In-Room Dining, Take II
Even more Food & Wine ... with some Segway
Narcoossee's
Multiple Food & Wine Booths, Yorkshire County Fish Shop, and Boulangerie Patissiere...

Come read our food blog if you're interested in seeing what we get up to outside of WDW!

GASTROPODTRAVELS


Sadly, due to illness on the part of the hubby, we didn't eat or drink as much as we planned at the festival booths, although we made a pretty fair attempt. We also canceled ADRS at Raglan Road, Flying Fish, California Grill, and Rose and Crown as well as a Food and Wine Pairing at Coral Reef ... you can only imagine how much it twisted my guts to cancel these ressies after months of salivating over menus at my desk during endless lunches of chicken noodle soup and raw carrot sticks, but there was no point in going if the man wasn't going to be able to enjoy himself.

Poor hubba ... he was such a good sport even though he didn't feel well, while I seem to have developed a tapeworm because I couldn't stop eating.

Stay tuned for Day 1, which will include Beaches and Cream, Kimonos, and the first of many visits to the Food & Wine Festival!!!
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Yea! They're back!!! Always love your reports. I leave on Monday for the "World" and I will look forward to reading about your adventures when I return. You always seem to have so much fun-hope we have as good a time as you did.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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Yay! I'm so glad you are writing another dining report! My mom and I were there October 12 - 17 and we saw you and Jason in Italy!! I was much too worried about appearing to be a Stalker to approach you but, let me tell you, it made my day to see a real life DIS celeb - especially one who's writing style I truly admire.

Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:40 PM   #4
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Glad to see you back. Sorry to hear Jay wasn't feeling well, hope he's doing better now. I hope you get some of this dining report up before I leave for the World in 5 days .
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:55 PM   #6
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Woooo HOO! Brenda's doing another food report!

I am looking forward to it!

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Old 10-27-2007, 09:06 PM   #7
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Yeah - Another Brenda TR Report!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your food adventures! Sorry to hear Jay wasn't feeling well for part of it though Hurry back!
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:07 PM   #9
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Welcome Home, Brenda & Jay!

Can't wait to see the pics and hear about your adventures! Did Plankton make the trip this year? My DH tells me that he's coming with us on our December trip, but I know nothing...nothing...

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Old 10-27-2007, 09:55 PM   #10
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Yea! They're back!!! Always love your reports. I leave on Monday for the "World" and I will look forward to reading about your adventures when I return. You always seem to have so much fun-hope we have as good a time as you did.
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a lovely trip with no stomach bugs and terrific weather.

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Yay! I'm so glad you are writing another dining report! My mom and I were there October 12 - 17 and we saw you and Jason in Italy!! I was much too worried about appearing to be a Stalker to approach you but, let me tell you, it made my day to see a real life DIS celeb - especially one who's writing style I truly admire.

Can't wait to hear more!
You make me blush - thanks for the compliment and thanks for reading. I do wish you'd said hello - there were a few people during our trip who approached us (I think Jay was a little taken aback the first time it happened but by the end of the trip he was ready to offer autographs ... ) and it was really nice to meet fellow DISers. Many of them told me they don't usually post so it would have really been nice to meet someone with a user name!

Lemme think ... Italy ... that must have been on the 16th which means you may have seen us posing Plankton with some moscato!

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Glad to see you back. Sorry to hear Jay wasn't feeling well, hope he's doing better now. I hope you get some of this dining report up before I leave for the World in 5 days .
Jay's feeling much better now, thanks. I will probably have B&C up tonight and hopefully Kimonos tomorrow - depends on how quickly I can get the pictures to upload. Hope you have a great trip and thanks for reading!

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I am looking forward to it!

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Ms. H! Thanks for stopping in - I saw that you and your hubby shared a No Way Jose ... just like Jay and me. That dessert is so good ... I wish I was eating it right now.

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Yeah - Another Brenda TR Report!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your food adventures! Sorry to hear Jay wasn't feeling well for part of it though Hurry back!
Thanks for reading! We managed to have a pretty good time despite Jay's under-the-weatherness. And I am amazed at the amount of food I was able to put away on my own this time. I'm still hungry and we've been home since Thursday afternoon. It's crazy!


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Welcome Home, Brenda & Jay!

Can't wait to see the pics and hear about your adventures! Did Plankton make the trip this year? My DH tells me that he's coming with us on our December trip, but I know nothing...nothing...

Jodi
Hi Jodi! Plankton did come with us again on this trip, but then he left to take a cruise with some friends ... or did he??? Stay tuned to find out for sure!

And now he's coming with you to WDW in December? Hmmmmm ... he does get around these days.

Thanks again everyone for joining in - Beaches and Cream should be coming up shortly!
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Looking forward to the reviews...since I am in the planning stages for our next trip (on the Deluxe DP, I think) any input will be appreciated.

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Old 10-27-2007, 10:27 PM   #12
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Wooooooo! I'm here for the long haul again... well Brenda, lets go
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Hey Brenda,
I'm glad to see that you are back home and, more importantly, writing about your most recent trip! Don't be alarmed, but I could be considered a "Brenda groupie".
Your writing style and incredible sense of humor make your posts irresistable. My husband and I are also Disney lovers, and we love reading about your adventures. Keep the reports comin', girlfriend!!!
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:29 PM   #14
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I'm so excited to see you are back and posting reviews of your latest trip! I read your other WDW reports (I admit it... I lurked ), but now must come out and tell you what a big fan I am.

Thanks so much for writing and letting us foodies relive the experience!
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woohoo! welcome back -we've been burning the kitchen light each night for you just waiting for your safe return to your keyboard ---start typing sister!!!
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