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Old 05-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #1
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8 Crazy Nights! A Disney Dining Report 4/20-4/28 Updated 7/11 FINAL UPDATE!

Hi Everyone!
Just got back about a week ago from a fabulous stay at AKL, and I have a severe Disney Hangover....so of course I must pass the time until my next Disney vacation by nagging my hubby about buying DVC and by reading Dining Reports/Trip Reports. Oh yeah and writing one of my own!
This is my first time writing my own reviews so please bear with me....i do promise lots of pics and maybe some witty commentary thrown in for kicks.

Here is the cast of characters......

I'm Carolyn....I turned 28 on thie trip (whoa almost 30!) and am originally from Chicago (GO WHITE SOX) I am a chef but currently work at a Bank due to a back injury, but still do cooking gigs on the side. I obviously like food so there isn't much I won't try at least once. I am a sucker for Italian, Greek, and Thai food and of course anything in the form of a pastry.

Here's a pic of me on our last trip...after a few too many glasses of wine at Le Cellier....

My Hubby of almost 5 years Derek (32) is originally from Boston and so I must put up with his Red Sox addiction 'till death do us Part . His career landed us is Rhode Island and now currently beautiful tropical and balmy....Portland, Maine. He is a true New Englander and so he loves scallops, whole belly clams, shrimp, and Dunkn Donuts! But, he also LOVES steak and claims to love anything I cook......thats a good hubby.

Here he is on one of his favorite rides....

A few extended family members will also by included since
A)Derek's brother and wife are among the lucky ones who live near Disney and
B)Some of my family decided to vacation-crash!

Here are the places/meals I will review:

Random Airport Restaurant-Dinner, post #33
Pop Food Court-Breakfast, post #39
Beirgarten-, post #52
Mara-Lunch, post #53
Sci-Fi Dine In-Dinner, post #54
Boma-Breakfast, post #66
Pinnochio's-Lunch, post #73
Casey's-Snack, post #73
O'Hana-Dinner, post #80
Backlot Express-Lunch, post #82
San Angel Inn-Dinner, post #90
Mara-Lunch, post 106
Le Cellier-Dinner, post 106 & 107
Catalina Eddies-Lunch, post 111
California Grill-Dinner, post 111, 112
Columbia Harbor House-Lunch, post 121
Crystal Palace-Dinner post 124&125

And various snacks!

Ok Folks that's all for now, in the next post........Food Porn!
Me DH DS1 DS2:Roxy

An April Dining Report!


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Old 05-07-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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Can't wait to hear more!!! Good Start..

I've eaten at 75 out of 247 restaurants at Walt Disney World (30%)
I've eaten at 30 out of 87 quick service/counter service restaurants at Walt Disney World (34%)
I've eaten at 30 out of 73 table-service restaurants at Walt Disney World (41%)
I've eaten at 7 out of 18 signature restaurants at Walt Disney World (39%)
I've eaten at 1 out of 3 dinner show restaurants at Walt Disney World (33%)

Here's my list!

    • Flame Tree BBQ
    • Pizzafari
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Restaurantosaurus
    • Tusker House
    • Yak & Yeti Counter Service
    • Yak & Yeti
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • '50s Prime Time Cafe
    • ABC Commissary
    • Backlot Express
    • Brown Derby
    • Catalina Eddie's
    • Fairfax Fare
    • Feel the Force VIP Package (Fireworks Dessert Party)
    • Hollywood & Vine
    • Mama Melrose's
    • Min & Bill's Dockside Diner
    • Rosie's All-American Cafe
    • Sci-Fi Dine-In
    • Starring Rolls Cafe
    • Studio Catering Company
    • Toluca Legs Turkey Company
    • Toy Story Pizza Planet
  • Epcot
    • Coral Reef (Living Seas)
    • Electric Umbrella
    • Fountainview (Starbucks)
    • Garden Grill (The Land)
    • Sunshine Seasons (The Land)
    • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway)
    • Biergarten (Germany)
    • Boulangerie Patisserie (France)
    • Chefs de France (France)
    • Fife & Drum (American Adventure)
    • Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party
    • Katsura Grill (Japan)
    • Kringla Bakeri og Cafe (Norway)
    • La Cantina de San Angel (Mexico)
    • La Hacienda de San Angel (Mexico)
    • Le Cellier (Canada)
    • Liberty Inn (American Adventure)
    • Lotus Blossom Cafe (China)
    • Monsieur Paul (France)
    • Nine Dragons (China)
    • Odyssey
    • Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco)
    • Rose and Crown (United Kingdom)
    • San Angel Inn (Mexico)
    • Sommerfest (Germany)
    • Spice Road (Morocco)
    • Tangierine Cafe (Morocco)
    • Teppan Edo (Japan)
    • Tokyo Dining (Japan)
    • Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar (Italy)
    • Tutto Italia (Italy)
    • Via Napoli (Italy)
    • Yorkshire County Fish Shop (United Kingdom)
  • Epcot Food & Wine Festival
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Belgium
    • Brewer's Collection
    • Canada
    • Caribbean Islands
    • Cheese
    • China
    • Craft Beers
    • Desserts & Champagne
    • Florida
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Hawaii
    • Hops & Barley
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Morocco
    • New Zealand
    • Poland
    • Party for the Senses
    • Scandinavia
    • Singapore
    • South Africa
    • South Korea
    • Terra
  • Epcot Food & Garden Festival
    • Buttercup Cottage
    • Fleur De lys
    • Florida Fresh
    • Hanami
    • Intermissions Cafe
    • Jardin De Fiestas
    • Lotus House
    • Pineapple Promenade
    • Primavera Kitchen
    • The Smokehouse
    • Taste of Marrakesh
    • Urban Farm Eats
  • Magic Kingdom
    • Be Our Guest Lunch (Fantasyland)
    • Be Our Guest Dinner (Fantasyland)
    • Casey's Corner (Main Street USA)
    • Cinderella's Royal Table (Fantasyland)
    • Columbia Harbour House (Liberty Square)
    • Cosmic Ray's (Tomorrowland)
    • The Crystal Palace (Adventureland)
    • Diamond Horseshoe Review (Frontierland)
    • The Friar's Nook (Fantasyland)
    • Gaston's Tavern (Fantasyland)
    • Golden Oak Outpost (Frontierland)
    • Liberty Tree Tavern (Liberty Square)
    • The Lunching Pad (Tomorrowland)
    • Main Street Bakery (Starbucks)
    • Pecos Bill's (Frontierland)
    • Pinnochio Village Haus (Fantasyland)
    • The Plaza Restaurant (Main Street USA)
    • Sleepy Hollow
    • Tomorrowland Terrace (Tomorrowland)
    • Tomorrowland Terrace Wishes Dessert Party (Tomorrowland)
    • Tony's Town Square (Main Street USA)
    • Tortuga Tavern (Adventureland)
    • Frontierland Turkey Leg Cart
Water Parks
  • Blizzard Beach
    • Avalunch
    • The Cooling Hut
    • Lottawatta Lodge
    • The Warming Hut
  • Typhoon Lagoon
    • Leaning Palms
    • Lowtide Lou's
    • Surf Doggies
    • Typhoon Tilly's
    • Bodie's All American
    • Earl of Sandwich
    • Fulton's Crab House
    • Ghirardelli's
    • Marketplace Snacks
    • Pollo Campero
    • Rainforest Cafe
    • Starbucks
    • T-Rex
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • Pleasure Island
    • Cooke's of Dublin
    • Paradiso 37
    • Planet Hollywood
    • Portobello
    • Raglan Road
  • West Side
    • AMC 24 Pleasure Island Dining
    • Bongo's Cuban Cafe
    • Crossroads at House of Blues
    • Crossroads at House of Blues Sunday Brunch
    • Foodquest
    • Splitsville
    • Smokehouse at House of Blues
    • Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • The Dining Room at Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
    • Wolfgang Puck Express
  • West Side Food Trucks
    • Fantasy Fare truck
    • Namaste Cafe truck
    • Superstar Catering truck
    • World Showcase of Flavors truck
Wide World of Sports
    • ESPN Grill
  • All Star Movies
    • World Premiere
  • All Star Music
    • Intermission
  • All Star Sports
    • End Zone
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
    • Boma Flavors of Africa
    • Jiko: The Cooking Place
    • The Mara
    • Sanaa
  • Art of Animation
    • Landscapes of Flavors
  • Beach Club
    • Beach Club Marketplace
    • Beaches and Cream
    • Cape May Cafe
    • Hurricane Hanna's
  • Boardwalk
    • Big River Grille & Brewing Works
    • Boardwalk Bakery
    • Boardwalk Pizza Window
    • ESPN Club
    • Flying Fish
    • Kouzzina
  • Caribbean Beach
    • Old Port Royale
    • Shutters
  • Contemporary
    • California Grill
    • Chef Mickey's
    • Contempo Cafe
    • The Wave
    • Top of the World Lounge
  • Coronado Springs
    • Cafe Rix
    • Laguna Bar
    • Maya Grill
    • Pepper Market
    • Siesta's
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
    • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
    • The Fountain
    • Fresh Mediterranean Market
    • Picabu Buffeteria
    • Shula's Steakhouse
    • Todd English's bluezoo
  • Fort Wilderness
    • Crockett's Tavern
    • Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review
    • Meadows Snack Bar
    • Mickey's Backyard BBQ
    • Trail's End Restaurant
  • Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
    • 1900 Park Fare
    • Citrico's
    • Garden View Lounge Afternoon Tea
    • Gasparilla Island Grill
    • Grand Floridian Cafe
    • Mizner's Lounge
    • My Disney Girl's Perfectly Princess Tea
    • Narcoossee's
    • Pool Bar
    • Victoria and Albert's
  • Old Key West
    • Goods to Go
    • Olivia's
    • Turtle Shack
  • Polynesian
    • Captain Cook's Snack Company
    • Kona Cafe
    • Kona Island Sushi Counter
    • 'Ohana
    • Spirit of Aloha Polynesian Luau
    • TambuLounge
  • Pop Century
    • Everything Pop
  • Port Orleans
    • Boatwright's
    • Riverside Mill Food Court
    • Sassagoula Flotworks & Food Factory
  • Saratoga Springs
    • Artist's Palette
    • Grandstand Pool Bar
    • Paddock Pool Grill
    • Turf Club
  • Shades of Green
    • Garden Gallery
    • Evergreen's
    • Mangino's Bistro
  • Walt Disney World Swan
    • Garden Grove Cafe
    • Il Mulino New York Trattoria
    • Kimonos Sushi Bar
    • Splash Grill
  • Vero Beach
    • Bleachers Bar and Grill
    • Green Cabin Room
    • Shutters
    • Sonya's
  • Wilderness Lodge
    • Artist Point
    • Roaring Fork
    • Territory Lounge
    • Whispering Canyon
  • Yacht Club
    • Captain's Grille
    • Crew's Cup Lounge
    • Yachtsman Steakhouse
The DVC/Timeshare Advantage
    • Cooked a quick in-room meal
    • Cooked a full sit-down meal in the villa
    • Cooked a meal using a resort BBQ grill

Bonus Points
  • Benihana's
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Bring it on!!!
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Count me in. And, sorry to tell you Carolyn, I'm with your husband on the Red Sox (but then I'm from Chicago and I'm a North Sider and don't like the South Side Team ).
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I'm here! Waiting for more.

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I'm in!!! bring it on
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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I'm in!!!

Go Sox!!! (now that was diplomatic, wasn't it?) But if you look at my location, you can tell who I'm cheering for!

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Old 05-07-2009, 09:47 PM   #8
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:10 AM   #9
I need a cup of tea and a big bar of free chocolate now
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I will be back later to stalk some more
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:13 AM   #10
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I can't wait to start reading!! We're just starting the planning for our trip next February.
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Can't wait to hear all about it! GO GO WHITE SOX!!! I am a northsider and my dh is a die hard Cub fan so it makes for an interesting summer in my house.
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:45 AM   #12
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Awesome start and I am a former Bostonian and miss Dunkin Donuts...they closed all the ones locally so I have no where to get my sweet fix on! And the seafood, oh you lucky thing having NE seafood whenever you want it!

Keep it going, cannot wait for your reviews!
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Hi there from Portland, Maine! Hope you're enjoying it here! It's a great city, but I could do with shorter winters!

Looking forward to your reviews; looks like you have some great places!
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I'm in. Always interested in living vicariously through a dining report. Bring it on!

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I'm excited. And I can tell by your witty preview it's going to be fun.

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