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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..
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:28 PM   #3
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Bring it on!!!
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Old 05-07-2009, 08:41 PM   #4
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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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Old 05-07-2009, 09:34 PM   #7
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:10 AM   #9
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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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