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Old 08-17-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Good food is like music you can taste, color you can smell. There is excellence all around you. You need only to be aware to stop and savor it – Gusteau (Rattatouille)

Hello to all my Dis friends!

Welcome to my dining review. If you haven’t had a chance, you might bounce over and read “Parks? What Parks?...” (Link in my signature) It was my first attempt at a dining review and has tons of pics and reviews in it!

On to this year’s trip!

Your group of hosts (eaters) this trip will be:

Janis, Me – AKA Ms. Heimlich – I am 34 and like many of you, a lover of all things Disney. I especially like the Muppets and the newer Pixar movies like Bugs Life & Ratatouille. My day job is as an entomologist for a large pest management company. I am a fairly open minded eater but will NOT eat peaches and I prefer not to eat mushrooms.

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Thomas, DH – He is 38 and tolerates my love of Disney. He has, however, been brought to the dark side by my cunning and smarts (ok… by the food!!). He is patient and appreciates all the time I spend researching food… err I mean our vacations! By day he works for our state DOT. He is also a very open minded eater. He loves just about everything but won’t eat beef liver.

Yummy! Chocolate Gingerbread Woman!

Faith, DD – She is 16. I could just leave it at that… but I will also say she loves the princess movies, with a tie between Belle and Ariel as her favorites. She will be a Junior in high school in the fall. She is a VERY adventurous eater and amazes me with her food selections on a regular basis. She loves fruit, tomatoes, and just about all veggie type foods. She is not a big fan of shrimp.

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I will attempt to keep this post updated with links for the reviews as I get them up.

Welcome Aboard!

Skip to the Reviews HERE:
Waterloo Ice House - Austin Airport
Earl of Sandwich - DTD
Captain Cooks - The Polynesian
Aloha Isle & Meadows Snack Bar (Sortof)
Tutto Italia at Italy in Epcot (Part 1)
Tutto Italia at Italy in Epcot (Part 2)
Link to a Review of Fort Wilderness Cabins
A Quick Snack in the World Showcase
Picnic in the Park at Animal Kingdom
The Wave at Contemporary Resort (Part 1)
The Wave at Contemporary Resort (Part 2)
Main Street Goodies
The Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom - A Picture Review
Tangierine Cafe at Epcot Morrocco and a Kaki Gori in Japan
Wishes Dessert Party - Tommorowland Terrace, Magic Kingdom

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Old 08-17-2009, 08:56 AM   #2
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Waterloo Ice House - Austin Airport

Our first culinary experience is at the Airport… Okay, maybe culinary experience might be a little strong, but it was food, and part of our vacation so I felt obliged to include it in this review.

We ate at the Waterloo Ice House. An Austin, Texas based restaurant begun in 1976, Waterloo Ice House is named after the original settlement where Austin now stands.

Unfortunately, their food tastes like it was made in 1976. It was warm and moderately edible. It kept us from gnawing our arms off while we waited and waited for our plane (which was delayed over an hour…).

Grilled Chicken Sandwich

2 Orders of fries (an extra one for the three of us to share) with a side of (nasty) ranch dressing.

Obviously, I don’t recommend the Waterloo Ice House at the Austin, Texas airport.

Bring your own food to the airport.
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I'm so sad that Waterloo at the Airport was disappointing - it is usually very good! That being said, whenever I fly through there, I always go for Salt Lick - so yummy!

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I'm so sad that Waterloo at the Airport was disappointing - it is usually very good! That being said, whenever I fly through there, I always go for Salt Lick - so yummy!

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We've eaten at the "real" Waterloo and found it good. Well passable! This was not. Oh, well.... next time I will bring my own or try something new!

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Old 08-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #12
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Earl of Sandwich - DTD

On to our first Disney food!! Yipee!

We arrived on Disney property about 8:00 and had made previous plans to eat at DTD. We stowed our many bags in the room and headed out.

Uh. Oh. DTD was a MAD HOUSE. There were people EVERYWHERE and parking was scarce. I didn't even think about the fact that it was Friday night and DTD might be busy... We finally nabbed a spot (way in the boonies) and headed in to Earl of Sandwich!

The line was L O N G. We waited. Since we had not started our Dining plan yet, we paid out of pocket.

Thomas had The Original. Roast Beef, Cheddar Cheese & Creamy Horseradish Sauce on the lovely EOS bread.

Faith and I both had the All American - Roasted Turkey, Buttermilk Ranch, Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato on the YUMMO EOS bread. The sandwich is supposed to come with cranberries…. We 86’d the cranberries. I mean I love cranberries, but with ranch dressing??? I don’t think so…

We also got a bag of chips and a chocolate chip cookie.

Thomas wasn’t too crazy about his sandwich. He thought there was WAY too much of the creamy sauce on it. It wasn’t very horseradish-y either. There was no heat or zip, only glopped on creamy sauce. The roast beef was tasty though.

Faith and I LOVED our sandwiches. Thomas tried some of mine and agreed we had won this particular ordering match. The bread is wonderful (have I mentioned that here yet?) and the turkey, cheese, and ranch dressing were perfectly warmed through. The tomato was ripe the lettuce was still crisp. They went so well with the other ingredients… I loved this sandwich.

The cookie was large. Huge actually. It was soft and gooey... maybe a little on the greasy side, but the three of us polished it off in short order. I love the kettle cooked style potato chips. They are crispy and thicker than regular chips. I can feel my butt getting bigger when I eat them, but MAN they taste good!

All in all it was a memorable visit to DTD and EOS. I love their sandwiches and we managed one more visit here! We skedaddled out of DTD because it was SOOOOO crowded and we were beat. We also knew we had to get up and at ‘em early to get checked in to our real resort and make it to rope drop at MK.

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