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Old 08-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #16
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Hi dancin daisy! Looking forward to your review! As far as which reservation to pay oop, I would suggest pulling up the menu and pricing out what you plan to order. My hunch is that one of the TS or non-set price meals will be cheaper. You might find that VN is the best place to pay oop especially if you are going to enjoy a beer or glass of wine with your pizza instead of a soda or iced tea. Then instead of dessert at the restaurant, you could use a snack credit somewhere else in Epcot (France? Yum) for a sweet treat!
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Hi dancin daisy! Looking forward to your review! As far as which reservation to pay oop, I would suggest pulling up the menu and pricing out what you plan to order. My hunch is that one of the TS or non-set price meals will be cheaper. You might find that VN is the best place to pay oop especially if you are going to enjoy a beer or glass of wine with your pizza instead of a soda or iced tea. Then instead of dessert at the restaurant, you could use a snack credit somewhere else in Epcot (France? Yum) for a sweet treat!
Great idea, thanks for reading and thanks for the thoughts! I was going to go with Kona OOP, since breakfast is fairly cheap. I usually order either french toast or the pineapple macadamia nut pancakes($8 to $10 respectively) and a press pot of 100% Kona coffee ($7 last time I was there 3 years ago but will increase this to $9 for estimation purposes). So, with at least $19 for the meal and then add on tax & tip I'm looking at $30 at most. I will be solo at Kona. My Via meal will be shared with a friend who has TIW. Not sure how it will go - maybe we'll share a pizza and some apps and skip dessert or we may order individual meals. We will be at 'Ohana later that night and don't want to fill up too much! Perhaps it will make sense to go OOP at Via since we'll have a lighter lunch there and we can get a discount on drinks & food with TIW. If I do use a TS credit at Kona I'd still have to pay OOP for the press pot and tip. Still stuck on what to do but luckily I have lunch at Via first so depending on how we order there will decide where to use my credit and where to go OOP. The hyper-planner in me loathes such game-day decisions.
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #18
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F&W Fest > Via Napoli

Well, I'm 44 days away from my trip and it seems like I'm flip flopping again!

Ever since the F&W Fest menus were released last month, I've been trying to figure out a way to sample some of it while keeping my EPCOT reservations intact. Well, this was a fail as I have canceled Via Napoli and here's why:

1) I can get delish wood oven thin crust Neapolitan style pizza here in Ithaca any time, and they deliver.
2) I have an 'Ohana reservation this night too, and there's no way I was giving that up.
3) I had one too many ADRs for my allotment on the Dining Plan, so this solves the issue of paying for one meal OOP.
4) I can use snack and counter service credits at F&W Fest booths
5) Thursday would be less crowded and can enjoy F&W Fest more than on Saturday, which is my next planned EPCOT day. Last time I was there on a Saturday during F&W Fest it took me 25 minutes to get from Norway to France
6) Via Napoli will be there on any trip, while F&W Fest will not
7) I texted my friend who will be with me if it was ok to cancel Via, and his response was "F&WFest > Via Napoli" so I guess that solved it!

I feel ok about this because I'll still get to eat at amazing yummy places this trip and I can save Via for another time. But I told myself, NO MORE CHANGES!
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F&WF Picks!

Yummy Yummy Yummy Time!

I am dreaming about F&WF! And since I now have Thursday lunch and Saturday dinner to do some sampling, I've been studying menus and taking a look at reviews from last year. So here we have Nikki's Picks for Food and Wine Frenzy! (all images are courtesy of a Google Search and I tried to give credit where credit is due).

Argentina
Beef Empanada
Grilled Beef Skewer with Chimichurri Sauce with Boniato Purée

I don't think I will go with anything from this kiosk, as there are other selections that are more enticing to me that I can't get at any Latin American restaurant.

Australia
Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze

(from eatingwdw.com)
Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies

Lamington

I love shrimp and lamb so it's possible I will get one of everything here! I don't know what a Lamington is, but it looks like dessert!

Belgium
Steamed Mussels in Hoegaarden Beer Broth and Baguette
(picture from wdwmagic.com)
Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream
Guylian Belgian Chocolate Seashell Truffles

I will likely get just the mussels washed down with a Stella here. I am allergic to strawberries so I can't have the waffle, and the truffles I can get at the local candy shop.

Brewer's Collection
Radeberger Pilsner
Altenmünster Oktoberfest
Altenmünster Dunkel
Hövels
Schöfferhofer Weizen
Schöfferhofer Grapefruit
Berliner Kindl Dark
Sion Kölsch

Perhaps a stop for an Oktoberfest if it's really hot this day!

Canada
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
(picture from disneyeveryday.com)
Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and "Minus 8" Onion Jam
(picture from wdwmagic.com)
"Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce


Lord have mercy, I will be eating everything on this menu and I'm not sharing, lol! What a great way for us peons who can't afford the now all-signature-all-the-time Le Cellier to sample three of their best tastes.

Caribbean
Ropa Vieja with Cilantro Rice
Jerk Spiced Chicken Drumstick with Mango Chutney
Bacardi® Frozen Dragon Berry Colada
(picture from here on the Dis)
Bacardi® Torched Cherry Frozen Cherry Limeade

As a lover of all things rum, I will be drinking instead of eating at this booth! I can't wait to try both the Colada (as long as there's no real strawberry in it) and Cherry Limeade.

Cheese
Fondue with sourdough bread
(picture from Disney Food Blog)
Trio of Artisan Cheeses: Beecher's Flagship Reserve Cheddar, La Bonne Vie Goat Brie and Rogue River Creamery Echo Mountain Blue Cheese

If I do get anything here, it will be fondue.

China
Mongolian Beef with Chinese Steamed Bun
Pork Pot Stickers
Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Pickled Vegetables
Mango Tapioca Pudding

I'm not overwhelmed with the choices here and I really have to be in the mood for Chinese, so it's unlikely I will stop here.

Craft Beer
Widmer Rotator IPA: Spiced IPA, Portland, OR
Red Hook Pilsner, Portsmouth, NH
Blue Moon Seasonal, Golden, CO
Leinenkugel's Berry Weiss, Chippewa Falls, WI
Florida Beer Company's Devil's Triangle, Florida
Abita Purple Haze, Abita Springs, LA
Full Sail IPA, Hood River, OR
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Chico, CA

What's with all the IPAs and other Pale Ales this year? Yuck.

Desserts and Champagne
Yogurt Panna Cotta with Orange Cake, Raspberries and Pomegranate
Lemon Custard Verrine with Blueberry Compote
Dark Chocolate Mousse with Chili and Salted Caramel

Nesquik Frozen Chocolate Foam
Nesquik Frozen Strawberry Foam
Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial
Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
Moët & Chandon Nectar Impérial
Moët & Chandon Impérial

These desserts are a little too "gourmet" for my tastes, I like more plain and simple. But, a glass of Moet Rose will be just lovely right before IllumiNations!

Fife and Drum
Red Stag Lemonade by Jim Beam®
Red Stag Honey Tea Lemonade by Jim Beam®

Not going to be stopping here, there's too much else to try!

Florida Local
White Corn Arepa with Mangalitsa Pork Rillette and Zellwood Sweet Corn Salad
Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, Fried Plantains and Cilantro

The shrimp ceviche sounds so light and refreshing, I'll definitely stop for this if it's hot!

France
Escargots Persillade en Brioche
Coq au Vin sur Gratin de Macaroni
Créme Brûlée au Chocolat au Lait

I have a lunch reservation at Les Chefs de France, so I will bypass this kiosk or just stop by for a glass of Sparkling Pomegranate Kir


Continued in next post....

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Old 09-24-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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More F&W Selections


Germany
Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham and Cheese)
Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
(picture from Disney website)
Apple Strudel with Karamel-Vanilla Sauce
(picture from DisneyFoodBlog.com)

German foods sometimes give me gastrointestinal issues, but I would risk being up all night in the bathroom for the sausage in a pretzel roll. In addition to any treats I get from Karamel Kuche, this apple strudel will also make an appearance in my belly (and probably my waistline).

Greece
Greek Salad with Pita Bread
Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
(picture from FoodSpotting.com)
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
(picture from Droolius.com)
Spanakopita
Dannon® Oikos® Greek Yogurt Cups

Definitely going Greek at least once this trip! I love Mediterranean flavors and there are a couple new items since my last F&W Fest at this kiosk. My friend keeps raving about the griddled cheese and I am really excited to see Spanikopita is back this year. I may get Chicken Souvlaki too if I'm not already stuffed!

Hawaii
Kalua Pork Slider with Sweet and Sour Dole Pineapple Chutney and Spicy Mayonnaise
Tuna Poke with Seaweed Salad and Lotus Root Chips

Read mixed reviews of the Pork Slider and I won't go anywhere near seaweed salad so I will likely walk by with an enthusiastic Aloha, and get my Polynesian flair at Kona Cafe.

Hops and Barley
Linda Bean's® Lobster Claw Cuddler® Chilled with Herb Mayonnaise
(picture from attractionsmagazine.com)
Linda Bean's® Perfect Maine Lobster Roll®
(picture from eatingwdw.com)
Linda Bean's® Maine Home Style Clam Chowder
Pumpkin Mousse with Craisins and Orange Sauce

Samuel Adams Boston Lager®
Samuel Adams® Seasonal
Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®
17th Anniversary Festival Beer– Samuel Adams® Chocolate Bock
Samuel Adams Light®
Samuel Adams® Cream Stout
Samuel Adams® Latitude 48 IPA
Angry Orchard Hard Cider

I love hops and I love New England, so just about everything on this menu is going to be dinner on Saturday night! I might get two bowls of that chowdah!

Ireland(I cant' believe I'm only at the I's!)
Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie
Kerrygold® Cheese Selection: Irish Aged Cheddar, Dubliner and Cashel Blue with Apple Chutney and Brown Bread
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey's Ganache
(picture from Disneyfoodblog.com)

Two words: Lava. Cake.

Italy
Ravioli di Formaggio All'emiliana (Baked Cheese Ravioli, Creamy Beef Bolognese, Parmesan, Mozzarella)
Salsiccia e "Papacelli" Napoletani (Sweet Sausage, Red Pepper, Ciaibatta Bread)
Cannoli al Cioccolato (Chocolate-Covered Cannoli filled with Ricotta, Chocolate, Candied Fruit)

I will sadly saying Ciao to my paisan as I walk by Italy. I can make these dishes at home so I will leave room in my tummy for other things.

Japan
Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)
Karaage Hand Roll (Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise)
California Roll (Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Roe Rolled in Sushi Rice and Seaweed)
Sukiyaki Beef Pan (Marinated Thinly Sliced Rib Eye with Sauteed Onions and Teriyaki Sauce Served in a Bun)

I wasn't able to find a picture of it, but the Sukiyaki Beef Pan is the only dish here that really calls to me. Like Chinese food, I have to really be in the mood/craving for sushi. I do like Kiri Ichiban beer, but I can also get that at the Hibachi places in town.

Mexico
Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage Served on a Flour Tortilla
(picture from DisneyFoodBlog)
Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions Served on a Flour Tortilla
(picture from Disneyfoodblog)
Natilla de Cajeta (Caramel Custard Served with Sauce)

Give me one of each! This is how I like my Mexican- fresh, clean flavors and not smothered in cheese and sour cream. That caramel dessert sounds AMAZING! To drink, I've got to run into La Cava Del Tequila and get either an avocado or cucumber 'rita to go!

Morocco
Kefta Pocket (Ground Seasoned Beef in a Pita Pocket)
Merguez Sausage (Beef and Lamb Sausage with Grilled Peppers and Onions)
Baklava
(picture from themouseforless.com)

I'm going to skip the savory items and go straight for the Baklava!

Continued again in the next post...

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New Zealand
Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad
(picture from yelp.com)
Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney

I love scallops so this will be a must-eat for me!

Poland
Kielbasa & Potato Pierogie with Caramelized Onions and Sour Cream
Zapiekanki-Toasted Mushroom, Caramelized Onion and Cheese Bread with House Made Ketchup

If German food leaves my stomach a little unsettled, then Polish food leaves it darn upset! If someone offers me their pierogie I will accept, but that's all.

Scandinavia
Taste of Scandinavia: Cured Salmon, Herring and Shrimp Salad
Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries
Rice Pudding with Driscoll's® Only The Finest Berries™

I'm not sure I will stop here either. I can do the counter service in Norway ok, but anything that mentions berries I get nervous about since I don't know what's got strawberry in it.

Singapore
Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice
(picture from Disneyfoodblog)
Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and "Singa" Sauce

I really like the sound of both these dishes, so I hope I can share with one of my friends and sample instead of eating both portions. I don't know how I am going to do this, lol!

South Africa
Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce
(picture from Disneyfoodblog)
Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket

I am in love with the beef dish. Another one where I am not going to be inclined to share!

South Korea
Lettuce Wrap with Roast Pork and Kimchi Slaw
Mung Bean Pancake with Shrimp and Kimchi Sauce

I have recently branched out into trying more Korean dishes, but so far I've only had beef Bibim Bap. Maybe I will try something here, but only if someone wants to share.

Terra
Trick'n Chick'n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick'n Breast
Chili Colorado with House Made Chips & Cashew Cheese, featuring Gardein Beefless Tips
Chocolate Cake with Passion Fruit Sorbet and Coconut Foam

I will eat Morningstar Farms prodicts but I haven't heard of Gardein. Not too sure that I will visit this booth, but I am very glad to see that my vegetarian and vegan friends will have more options and can enjoy Food and Wine Fest just as much as the omnivores.

So, let's recap, shall we? Here's the final food list.
Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze
Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies
Lamington
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and "Minus 8" Onion Jam
"Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce
Bacardi® Frozen Dragon Berry Colada
Bacardi® Torched Cherry Frozen Cherry Limeade
Fondue with sourdough bread
Moët & Chandon Rosé Impérial
Florida Shrimp Ceviche with Fire Roasted Vegetables, Fried Plantains and Cilantro
Sparkling Pomegranate Kir
Roast Bratwurst in a Pretzel Roll
Apple Strudel with Karamel-Vanilla Sauce
Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki
Spanakopita
Linda Bean's® Lobster Claw Cuddler® Chilled with Herb Mayonnaise
Linda Bean's® Perfect Maine Lobster Roll®
Linda Bean's® Maine Home Style Clam Chowder
Pumpkin Mousse with Craisins and Orange Sauce
Samuel Adams Boston Lager®
Samuel Adams® Seasonal
Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey's Ganache
Sukiyaki Beef Pan
Crispy Shrimp Taco with Chipotle Lime Mayo and Cabbage Served on a Flour Tortilla
Taco de Filete with Cascabel Pepper Sauce and Scallions Served on a Flour Tortilla
Natilla de Cajeta
Baklava
Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad
Beef Rendang with Jasmine Rice
Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and "Singa" Sauce
Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce

That's rediculous and I know there's no way that between one afternoon and one evening I will get all that done without breaking the bank and splitting my pants. But, at least that's a good list to start from!
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I'm in!

That Dragonberry Colada is fantastic...I drank a lot of them last year. Drink one for me on my birthday (the 25th!)

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That Dragonberry Colada is fantastic...I drank a lot of them last year. Drink one for me on my birthday (the 25th!)

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What would you compare that drink to? I am curious about it, very curious!
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What would you compare that drink to? I am curious about it, very curious!
Hmmm, sort of a cross between strawberry daiquiri and pina colada but no coconut or strawberry taste. Sort of sweet and berry-y. I'm really no help.

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That Dragonberry Colada is fantastic...I drank a lot of them last year. Drink one for me on my birthday (the 25th!)

Jill in CO
I will if I am able to drink it without an allergic reaction. I can't have strawberries so if they use them in this drink I will have to go with the cherry limeade instead.

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Hmmm, sort of a cross between strawberry daiquiri and pina colada but no coconut or strawberry taste. Sort of sweet and berry-y. I'm really no help.

Jill in CO
I think sweet and berry-y is a great description, lol!

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Oh my goodness!!! You are killin' me with those fabulous food pics! I love the snack size portions so it makes it much easier to hit up a dozen or more places!

How exciting that you are getting so close to your trip!
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F&W Fest Plan of Attack

I found a map on the Disney Food Blog of where the kiosks are this year. So I have formulated my plan of attack! Here we go.....

Thoroughly Meat Thursday
At 11 a.m. sharp I will be waiting outside the Canada booth. I think this is going to be one of the most popular booths and (cue Aerosmith music) I don't wanna miss a thing. So this will be my first stop for the Canadian Trifecta- Mushroom Filet, Spicy chicken sausage, and cheddar cheese soup with an ice cold Moosehead.

11:15 a.m. Go directly to Greece, which is right across from Canada, for some Spanikopita and Griddled Greek Cheese

11:20 a.m. Continue clockwise around the front of the WS to the Caribbean marketplace for a torched cherry limeade. P.s.- did you all see the video of the featured beverages on the Disney Parks Blog??? How cure is the Cherry Limeade souvenir glass for the 30th anniversary of EPCOT! Must purchase!

11:30 a.m. Walk across the way to the Australia booth for another three course meal. Shrimp on the barbie, lamb chop with mint pesto, and sweet Lamington cake for dessert. G'day!

11:45 a.m. Peruse the Mexico pavilion and stop into La Cava Del Tequila for a beverage.

12:20 p.m. Tour the Norway and China pavilions while walking off some of my elevensies (and perhaps lowering my BAC)

1:10 p.m. Time for Second Lunch! Hit up South Africa for braised beef with mashed sweet potato.

1:20 p.m. Grab a Spaten or Oktoberfest, brat in a pretzel roll, and apple strudel from the Germany marketplace.

1:45 p.m. Tour the Germany, American Adventure (this time maybe I'll stay for the show after Voices of Liberty) and Italy pavilions.

2:30 p.m. Wrap up the afternoon glutton-fest at Tutto Gusto (or, as I like to call it, The Wine Nook) with a wine flight, backtrack to the Cheese kiosk for fondue and baguette, then make my way back to Pop for a much needed nap!

And now for part 2...

Seafood Saturday
11:00 a.m. Start at Irelandfor fisherman's pie and a bailey's chocolate cake.

11:20 a.m. Browse around the Canada, UK, and France pavilions

1:20 p.m. lunch reservation at Les Chefs De France (very excited!)

I am hoping I will be hungry again around 4:30/5 p.m. at the latest. I've built in a lot more time between booths since it is going to be extremely and grotesquely crowded.

4:45 p.m. Start at Hops and Barley for either a lobster roll or cuddler, whichever one they are not out of yet. If they still have both I will go with the claaaawwwww and some clam chowder. Not to mention a beverage courtesy of my friend Sammy Adams.

5:15 p.m. Pop into the Florida local booth for the delish sounding rock shrimp ceviche with fire roasted veggies.

5:45 p.m. It's seared scallop time at the New Zealand booth followed by a trip next door to Belgium for mussels and a baguette! I will likely need to get a beer or wine or other such amazingness at this time too, just don't know where.


Also, I will be doing live food updates during my trip on this really nifty thread here: ttp://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2998319 Be sure to check out all the awesome live updates. As you will see from the first post, there are a LOT of us in WDW this fall and I can't wait to see all the up-to-the-minute food gossip.
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Happy October!

happy october!
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Fudge that Budget!

Let's get this TWO WEEK DANCE started!



It's getting closer and closer now, and it's time to start playing Fudge That Budget! Today's contestant, 29-year old Disney food lover and penny pinching late 20-something Career Counselor, Nikki!

Let's get started with our Dining Plan breakdown:
6 TS Credits
6 CS Credits
6 Snacks
$81 on Disney Visa Rewards card (let's not talk about how it got to $81 ok?)
$100 for oop food expenditures
$50 souvenir budget

Can she do it? Let's play...

I've started by pricing out the booths that I plan to order the most food from. For example:
Australia
Shrimp on the Barbie with Pepper Berry Citrus Glaze - $4.75, DDP Snack Eligible
Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies - $5.75, DDP Snack Eligible
Lamington - $3.00, Vegetarian, DDP Snack Eligible
Canada
Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup - $4.00, DDP Snack Eligible
Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and “Minus 8″ Onion Jam - $4.25, DDP Snack Eligible
“Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce - $6.50, DDP Snack Eligible
Greece
Griddled Greek Cheese with Pistachios and Honey - $3.25, Vegetarian, DDP Snack Eligible
Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki - $4.25, DDP Snack Eligible
Spanakopita - $4.00, Vegetarian, DDP Snack Eligible

Australia Total:13.50
Canada Total: 15.25
Greece Total: 11.50


Since I can use a CS credit at F&W Fest booths for three items, I will use a CS credit at Canada, the most expensive booth that adds up to more than a meal at CHH would cost oop. For Greece, that's an easy one that I can put on the Rewards Card. And so on and so forth around the Food and Wine Fest we go...

Snack Credits
For the 6 snack credits, I have broken them down as such:
Linda Bean’s® Lobster Claw Cuddler® Chilled with Herb Mayonnaise - $6.50, DDP Snack Eligible
Lobster and Seafood Fisherman’s Pie - $6.00, DDP Snack Eligible
Seared Filet of Beef with Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Braai Sauce - $5.00, DDP Snack Eligible
Sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel? (are these a snack? I can't find it listed if it is)
2 unused credits- will save these for random items as I get hungry. My general rule is only use a snack credit on something $4.00 and above and not on drinks!

Other Counter Service Meals
Everything Pop Tues. dinner
Contempo Cafe Wed. lunch
Cosmic Ray's Wed. Dinner
Starring Rolls or Pizza Planet Sun. lunch

Table Service Meals
'Ohana Thurs. dinner
Kona Cafe Fri. breakfast
Liberty Tree Tavern Fri. dinner
Chefs de France Sat. lunch
Grand Floridian Cafe Sun. dinner
Boma Mon. breakfast

Disney Visa Rewards
Alcohol at some dinners and Food & Wine Fest
Food and Wine Fest items under $4

OOP Food Expenses
Granola bars/Pop Tarts (bought before leaving Syracuse, but part of the budget nonetheless)
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich
Dole Whips
School Bread

Souvenirs
I will need to rein in my souvenir spending this trip. So I've narrowed it down to three must-have items and one maybe:
EPCOT 30th anniversary light up glass
Blue Food and Wine Fest t-shirt
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party t-shirt
(and if I'm under food budget) A ceramic mug of some kind

Can I do it without going over? I've never been any good at estimating a budget and I can never win at Price is Right when I try to guess at home. I just hope I come home with enough to pay my rent for November!

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