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Old 09-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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A Texas-sized dining experience. 4 Adults “Stretchy Pants Diet”

As everyone knows, EVERYTHING is bigger in Texas. So here is my Texas-sized dining report.

We planned an adults only trip to WDW for 9/22/12 through 9/28/12. Two Texas couples will spend 6 nights and 7 Days tasting our way through WDW on the “Stretchy Pants Diet” also known as the Deluxe Dining plan. I spent 9 months planning what I hope to be a truly Magical getaway. And what is more magical that Disney Dining? Deluxe Dining of course!!! So when “free dining” was offered we jumped at the change to upgrade to Deluxe Dining! None of us have ever been on the Deluxe Dining plan so this is going to be FUN!!

Our cast of characters include:

Me: A foodie and Disney obsessed. I love to try new foods, especially sweets. I have reviewed every menu and dining report for the last two years. I plan to try as many cupcakes and crème brulees as possible.

Jeff: Enjoys meat and potatoes. He loves all things Disney. He does not care for sweets. Maybe I can get him to share some of his snack credits!?!? (NO. Those credits are MINE! –jeff)

Dana: Also a foodie who loves Disney. We will be sharing lots of desserts and cupcakes so we can get to taste a wider variety. She is really looking forward to our Surf & Turf night.

Billy: No nonsense no frill guy where food is concerned. (Billy does not like oriental food, so I had to skip Yak & Yeti this trip.) I’m not sure he has even looked at the menus of the restaurants we will be frequenting.
With the Deluxe Dining plan we each get 18 dining credits and 12 snack credits.

Up next: So where shall we eat?

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Old 09-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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So after having spent almost two years looking over menus, where will we be eating???

Day 1: Saturday 9/22/12
Breakfast- In Houston
Lunch- DTD Earl of Sandwich 1 credit
Dinner- HS 50's Prime Time Cafe 1 credit
Day 2: Sunday 9/23/12
Brunch- DTD House Of Blues Gospel Brunch Out of pocket
Snack credits- Snack credits
Dinner- HS Sci Fi Dine-In 1 credit

Day 3: Monday 9/24/12
Breakfast- Crystal Palace Breakfast with Pooh and Friends 1 credit
Lunch- Liberty Tree Tavern 1 credit
Dinner- Tonys Town Square 1 credit

Day 4: Tuesday 9/25/12
Breakfast- Kouzzina by Cat Cora 1 credit
Lunch- Via Napoli 1 credit
Dinner- Le Cellier 2 credits

Day 5: Wednesday 9/26/12
Breakfast- Donald's Safari Breakfast at Tusker House 1 credit
Lunch- Flame Tree BBQ (Not a sit down, but one of our favorites) 1 credit
Dinner- Narcoossees 2 Credit

Day 6: Thursday 9/27/12
Breakfast- Snack credits at Sunshine Seasons
Lunch- Les Chefs de France 1 credit
Dinner- La Hacienda de San Angel 1 credit

Day 7:Friday 9/28/12
Breakfast- Cinderellas Royal Table 2 credits
Lunch- snack credits or OOP

The planning phase has ended. I have 13 days before we leave for Houston. I need to switch to frantic packing mode.

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Mmmm sounds yummy! Can't wait to read your report after your wonderful trip!
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Sounds awesome! I will be interested to see the difference between your lunch and dinner meals at Le Cellier!
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Sounds yummy!

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Learning to add photos & usde photo bucket

So I set up a photobucket account today and uploaded pictures of our cast. The photo of me and DH is blurry, so I guess I'll have to take another later and replace it. I just wanted to get a photo so we snapped it with the iPhone. We will have to pull out the Cannon Rebel. I promise to have better shots of the important stuff (THE FOOD).
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Hi there! I want to hear all about it! I hope you have a great trip!
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Looks good! Can't wait to hear your reviews!
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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9-22-12 Earl of Sandwich

We have returned from 7 fabulous food filled days at Disney. I will begin trying to review our meals.

We flew out of Houston at 8:45am and arrived in Orlando at 11am. We checked into our rooms at Pop Century and headed for Downtown Disney.

This was the only meal that I had not planned, as I did not want to miss a reservation if our plane was delayed.

We were all hungry and decided that Earl of Sandwich would be a great start to our trip.

We ordered 2 Cannonballs, 1 Original and 1 Chicken Chipotle sandwich (this was the special of the day).

Jeff chose the Cannonball. This is his choice every time we eat here.

Dana & I chose to share a Cannonball & a Chicken Chipotle sandwich so we could taste both.

The Cannonball

This is the best meatball sub I've ever eaten. The meatballs are tender and the sauce is good.

The Chicken Chipotle Avocado Sandwich

This sandwich was good, but not as good as the Cannonball. The chicken was moist but I would have liked it to be spicier. The avocado was good. The lettuce was a waste as the warm sandwich had made it limp and soggy.

The Original

Billy ordered the original. He said that it was very good. He liked the horseradish on the sandwich.

On the dining plan you can order one entree, one drink and either a side or a dessert.

For sides we ordered potato salad, chocolate chip cookie, macaroni salad, and a berry parfait. All of the sides were good, but nothing remarkable.

We all enjoyed our first meal and we would all return here.

Next review will be 50's Prime Time. Come back and learn how I almost messed up our trip.

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