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Old 12-20-2012, 10:40 AM   #61
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Completely agree with your review.

We actually do the same thing and request to be served only medium rare steak (although we are gluttons and have never asked for a slower pace) and have never been anything less than satisfied.

We've never had a problem receiving our meat the way we want it- we just politely ask for it!

I LOVE Ohana (especially those noodles!) and it is on our list for our August 2013 for arrival night. It'll be hard to top!
I could have written this myself! We love, love this place

I really get tired of people complaining about the things that can be fixed so easily. We have *never* not received things just the way we wanted - you guessed it - just by *asking*!! I, too, totally love the noodles, have to watch that I don't eat too much of that and the bread, to save room for the most important thing - the dessert, yummy!
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #62
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Earl of Sandwich


Iím going to preface this with a little back story, yet again.

Iíve stalked the HELL out of these forums before this trip.

Iíve seen people complain about things non stop, debate the quality of meals, heap praise upon items, and everything in between.

One thing that seems to be universally loved, is the food from The Earl of Sandwich. You, disboards, have built up my expectations of this place from day one. Iíve read countless tellings of how amazing these sandwiches are (specifically the Holiday Sandwich..) and I donít like being let down.

That being said, the first thing that hit me about this place was the insanely long line. With a line like this, itís gotta be good, right? Honestly, I almost left. I debated it. After observing it for a few minutes however, I didnít. The line was ridiculously long, but moved rather quickly.

We ordered, got our buzzer, and waited (not too long.)



Christina ordered the Caprese sandwich.



Also, she got the Broccoli and Cheddar soup.



I have notes from Christina as to how she felt about the food, but I feel like a picture in this case really is worth a thousand words..



Again, thatís my girl.

She described the sandwich as ďdelicious, fresh, with a perfect combination of tastes. The mozzarella was sliced thick and tasted perfect. Cheddar Broccoli soup was also really, really good.


Ok. We got that part out of the way. Itís my turn. This is the big moment. This Earl of Sandwich didnít let me down. Right there on the sign in front of me, just screaming my name was the Holiday Sandwich. Thereís NO WAY I wasnít ordering this.



I got the tomato soup to accompany mine.



Now, if there was a picture of me eating this sandwich, I can promise you that my smile would make Christinaís look like a frown, because I was in food heaven. This thing was perfect. Iíve had similar sandwiches before (Iím looking at you, wawaís ďgobbler.Ē) Honestly, it doesnít even compare to this. This sandwich is just perfection from start to finish.

The bread is amazing, warm, toasty, and fresh. The contrast of the sweet cranberry sauce with the stuffing and turkey is just mind blowing. Iím drooling right now just thinking about it. I donít think Iíve ever eaten a sandwich so quickly.

Oh, and the tomato soup? It was delectable. Warm and creamy, it was the very definition of soul satisfying. The croutons was just the right balance to the soup with a little bite added to the texture.

Bliss. Absolute bliss.

You didnít let me down Disboards. And I thank you.

We finished up and decided to walk around for a bit. My sweet tooth kicked in at this point, and we went to check out..

Goofyís Candy Company.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #63
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Thatís it. Weíre full on indulgence mode now.

I didnít make it two feet past Goofyís Candy Company, when I realized I wanted a sweet snack. So follow me, if you will, while Christina and I assemble a ridiculously indulgent treat for ourselves.

Firstly, we have some obligatory shots of the ridiculous amounts of candy and snacks Goofyís CC offers:









We made our way up to the counter after covering the display cases with a healthy coating of drool, and noticed the instructions (how have we never done this before?!)



We received our form, and honestly, I think we were just filling in random toppings/combinations at this point.



We ended up with this: A gingerbread Mickey cookie, covered lovingly in white chocolate, topped all over with crushed Oreo cookie crumbles, and, as if that wasnít enough, drizzled with dark chocolate. This thing was a diabetic coma waiting to happen.



No matter, we know what needed to be done. This poor little guy didnít last more than a minute or two, as Christina and I devoured him bite by bite (each bit being separated by both of us commenting how ridiculous, yet amazing this was.)

All that remained...



It was a massacre!

This little guy was delicious. Those gingerbread cookies are pretty tasty on their own, but covered in everything we ordered? It just worked.

Feeling delightfully fat and satisfied, we continued our trek around Downtown Disney.

We noticed the carts that I had read about here on the Dis, offering remnants from the Food And Wine festival. I snapped a few shots of the various offerings:


Trio of Artisan Cheeses


Dessert Trio

Rather than getting either of those, Christina decided that she wanted to try the ďCheese Fondue with Sourdough Bread.Ē



We agreed that this was a good choice. A soft warm breadstick, with cheese that was more funky than standard dipping cheese, it really tasted awesome. However, there was not a great bread to cheese ratio, and we had to buy a Wetzel's Pretzel with jalapenos to dip in (we had to! we were forced! more food!)



This pretzel tasted like it had been sitting a while. It was later in the evening, so that wouldnít surprise me. Still, it was pretty tasty, and went well with the cheese sauce.

Thatís it! Iím putting my foot down and declaring that we wonít eat any more food this night!

Back to the hotel for us, in preparation for a day at the Magic Kingdom tomorrow, with more snacks, a delicious quick service lunch, and dinner at our favorite place to dine in Disney, the California Grill.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:21 PM   #64
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ohana question.

Great review of Ohana. That's one of the places we're looking forward to trying for the 1st time next month. Glad to see we are able to request well done meat. (We're a family of no pink meat eaters)

Quick question on the timing of service. It looks like they bring what I would call side dishes (noodles & broccoli) out first and then later bring out the meats. Do you think they could bring those out together or is the timing between the two courses enough not to be a problem. Seems odd to me to finish your side dish and then start on the meat instead of eating them together. Also if you're not a shrimp eater will they bring you more of the other meats?

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Old 12-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #65
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Great review of Ohana. That's one of the places we're looking forward to trying for the 1st time next month. Glad to see we are able to request well done meat. (We're a family of no pink meat eaters)

Quick question on the timing of service. It looks like they bring what I would call side dishes (noodles & broccoli) out first and then later bring out the meats. Do you think they could bring those out together or is the timing between the two courses enough not to be a problem. Seems odd to me to finish your side dish and then start on the meat instead of eating them together. Also if you're not a shrimp eater will they bring you more of the other meats?

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They generally bring things out pretty quickly, so you generally still have the "sides" around when the meat comes. I'm sure if you asked your server, you could have things more at the same time. Honestly though, it becomes more of an issue of space on the table. The salad, pot stickers, wings, veggies, noodles, they all take up a lot of space!

Also, if you don't like shrimp, they'll bring you as much of the other three meats as you can possibly eat, trust me.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:43 PM   #66
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Great review of Ohana. That's one of the places we're looking forward to trying for the 1st time next month. Glad to see we are able to request well done meat. (We're a family of no pink meat eaters)

Quick question on the timing of service. It looks like they bring what I would call side dishes (noodles & broccoli) out first and then later bring out the meats. Do you think they could bring those out together or is the timing between the two courses enough not to be a problem. Seems odd to me to finish your side dish and then start on the meat instead of eating them together. Also if you're not a shrimp eater will they bring you more of the other meats?

Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:22 AM   #68
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Christina (bless her heart,) was on t he ball this morning. She woke up on time, and was ready early for our day in the Magic Kingdom. I almost feel bad waking her up with an alarm clock on our honeymoon. Almost.

I didnít eat breakfast in the hotel this morning. I knew what I wanted, and I was on a mission. It was around 10am when we strolled up to Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. I took one look at the menu (although I didnít have any reason to..)



I walked up to the window, and with all the enthusiasm of a five year old on Christmas morning, I ordered the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich. The lovely woman working the counter gave me an empathetic frown and informed me that I couldnít get that until 11am. Perhaps I did need to take a closer look at the menu after all. I responded the same way any rational person would..I told the woman Iíd be back at 11, Iím going to get a cinnamon roll!

We hiked over to the Main Street Bakery, and stood in the ridiculous, rather slow line.

Getting up to the counter, Christina had the audacity to order something other than the Cinnamon Roll. She got an Apple Pastry.



Iím glad she did! This thing was delicious. Crispy and sweet on the outside (with some crystallized sugar added for a fun look,) with an apple pie like filling, it was a pretty tasty little snack. Highly recommended.

I wasnít fooling around. I ordered the Cinnamon Roll, and I asked if it was possible to have mine with extra icing. Of course it was! This woman wasnít playing any games..



This bad boy was an ooey, gooey masterpiece. Well worth the wait. It was piping hot, soft and gooey, and just COVERED in icing. I donít think anything will ever taste as sweet again. This was one of those ďI canít believe Iím eating this, but I donít care itís outrageously awesomeĒ dishes.

Highly recommended.

We finished at the Bakery, and the first words out of my mouth were ďI want that waffle sandwich.Ē So, back to Sleepy Hollow we went!
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You sir, are a man with incredible taste! Everything you've eaten so far would be exactly what I would order (except I'd go for the caprese at EoS). I went on a sisters trip and we went to 'Ohana and it was quite possibly one of my favorite meals of all time. I loved everything and I'm also not picky about the timing of items - they could bring everything out at once or one at a time and I wouldn't give a shiz because I'll get to it all! My DD likes her steak well done, I'm a medium person but I just went with the well done and guess what? It was still amazing! And that bread pudding? Ermahgerd!!! It's a gift from the gods.

I really wanted to go to Sleepy Hollow on our last trip but it wasn't in the cards for me. Perhaps on my next trip? I think that if I had to wait on the chicken waffle I would have to get the Nutella waffle to hold myself over.

Totally loving your reviews and can't wait to read more!!
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You sir, are a man with incredible taste! Everything you've eaten so far would be exactly what I would order (except I'd go for the caprese at EoS). I went on a sisters trip and we went to 'Ohana and it was quite possibly one of my favorite meals of all time. I loved everything and I'm also not picky about the timing of items - they could bring everything out at once or one at a time and I wouldn't give a shiz because I'll get to it all! My DD likes her steak well done, I'm a medium person but I just went with the well done and guess what? It was still amazing! And that bread pudding? Ermahgerd!!! It's a gift from the gods.

I really wanted to go to Sleepy Hollow on our last trip but it wasn't in the cards for me. Perhaps on my next trip? I think that if I had to wait on the chicken waffle I would have to get the Nutella waffle to hold myself over.

Totally loving your reviews and can't wait to read more!!

Hahahaha, well thank you.

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Upon arriving back to the window at Sleepy Hollow, the woman smiled and asked how our Cinnamon Roll was. I laughed and informed her of how delicious it was. I ordered the Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich (finally!) However, I had a little request. I put on my best puppy dog eyes and shined up my ďJust MarriedĒ button, and asked if there was any way that I could get a side of nutella with my sandwich (donít judge me! I love the combination of sweets with traditionally savory foods.)

She went to the back and came back with a small cup filled with the lovely hazelnut spread. ďIím not supposed to do this!Ē she said, but she made my day and went the extra mile for me.



We waited a minute and our sandwich came out, hot and fresh.



Christina wasnít too enthusiastic with this one, but I on the other hand really enjoyed it. She loves the spicy side of things, and went off on an unsuccessful search for hot sauce.

The chicken was fresh, right out of the frier, and the sauce that coated it was really, really good. A little sweet, a little spicy, just as advertized. The cole slaw was tasty, and added a nice bit of depth to the sandwich. The waffle was light and fluffy, but didnít really have much in the way of itís own taste. The kicker here was dipping this into the nutella. Good lord that pushed it over the edge for me. The sweetness of the nutella on the pillowy waffle, mixed with the spiciness of the chicken..I was satisfied. For now.

We spent some more time enjoying our day until lunch time.

Up next, the incredible condiment bar at:

Pecos Billís.
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Hahaha! I guess I spoke too soon about getting the Nutella waffle...you had both at the same time! I'm not sure sure that I would try them together but that's pretty creative.
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Hahaha! I guess I spoke too soon about getting the Nutella waffle...you had both at the same time! I'm not sure sure that I would try them together but that's pretty creative.
Haha, yeah, I'm all about trying crazy things. It's vacation, after all!
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I've been stalking and enjoying your report, and I must have more details about this waffle thing! The combo of spicy and sweet has piqued my interest, but I was wondering-does the salad have any type of dressing or sauce on it? Is there any other sauce on the thing at all, other than on the chicken?
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