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Old 07-09-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Carb it up! 8 days of pre- and post race food! Feb. 2014 - Be our Guest

Welcome to the dining review for my trip from last February (I know, it took me forever to get it up here!). We were in the World for 8 days - first for the Princess Half Marathon weekend, where I ran the Enchanted 10k, and then we stayed for about a week to have some vacation time! This was our longest trip since our honeymoon in September 2011 so we had plenty of time to try lots of foods!

Before the race we made sure we had a carb-loaded meal for running. And afterward, well... I just love carbs Pasta and bread are some of my absolute favorite foods, but I try to really moderate when I'm home. But on vacation, I'm free!

Where We Ate:

Landscape of Flavors (AoA Food Court)
Wolfgang Puck Cafe
Chef Mickey's (breakfast)
Via Napoli
Leaning Palms (Typhoon Lagoon)
California Grill
Be Our Guest (lunch)
Ohana
Spice Road Table
La Hacienda de San Angel
Hollywood Brown Derby (Dine with an Imagineer)
Boatwright's
Pizzafari
Sanaa
Cookes of Dublin

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I figured you might want to know a little bit about the people eating the food, too!

Iím Becky, 25 years old at the time of this trip. Iím the big Disney lover in this relationship, though itís growing on DH. By day I work as a childrenís librarian, but my other big thing is my Disney blog! Itís called Disney in your Day (www.disneyinyourday.com), and I absolutely love writing it. I also do theater as a hobby. And Iíve become a runner recently. So those things take up pretty much all of my time!

DH joined me for this trip! We've been married for almost 3 years. Heís not as big into Disney as I am, but itís definitely growing on him the more trips we take. In fact, he even said we can buy DVC once my student loans are paid off! Heís a software developer by day and spends his free time both creating and playing video games.

We also met up with some friends of mine that were running the races that weekend! Some of our dinners early on in the trip were with them as well

If you're interested in following my TR too, here's the link:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?p=51824278

And the first food review will be up soon!

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Old 07-09-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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I'm here Becky! I'll be hoping over to your TR now too, since I know there'll be some familiar faces coming up

Bring on the food!!
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I'm here Becky! I'll be hoping over to your TR now too, since I know there'll be some familiar faces coming up

Bring on the food!!
Glad you're here!!
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Old 07-10-2014, 03:59 AM   #4
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Great lineup you had!!

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Looking forward to your reviews. We will be going to some of the same restaurants.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #6
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Joining in, too!

I'm a runner, too, and we're around the same age. Going to WDW with my DBF next month for his very first visit ever. I'm hoping he warms up to it quickly. Looking forward to following along to see where you guys ate and how you liked it. BTW, isn't runDisney the best excuse for a trip? I did Wine and Dine last year and had an incredible time.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:47 PM   #8
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Great lineup you had!!

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It was all pretty delicious!

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Looking forward to your reviews. We will be going to some of the same restaurants.
Awesome, I hope you enjoy them too!

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Joining in, too!

I'm a runner, too, and we're around the same age. Going to WDW with my DBF next month for his very first visit ever. I'm hoping he warms up to it quickly. Looking forward to following along to see where you guys ate and how you liked it. BTW, isn't runDisney the best excuse for a trip? I did Wine and Dine last year and had an incredible time.
That's so cool! I would love to do wine and dine eventually. I hope your DBF loves Disney!

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Old 07-16-2014, 04:08 PM   #9
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Landscape of Flavors

We had heard such great things about the AoA Food Court that I knew we had to schedule a meal here. So after we hit up the running expo we went back to the resort for lunch. There are a lot of stations to look at, but once I figured out what I wanted I headed there.

The seating area has 4 different sections, each themed after the 4 movies at AoA. We chose to sit in the Finding Nemo section, because it was near the windows and had a nice view of everything.





For his meal, DH got the surf and surf burger ( Crab cake topped with fried popcorn shrimp, tomato, lettuce,and cajun remoulade on a brioche bun served with coleslaw or House seasoned fries):



I was a little jealous of this meal because it looked so good (but there were other things I wanted to try!). He gave it an 8 out of 10 and said it definitely exceeded his expectations for a food court meal. And the fries were a really nice touch - they were seasoned and way better than regular Disney fries because of that!

I went with the tandoori shrimp, which came with naan bread, rice, and two sides (I believe I chose potatoes and some sort of squash):



This was delicious! Everything was just so full of flavor. And it was a lot of food, but not the type where you eat so much and then you're sick. I give it an 8.5 out of 10. They had a lot of choices for the sides, and it's nice to really have some variety.

Overall we give Landscape of Flavors an 8.5 out of 10, and it's definitely hands down the best resort quick service we've been to so far! I normally include pricing but I seem to have lost my receipt for this one - easy enough to look up if you're really interested though!
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I loved my meal at the AoA food court last summer. Your choices looked great and way better than a normal CS!
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Oh that Surf and Surf burger, one day you shall be mine! We've tried to catch lunch at AoA twice but only ever managed breakfast. And mmmmm seasoned fries.
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I loved my meal at the AoA food court last summer. Your choices looked great and way better than a normal CS!
They had so many great choices!

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Oh that Surf and Surf burger, one day you shall be mine! We've tried to catch lunch at AoA twice but only ever managed breakfast. And mmmmm seasoned fries.
We didn't get around to breakfast. I hope that was good too though!
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AOA food court sounds like it's a great QS choice.

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Great start to your reviews! I'd really like to try that Surf and Surf Burger at LoF sometime.
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Joining in here too.....Landscape of Flavors sounds awesome. I love the variety of sides, that's definitely a plus. I think on my next trip I'll try to head over to AOA to look around and have lunch.
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