A Semi-Solo September Dining Adventure TR Link Up! 10/21

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by onelilspark, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

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    Welcome all to my dining report! I'm not new to this board, but to those of you who are new, let me do a brief introduction.

    Who:
    Hi there, I'm Kelly. :wave: I'll be your skipper during this journey through uncharted territory.

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    I've gotten pretty adventurous in my dining choices lately, but I still hate peppers and raw onions.

    Making special guest appearance are my Parents:

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    My Mom doesn't do spicy and my Dad loves cheese. They're Florida residents.

    When:
    I went down to the World for a quick weekend getaway September 9-11.

    Why:
    I'm getting married 10-29-11. We're also planning on moving next year, so I have little vacation time. My AP expires at the end of September. AND my Fiance isn't a huge Disney fan...but it's okay, he's an enabler. I said I wanted to go and he told me to go get my Disney fix :thumbsup2

    Where:
    Yak & Yeti Local Foods
    Ice Cream Cart
    French Drink
    La Cantina de San Angel (Mexican Counter Service
    Contempo Cafe
    Room Service - BLT
    Liberty Square Snacks
    Columbia Harbor House
    Main Street Ice Cream Parlor
    California Grill
    Contempo Cafe
    Liberty Tree Tavern



    Everybody neat & pretty? Then on with the show!
     
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  3. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

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    I got to the Animal Kingdom around 1:30pm. I hadn't eaten since 6am, so I was a little hungry!

    After much debate (with myself), I finally settled on Yak & Yeti Local Foods.

    I ordered the Honey Chicken and a large cup of ice water.
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    The Ice Water was to pour into my water bottle.

    The Honey Chicken has your standard nuggets on top, then broccoli, carrots and a lot of sauce under that over steamed white rice.

    Overall, it was pretty tasty, but the sauce was way over done. It was put on in such a way that one fork full you got nothing but sauce, and in another, you were eating plain rice. On my way out of the park, I was asked to give feedback on the food I ate...obviously I did and I mentioned that there was way too much sauce on it.

    It's also a LOT of food. Usually when my fiance and I go down, we have a habit of splitting lunches. I ate maybe 1/3 of the meal and threw away the rest, it was just too much food.

    In the end, I'd still rate Yak & Yeti pretty high. The sauce was tasty (even if there was too much!) and it came out nice and hot. The consistency at this quick service location is pretty good, so I know I'll always find something good to eat here. :thumbsup2
     
  4. KatMark

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    Kelly, I'm here. Now going back to read.
     
  5. glennbo123

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    Signing on now, before I forget, but I'll have to come back later to read. Looking forward to seeing how your dining experiences were.
     
  6. MickeyNicki

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    Hi Kelly...I'm here!
     
  7. jedijill

    jedijill <font color=red>Chiefs fan living in Bronco countr

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    I'm in!

    Jill in CO
     
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    Love it so far - looking forward to more!
     
  10. jwwi

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    Great first choice. It does help to put it on a plate before eating, much easier to distribute the sauce and rice evenly. Your pictures from BLT are so beautiful.
     
  11. onelilspark

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    Hi Kathy! :wave:

    Hi Glenn! Welcome!

    Hi Nicki! :flower3:

    Hi Jill! Welcome!

    :wave2: Welcome along!

    Hi! Thanks for joining!

    Hi there!
    I hadn't thought of asking for a plate! :idea:
     
  12. onelilspark

    onelilspark DIS Veteran

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    Around 3:30 I found myself back at the front of the park for the parade, but I was feeling the heat. I decided to grab something cold, but I didn't want ice cream...what to do, what to do...

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    I saw the cart had some fruit bars, so I decided to try the Pineapple one!

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    It was the perfect snack to cool me off and get a little bit of sugar into me! I also promptly dripped it on my dress... :sad2:

    I even went and bought a box and they're currently in my freezer :thumbsup2
     
  13. mousegear

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    I'm joining! popcorn:: I love those fruit bars on hot days.
     
  14. ciera321

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    Great start!!! Count me in...:)
     
  15. KatMark

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    Mark loves those pineapple bars. :thumbsup2
     
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    Count me in!
     
  17. onelilspark

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    It was so refreshing! Welcome along!

    Welcome :wave:

    I usually for-go them in favor of a Mickey bar (I can't get Mickey bars at home!) But that day, I wasn't in the mood for ice cream!

    Hi there! :wave2:
     
  18. onelilspark

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    I had originally wanted to do Bistro de Paris for dinner. Then I decided I didn't want to spend all that money, so I instead I was going to try the new Mexican Counter Service. I thought I would be foiled from the rain that was falling, but they had covered seating! Joy!

    I wound up asking the CM what she would recommend because so much looked good to me! She suggested the Tacos de Pollo (or Chicken Tacos for you non-bi-lingual peeps like me.)

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    I also got a Passion Fruit Margarita...which wasn't that great. I only drank about half of it before tossing it.

    A closer look at the tacos:
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    These were excellent. I'm not a huge fan of spicy foods, but these had just the right amount of heat without being too spicy. The chips were great with the fresh salsa. The tortillas seemed to be freshly made, certainly not your average flour tortillas, you could really tell the difference. Overall, the meal was fantastic and I'm excited to try some of the other options!


    ETA: Oops! I forgot to do my drink in France! I'll do that next!
     
  19. Aurora D

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    Looking forward to all of your reviews! And Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
     
  20. katiebelle21

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    Those tacos looks really good! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
     
  21. butiflfeet

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    I'm so happy to find your reviews! I've bean meaning to try La Cantina but we just haven't gotten around to it our last couple of trips. It looks so good :worship:
     

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