Can We get a good TS place at American Adventure

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  1. stoudt6

    stoudt6 Mouseketeer

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    that represents the USA! As "Host Country"shouldn't we be sharing some of the best foods we have throughout our Country. I know Hot dogs and Hamburger's are supposedly American Staples, but I think there are many foods that could be showcased as food s from the USA. How about Maine Lobster, Maryland Crab Cakes, Philly Cheese Steaks, Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple, Chicago and New York style Pizza, Wisconsin Bratwurst, Memphis Ribs, Southern Fried Chicken, Salamon from the Northwest, Cajan and Creole from New Orleans and other great foods from around the country!:mad:
     
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  3. wezee

    wezee Am I cheating on my husband, if I have dreams abou

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    You said a mouthful....I totally agree. And while we are at it, how bout a kiosk with wine from Calf. or Wash. State and some of that yummy cheese made by all those cows in Wisconsin!!!!
     
  4. mmtska

    mmtska I dreamed of a wish and it came true!

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    I agree with everything you said-minus scrapple..... ick. :scared: My DH is from Philly and made me try it once...never again.
     
  5. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    Actually I would LOVE a TS restuarant that showcased new American cuisine. Think food from Paula Deen, and Art Smith, with farm fresh ingrediants native to the US or grown here.
     
  6. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

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    No way you're getting Maine lobster on the dining plan (unless it's two credits).

    They do both of these things...but only during the food and wine festival (and even there the days of free cheese samples are gone)
     
  7. connorlevismom

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    This would be wonderful. I especially agree with Chicago style pizza and WI cheese.:lovestruc

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  8. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper You can observe a lot by watching.

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    . . . Maine Lobster - because Maine Lobsters go down to the Carolinas (they are a "type", not a location)
    . . . Maryland Crab Cakes - were originally left-overs
    . . . Philly Cheese Steaks - kinda just another English sandwich
    . . . Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling and Scrapple - actually German
    . . . Chicago and New York style Pizza - takeoffs on Italian food
    . . . Wisconsin Bratwurst - again, German
    . . . Memphis Ribs - St Louis and Texas might argue, but still not American in origin
    . . . Southern Fried Chicken - actually developed in Mediterranean
    . . . Salmon from the Northwest - Canadian
    . . . Cajun and Creole from New Orleans - really Canadian
     
  9. IndyClown

    IndyClown If you had wings..had wings..had wings..had wings!

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    Cincinnati Chili :woohoo:
     
  10. stoudt6

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    They may have originated or been developed in other countries, but they have been enhanced/perfected in America.:teacher:
     
  11. Jennasis

    Jennasis DIS life goes on

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    And pasta is actually Chinese in origin so phooey on youey! Everything comes from somewhere.
     
  12. CandyMandy

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    There are a handful of foods that are truly and uniquely American (I'm not saying you should or even could build a TS solely around these). All pre-date the mass immigration that started in the mid 19th century (which are the real basis for the prior posts here that imply "all American food came from somewhere else"):

    Popcorn: oldest proven evidence of it being cultivated and popped was not found in Asia, Europe, Africa or South America.

    It was in caves located in what is now the state of New Mexico.

    I beg to differ.

    Yes, the origins started with French immigrant refugees from Canada, but Cajun is not French food and is dramatically different than the indigenous Canadian maritime adapted versions of French food. The ingredients are based on a different environment and the approach to seasoning is a unique, rustic "southern lowland" one.

    Plains Buffalo: yes, you can cook it using any ethnic technique you want. But the meat is solely American.

    Some might also throw in corn, but anthropologists have proven that it originated in South America and was brought north by migrating Indians.
     
  13. ftwildernessrick

    ftwildernessrick Wishing I was there.

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    I agree that they should have a good TS restaurant in addition to the one they have now. After all, we are the host country.
     
  14. Luv4Disney

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    I know! I hate that our country is represented with hot dogs and hamburgers. Blech.
     
  15. smjj

    smjj Been there done that going back now as DVC member

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    This is one mystery I have always wondered about. At the American Adventure(the host country) all they have is fast food. I guess that says it all. There is room to put in a nice TS restautant and I am shocked they have not already done so...smjj
     
  16. RMulieri

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    Part of the problem as someone has pointed out already are there are very few authentic American cuisines.Most of Americas cuisine is borrowed from other countries since America was founded as a melting pot of nations...Yes America added its own flair and perfected some of the dishes,that doesn't make them truly American in origin.It would be nice to have a TS with a sampling of dishes, but again it would be quite difficult to choose what Americanized dishes it would serve. I suppose they could style it like Colonial Williamsburg restaurant menus
     
  17. bellefromboston

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    I completely agree. Even though all of these may not have originated in America, they represent the diversity, culture, and many cuisines of our country today.
     
  18. MinnieLovesMickey

    MinnieLovesMickey Peyton Manning's #1 Fan!

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    If we're gonna have hot dogs, they should be like Nathan's or Hebrew National. Let's make a hot dog fixin's bar from different regions of the country!:banana:
     
  19. ilovejsparrow

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    This has always annoyed me. I think it's pretty embarrassing that they couldn't come up with a properly themed restaurant for the American pavilion!!
     
  20. stoudt6

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    How about it being a Buffet that was rotated to feature the Regional favorites on different nights and a character breakfast that had the character's dressed in various American themes--like say Colonial,Cowboys/western.
     
  21. Huff

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    Pretty much all foods are derivitives of somewhere else. However, BBQ, Cajun and many other foods are distincly American. Ribs came from Asia but not true American BBQ style.
     

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