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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    YAY!! So glad to hear that Barb!! :yay:

    Great pics from Ohana- I wish you could get the dessert somewhere else- that is the only thing left that I still want!! :sad1:
     
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  3. dvc4life

    dvc4life Disney is my Happy Place

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    Sorry Barb for not giving the dates of the Cruise. Our trip is from March 16-23. The cruise is from the 17th-21st.

    So on the 16th we will be at SSR for one night and going to BOG for the first time for dinner.

    On the 17th we head to port to catch our Dream cruise! We were on it last year for Spring Break without our girls and this year the girls are joining us and it will be their first time on the ship. So excited for this.

    Then on the 21st when we get off the ship, kicking and screaming :lmao:, we will be heading to AKL for 2 nights. First time stay there for all of us. We will be having a lunch at Yak & Yeti on March 21st and then I am hoping to get over the EPCOT for the Flower & Garden Festival and try some of the new food booths and beverages. Then we will be going to Sanaa on Friday night. Both of these places are new to us so we are excited to be trying them.

    Sorry this got so long but I am just getting so excited. We are leaving in just 30 days so :cool1:!
     
  4. AlohaAnnie

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    We love Ohana, I have been so concerned about the reviews lately.

    I am keeping my reservation for June but I really hope we have a great experience.


    Thanks for the review! Nicole & Barb!

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  5. jabead

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    Got it, thanks Chris! And if you feel like it, would love to have some cruise food pics sometime after you return to shore (and free wi-fi/cell phone coverage). ;)
     
  6. wdwpirates

    wdwpirates Don't lose ya soul cuz it's all ya got. - DH

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    Nice 'Ohana review. I find is so strange that they won't give you extra sweet & sour especially when it's on the dumplings. That just makes no sense to me.

    Oh well. We are still keeping our ressie in a couple weeks. Fingers crossed that it will be up to par!
     
  7. jabead

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    I received several email updates late last night, so I'm going to start out today with one of those.
    For this first one, we are going to take a detour over to the Disney park on the west coast with DaisyluvzGoofy.




    DISNEYLAND



    To celebrate their anniversary, Daisy and Goofy had reservations for the "True Love Week" Prix Fixe dinner at...


    Cafe Orleans



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    Daisy said, "DH and I had a great anniversary dinner at Cafe Orleans. It didn't start out that way, but it ended really well! When we arrived at CO we asked about the Prix-Fixe dinner that was advertised. Our server Anita was confused and said, "Oh, that's not an option until the 11th-17th." I "today's the 11th and we made these reservations for our anniversary and this menu!!! " She was a bit flustered and told us to wait and she'd go check. She was gone for a good 10 mins before she came back with an unofficial listing for this meal and explained that because CO was still serving their LTM for Mardi-Gras specials they weren't doing the Prix-Fixe but the assistant chef agreed to make it special for us."





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    "We started with the Pommes Frites and I had a Pomegranate Lemonade. Delicious, as always!!"





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    "Our app with the Prix-Fixe was "Housemade Atlantic Salmon Cake" (Tarragon Aioli, fennel and frisee salad with a citrus vinaigrette)."


    "The salmon cake had a big red pepper taste but it balanced well with the aioli. The salad was great and refreshing. DH said "it was excellent" and he's not a salad person!"





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    "Our entree was "A Surf and Turf to love" (Love grilled flank steak, succulent shrimp, with garlic-mashed potatoes, sauteed asparagus, and Beurre Blanc.)"


    "I was really worried about this because the orange sauce made me think it would be spicy, and I'm not a spicy food eater! But this was PERFECT! The steak and shrimp were lightly seasoned but the addition of the beurre blanc was an amazing addition. The intertwined shrimp were a great touch. The mashed potatoes were standard garlic mashed and the asparagus was sweet and al-dente!"





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    "Dessert were Mickey-Shaped Beignets, but they added the raspberries to make a Minnie. These were the basic beignets, but the sauce was both a mixed berry and the regular cream sauce. DH loved the mixed sauce, so much so, he drank the rest of his sauce!!! haha! I really enjoyed it too!"



    "Even Estabon, the assistant chef, came out after our meal to introduce himself and thank us for coming.
    Great end experience!" :thumbsup2






    "Afterwards we tried to make it through the madness to take a picture in front of the "true love" topiary but all I could get was a picture of it from afar. We then went to Trader Sam's at the Disneyland hotel for drinks."


    Trader Sam's
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    "I had the Piranha Pool and DH just had a soda. We just sat and chatted for about an hour and a half about the last year. Our waitress brought us a mini version of their dessert sampler for our anniversary but we were so excited we dug in before I could get a photo. All in all, pretty awesome way to start off our Anniversary celebration!
    We can't wait to head into WDW Saturday!! Time to start packing!!!" :cool1:




    4 February Game Points Earned + 3 Bonus Points for menu, DH, and misc. pics
     
  8. jabead

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    Now we are going back to Disney World with jimnlahaze. Jim and his wife (Lee Ann) were at Disney World from 2/2 - 2/9 and they've sent me some pics from their trip to share with you.


    The first photo is from Downtown Disney's...

    Earl of Sandwich



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    All American Sandwich - roast turkey, buttermilk ranch, cranberries, cheddar cheese, lettuce, and Roma tomato


    Jim said, "Our first meal was at Earl of Sandwich, we split an All American with a Mediterranean pasta salad, Mac and cheese, and a brownie."



    Then from the Contempo Cafe...



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    "We stayed at BLT and this is a slice of the chicken artichoke flat bread from Contemporary Cafe, it was about 6 slices this size."




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    "Had breakfast in the room from Contempo Cafe, both had the Bounty platter that was eggs with cheese, bacon and turkey sausage, fried potatoes, french toast, and a biscuit."




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    "Another Contempo Cafe breakfast - ham, egg, and cheese sandwich with breakfast potatoes.
    Much better than the Bounty platter." ;)



    7 February Game Points Earned



    Check back this evening to see more pics from Jim & Lee Ann's recent trip to Disney World. Also, hopefully we will have some "live from Disney World" updates by then too. :thumbsup2
     
  9. superchime

    superchime Earning My Ears

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    Yay! I'll be sending updates in just a couple of weeks. Traveling with me are my husband and two boys (3 and 6). We've done a couple of half weeks at Disney but this will be our first full week vacation there.

    Here's my list of restaurants so far:

    2/26 Plaza dinner
    2/27 'Ohana breakfast
    2/28 Via Napoli Lunch, Garden Grill dinner
    3/1 Liberty Tree Tavern lunch
    3/2 Yak and Yeti lunch
    3/3 Raglan Road Sunday Brunch (super excited about this one!)
    3/4 Rose and Crown lunch, San Angel Inn dinner
    3/5 Crystal Palace breakfast

    My 6 year old just surprised me this morning by saying he wants to eat with the princesses at Akershus again (we ate there last time with friends who have a girl his age). So I will have to see if I can work that in somewhere. princess:
     
  10. jabead

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    The next update we received from Jim (jimnlahaze) and Lee Ann was from their dinner at...


    KONA CAFE



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    Coconut Almond Chicken - breaded and baked chicken breast served with a salad of Asian greens, fresh fruit, and almonds





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    "Lee Ann had the almond encrusted chicken, I had the pork chop with a potato casserole with cheese, bacon and mushroom. The chop was on an apple casserole that almost tasted like sweet potatoes.
    For dessert we split the Ginger Cake Trifle, it was all good." :thumbsup2





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    3 February Game Points Earned
     
  11. jabead

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    The next update from Jim & Lee Ann is a first for the live thread. :thumbsup2


    This one is from their breakfast at the...



    House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch



    Listen to the joyous music of top gospel groups as you feast on all-you-care-to-eat Southern-style fare. The buffet includes such favorites as chicken jambalaya, chilled prawns, BBQ chicken and prime rib, as well as scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, bread pudding and made-to-order omelets.




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    Jim said, "Great food! Ate mine before I took the pic, only half an omelet left. Wish our church had food this good." ;)




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    10 February Game Points Earned
     
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    Jim & Lee Ann's next update is from their dinner at...



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    "Left Superbowl at halftime to go to Be Our Guest. We split a French Onion soup. Lee Ann had butter topped steak and I had the roasted pork chop with Mac and cheese. Had a great server named Eric."



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    French Onion Soup





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    Thyme-scented Pork Rack Chop with au gratin macaroni (pictured below), seasonal vegetables and red wine au jus





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    Grilled Strip Steak with garlic-herb butter and pommes frites





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    2 February Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for sign & window pics
     
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    One more update from Jim & Lee Ann and then we will start with today's updates from our current live reporters.



    This one is from their lunch at...




    Be our Guest




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    Carved Turkey Sandwich served on a warm baguette with Dijon mayonnaise and Pomme Frites




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    Braised Pork (Coq Au Vin style) - eight-hour slow-cooked pork with mushrooms, onions, carrots and bacon served with mashed potatoes and green beans jardiniere




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    Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake and Passion Fruit Cream Puff



    2 February Game Points Earned
     
  14. SRiley1985

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    I seriously can't wait to try the Braised Pork during our July visit. I don't care if it is going to be 100 degrees outside:rotfl2:

    Also, can someone tell me - how do I quote just one picture because I suck at this message board thing and I have no idea what I am doing:confused3
     
  15. tstidm1

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    Not the most religious person out there, but that looks like a great time. There went one of my spur or the moment Dinners for DTD. Now I may have to take one for the dis and eat at Planet Hollywood when I'm there.
     
  16. jedijill

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    You really don't need to be religious....I am not and really enjoyed it. It is not "in your face." Just lots of great music and food.

    Jill in CO (Friends with LeeAnn and Jim!)
     
  17. jabead

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    Now for our First Update of the Day, sent to us by nicole0992.


    This is from their lunch yesterday at...



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    "We ordered bowls of the beef tortellini in broth to start. So plain yet so perfect! The broth is wonderfully seasoned yet not salty. The tortellini are so delicious."




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    "We then ordered a Mezzo Metro size Margherita Pizza to share between the 4 of us that were dining at this meal."




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    "The pizza was as delicious as always. Perfectly cooked, thin but with a crunchy crust."




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    "Two of us ended the meal with pistachio gelato. Yum, our favorite. This version is creamy, delicate flavor of pistachio with lots of crushed pistachio nuts throughout the gelato."



    2 February Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for pic of DD and First Update of the Day
     
  18. Justlahaze

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    Sorry, Honey! I liked the Bounty platter. Especially the French toast!!




    I didn't like this sandwich. It was huge and hot but the ham to egg ratio was way off on the ham side.

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  19. jabead

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    Next up are some updates from Amy (atisikitabasket).


    First is their dinner at...



    Raglan Road




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    "We love the soda bread with the reduction dip. The first time we ate here it took a bit to get used to it, but now it is our favorite part of the meal." :thumbsup2





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    It's not bleedin' Chowder!



    "I had the "it's not bleedin chowder". Delicious as always, it is my favorite thing ever!"




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    Serious Steak &#8211; 10 oz. sirloin topped with Irish whiskey marmalade glaze, with fresh basil oil, & topped with beer battered onion rings.




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    "Hubby and son both got the Serious Sirloin with fries. They loved them."






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    "DD got the kids fish and chips and they let her get a bowl of just strawberries for dessert."



    "Hubby got a kids butterscotch sundae and DS got a chocolate chip cookie.
    Also I had the Sangria which was very nice. For my dessert, I think it was the Dundon's Delight? It is a raspberry meringue with ice cream, it was so yummy!!!"




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    Dundon's Delight
    Raspberry pavlova with vanilla pod ice cream and raspberry sauce



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  20. Angebee

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    Hey Barb, I'm back! And we're keeping our February vacation!!! Long story short, the family emergency is healing faster than expected so we're still on! Can I please be put back on report duty??? Feb 24 to March 2nd. ADRs at 50's Prime Time, 'Ohana breakfast and Supercalifragilistic breakfast. May need to add another to celebrate surviving the month.
     
  21. debrapagliasotti

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    Yea, lots of great updates! Loved seeing a review for House of Blues :thumbsup2
     
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