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  1. SweetSpot

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    I love Earl of Sandwich but can't eat big sandwiches most times so I always get the kids sandwich. There's no problem with adult buying off the adult menu if ordering OOP. and with the AAA discount it's a great bargain.
     
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  3. SimplyGoofy

    SimplyGoofy "You are not Mickey Mouse... you are a rat!"

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    Yes, I realize this is not a dining-related comment, but...

    HOORAY FOR THE SHOUT-OUT TO THE BIG BANG THEORY! Seriously, I love Dylan's shirt! :worship: :love:

    (The food at Be Our Guest, especially the Tuna Nicoise Salad and the Vegetable Quiche, looks pretty good, too.) ;)
     
  4. gardengirl628

    gardengirl628 Help, help, a Herrible Hoffalump!

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    Those smoothies from EoS look yummy!
     
  5. 4HppyCamprs

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    Thanks :) kaitlyn just kept saying "wow, wow" when she saw the brownie sundae lol

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  6. 4HppyCamprs

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    Thanks! That is good to know :) Dh went in while I sat with the kids and this was our first time eating there but thanks to the reviews it seemed just right for dinner.

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  7. AuroraMeansDawn

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    Aw thanks. We're pretty fond of that kid and he's got a rather fun collection of fun tshirts. My favorite is the one that looks like a Power Ranger uniform and if you look back he's got one from How I Met Your Mother earlier in the week saying "It's going tobe Legen....dary" that encouraged one of the workers at Kringla Og Bakery to tell us that Neil Patrick Harris had been in over the holidays (my guess was when he was the guest narrator at Candlelight Processional) and that he was a wonderfully nice guy. It's great the things that connect us all. :) Hope you have a great evening.
     
  8. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by AuroraMeansDawn.


    She said, "Morning Barb. I guess these are the last of my trip updates but we left a few things undone so there will be something left for the next time. First up is a little poolside cocktail. This is the Superfruit White Sangria from Mardi Grogs..."



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    "Citrusy and not to sweet. Very refreshing and a nice way to chill by the pool."




    "Then a quick bus and ferry boat ride brought us to our dinner at..."



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    "We had a short wait and it was a gorgeous evening to wait on the deck. Love the talking pagers. We were seated at a fourtop just behind the host stand and it felt like we were on the fringe of things all evening, atmosphere and service wise. It was competent but hardly compared to other signature dining we have enjoyed at California Grill and Artist Point. It also could be it was day 6 and we were just worn down but I was expecting phenomenal and it was a bit lackluster."




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    "We began with the bread service and I had a glass of the house Chardonnay. It was from the Russian River Valley but I don't recall the label. It was nice and crisp and slightly oaky and had a little bit of a grapefruit finish. The bread was a rich sourdough and hard to resist and the Hawaiian sea salt is fantastic with it."




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    Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes - Gingered "Sweet Potato Salad" with Creole Mustard Sauce and Candied Pecans





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    Crispy Rhode Island Calamari with Pepperoncini-Olive Relish and Tomato Coulis


    "We also shared the crab cake and calamari appetizers and they were very nice. The crab cakes were meaty without too much filler and the sweet potato salad with them was an interesting and imaginative twist. The calamari was good. Not spectacular but good. The capers were a fun twist to the presentation and added a nice tang."





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    Butter-poached Maine Lobster Tail with Grilled Filet Mignon and served with
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    "Jesse and Dylan both opted for the lobster tail and NY strip cooked medium rare. I chose the lobster tail and filet mignon cooked medium. The lobster was delicious! Tender and not rubbery at all. The NY strips were a little tough though. They both said they were good but not amazing. My filet was tender and tasty but it was not one of those steaks that you dream about. It was good. The accompanying whipped potatoes were tasty and light according to Dylan and I enjoyed the green beans and wax beans."





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    Angel Cake with Plant City Strawberries, Strawberry Sauce, and Vanilla Chantilly Creme



    "The boys split a press pot of coffee and the angel cake with strawberry compote. Two bites and I was done. It was a fresh light finish and the birthday wishes were appreciated very much."




    "So with the dining plan we still paid OOP for the glass of wine, the appetizers, and the tip and it was just a shade over $100 and it took almost 30 minutes to settle the check. I have worked in service and I have worked for tips so I am very understanding but we had to tell her twice that we wanted to pay the balance in cash not on the room charge and it was a little frustrating. All told, we like to try one new signature per trip and Narcoossee's did not make the return list. It wasn't bad, just not a spectacular meal like I expected."




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    "But as a nice perk, we did catch the EWP as we left and that cute. In all our trips, I had never seen it."




    "I hate to end sour...we had a wonderful trip. Boarding now. Finish in Dallas."




    3 February Game Points Earned + 6 Bonus Points for sign, menus, Dylan, EWP pics and First Update of the Day
     
  9. jabead

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    One last update for tonight and then the two other updates received today (Dawn's final one and an update from 4HppyCamprs) will be posted in the morning.


    This update is from #1eeyoregirl regarding her dinner last night at Downtown Disney's...



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    "We started out with a few beers & the scallop forest, which was great."


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    Scallop Forrest - Georges Bank scallops in a golden batter served with citrus lime dipping sauce & sweet chili jam.





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    Lambo - Lamb shank braised in rosemary jus with mash, leeks, ****ake mushrooms & baby carrots.



    "DS had a hamburger (that was huge), DD had shrimp, I had the shepherds pie & DH had the lambo. Everything was wonderful." :thumbsup2






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    "My son got up on stage and got to dance."



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  10. jabead

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    Now for the rest of yesterday's updates, beginning with one from 4HppyCamprs.


    She and her family had dinner last night at Epcot's...




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    Here is what Heather and family had...



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    Nachos minus jalapenos (two orders)




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    Guacamole & Chips




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    "Side order of jalapenos for my husband."




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    Hot and Mild Salsas




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    Wild Berry Margarita



    "The portions here were huge! They easily fed all 6 of us. The guacamole was pretty hot, either from white onion or the cilantro. Pretty good but definitely could have used less onion or cilantro. I love Mexican food."




    2 February Game Points Earned + 3 Bonus Points for sign/menu pic and new cocktail
     
  11. jabead

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    And last, our final update from AuroraMeansDawn.



    Dawn said, "Good evening Barb. Back home and the washing machine is full and dryer is tumbling. Have just a few items left and our live review will be done. We had such a wonderful time and it was wonderful spending Spring break with my man child in a place that is full of magical memories before we send him off to college. It really is a place where everyone can be a child again, if only for a little while. Is there any moment in life sweeter than standing on Main Street USA with your arms around people you love and looking up at this?"




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    "We closed the Magic Kingdom down last night and got back to our resort around half past 1:00 a.m. and still had to pack and be ready for a Magical Express pick up at 9:10 a.m. We grabbed breakfast at..."




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    "The boys had a cheese omelet with a side of bacon and I had a Bounty Platter, just so I could have the mini Mickey waffle. I stuck to my two bite rule and had his ears. Hehe. The scrambled eggs were creamy and delicious. The bacon was limp and I found I don't care for Disney sausage but the potatoes were crispy and fluffy inside and super delish. It was too much food but I knew I wouldn't be back for a while and I was glad the last morsel I ate in WDW was in the shape of one of Mickey's ears. That seemed right." :thumbsup2




    "And we used the final two snack credits on our plans on these little darlings to take home for friends."


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    "It has been an honor and a privilege sharing our special experiences with you. I thank all of you who took the time to read my ramblings and reviews and it is my hope that I was able to return a bit of the favor you all have blessed me with over the years. I am delighted and endeared to the kindness of Barb, who has so generously given her time and talents to make this thread possible. She is a wonderful friend who makes our cyber world not only smaller and more friendly but more magical."




    "Until we next meet, may you all find magical days and enchanted evenings." :goodvibes - Dawn



    3 February Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for pic of WISHES and Dylan pic
     
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    And since that was Dawn's final update, sadly it's now time to say...




    Thanks so much for being a Live Reporter... Outstanding Job!!! :thanks:





    AuroraMeansDawn's Total February Game Points Earned = :worship: 115





     
  13. jabead

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    That leaves just two live reporters who are currently at Disney World, #1eeyoregirl and 4HppyCamprs. We've already received updates today from both of them, so we have those to look forward to later. :thumbsup2 Also I'm currently in the process of receiving MichelleWDWfan's final updates, as sadly, her trip ended yesterday as well. So be sure to check back later for our first ever live update from Victoria and Albert's. :woohoo:
     
  14. Ginamarie

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    Victoria and Alberts- woohoo! I can't wait!
     
  15. MichelleWDWfan

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    I was sad to come home. :(
    I still have a few updates to swend in, my phone decided it didn't want to hold a charge so it kept going dead. LOL

    I enjoyed meeting Dawn and her family!
    It was a nice surprise at Enchanted tales with Belle

    I'll be sending in a few snack updates along with dinner at BOG, breakfast at 1900 park fare and dinner at Tony's

    Hope you all enjoy my food porn pics from Victoria and Albert's...it was the most elegant and decadent meal I have ever had.
     
  16. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us by #1eeyoregirl.


    She and her family had dinner last night at...




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    "We had dinner last night at Flying Fish. I started out with the chardonnay wine flight. They were all good but the Ramey was my favorite."



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    Our Signature Flying Fish Cafe "Crispy Maine Coast Jonah Crab Cake" with Savory Vegetable Slaw, Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, and Ancho Chile RĂ©moulade




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    Crispy Sesame and Togarashi-scented Calamari and Florida Rock Shrimp with Spiced Green Papaya, Wakame, and Vegetable Julienne, with an Asian-inspired Dipping Sauce



    "We then shared the crab cake (which was ok) & the shrimp & calamari (which was yummy)."




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    Signature Flying Fish Cafe Entree Duo:
    Char-crusted Angus NY Strip Steak and Potato-wrapped Red Snapper



    "For entrees I had the duo of char crusted steak & potato wrapped snapper (both were wonderful & I could have eaten a whole plate of the potatoes that were with the steak)."





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    Oak-grilled Maine Diver Scallops with Asparagus, Cultivated Mushrooms, Vermont Mascarpone and Pecorino Toscana-laced Risotto di Carnaroli





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    "DH had the scallops, DD had the kids fish sticks & DS had plain pasta with butter (he also had the fruit skewers to start)."




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    "Everyone loved their meal except DS who just ended up eating his sister's french fries. We skipped dessert but both kids had the Mickey puzzle which they had fun coloring & the cupcake was very good that came with it."




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    5 February Game Points Earned + 4 Bonus Points for sign, pic of DS, new wine flight, and First Update of the Day
     
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    Next in this morning was an update from 4HppyCamprs.


    She and her family had breakfast this morning at...



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    Heather said, "Breakfast was at 8:15 a.m. this morning and it was delicious!!"





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    And they chose...


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    "Sausage fritata, Disney bacon, and yummy sausage."





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    "Potato casserole, grapes (yummy!!), cheddar cubes, pooh ear (very good, fresh and soft), and pastrami styled salmon ( I did not like this style of salmon)."




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    "Alex had chocolate milk and the other two had white milk."




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    "Coffee and orange juice, hard boiled egg, sausage frittata and sausage."




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    "Strawberries, pineapple, Mickey waffle and whip cream."




    2 February Game Points Earned + 8 Bonus Points for sign, buffet pics and interior pics
     
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    And a short snack update from 4HppyCamprs.


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    "Pretzel with sweet cream cheese filling. We split a few among the 5 of us. They are fairly large. They were fresh made while we waited and they were delish!"


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    That's all for tonight folks, but check back tomorrow for MichelleWDWfan's updates from Victoria and Albert's and Be our Guest. :thumbsup2
     
  20. vettegirl

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    Great job Barbara!
     
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    Good morning everyone!
    As promised, I have a couple of updates sent to us by MichelleWDWfan to share with you this morning.


    The first is from her dinner at...




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    "I was seated in the back of the ballroom, on the opposite side of the windows."



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    "Love the napkin rose!"





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    "Champagne! A nice complement to my meal."




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    French Onion Soup


    "Delicious!"





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    Grilled Strip Steak with garlic-herb butter and pommes frites




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    "I chose the dark chocolate cream puff."




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    Michelle said, "I enjoyed my birthday dinner. The decor and themeing were fantastic. I was not happy with my steak, it was very fatty with gristle. Everything else was very good. My server Joann was great."






    2 February Game Points Earned + 6 Bonus Points for pic with Beast, name on menu front, menu pics, pic of Michelle, and misc. pics
     
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