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  1. marshallsmommy

    marshallsmommy Mouseketeer

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    We will be at BLT Jan 22nd - 28th I am mostly a lurker but would be willing to do live updates. We have mostly character brekfasts (our son's first trip at 20 months :-) ) and a TS dinner every night. I LOVE this thread and look at it all the time so would like to contribute!
     
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  3. jabead

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    That would be great marshallsmommy! :thumbsup2 I'll get you added to the January list and I'll be in touch next month to give you my info for sending updates.
     
  4. jabead

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    Our first update of the day is from Ellen (podsnel) and it's an excellent one...filled with lots of delicious looking food! :thumbsup2


    Ellen's group dined last night at their resort's (Animal Kingdom Lodge) Signature restaurant...


    JIKO



    For a Scavenger Hunt point, here is a menu pic...



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    St. George Beer (from Ethiopia)


    Note from jabead: While I wouldn't normally give a Scavenger Hunt for a beer or glass of wine, I am awarding a point for this one due to the interesting factor. It's from Ethiopia and the bottle looks cool! :lmao:





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    Inguday Tibs in Brik - Mushroom, Spinach, and Cheese in crispy Tunisian Filo with Apples and Curry Vinaigrette





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    Grilled Wild Boar Tenderloin with Mealie Pap, Chakalaka, White Truffle Oil, and Micro Cilantro


    Ellen said, "Both Pods and I had the wild boar...incredible! I have had this here before but with a different preparation.






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    Guinea Hen "Doro Wot" Braised Leg and Berbere Roasted Breast, Sweet Potato, Wilted Greens, and Ancho Glace


    Ellen said, "Steven (DH's brother) had this and loved it!"





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    Maize-crusted Atlantic Black Grouper with Vegetables of the Moment and Tomato-Butter Sauce


    Ellen said, "Pod's black grouper was incredible!





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    Chermoula-roasted Nigerian Prawns with English Pea Nage and Saffron Rice with Orange and Olive Salad


    Ellen said, "I had the prawns...they were enormous! A ton of spice on them for my taste, but I thought the rice with the olives was fantastic."


    I of course then had to ask Ellen if her prawn were headless or not? ;)


    Her reply, "With heads! I'm no wimp." :lmao:



    Only one dessert pic was sent...


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    As yet unidentified dessert :confused3


    Ellen said, "Steven had this for dessert. Not sure what it was. I'll have to ask."


    4 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned
     
  5. debrapagliasotti

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    Ha ha, I wondered the same thing when I saw the Nigerian prawns dish...heads on or off ;) :rotfl2:
     
  6. jabead

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    We received one last update from Rachel (rachel09985) with these two well-known Epcot World Showcase frozen cocktails...



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    From France: Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush





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    From Mexico: Avocado Margarita



    Rachel is now on her way home, so it's time to say...



    Thanks Rachel for your updates! :thanks:



    Rachel plans to do a full Dining Report, so be on the lookout for it! :thumbsup2
     
  7. jabead

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    Ellen (podsnel) sent us a snack update this afternoon.


    From the gift shop at Epcot's Mission Space...




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    Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwich





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    Astronaut Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Chips



    Note from jabead: I didn't realize that they sold food/snacks in the Mission Space gift shop. :confused3 I guess I've never thought about looking for food imediately after riding Mission Space. :p



    2 new snacks - 2 Scavenger Hunt Points
     
  8. DonaldDoleWhip

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    Freeze-dried ice cream! It's been years since I last had that stuff...but I don't miss it. :laughing:

    And I love the Jiko update! That doro wat dish looks fantastic - I've always enjoyed doro wat at Ethiopian restaurants, and the egg on top is a perfect, authentic touch. Even though we loved the peri peri chicken, it's nice to see that the new chicken dish still features authentic African influences. :) The only thing missing is some injera bread for scooping everything up. :goodvibes
     
  9. MissPrice

    MissPrice Treguna, Makoidees, Trecorum, Sadis Dee!

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    MMM, I love freeze dried Ice Cream. I used to get it from the Air and Space museum in DC every visit.

    Jiko looks so good. I can't wait to try it as my first signature ever in January.

    -Amanda princess:
     
  10. jabead

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    Ellen (podsnel) visited the F & W Festival and here is what she tried...


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    From Ireland: Warm Chocolate Lava Cake with Bailey's Ganache





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    From Ireland: Lobster and Seafood Fisherman's Pie





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    From China: Pork Pot Stickers





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    From China: Sunny Guava with Coconut Rum


    Ellen said, "This was cloyingly sweet."





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    From Scandinavia: Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberries





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    From Italy: Italian Margherita

    Ellen said, "This was also waaaaaay too sweet."





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    Plain Pretzel (from cart outside of Captain EO)





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    Ellen & a Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush from the France Kiosk




    4 Booths visited = 4 points
    + 1 point for the plain pretzel snack
    + 1 point for the pic of Ellen


    6 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned
     
  11. Niki Andiokno

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    DH and I, maybe with two friends, maybe not, will be at Wilderness Lodge Villas from January 11, 2013 through January 18, 2013. We still aren't sure of our dining plans yet. Alot depends on whether our friends go, whether we get an AP and how much money we have after the holidays.

    We are for sure doing the following: O'Hana dinner, Fultons for lunch (love the fish tacos) and Il Mulino.

    Will update more later, and hope to get down some plans. Looking forward to my first time taking photos. My other reviews have been photo-less. I am also looking forward to updating LIVE!!
     
  12. rachel09985

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    Thanks Barb for doing this:thumbsup2:)

    You are amazing for taking your time to do this:goodvibes

    Sorry I didn't send more pics! I am so forgetful and I kept forgetting to take my phone out! I was so worried to take pics with my new camera that I kept forgetting iPhone pics!

    I will post my dining review here.
     
  13. jabead

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    Then tonight Ellen's group had dinner at...



    VIA NAPOLI



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    Barbaresco Batasiolo Wine


    Ellen said, "I loved the Barbaresco!" :thumbsup2





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    "Family Style" House Salad - leaf lettuces, roasted red peppers, marinated mushrooms, olives, pepperonicini, red wine vinaigrette


    Ellen said, "Don't know what it is about this salad, but I really enjoy it. I love the peppers and the olives. And the dressing is so light and fresh."





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    Bread Basket





    The boys shared the...



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    Large Margherita Pizza with tomato, mozzarella cheese, and basil






    Tyler had the...



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    Individual Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza





    Pods, Steven, & Ellen shared this...



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    Large Capriciossa Pizza with eggplant, artichokes, prosciutto, mushrooms


    Ellen said, "This was divine. My BIL, who's from Ohio, was going crazy for the crust...the water they use in the dough makes all the difference."



    Due to the interesting wine/beer menu pics being sent in addition to the wine, I will give this one point. :thumbsup2


    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned
     
  14. jabead

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    Welcome to the January team, Niki! I'll get you added to the January trip list and be in touch with you in December with my info for sending updates. Thanks! :thumbsup2






    Thanks Rachel! And no worries 'cause you did fine...even earned a few Scavenger Hunt points. :thumbsup2 I'm looking forward to reading your dining reviews.
     
  15. jabead

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    Our "First Update of the Day" was sent by Candice (Candycane83).


    She and her DH had dinner on the Boardwalk at...



    KOUZZINA





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    Cinnamon-stewed Chicken with Tomatoes, over Herbed Orzo Pasta, and topped with Greek Cheese






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    Fisherman’s Stew – Scallops, Seasonal Fish, Shellfish, Fennel, Grilled Bread, and Ouzo Butter




    Candice said, "I had the Cinnamon Chicken while Eric had the Fisherman's Stew. Eric didn't care for the food at all. I, on the other hand, kind of liked it. I say kind of because I liked the first few bites. After, it started tasting salty and the portion started looking too big. I did like the orzo that came with the chicken though. Very flavorful."



    2 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned
     
  16. jabead

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    Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining plate will be...


    :cheer2: Roma :cheer2:




    Roma and her DH are doing a split stay and will be off-site from 11/8 - 11/11 and then at the Beach Club from 11/11 - 11/15.
    They will be celebrating 1 year of Marriage on 11/11! :hug:

    Roma has offered to do live updates for us!




    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, ROMA!!! :cool1:
     
  17. Roma

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    Thank you so much, Barb! I can't even handle my excitement right now. Only one more sleep! :banana::banana::banana: :dance3::cool1::cool1:

    We'll actually be at Universal Tomorrow so my first update might be something from the "dark side" :thumbsup2.
     
  18. jabead

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    Candice (Candycane83) & her DH visited the F & W Festival again yesterday.



    This time they tried...



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    From Japan: Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)




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    From Singapore: Beef Rendang (a coconut braised beef) with Jasmine Rice





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    From New Zealand: Seared Sea Scallop with Kumara-Red Curry Puree and Apple Radish Salad





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    From France: Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Garlic and Parsley Snails in Brioche)





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    From Canada: "Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce




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    From Terra (Vegan): Trick'n Chick'n Curry with Basmati Rice featuring Gardein Chick'n Breast



    Candice said, "My favorite was the escargot. So garlicky and easy to eat. My husband's favorite was the rendang from Singapore. He's from Malaysia and said its pretty authentic and had a very nice kick to it. :thumbsup2

    We both hated the scallop. It was over cooked and the purée tasted weird." :confused3




    6 Booths Visited = 6 Scavenger Hunt Points
     
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    Ellen (podsnel) & family were at Magic Kingdom today and had lunch at...


    Liberty Tree Tavern



    First a menu pic (which is different than the one posted here or on allears, but same as the one on the official Disney World website)...


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    Menu from 11-7-12




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    Angus Chuck Cheeseburger topped with Bacon and Cheddar Cheese and served with Tavern Fries


    Ellen said, "All the boys had cheeseburgers. Clean plates all around!"





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    Pilgrims’ Feast -Traditional Roast Turkey served with Herb Bread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans


    Ellen said, "I had the turkey and it was good. Very moist turkey and beans perfectly cooked. Excellent mashed potatoes."




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    Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
    Vanilla Cake with a Gooey Toffee Filling, Caramel Sauce, and Vanilla Ice Cream



    Ellen said, "Pods didn't want this. Ty didn't want this. Sean never wants this. But everyone gobbled it up! Loved by all!" :cloud9:





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    Martha Washington’s Cake - A slice of rich Chocolate Cake, layered with a liberating Chocolate Icing


    Ellen said, "Tyler had this, but he agreed...the ooey gooey was da bomb!" :thumbsup2


    1 Scavenger Point Earned
     
  20. GreenCntryGirl

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    The scallop looks so pretty! Sorry to hear it didn't taste as good as it looked.
     
  21. jabead

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    With only 5 days remaining in this year's Food & Wine Festival, I have found that there are several food items which have not yet been included in a Live Update. I am therefore offering a bonus Scavenger Hunt point for each of these items to the reporters who will be there for the remaining days of the festival.


    China - Mango Tapioca Pudding POINT TBD

    France - Creme Brulee au Chocolate au Lait

    Germany - Schinken Nudel (Pasta Gratin with Ham & Cheese)

    Hops & Barley - Linda Bean's Maine Home Style Clam Chowder

    Italy - Ravioli Di Formaggio

    Japan - Karaage Hand Roll

    Mexico - Taco de Filete

    Morocco - Kefta Pocket

    Morocco - Merguez Sausage

    New Zealand - Lamb Meatball podsnel

    Scandinavia - Rice Pudding with Berries

    Singapore - Seared Mahi Mahi
     
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