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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    Ellen (podsnel) & family moved today from AKL to the BWV and spent the evening at the Food & Wine Festival.


    Here is what they tried this time...




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    From France: "Coq au Vin sur gratin de macaroni"
    (Red Wine braised Chicken, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Macaroni Gratin)





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



    Ellen said, "Both of these were not as good as other years." :sad2:





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    From Belgium: Steamed Mussels in Hoegaarden Beer Broth and Baguette


    Ellen said, "These were excellent!!! And they paired with a Stella Artois...fantastic!" :thumbsup2






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    From New Zealand: Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney


    Ellen said, "It was ok for me, but Pods adored this."





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    From New Zealand: Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc





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


    Ellen said, "I really liked it more other years." :confused3




    Then a few more pics, not from the F & W Festival...



    Ellen said, "My girlfriend, Sue, and her DD, Martha (age 10) were with us tonight.
    They went to Paris last spring and Martha was dying for a chocolate crepe."



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    From the Crepes des Chefs de France Kiosk: Chocolate Crepe






    Then Ellen said, "Tyler needed a snack at the end of the night."


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    Tyler & a Triple Blast Ice Pop





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    Triple Blast Ice Pop has three fruit flavors - Wild Cherry, Awesome Orange, and Zesty Lemon


    Note from jabead: I read on the Disney Food Blog that the Triple Blast Ice Pops were replacing the Itzakadoozie on the Ice Cream carts at the parks.






    And then last Ellen said, "We miss our Jambo Grand Villa but wow, is it ever great to come home to this at the end of the night."



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    The Boardwalk View from their Villa



    So let's see, that's 3 booths = 3 points
    plus 1 bonus point for the Lamb Meatball
    plus 1 point for the Chocolate Crepe snack
    plus 1 point for the Triple Blast Ice Pop snack
    plus 1 point for the pic of Tyler


    That's 7 Scavenger Hunt Points Earned! :cool1:
     
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  3. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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



    :cheer2: cyndiloveswalt :cheer2:

    -and-


    :cheer2: GoofySon'sMom :cheer2:




    cyndiloveswalt - Cyndi and her DH (Ron), DS14 (Lee), and DS8 (Sal) will be doing a split stay between SSR and AKL from 11/9 - 11/17. Her MIL will be joining them for some of the trip.
    Cyndi has volunteered to do live updates for us!



    GoofySon'sMom - Vicki and the Goofy Son (Andrew) will be visiting WDW for the last weekend of the F & W Festival.
    They arrive late on 11/9 and are there through 11/13 and staying at the All Star Music resort. She has started her PDR.
    Vicki will again be doing some live updates for us!







    HAVE A GREAT TRIP, Cyndi & Vicki!!! :cool1:
     
  4. jabead

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    We received this surprise update from Chris (dvc4life), a live reporter from our October team.


    Chris said, "Here is the Mango Tapioca Pudding. It's not live now, but it was a couple of weeks ago." :lmao:



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    From China: Mango Tapioca Pudding

    Sadly Chris is not eligible for the November Scavenger Hunt though, so I will award this bonus point to the reporter who sends the next update from the Food & Wine Festival booths. :thumbsup2
     
  5. jabead

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    Our first (eligible) update of the day came from Ellen (podsnel).



    Before heading to the "dark side" today, they made a stop at the...


    Boardwalk Bakery



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    Egg, Ham, & Cheese Croissant Sandwich


    Ellen said, "This was good."






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    Yogurt Parfait


    Ellen said, "Very yum!"





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    Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake


    Ellen said, "OMG...Nicki (aka MickeyNicki) was right! :thumbsup2 Sooo light and delish, like strawberry shortcake. "





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    Oreo Bon-Bon Cupcake


    Ellen said, "We will save this one for later." ;)


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  6. GoofySon'sMom

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    Yes! We leave tomorrow night! I will be one happy camper once we are on that plane. Between Sandy and the nor'easter I am freaking out!
     
  7. jabead

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    Ellen (podsnel) & family are at Universal Studios today and had lunch at...


    Lombard's Seafood Grille


    First a couple of menu pics...



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    Bread Basket



    Pods, Tyler, & Ellen started with this...



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    NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER
    Cream style and full of tender ocean clams



    Ellen said, "This was loaded with clams but a little more thyme than I like."





    Tim started with this...


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    SHRIMP COCKTAIL
    Ice-cold jumbo shrimp, served with classic cocktail sauce






    Then for their entrees, Tyler and Tim both had this...



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    FRIED SHRIMP
    Golden fried shrimp served with crispy french fries, vegetable slaw, and cocktail sauce






    Sean chose...


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    FRIED COD SANDWICH
    Tempura battered cod filet fried and served atop a Challah bun with spring lettuce and tomatoes in a light citrus dressing






    Pods had the...


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    LOMBARD'S CRAB CAKE SANDWICH
    Tender lump crab meat served with a zesty Dijon tartar sauce and topped with spring lettuce and tomatoes in a light citrus dressing.



    Ellen said, "He said this was just ok."




    And Ellen had...


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    LOMBARD'S LOBSTER ROLL
    100% North Atlantic lobster cut into bite size chunks with Dijon mayonnaise and served on a buttered split bun with shredded lettuce. Served with homemade seasoned potato chips and cole slaw.



    Ellen said, "This was delicious and the cole slaw was the best...YUM!" :thumbsup2



    Ellen added, "No dessert, we were too full! I'm very glad I rode Rip Ride Rockit before lunch. ;)
    Our lunch was very, very good!" :thumbsup2




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  8. jabead

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    I hope that all goes smoothly tomorrow, Vicki. Here is a little pixie dust for luck! :tinker:

    Keep me posted. :thumbsup2
     
  9. cyndiloveswalt

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    Yay! I'm next up to the Disney Dining Plate. We are so excited, heading to my in-laws now and to the airport bright and early for a 7 AM flight! Will send updates as I can!
     
  10. jabead

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    Ellen sent us another update from Universal, this time from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Islands of Adventure.



    Honeydukes Candy Shop



    Here are a few of the snacks they have there...



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  11. jabead

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    Just received our first update from Roma.
    She and her DH arrived this morning and went straight to Universal from the airport.



    Roma said, "We were famished. Quick service seems to get "meh" at the studios but a fair number of people said Louie's was the best of the worst, so to speak, so we headed there." ;)


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    Pizza Combo - Any Slice of Pizza and a Small Caesar Salad (not pictured)


    Roma said, "Unfortunately my hunger took over and I ate half of my pizza before I remembered my duties! We got the pizza combo plus an additional slice of pizza to share. Everything was standard but made our empty stomachs happy. We paid $11 and saved 10% with our AAA card." :thumbsup2




    Then Roma said, "About two hours later Mr. Roma said he was still hungry and insisted we split a churro from a cart. It was really good, although it could have been warmer. It cost $3.00...no discount at the carts."



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  12. jabead

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    Then tonight Roma & her DH were at Downtown Disney and had dinner at...



    Raglan Road



    And Roma sent us a pic of their dessert...




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    Gers Bread & Butter Pudding


    Roma said, "This was our bread pudding "arranged" before we dug in."



    "And here is our bread putting after...."



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    Ellen said, "We barely made a dent, there was still a ton in the cup. This was as good as everyone says...especially dumped on the plate with the sauces on top." :thumbsup2



    Roma added, "I forgot to take a regular menu pic but here are the desserts."


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    1 Scavenger Hunt Point Earned for the Dessert Menu Pic
     
  13. DonaldDoleWhip

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    I love the Raglan Road dessert menu! Thank goodness they kept my mom's favorite (the trifle), but it's exciting to see a bunch of new dishes as well. Raglan is definitely on our list for next time. :)
     
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    That's the first time I've seen the dessert menu for raglan road. Now I'm even more excited to eat there in 30 days! The only problem is which dessert should I try...

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    Ellen sent a few more updates last night.

    The first was a snack update from the...




    Boardwalk Bakery




    Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake



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    Ellen said, "I had to try the Peanut Butter Cake. I loved it...it was divine! :cloud9: But I was still full for my 8 p.m. ADR at Tony's." :guilty:


    Note from jabead: I'd remembered reading about this dessert on the Disney Food Blog a few months ago, so I was very excited when it was included in a live update.
    Here is a LINK to their Snack Series article, in case you are interested.



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    Then Ellen was at Magic Kingdom last night and had dinner at...


    Tony's Town Square



    Ellen said, "Sean and I were alone for dinner, so we headed over to Tony's."





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    Bread Basket






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    Shrimp Scampi - Linguini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Asparagus tossed in a Garlic sauce



    Ellen said, "I knew already I was having the shrimp scampi but the waiter sealed the deal when he told me the two best things on the menu were this and the chicken parmesan. It was fantastic! I would go back and have it again anytime. It had 8 perfectly cooked shrimp, which I thought was very generous. The asparagus was also cooked well. I was expecting mush, but it was not...it was al dente, very nice! :thumbsup2





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    French Fries



    Ellen said, "These were not on the menu, but I asked the waiter if he could find a big plate of french fries back there in the kitchen for Sean. He'd had a rough day and I knew this was the only thing he wanted."


     
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    Ellen then stopped for a night cap at the Boardwalk's...



    Belle Vue Lounge



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    Hendrick's Gin & Tonic



    Ellen said, "Mmmm...that gin is soooo good!" :thumbsup2


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    Our First Update of the Day was sent by Ellen of her breakfast pastries from the...



    Belle Vue Lounge



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    Looks like a Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun?


    Ellen said, "Lots of nuts. Pastry was fresh and soft."




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    Cheese Danish


    Ellen said, "Also soft and fresh, but I wish there was a little more cheese."


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  19. jabead

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    :cheer2: RECRUITMENT TIME :cheer2:


    Thanks so much to all of you who have volunteered your services during your upcoming trips. Because of you, we should have a steady stream of fresh Disney food porn to drool over from now until Christmas. :lmao:

    But here are the dates which we could still use some additional live reporters:


    December 21 - December 27 - 1 more reporter needed

    December 28 - January 1 - We have no one yet for these dates :sad2:

    January 2 - January 10 - 2 or 3 more reporters needed

    January 21 - January 31 - 2 or 3 more reporters needed


    So if your trip to Disney World falls during any of these dates, please consider doing live updates for us either by text or email. :flower3: Also, if you're going sometime between now and the end of January but not during the above listed dates, please still check with me if you would like to be a live reporter. I might still be able to squeeze you into the schedule depending on your dates. ;)

    Thanks again everyone! :thanks:
     
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    Roma sent a morning snack update from Magic Kingdom...



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    Dole Whip Swirl


    Roma said, "I had to tear it away from my DH to get the pic! :lmao: He loved it!" :thumbsup2
     
  21. MickeyNicki

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    WHAT???? :scared1:

    I am so uber jealous its not funny lol! I am glad you had them Ellen but I wanted them last month :rotfl:

    Ok everyone, keep your fingers crossed that Kona will have them on the menu 4 weeks from tomorrow morning because I will be back!

    PS...Gingerbread ones will do :thumbsup2
     
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