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  1. Mariep26

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    Hi again! Just want to let you know that I also locked down another trip for Feb 25-March 1. We have minimal ADRs for this trip so we are going to fly by the seat of our pants on this one. May make for interesting reading :goodvibes

    I know you aren't full recruiting for February yet but wanted to post while I was thinking about it!
     
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  3. jabead

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    Roma & her DH are at Universal Islands of Adventure park today and sent this menu pic from...


    Three Broomsticks Pub



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    And also this pic...


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    Butterbeer



    Roma said, "This was just what we needed after one too many Forbidden Journey rides!" ;)


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  4. jabead

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    We have received our first Disney World food update from Vicki (GoofySon'sMom).


    She and her DS (Andrew) were at the Food & Wine Festival earlier today and here is what they tried...



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    From Canada: Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup
    Chicken Chipotle Sausage with Sweet Corn Polenta and "Minus 8" Onion Jam
    "Le Cellier" Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle Butter Sauce




    Vicki said, "I cannot believe we have never come to F & W. This is amazing!" :thumbsup2





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    From New Zealand: Lamb Meatball with Spicy Tomato Chutney





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    From Singapore: Seared Mahi Mahi with Jasmine Rice and "Singa" Sauce





    And a non-F & W Fest pic from the Funnel Cake Kiosk in World Showcase...



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    Pumpkin Funnel Cake


    Vicki said, "For MickeyNicki...It is AMAZING!" :thumbsup2


    3 booths = 3 points + 1 Bonus point for Mahi Mahi + 1 Bonus point for Lamb Meatball + 1 point for including Andrew in pic.


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  5. jabead

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    Ellen & family went to Animal Kingdom today and had lunch at...


    Yak & Yeti Restaurant



    First some menu pics...


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    Tim ordered and they shared these...


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    Pork Egg Rolls with chili plum dipping sauce


    Ellen said, "The way the cabbage in the egg rolls tastes reminded me of Chun King (frozen egg rolls)." ;)




    For their entrees, both Tim and Ellen ordered...


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    Shaoxing Steak and Shrimp - skirt steak, tempura-battered shrimp, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables, chili plum dipping sauce


    Ellen said, "Sooo yummy, but I think the shrimp are getting smaller."





    Pods had this...


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    Mandarin Chicken Salad - chilled chicken, romaine and iceburg lettuce, Mandarin oranges, almonds, sesame seeds, rice noodles and plum dressing





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    Sean's Kids Cheeseburger with a double order of French Fries


    And he also had an order of...


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    Chicken Fried Rice



    "Ty also had an order of fried rice and egg rolls for his entree.




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  6. jabead

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    On her way to Kilimanjaro Safaris, Ellen noticed this kiosk in Asia and stopped to take a few pictures for us...



    Bradley Falls Kiosk



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    Fruit salad & Edamame Beans




    This new vegetarian cart was featured in a review this summer on the Disney Food Blog. Here is a LINK in case you are interested. ;)





    Ellen also saw this Holiday Popcorn Container (a different option than the one she spotted in Magic Kingdom yesterday)...


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  7. jabead

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    Now back to Epcot and the Food & Wine Festival.


    Cyndi (cyndiloveswalt) & family visited the festival today and tried these items...



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





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    From France: Escargots Persillade en Brioche (Garlic and Parsley Snails in Brioche)
    & "Coq au Vin sur gratin de macaroni" (Red Wine braised Chicken, Mushrooms, Pearl Onions and Macaroni Gratin)






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    From Japan: Spicy Hand Roll (Tuna & Salmon with Chili Pepper, Soy Sauce & Sesame Oil Topped with Kazan Volcano Sauce)
    & Karaage Hand Roll (Crispy Chicken Breast with Sushi Rice and Spicy Mayonnaise)
    & California Roll (Avocado, Cucumber, Crab, Mayonnaise, Smelt Roe Rolled in Sushi Rice and Seaweed)







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    From Hops & Barley: Linda Bean's Perfect Maine Lobster Roll


    Cyndi said, "Everything was fantastic. The entire family's favorite was the filet from Canada, followed by the Karaage roll in Japan. And notice how my DH arranged the plates to be hidden Mickeys." :thumbsup2




    And then Cyndi also sent us a bonus non-F & W Fest pic...


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    Donut purchased from Kiosk between America and Italy Pavilions


    Cyndi said, "My DS8 is not as food adventurous, so he was still hungry and got this giant donut from a kiosk.
    It was as big as his head, delicious and he ate it all!"



    4 booths = 4 points + 1 Bonus point for Karaage roll + 1 point for donut snack


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  8. emmysmommy

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    Hi Barb! I'm back from Vegas and just caught up with 12 PAGES of yummy live updates!!!! Glad to see some of the live reviews from some familiar Disers as well as some wonderful photos of BOG and the food offered for that new place.

    Thanks for keeping this live thread going!! :goodvibes

    I told Linda that I'm in for a Nov. Dismeet... just need some dates and I'll definitely be there. :)
     
  9. MickeyNicki

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    Vicki, you forgot the ice cream :lmao: You should have had Todd order it for you lol! I wonder if they will continue to have it in just 26 days..or maybe a gingerbread one!

    So glad you are enjoying the F&W, make it a yearly thing! :thumbsup2
     
  10. jabead

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    Vicki (GoofySon'sMom) made a trip over to the Pop Century Resort's Food Court for this delicious looking snack...



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    The King Chocolate Cupcake (a tribute to Elvis Presley)
    Filled with Banana Custard, with Peanut Butter Icing and topped with Candied Bacon and drizzled with Chocolate



    Vicki said, "OMG...this thing is amazing! It is sooooo good. Moist chocolate cupcake. Light frosting and the bonus of bacon.
    Definitely better than I had expected. I am so glad we came over here to try it!" :thumbsup2




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  11. jabead

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    Then Vicki & Andrew headed to DHS for the Osborne Lights.


    While they waited for the lights to go on, they picked up a couple of Holiday themed snacks...


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    Holiday Souvenir Mug filled with Gingerbread Hot Chocolate




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    Vicki said, "I wasn't sure I liked it at first but it has grown on me." :thumbsup2




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  12. MickeyNicki

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    Totally getting that gingerbread hot cocoa! Sounds great!

    Love the mug and the two popcorn tubs...have to get them both!
     
  13. jabead

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    Tonight Cyndi (cyndiloveswalt) & family were at Magic Kingdom and had dinner at...



    The Plaza Restaurant


    First a menu pic...


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    Angus Chuck Cheeseburger served on a flour-dusted kaiser roll with bacon, grilled mushrooms and onions with French Fries


    Cyndi said, "This burger was my DS14's. He had just picked it up and I asked him to put it down for a pic but it was so big he said he couldn't put it back down." ;)




    Cyndi had...


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    Plaza Club - smoked ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise layered on toasted multi-grain bread




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    Kids' Cheeseburger and French Fries for DS9




    Cyndi said, "DH had the Cheese Steak sandwich, but was too quick for a picture. ;)
    Everything was good as usual, fresh. We also had a great server! :thumbsup2






    And Cyndi sent a bonus pic of the train at the Germany pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase.
    There are F & W Festival booths and even a cranberry bog. :thumbsup2



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  14. jabead

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    Vicki (GoofySon'sMom) & Andrew were at the Contemporary Resort tonight to have dinner at...


    California Grill



    As a preview to her Dining Review, Vicki sent a picture of her dessert...



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    Caramel Corn Creme Brulee
    Zellwood Sweet Corn Custard, Salted Caramel Swirl Ice Cream, and Caramel Corn Brittle



    Vicki said, "Delicious...it was soooooo good! Well worth the month I spent trying to get the ADR." :thumbsup2
     
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    That looks RIDICULOUSLY delicious!
     
  16. jabead

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    For their last meal of the trip, Ellen & family had dinner on the Boardwalk at...


    KOUZZINA



    First some menu pics...


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    Ellen's Cocktail...



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    Kouzzina Ouzo-tini featuring Absolut vodka, Metaxa ouzo, pineapple juice, fresh lime juice and pomegranate served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass shaken and served tableside


    Ellen said, "I loved it!" :thumbsup2





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    Bread Basket


    Ellen said, "Their bread is nothing great...even with the two extra-virgin olive oils."





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    Olives





    To start, Tyler had the...



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    Avgolemono Soup - Traditional Egg-lemon Soup with Chicken and Orzo





    Sean had...


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    Sweet Potato Fries




    They shared this...


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    Crisp Calamari and Lemon - Coated in three Flours with smoked tomato and onion salsa


    Ellen said, "Ty, Pods, & I all tried a lemon slice...they were sooooo good!"




    They also shared...


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    Saganaki - Flamed Greek cheese with lemon and oregano


    Ellen said, "This was also really good."




    For their entrees, Sean had...


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    Two orders of Macaroni and Cheese


    Ellen said, "Our server was awesome tonight. She brought the first order of mac 'n cheese out soooo fast."




    Pods chose the...


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    Kouzzina Trio - Tasting size portions of Greek-style Lasagna, Char-grilled Lamb Burger, and Cinnamon-stewed Chicken with Orzo


    Ellen said, "This was his favorite meal of the trip." :thumbsup2




    Ty, Tim, and Ellen had...


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    Braised Short Ribs over smoked Feta-mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables


    Ellen said, "Tim just did not like it, but Ty and I enjoyed it very much."



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    For dessert, Ty had this...


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    Chocolate Budino Cake - Warm Molten Chocolate with Seasonal Sorbet


    Ellen said, "He said it was really good."




    Ellen added, "Timmy had a hot dog from the Boardwalk to Go kiosk for dessert. :lmao:
    Tim hit the wall tonight...can you tell???" ;)




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    Let's see that's 2 menu points, one for the cocktail, one for the update from Kouzzina, and one for Tim's hot dog from Boardwalk to Go. ;)



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  17. jabead

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    Our last update today is from Roma.


    She and her DH were at the Wilderness Lodge tonight and had dinner at...


    Artist Point


    First some menu pics...


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    As a preview to her Dining Report, Roma sent us a pick of their shared appetizer...


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    Smokey Portobello Soup with Roasted Shiitakes, Chive Oil, and Sourdough Croutons


    Roma said, "We both declared it tasted like bacon turned into soup...so smokey with the perfect hint of salt. Using the bread to wipe the bowl was a must. We couldn't dare let this masterpiece go to waste! :thumbsup2




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    Roma said, "After dinner our very kind waiter brought us a champagne toast for our one year anniversary tomorrow." :goodvibes


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  18. Ginamarie

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    That soup is enough motivation to make me want to book Artiste Pointe. Of course, it's too soon to even start making ADR's for our next trip. I have three more months to think and rethink and plan and replan, and then schedule and adjust! ;)
     
  19. jabead

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    Our first update of the day is sadly the last "live from Disney World" update from Ellen for this trip. :worried:
    I believe that Ellen and her family are now at the airport, waiting to board their flight home to New Jersey.



    Her update this morning was from the...


    Belle Vue Lounge


    Note from jabead: For those of you not familiar with it, the Belle Vue is located at the Boardwalk Resort. It serves as the resort's lounge at night, with a bartender on duty from 5:00 p.m. - Midnight. However in the morning from 6:30 a.m. - 11:00, you can get a continental style breakfast there that includes breakfast pastries, fruit, cereal, and beverages. Snack credits can be used and you can use your refillable mugs to get your morning coffee fix...as I have personally done many, many times. :thumbsup2 Oh, and their breakfast pastries come fresh from the Boardwalk Bakery. Though the selection is not as extensive as that offered at the bakery, it is usually a much faster option to pick up some standard breakfast pastries like muffins, cinnamon rolls, danish, and

    these two that Ellen chose...


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    Caramel Pecan Sticky Bun


    Ellen said, "I had to get a couple to make leaving a little easier today. Have you ever had one? They're from the Boardwalk Bakery and sooooo moist and gooey, with so many nuts. Tyler had one the other day and said it may be the greatest thing he has ever put in his mouth!" :cloud9:



    While I've never had the BB Sticky Bun, I have had this next pastry and can personally attest to its yumminess. :thumbsup2


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    Chocolate Croissant



    So that's all for now from Ellen, but she will try to email more pics (taken with her camera) to me once she gets home to New Jersey...hopefully her internet will be working. :worried: I will therefore hold off on the usual send off and with totaling her massive number of Scavenger Hunt points for awhile. :thumbsup2 But speaking of internet problems, Ellen tried several times to email the aforementioned pictures to me both while at AKL and the Boardwalk but had no success. Another former reporter, chocolateMinnie, who was at the Beach Club resort from 10/27 - 11/3 also had problems sending updates by email after her first day or so at Disney World. So yesterday she emailed me the week's worth of updates from her trip. I'm going to post these, if not today then definitely this week, so stay tuned for those. Thanks chocolateMinnie! :thumbsup2


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  20. jabead

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    Another update received this morning was from Cyndi (cyndiloveswalt).

    She and her family attended EMH at Magic Kingdom last night and had ice cream treats from the...



    Plaza Ice Cream Parlor



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    The "Plaza" Ice Cream Sundae - Ice cream (they chose Cookies 'n Cream) topped with Hot Fudge, whipped cream and a cherry served in a freshly made waffle bowl





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    Mickey Mouse Kid's Cone with one scoop of ice cream (he chose chocolate)



    Cyndi said, "Three of us shared the sundae and DS8 had the Kid's cone. YUM!"



    2 Scavenger Hunt Points for two new snacks to add to our list :thumbsup2
     
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