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  1. jabead

    jabead DIS Veteran

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    And since that was butiflfeet's final update, it's now time to say...




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





    butiflfeet's Total January Game Points Earned = :worship: 93




     
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  3. jabead

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    Sadly butiflfeet's trip came to an end yesterday but she passed on reporter baton to Chris (dvc4life), who just arrived and hit the ground "eating" with her first update... ;)


    Chris said, "Hi Barb. Here is our first meal in Florida.
    It was at Crave by the Mall of Millenia. Man, it was good!" :thumbsup2




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    Crave Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
    Grilled baby romaine, caesar dressing, garlic croutons, parmesan



    "It was ok but the grilled salad at the Turf Club is much better." ;)





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    Bento Box
    Three pieces each of the following rolls: tuna, salmon, cucumber, yellowtail scallion, served with fresh fruit, vegetable tempura, and mixed green salad



    "Our friend had this. He really enjoyed it."




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    Baked Mac & Cheese
    Four cheeses, rigatoni, crisped bacon, parmesan cream



    "Our other friend had the mac and cheese. She didn't like it. It had hunks of bacon fat in it."





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    Scallop Shooters


    "My DH had the scallop shooters. Loved them. He loves scallops."





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    Grilled Shrimp Flatbread
    Pineapple salsa, red onion, and chipotle bbq sauce



    "This was very good but spicy."





    "Next up were the desserts. All of these were outstanding!"



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    Salty Caramel Mousse & French Silk Chocolate Mousse Shooters




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    S'more Brownie
    with Smoked sea salt and marshmallow ice cream





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    Milk Chocolate Mousse Torte
    with Strawberry compote and chocolate glaze


    "Yummy." :thumbsup2



    3 Misc. Bonus Points Awarded for excellent update from Off-Property Restaurant
     
  4. Linda67

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    Ooh Crave looks great, we must check this out on our next shopping trip :)
     
  5. Ginamarie

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    As usual, I read this thread and now I'm starving. I had no idea the Joy of T made something like the "Tipsy ducks in love." That looks amazing, and now I must have one of them too!
     
  6. jabead

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    Our last update sent to us yesterday was also from off-property.

    Lauren (Giselle22) ventured over to the Dark Side and sent us this great update from her visit there.



    Lauren said, "On Wednesday we went to Harry Potter Land!!! Universal has really hit on the one thing that could draw me away from my beloved Disney for a day. ;)

    Stepping into Hogsmeade was so, so exciting and magical!"



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    "They really did a great job. The shop fronts look like they could have actually been the movie set, and the castle is very impressive! Nearby the castle, students from Durmstrang and Beauxbatons put on short shows throughout the day to add to the atmosphere, and all the team members we talked to in this area were great and very in character!"


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    "Since this isn't a Universal thread, and is a food thread, I'll try to keep this update at least mostly food-oriented though. ;)

    One of the first things we had to do was get some Butterbeer!"



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    "I'll be honest, it does just taste like cream soda, but they put a marshmallowy foam on top which is super yummy (and makes the drink even more sugary)! If you're not a fan of sweet sodas you won't really like this, but if you're a Harry Potter fan, I imagine you'll have to get it anyway." ;)






    "They sell all sorts of great sweets in Honeyduke's, like Pepper Imps, Exploding Bon Bons, and Ton-Tongue Toffee!"



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    "They also offer fresh sweets. Most of these are generic find-anywhere-in-the-park things, but there are a few Harry Potter-themed goodies: treacle fudge, rock cakes, cauldron cakes, and pumpkin tarts."



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    "We tried some treacle fudge--it tastes like white chocolate and has molasses-soaked raisins in it (if I remember correctly). I didn't love the raisins, and thought it was a bit too sweet to eat more than a small piece of at once."







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    "The Hog's Head bar serves some familiar draughts and their own special brew, which we were told is similar to George Killian's Irish Red, but hoppier (didn't try any)."





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    "We had lunch at The Three Broomsticks. DBff had a baked potato and frozen butterbeer. The potato was fine...it's hard to mess up a potato!"


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    "DMom, DBro, and I all got Cornish Pasties and pumpkin juice. The pasties come with a salad, which was basic. The pasties are tiny, but they are pretty good! The meat is well-seasoned. My aunt had the shepherd's pie earlier in the day, and I don't have a pic, but she said it was also good. I liked the pumpkin juice, but they give you a rather large cup of it and I found it difficult to finish. It's spiced like an apple cider, but also pretty sweet. If you want to try the pumpkin juice but don't want to pay $7 for a bottle, order a cup inside, it was only $3 and you get plenty!" :thumbsup2






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    "I snapped the last picture of the backside of the castle as we were leaving the park...I'm pretending that's an owl." ;)



    3 January Game Points Earned for Three Broomsticks meal update + 5 Misc. Bonus Points Awarded for the excellent update from WWOHP + 5 Bonus Points for group shot of butterbeer taste tasting :thumbsup2
     
  7. debrapagliasotti

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    Hello Barb!

    Just wanted to let you know how much I still enjoy this thread ;) Great work keeping up with all the updates :thumbsup2

    I also wanted to let everyone know I have finally started my dining review. The link is in my siggy. Hope to have some of you follow along.
     
  8. jabead

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    Our First Update of the Day was sent to us this morning by Becky (BloveC).


    Becky said, "Good morning! No breakfast today but a couple of straggler from last night. This baby needs no introduction! I thought we could share it. Big. mistake. We almost got divorced over it!" ;)



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    From the Norway Bakery: School Bread





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    "Chocolate chaud (apparently that's French for Swiss Miss and hot water :rolleyes: ) from the new French Bakery that had way too long a line!"


    2 January Game Points Earned + 1 Bonus Point for First Update of the Day
     
  9. jabead

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    Thanks for the heads up Debra! :thumbsup2
     
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    Then a little more than an hour later this morning, we received this update from Becky...




    STARRING ROLLS CAFE


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    Becky said, "Well so much.for.no. breakfast! :rolleyes: We would up at Starring Rolls, my cheese danish (yummmm), his apple danish and milk, and not pictured, the cup of coffee that I won't remove my hand from!" ;)



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  11. jabead

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    Next we received this soontobewed07 update from her day at Epcot yesterday...




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    stbw07 said, "No kids menu here so DS could pick whatever he wanted. He said these were very good."




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    Strawberry Smoothie


    "This was his dessert option. It was very close to an icee and not so much a smoothie."





    La Cantina de San Angel



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    Tacos de Pollo - grilled chicken served on fresh handmade corn tortillas with Pico de Gallo, lime, and corn tortilla chips


    "This was ok. The shells were very dry and stale. The meat was very good and the chips were very good."





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    Tacos de Carne - smoked beef brisket tacos served on fresh handmade corn tortillas with Pico de Gallo, lime, and corn tortilla chips


    "Again the meat was great, the shells...not so much." :sad2:




    And for dessert...


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    Churritos with cajeta (Mexican caramel)


    "Yummy and taste like fried dough."





    And a sweet treat from

    Karamell Kuche...



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    Caramel and chocolate covered Pineapple


    "The chocolate was a bit cheap and waxy but once I peeled that off, the pineapple was perfect."






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    "This is the "snow" for the Limited Time Magic. It was disappointing. For some reason I expected there to be more?" :confused3




    Then from the Boardwalk...



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    "This is a must do for tonight!" :thumbsup2



    7 January Game Points Earned + 3 Bonus Points for margarita menu pic and pic of 2 kids (that I'm assuming are hers ;) )
     
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    Next in was a short snack update from Niki Andiokno.


    Niki said, "We went to Animal Kingdom this morning since it was too cold for Typhoon Lagoon and we would've had rain for golf. At least I got a snack I have searching for..."




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    "JALEPENO CHEESE STUFFED PRETZEL!!!!"


    "Yummy, creamy, spicy cheese." :thumbsup2


    1 January Game Point Earned
     
  13. Li Li

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    OMG, Giselle22, what a fabulous pic of castle with "owl"! I totally buy it!
     
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    Happy belated birthday to Becky!!! What a great way to celebrate a birthday! ::yes::

    That chandelier photo of BOG was beautiful. I can't wait to see it in person. This thread is not helping me make up my mind between the leek soup and the onion soup. ;)

    Glad to know that Paula shared our teacup photo from DLR! :)
     
  15. jabead

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    Good morning everyone! :wave2:

    I took the night off last night because my DD2 was home from college for the long weekend so we had a family night out with dinner and a movie. In looking over the cocktail menu at the start of our dinner, I saw some cocktails with interesting names like "Stumbling Ann" and "Kentucky Hooch". However, my favorite was the one listed on the menu (pictured below) between these two cocktails. ;)


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    Since the ingredients of this drink were to my liking, I decided to go for it! :thumbsup2 When our waiter came to the table to take our drink order, my husband spoke up first. (I should preface this exchange by saying that my husband loves to embarrass our kids in public whenever he has the opportunity. :rolleyes:) So anyway, my DH replies to the waiter, "I'll just have water but my wife wants "sox" (keeping this "G" rated ;) ). Without skipping a beat, our waiter answers, "Ok, well I'll let our bartender know. His name is Chuck!" :rotfl2:


    And so here it is...


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    FYI: This was as yummy as its name implies. ;)




    Lots of updates coming right up, so stay tuned! :thumbsup2
     
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    Let's get started with the updates now! :thumbsup2

    I'll begin with our first update from Susan (jecskc). She and her family arrived at Disney World on Thursday and she sent me this PM last night.



    Thursday, January 17, 2013



    La Cantina de San Angel



    Susan said, "We had lunch at Cantina de San Angel in Epcot. We just used 2 CS credits and the kids split some nachos with just cheese."




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    "And DH and I shared some with everything."



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    "We had churros for dessert."



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    "It was a pretty good CS meal. It is what we were expecting and everyone enjoyed it."






    Beaches and Cream



    "For dinner we had Beaches and Cream. We checked in about 5:30 PM and we were seated right away. I got some menu photos."



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    "DS got a burger and a root beer float."


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    "DD got macaroni and cheese and a kids ice cream sundae."

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    "She is allergic to nuts so the manager came to talk to us to make sure she was safe. Very friendly. And our server was amazing as well."




    "DH and I split a burger and french fries and a Milky Way Sundae."



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    "It was all very good and filling. We used 2 TS credits. Our server charged DDs meal as a kids meal instead of an adult one. She explained that if we just paid for that, it would be a better value and we could use the TS credit somewhere more expensive. I really appreciated her looking out for us."




    6 January Game Points Earned + 2 Bonus Points for menu pics
     
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    And speaking of Beaches and Cream, Niki Andiokno sent us her final update yesterday from her last Disney meal at...


    Beaches and Cream





    Niki said, "I forgot how good this place is. This is my bacon cheeseburger, it was great!"


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    "Mike had a burger with blue cheese and onion rings (no pic). He loved it as well." :thumbsup2




    "We shared the banana bread with peanut butter for dessert. It was excellent! Slices of banana bread with peanut butter in the middle, like a sandwich. It was served with vanilla ice cream and banana caramel sauce. Out of this world yummy! Sorry I don't have a pic though. I checked the photo I took and it looks like a big thing of poo." :rolleyes:


    Note from jabead: Here is a photo of this dessert, courtesy of DonaldDoleWhip (hopefully he won't mind ;) ). Just imagine this with vanilla ice cream instead of pumpkin. :thumbsup2



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    Grilled Banana Bread and Peanut Butter with Caramelized Bananas, Whipped Cream, and a scoop of Ice Cream (they chose pumpkin ice cream)



    3 January Game Points Earned
     
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    And since that was Niki's final update, it's now time to say...




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





    Niki Andiokno's Total January Game Points Earned = 44





     
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    Here's another update received last night from Susan (jkcskc)...

    Friday, January 18, 2013


    Wolfgang Puck Express




    "For lunch today we had Wolfgang Pucks Express. We always get the same thing here because it always works so well for us.

    DH and I split the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf..."




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    "Both of the kids had their standard Chicken and French Fries..."



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    "DH and I Split the Cheesecake..."



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    "DD got a brownie..."



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    "And DS got a cookie.."


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    "We always enjoy our meals here and the service is always excellent. WPE never disappoints us."






    Chefs de France




    "For Dinner We ate at Les Chefs De France.

    For starters, we had some wine. DH got a Pinot Noir and I got a Sauvignon Blanc..."



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    "This was hard and it would have been so much better if it werent so hard. It is as if it were slightly overcooked. We even had trouble cutting it with DHs steak knife."





    "DH and I ordered the onion soup..."


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    "DS got a salad..."


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    "For our entrée, the kids each got the macaroni..."


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    "DH got the Beef Tenderloin..."


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    "He really enjoyed this."





    "I got the Salmon..."


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    "Even though this looks very lovely, it was very bland. It isnt something I would order again."




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    "DS got chocolate mousse..."


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    "I got the Profiteroles..."


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    "DH got the Strawberry cake..."


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    Susan said, "Aside from the bread and my Salmon, we very much enjoyed our meal here. I would go back, but I would order something besides the salmon. Service was good and we got to see Remy. It was a fun meal."




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    Sorry folks but it's time for my much needed appointment at the beauty salon. ;) I'll be back later today to try and catch up with the updates. I still have great ones from Becky, and Lauren to post from yesterday plus I've already received updates this morning from Becky, Chris (dvc4life), Lauren and a new reporter that just arrived, carobear. :thumbsup2
     
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    It's been a long time since I've been to beaches and cream....I'm thinking maybe it's time to change that!
     
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    Ok, I've been "beautified" (or at least they did the best they could with what they had to work with :laughing: ), so it's time for some more updates. :thumbsup2


    Let's start with a lunch update from yesterday, sent to us by Becky (BlovesC).


    She and Charlie were at DHS and had lunch at...




    Toy Story Pizza Planet




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    Pepperoni Pizza served with a Salad (pictured below)


    Becky said, "I didn't exactly have high expectations of the pizza but it still disappointed. The middle of it was like soup and the sauce was SO acidic!





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    "The Caesar salad was great though, probably because my body was screaming..."VEGETABLES"!! Hurrah!" :cool1:




    And for their desserts...




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    Cappuccino Cupcakes


    "The cupcakes were very, very good, surprisingly so."



    3 January Game Points Earned
     
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