I copied Oybolshoi's idea, and have started my own blog, details are in my last post. Restaurants to Be Reviewed Flame Tree BBQ - Day One - Page One - Post Nine Boma - Day One - Page One - Post Ten Everything Pop - Day Two - Page One - Post Eleven Pecos Bill Cafe - Day Two - Page One - Post Twelve Aloha Isle - Day Two - Page One - Post Fourteen Chef Mickey's - Day Two - Page One - Post Fifteen Everything Pop - Day Three - Page Two - Post Twenty Sweet Sunday - Day Three - Page Two - Posts Twenty-Three & Twenty-Four Food & Wine Festival Booths - Day Three - Page Two - Post Twenty-Seven Le Cellier - Day Three - Page Two - Posts Twenty-Eight & Twenty-Nine Everything Pop - Day Four - Page Three - Post Thirty-One ABC Comissary - Day Four - Page Three - Post Thirty-Two Brown Derby - Day Four - Page Three - Post Thirty-Six Crystal Palace - Day Five - Page Three - Post Forty Pinocchio Village Haus - Day Five - Page Three - Post Forty-One Kona Cafe - Day Five - Page Four - Post Forty-Nine, Fifty, & Fifty-Two Everything Pop - Day Six - Page Four - Post Sixty Food & Wine Festival Booths - Day Six - Page Five - Post Sixty-One Tangerine Cafe - Day Six - Page Five - Post Sixty-Two Food & Wine Festival Cooking Demonstrations - Day Six - Page Five - Post Sixty-Three Kringla Og Bakeri - Day Six - Page Five - Post Sixty-Four Flying Fish - Day Six - Page Five - Post Seventy Everything Pop - Day Seven - Page Five - Post Seventy-One Food & Wine Festival Cooking Demonstrations - Day Seven - Page Five - Post Seventy-Two Food & Wine Festival Booth - Day Seven - Page Five - Post Seventy-Three Wolfgang Puck Cafe - Day Seven - Page Five - Post Seventy-Five Everything Pop - Day Seven - Page Six - Post Seventy-Eight Everything Pop - Day Eight - Page Six - Post Seventy-Nine Flame Tree BBQ - Day Eight - Page Six - Post Eighty Tambu Lounge - Day Eight - Page Six - Post Eighty-Five Ohana - Day Eight - Page Six - Post Eighty-Six Main Street Bakery - Day Nine - Page Six - Post Eighty-Nine Cosmic Ray's - Day Nine - Page Seven - Post Ninety-Two Party for the Senses - Day Nine - Page Seven - Posts Ninety-Three, Six, Seven, Eight, & One Hundred and Three Everything Pop - Day Ten - Page Seven - Post One Hundred and Four Writer's Stop - Day Ten - Page Seven - Post One Hundred and Five Boulangerie Patisserie - Day Ten - Page Eight - Post One Hundred and Six Food & Wine Festival Booths - Day Ten - Page Eight - Post One Hundred and Seven Akershus - Day Ten - Page Eight - Posts One Hundred Fifteen & Eighteen Food & Wine Festival Booths - Day Ten - Page Eight - Post One Hundred Nineteen Everything Pop - Day Eleven ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Okay, so I haven't actually left yet. But since I got the idea from the other pre-dining review thread, and since I really like writing my dining reviews, and since I already have my pre-TR started, I've decided to start my dining review thread early. Now, some of you may remember me from my previous dining review threads located here; http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1302533 (Dec 2006's reviews,) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1360376 (Feb 2007's reviews,) http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=936658 (and Oct 2005's reviews, though I'm less proud of these reviews then the ones from Dec and Feb.) Now, if you've read my reviews, (and if you haven't please feel free to do so, I'm very proud of them,) you know that I have a wide range of tastes. I'll go to everything from buffets and character meals to the signature restaurants, and I'll go solo. Now this trip is a little different. I'm still going to buffets, character meals, and signature restaurants, as well as two Food and Wine Festival events, and I'll also be eating at more CS then usual since I have the free DDP this time, (this is my first time using the DDP, and I'm very excited about it,) but no, the biggest change of all, is that this time I will not be solo, so some introductions are in order. Me - Kind of obvious, but I am me. This will be my sixth trip to Disney, the fourth trip since I'm an adult, and my second trip during the Food and Wine Festival. I eat almost anything, the one notable exception being mushrooms. I also don't really like mussels, oysters, clams, sweetbreads, or foie gras. Things I do really like; crab, cheese (especially blue and cheddar,) berries, chocolate, caramel, peaches, bananas, coconut, and peanut butter. I also like a really good steak. My mom - Pretty self explanitory of who she is. I don't want to give away her age, I'm afraid she wouldn't speak to me if I said, LOL, but in very good shape for her age, so she should be able to keep up with me in the parks, LOL. This is my mom's fourth trip to Disney, but the first in about ten years, and the first time she's going during the Food and Wine Festival. She does not really like lamb, rosemary, and that may be about it. Neither one of us are really picky eaters, and we'll both try almost anything. What she does like; crab, dark chocolate, wine, and she likes a lot of fruit. Her biggest worries are 1) we'll gain too much weight, and 2) we won't have enough fresh fruit and veggies or salads during this trip. Also my mom can be kind of critical, so there may be something "wrong" with every meal, even though whatever's "wrong" may not be that big of a deal. We'll be going to ten table-service meals, which I'm 99.9% sure are not going to change, and I'm also 99% sure we'll make it to all of them. Something drastic would have to happen for me to miss a meal, LOL. Out of the ten table-service restaurants we're going to, I've been to all but two of them before. With my mom though it's completely the opposite, she hasn't been to any of them before, so I'll be anxious to hear her opinion on some of them, since they're all "old" for me. The restaurants we're going to, in order, are; (all are dinner unless otherwise noted; Boma Chef Mickey's (New for Me) Le Cellier Brown Derby Crystal Palace (Breakfast) Kona Cafe Flying Fish (New for Me) Wolfgang Puck Cafe Ohana Akershus We'll also both be going to Party for the Senses, and I'll be attending a Sweet Sunday, mom didn't want to go to that one. I have no idea why, she was saying something about "too much food," but whatever. The counter-service locations I'm planning on, these may change, but this is what I'm planning on. (I would love any opinions on any of these locations thought.) These will all be for lunches. Everything Pop Pecos Bill's Kringla og Bakeri ABC Comissary Pinocchio Village Haus Tangerine Cafe Earl of Sandwhich Flame Tree BBQ Cosmic Ray's Boulangerie Patisserie Columbia Harbor House For breakfasts, expect a lot of reviews from Everything Pop, though you may also be seeing reviews from Main Street Bakery, Sunshine Seasons, and Starring Rolls. Our snack credits will be mostly used at the Food and Wine Festival booths, if that's allowed this year, hopefully it will be. But we'll be using some on some of my favorites; Dole Whips and Figaro fries as well as a few others. Well, I don't leave for another 19 days, but you can expect the reviews to start on 10/9. Which I just realized is a month away from today, so maybe I am starting this review a little too early, but whatever.