Short Trip, Quick Reviews Dec-2010 - Complete 1/11

Discussion in 'Disney Dining Reviews' started by onelilspark, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. shera

    shera DIS Veteran

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    great reviews,We have an adr at Via Napoli in June,your pictures sure look good.Can't wait.
     
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  3. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Well the whole German/English "ie" and "ei" confusion is difficult! :goodvibes I have seen so many people referring to Spaceship Earth's sponsor as "Seimens"... :confused3
     
  4. chocolateMinnie

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    subscribing...............that mulled cider looks great.
     
  5. onelilspark

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    :cloud9: We had pork chops and sauerkraut. I put a little apple juice in the sauerkraut and it came out delicious! I also made au gratin potatoes...from a box.


    Welcome to the Dining Boards. They're my favorite popcorn::

    Now you'll be buggy all year! :sad2:

    Any location that only has Counter Service will take TiW...I forget the exact list, but it's all the value resorts and possibly POFQ. I think there's also some over at Animal Kingdom that take it :thumbsup2

    :rotfl2: I don't know what happened :confused3

    We have a few restaurants around here that serve German food, but none that have the selection of Biergarten.

    My secret on Riesling? The Finger Lakes (of NY) wine region is very similar in climate to Germany. Rieslings are very popular in the area and I heard at one of the (many) classes I've taken that we're one of the top 3 Riesling producing areas in the world...in terms of quality, not necessarily quantity. When I'm home, I usually order one of the local Rieslings, so I know I like dry ones, but I have no idea what to order when it comes to other parts of the world :confused3 The big difference in a German and NY State Riesling is that German ones tend to be more minerally than the NY State ones.

    :teacher:

    Mmmm, just wait until I get to round two of Via Napoli!

    My friend works for Siemens, so I've got that one down too :thumbsup2

    I could go for one tonight :rolleyes1
     
  6. lilandvisma

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    Nice reviews! Thanks for sharing :)
     
  7. onelilspark

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    Thanks for joining! :wave:


    And now on with the show!
     
  8. onelilspark

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    So I saw this post on the Disney Food Blog. I knew immediately we needed to try one during our stay. What better time than breakfast? :confused3

    Ariel and I hit Hollywood Studios at opening, rode TSM and then went for cupcakes. Her brother, Goofy, joined us during breakfast.

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    Taken while waiting.

    After a small wait, we got our cupcakes. Many people were jealous that we were eating cupcakes for breakfast and told us just how smart we were. :teacher: We WERE on vacation after all!

    Of course, we didn't get just one cupcake. We got 2. We split them both. Officially, Ariel got the Butterfinger Cupcake:
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    And I got the Red Velvet Cupcake:
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    I don't know why I have two knives there :confused3

    ...I was covered in frosting by the time Goofy showed up, so I didn't get pictures of his food. I think he was boring and got one of those cinnamon rolls I pictured early.

    The verdict? Ehhhh on the Butterfinger Cupcake. The outer shell of the frosting was hard, which made it difficult to eat with a fork (we were trying to be proper!) and difficult to split. It was excruciatingly sweet...and I like sweet!

    The Red Velvet on the other hand was heaven. Just the right amount of sweet, a moist cake, perfect frosting. I'd definitely get it again and we both agreed it was the winner of our cupcake throwdown!

    My only real complaint about Starring Rolls is the seating. We wound up sitting on a bench, which isn't the most conducive to eating a massive cupcake.
     
  9. onelilspark

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    After checking for a walk up at Mama Melrose & Brown Derby (Goofy decided he didn't want counter service...) we made our way over to Epcot. After checking a few more places, we wound up at Via Napoli...for me? Again.

    I decided that I should try something other than pizza, so I went with the Lasanga Verde:
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    It was delicious! Creamy and hot without being heavy. I actually finished the whole thing :rolleyes1

    Goofy & Ariel split the Procuttio & Melon pizza:
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    They enjoyed it. Could definitely see why I said I didn't mind eating there again :goodvibes

    This time...we got dessert :banana:

    I had the Zeppoles:
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    O.M.G. I didn't share. They were so good. The chocolate sauce was not just Hershey's syrup, it was fantastic. I highly HIGHLY recommend these.

    Goofy got the "Ugly but Good"
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    It was some kind of sundae. Not really my style, but he really enjoyed it.

    Ariel got the Tiramisu:
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    If I'm being honest...this looks like every restaurant's standard tiramisu. I wasn't overly impressed with it (because I could tell it came from a box.) But she enjoyed it. I think I won in the dessert department :thumbsup2

    Overall, I enjoyed Via Napoli again. Our waiter tried to tell me I couldn't use TiW because it was the weekend. Apparently I gave him a look because he checked again on it (without me asking--I didn't care enough to push the issue.) So he won points for that. The only thing I'll mention is that my dish came out before their pizza. Not a big deal since we're adults (and we were warned before hand) but I can see how that might be a big deal for families with children, so just an FYI.
     
  10. onelilspark

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    ESPN Club
    I'm a failure. I always forget to take pictures when we eat at the ESPN Club :sad2: There was a line for seating actually in the restaurant, but we walked into the bar area and found an open booth. There were a few college games going on, so it was more crowded than we expected. Our service was very slow (I'm guessing) because of this...it took a half hour to get our bill after we were done eating. I felt bad because there was a family who wanted our booth that wound up at a high top table.

    Anyway, both Ariel & I got the turkey & brie sandwich that they had. It was fantastic and really hit the spot. I like the ESPN Club when you just want something simple. Plus, it's usually easy to walk in and find an open table in the bar area.

    Jellyrolls
    Afterwards, we headed over to Jellyrolls. I love Jellyrolls, I think it's a delightfully fun time. If you haven't been, it's a dueling piano bar (I think the cover was $10.) You can request songs by writing them on a napkin and putting them on the piano with a tip. If you're 21+, check it out!

    All Star Movies Food Court-Breakfast
    My parents came up to take me to the airport, so we all got breakfast at the food court before I left (Goofy was taking Ariel later that day.) I don't remember what everyone had...I'm useless without pictures! But everything came out hot & fresh!

    I do remember that I had the adult portion of the Mickey Waffle. I know it's just a waffle, but it's something about having a *Mickey* waffle at Disney...I love it. :thumbsup2 Overall I'm impressed with the value's food courts. They're very efficient, especially in the morning :thumbsup2:thumbsup2

    And this concludes my food journey. Thanks for joining me! :wave: I'll leave you with a picture since this entry is lacking :sad2:
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    Gingerbread creation from the Boardwalk. Anyone for roast duck?
     
  11. brookelizabeth

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    Loved your reviews. The zeppoles always look so stinkin' good. When we eat there next time I have to remember to leave room for dessert!

    We had a Butterfinger Cupcake in December 09 and it was delicious. VERY sweet (3 of us couldn't finish it), but otherwise fantastic. I hope the quality hasn't gone down since! I love Red Velvet, so that or the peanut butter one is next on my list. YUM.
     
  12. Pooh&OurHunny

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    thanks for sharing and enjoyed the reviews. I loved Via Napoli and I had the Ugly but good and I loved it.
     
  13. glennbo123

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    I only recently read about this butterfinger Cupcake. The first couple of reviews said it was heaven, but lately I've seen a couple like yours, saying it was too sweet. Dang, I was rooting for it.

    My wife loves red velvet cake, so I'm sure she'd go for that one.

    This looks sooo good.

    Your review has sold me on these. I'm gonna remember 'em!
     
  14. disnut1149

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    Thanks for the great reviews!! I'm really enjoying reading them!!
     
  15. onelilspark

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    Glad you enjoyed!

    The red velvet was definitely the way to go. I mean, I like sweets (once I finish typing this, I'm gonna dig out the Ben & Jerrys in my freezer!) but the Butterfinger was just tooooo sweet!

    The zeppoles were delicious. Make sure they're in your notes!

    Thanks for joining!
     
  16. petals

    petals Irish Princess because Cinderella said so!

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    All this food is making me hungry! Great reviews
     
  17. disneydreaminA115

    disneydreaminA115 Long time lurker - coming out to play!

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    I'm excited that you did a review on the Bluezoo and actually got the dishes I'm eyeing!
     
  18. Macsfiveplus1

    Macsfiveplus1 Earning My Ears

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    Looking for reviews of restaurants for our May trip and what do I find. I didn't realize you went in December.

    We have Biergarten booked for the first time. Glad you enjoyed it! I just changed Whispering Canyon(we have already been) to Captains Grille so I was looking for reviews for there since we have never been.

    Via Napoli looks good, we are just a bit scared to eat anything Italian in Florida. Especially pizza.
     

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