The not so live version of dining w/ Disers, in Castles & on Safari! The Wrap! 2/26

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  1. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    For some reason Captain's Grille has never been on our radar - I guess if we were staying nearby it probably would be
    Is the breakfast a buffet only or is there am a la carte menu as well?
     
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  3. peachmermaid

    peachmermaid Mouseketeer

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    Yay for dis meets!

    Em's dish looked super yummy! I'm definitely a gnocchi person so I'll take the pasta off your hands. ;)
     
  4. DisneyJo

    DisneyJo Missing my tags!

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    All caught up here too but I can't remember what I wanted to say, I'll do better next time :rotfl2:
     
  5. KatMark

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    :cheer2::cheer2::cheer2: for another DIS meet with Mr. DDW. You are one very popular lady.

    We have never eaten at Captain's Grille, but I've heard good things about the breakfast. I'm not sure I've ever read much about dinner.
     
  6. smile4stamps

    smile4stamps DIS Veteran

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    It's going to be hilarious! My DH usually takes pics too lol! Someone will need to take a pic of everyone else taking pics!!
     
  7. JulieODC

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    Thanks for the review of Captain's Grille! We're staying at YC in November, so its good to know about the possibility of walk-ups (we have a number of reservations around WDW for Disney - but traveling with a 2yr old, I an guessing we might need to be flexible, so good to have an option close to "home"!)
     
  8. Mikka

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    Your food reviews are very engaging. I'm eagerly reading.

    And I really want to go stay CL at the AKL. Not just for the Sunrise and Sunset safari, but... cordials sitting out there just waiting for me to pour them? Can I say yessss? And yesssss again?
     
  9. AvasMommy526

    AvasMommy526 Mouseketeer

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    I am here to join in on the DR as well!!! Of course I mean Disney food is my favorite of course!!!!!! ;)

    I am thinking I must eat at Jiko next trip, I suppose I should consult with my fellow travelers but I think I may just make that happen! :rotfl2:

    Yak&Yeti was fantastic when we went! I am in LOVE with the seafood curry, and of course the wontons!!!!! :cloud9:

    We are staying at BC next trip so I am definitely thinking a breakfast at Captains Grille will be a good choice!

    Love the Dismeet dinner, I must go off and find Mr. DDW's DR on his trip as well!!! :goodvibes
     
  10. disneyquilter

    disneyquilter Just keep swimmin'...

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    My apologies in advance for being so late to the party - I have been sick with this nasty flu for 5 days and I am just now getting back on the laptop...on that note, so glad I only missed 2 postings. :)

    Yak & Yeti is always a must do for us. Surprisingly, we have never had an adult beverage here. :confused3 Not sure why...I am thinking that must change on the next go-round...:scratchin

    And how many DISers does it take to get perfect food porn? :lmao: I can only imagine both of you guys with your cameras poised and ready to go and no one having to say "DON'T EAT THAT YET?!" -- In my family, both my oldest daughter and I have to yell that out the first 2-3 meals before they just don't start :rotfl2:

    Waiting for the next installment, considering I am staying home from work one more day I am hoping - maybe, just maybe - your update will be tomorrow ;)
     
  11. Roma

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    Oh my word I have fallen so incredibly behind! The only plus side to this is I am able to binge read a bunch of yummy reviews instead of waiting post by post :lmao:.

    That Territory Lounge fondue looks amazing. A friend of mine had a fondue party not too long ago and I'm pretty sure I ate about five pounds of bread and cheese. That is going on my list.

    For some reason it must have slipped my mind that you are not a chocolate person. You'll have to join Mr. Roma in the "chocolate is meh" corner!

    What an exciting dismeet with DDW! How wonderful your trips overlapped again :goodvibes.

    Excited for more!
     
  12. IheartDDuck

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    Nice on a DISmeet dinner, and nice on having well trained travel partners that don't touch their food before the pictures are taken. I think mine are trained pretty well. Oh, except the littles, but what can you do there. :lmao:

    It could be that you're not a gnocchi fan. I think it has to be done really perfectly too in order to be good though. Kind of like risotto. I would have picked the pears out too to devour all of them. ;)
     
  13. emmysmommy

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    Hi Wendy! Captain's Grille is very nautical. Lots of stuff that I have no clue what it is.

    I agree, the chicken looked pretty good even if it wasn't that exciting. One other thing that was appetizing about the walnuts and pears is that they were very buttery delicious!

    Christine, Captain's Grille is very convenient if you are staying in the Epcot resort area. And no reservations needed makes it even better.

    Absolutely!! Mr. DDW was my very first Dismeet at WDW so I was excited to meet up again.

    Hi Paula! Long time no see. (It's been all of 24 hours now!) I'm not especially fond of the lunch/dinner menu either but I'm sure there is one amazing dish that I have yet to try.

    Yes he did. I wonder if that is on purpose. Kinda like his official Dismeet shirt!

    After we talked I think I remember that now. I need some ginko!

    Thanks! I need to get a move on and get these updated more quickly! It has been a VERY busy week.

    That would be so fun to have a Mickey waffle maker!! Where did you see the Mickey waffle maker? I don't see them on line for the Disney store and I'd love to have one!! I probably shouldn't do that since I'm sure my waffles wouldn't be as good as Disney does them.

    Hi there disfan! Thank you for reading and joining!! :) One trip is exciting enough but to have two, yay!! (And your next one is so close judging by the ticker in your signature!)

    Hi Vicki! Believe me, Kouzzina was wayyyy better. I need to get caught up on your DR. The best part of our evening was yet to come in my next update which will feature you and Andrew as well!! The feeling is entirely mutual.

    Barb - The truth I'm certain!! Besides the servers we may need to give a warning to the tables on either side of us!

    Hi there Scott. (I hope you are feeling better.) The Kobe burger sounds good. I think I remember seeing you share a photo of that in the not so distant past. Yep, those egg rolls are pretty tasty.

    You have an epic Dis lunch planned in December my friend with your Imagineer lunch.

    Hi Christen. If you are in the area check it out. I hadn't had gnocchi before so I'm not sure if it is always mushy like that.

    Hi Linda! Captain's Grille has both a large buffet AND a breakfast menu. Here's a link to the breakfast menu including an oatmeal brulee. Very interesting.

    Hi Jennifer! Definitely! :)

    Ha ha!! I would have given it to you my friend!!

    Hi Jo! No worries!! I can relate! ;) Thanks for reading.

    Hi Kathy! Mr. DDW is a great guy!! :rotfl2:

    I would suggest breakfast at Captain's Grille. I'm sure there's something decent on the menu for dinner but other than our first trip to CG we've really loved breakfast.

    Exactly!

    Hi Julie! It's always good to have options that leave flexibility for walk ups.

    Enjoy YC!

    Hi Mikka! Thank you for joining!! :) Ha ha! Yes, all the liquor just calling to you! Sad to say that I didn't try any of their African wines that were out. Darn!

    Hi Nicole! Welcome!!! I'm so glad that you are here and joining! I'm loyal to Disney dining so I had to do a Dining Review as well!!

    Tell your travel party that Jiko not only has an awesome menu but it is a gorgeous restaurant. The lights along the back wall change to imitate the sunrise and sunset on the savanna.

    See? the wontons at Y&Y don't disappoint. Love those things.

    I hope you like CG for breakfast. Are you doing Cape May? Your DD would love the characters there.

    Hi there!! Oh no! That's a long time to have the flu, I hope you are better by now. That's no fun.

    I've heard the Yak Attack is a fabulous cocktail at Y&Y. I'm definitely partial to the pina colada.

    Ha ha! We have our families trained so well! No digging in before the photo. Sometimes you do have to remind them but it sounds like your family catches on quickly!

    Take care and I really hope you are 100% now.

    Hi there Roma!! There you go, the plus side of being a few updates behind is they all come at once.

    I'd probably be banned from a fondue party since I may not share nicely! I loved everything that they offered for dipping at TL but those apples and pretzel bread were especially good.

    I live in a household of chocolate lovers and I think they like that appreciate the fact that they don't have to share with me.

    I was grateful that Mr. DDW's and our dates synced up again.

    Hi Dani! Thanks, it was very nice. I suppose you could get food photos of the littles it just may have little hands in the picture!

    I think you're right, I must just not be a gnocchi fan. Oh well, I do love all other pasta dishes. (although I'm not clear if gnocchi is a potato dish or pasta??) Loved the pears, just wish they were larger pieces.
     
  14. emmysmommy

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    Day 3: August 18, 2013: Evening Cocktails at Ale & Compass Lounge

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    Our boat captain for the Illuminations cruise decided that it wouldnt be safe trolling around Crescent Lake in a thunderstorm. Whats a few bolts of lightening? Yeah well, they thought caution was in our best interest. Plan B was cocktails in the Ale & Compass Lounge at the YC resort.

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    We commandeered the sofa and chairs and created our own cozy seating since the lounge was deserted. They accept TiW which is a handy little tip for those that are unaware.

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    Our round of drinks included a couple sangrias, a habanero margarita (Mr. DDWs), and I enjoyed my first Pina Colava in WDW. (My first pina colava ever resulted in not one, not two, but three of these in DCA/Trader Sam bar. Yeah, that good!) Ahhhh sooo delish!

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    We seriously had an awesome time together! Thanks Vicki, Andrew, Mr. DDW (and your mom) for the awesome evening.

     
  15. distripplanner

    distripplanner Earning My Ears

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    Try amazon for Mickey Mouse waffle maker, they should come right up. I was at a small shop so it wouldn't help you but I did find the same thing on amazon. I am still on the fence! Will it taste the same (prob not but that would be okay) and will it make them less special when I get the real thing? Tat is the real question! Lol
     
  16. jedijill

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    Too bad the cruise was canceled but Plan B looks awesome! It's so cool that DDW can partake of the adult beverages now. :)

    Jill in CO
     
  17. KatMark

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    No cruise because of thunder and lightening? Really! :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    Seriously, Plan B seems to have worked since you so enjoyed your cocktail that you had more than one of them.

    I'm glad you had such a great time.

    And thanks for the heads up on the TIW card...I'll have to remember that.

    Gee, I wonder who your DIS meet is with at Tusker House. ;)
     
  18. Linda67

    Linda67 Has a Masters in Margaritas

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    On no, I didn't realise that your cruise got cancelled
    Fingers crossed we set sail in December :)
    Plan B sure looked like fun though ;)
     
  19. jmm476

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    The pina colava looks a lot like the lava flows that I adored so much during my Maui honeymoon... that's going on my list for December!
     
  20. DisneyJo

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    DIS meets are so much fun aren't they, it's amazing how online friends quickly become real life best friends :)

    Oh I have a Mickey waffle maker and they taste great :thumbsup2
     
  21. princess_momma

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    I am so excited for Y&Y! It just looks divine! I already know what I want too...such a Dis thing! Oh well! :confused3

    I had a very delightful dinner at Captain's Grille nearly 4 years ago! I have yet to make it back though I loved it...there's just so many other delicious options I haven't been able to!

    Stinks about missing the cruise, but it looks like you still had a great night! Always fun to be able to relax with friends!
     

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