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

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  1. emmysmommy

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    I hear ya Bob! But at least you are eating healthy! I can't imagine if I ate like Boma every day!

    One note about breakfast on vacation since I think you completely understand...I feel guilt eating donuts at home so when I'm on vacation I'm in a different place mentally where I'm "allowed" to eat that way. I would horrify myself if I ate this way every day. Just can't do it knowing where I was 5 years ago. But at WDW....it's vacation eating. (Not to say that I like the fact that I return home with 4-5 extra pounds (or more) but it is what it is and I don't allow myself to go beyond that.)

    Nooooo! Stick with WCC! They do have Mickey waffles. (At the CS place as well.) Yes, keep Boma for next summer.

    Whew! We averted that crisis I believe! :rotfl2:

    Awwww.... thanks! :hug:

    Carbs are energy for park touring right? :rolleyes1

    Definitely Boma breakfast is a great option. I was glad wanted to eat there. Yeah, it felt like we were in time out.

    It's funny that I'm not into goat cheese now when a few years ago I loved in on the WPE 4 cheese pizza and some other Disney dishes. Oh well, tastes change I guess. Ugh! Keep that goat-cheese cheesecake away from me.

    That reminds me of one of my employees who I asked about cajeta (since she is Hispanic perhaps she could educate me about cajeta and how it is used in cuisine) and she thought I liked it so she bought me 2 bottles of Cajeta caramel sauce. Uhhh thanks.

    No worries Kat and Bob - you go right ahead. I welcome a collaborative exchange of information. :rotfl2: Seriously, you guys are funny, I would NEVER stifle that. ::yes::

    Ha ha Bob! Your man card will not be revoked anytime soon. I would have questioned you if you knew the handbag designers that the ladies discussed earlier or if you DVR every Real Housewives show. :rotfl2: (You probably relate to the scene in Sleepless in Seattle where the guys are mocking the women for being emotional over chick flicks.)

    No worries at all! You guys make me feel good that I'm at a place in my TR where people feel free enough to talk not just about the trip but life and yes, even man cards!! :mic:

    I've seen a lot of walk ups for Boma Christen. It is a bit farther and it's not like you can take a boat or monorail there.

    I'm glad you gave feedback for H&V. It's the one place that I wonder if we'd not enjoy because we don't know the characters. I suppose I could start watching Playhouse Disney and get up to speed!

    You can't go wrong with made to order omelets. Just leave the goat cheese out. :upsidedow

    Hmmm... tough decisions there Paula! I'd give up HBD for Boma! But you already knew that! :rotfl2:
     
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  3. jerseytinkerbell

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    Finally caught up with your DR! I fell so far behind somehow. Loved all the Boma pics! You have me so excited for my reservation there in 2 weeks.
     
  4. emmysmommy

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    Hi Jeri!! I hope you enjoy Boma as much as we did!!

    Edited now that I know you are living in WDW for most of October!!!

    I stand by this comment: I want your life! :lmao::banana:
     
  5. CatandMouse

    CatandMouse Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for your posts so far... love reading them! Getting so excited for our family trip at the end of Nov. I also have a hubby who does not quite *understand* my need for so many disney vacations. As a result it is usually my sister and I taking all the kids (no husbands allowed). This time DH will be there with me and the boys (3 and 7) and I am planning a more "low-key" trip. After seeing your post I am adding Yak and Yeti as my AK dining spot. Seems to be a good place to feel a bit removed from the crowds (and a place for a yummy drink!).
     
  6. emmysmommy

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    Hi there!! Thank you so much for reading and joining!!

    With your trip next month I'm sure your excitement level is escalating! :yay:

    I hope you like Y&Y, it is definitely our favorite at AK.

    Enjoy your low key trip.
     
  7. emmysmommy

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    Day 5: Tues. August 20th - San Angel Inn Lunch




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    This was another new restaurant for us. Having been ditched last trip in favor of Marrakesh, I was eager to see if we would side with the negative reviews or the fans of this place.

    We checked in with a quick hello to Kathy (Katmark) and her husband who were trying on sombreros in the Mexico pavilion. (Actually, she was nice enough to come from the other side of WS to say hi to us!)

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    We were seated at a lovely 2 top table next to the rail by the water. The tables had beautiful blue and white charger plates and small lamps that afforded the only light source for the table. Although this was a dark restaurant similar to Blue Bayou at Disneyland, it was very fitting.

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    Our server was Laura and she was very sweet and adorable. We were started with our drinks but noticeably absent were any chips and salsa to munch on.

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    Em chose the Tacos de Carne (beef tacos) while I went with two appetizers; the Tostadas de Tinga (chicken toastada) and the Coctel de Camaron (shrimp cocktail.)

    The food arrived before the chips and salsa. Actually, the chips and salsa wouldn’t have arrived if I hadn’t asked the food server guy if he could please bring some. A small oversight I’m sure. They ended up being the same as they serve at La Hacienda with the red (smoky) salsa and the green salsa. I prefer the green to the red.

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    Tacos de Carne: Aged New York strip on flour tortillas topped with chipotle pepper sauce, scallions, and avocado served with rice and black beans ($21.00)​

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    Em really liked her selection. The tacos had an abundance of beef and the chunky avocado was very nice. This wasn’t too spicy according to Em.

    Tostadas de Tinga: Pulled chicken seasoned with tomato and chipotle served on tostadas with black refried beans, green tomatillo sauce, queso fresco and sour cream ($10.50)

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    Coctel de Camaron: Acapulco style shrimp cocktail served with spicy marinated tomato sauce; fried flour chicharrons, avocado and lime ($12.50)
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    As for my choices, let’s start with the tostadas. There were three small tostadas piled with chicken and slathered in the avocado sauce and queso fresco, they were delicious. Of all the appetizers from the Mexico restaurants that I ordered this trip, this was my favorite.

    The shrimp cocktail was a different story. It just wasn’t what I expected since it was too soupy and not spicy – at all. Perhaps that is the way that it is supposed to be served. However, on a positive note, it had plenty of little shrimps that may be hard to see in my photos. I tried a few of the chicharrons out of curiosity but they tasted rather like stale packing peanuts with a splash of tabasco.

    Laura was kind enough to offer to take our photo. However, I had the camera on a manual setting so the flash didn’t go off. The photos are too dark.
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    Oh, look there a flash!
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    So what did we think of this place that gets mixed reviews? I may not have loved it but I really liked it enough to want to return. I’m cautiously optimistic since we had a friendly server, the food was good, we had a lovely table (completely chance on that one) and I loved the theming. Other than having to ask for the chips/salsa, everything else met or exceeded my expectations.

    Using our TiW card, we saved $9.40.

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    Up Next: Yachtsman Steak House

    But First a Dismeet at DLR with Vettegirl (Lori) - Oct. 19, 2013

     
  8. KatMark

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    I wish I liked Mexican food because I would love to eat at San Angel just for the ambiance.

    I'm glad you and Em enjoyed your meal, and it was our pleasure to walk over to say hello again (although with the way we were "stalking" each other, we ended up seeing each other again and again).
     
  9. lobster212

    lobster212 "The most important thing is family!"~ Walt Disney

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    so enjoying this board and this thread-
     
  10. DisneyJo

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    I'm so pleased to hear a good San Angel review as it's on our list to try, we don't do spicy though so will have to choose our entrees wisely :goodvibes
     
  11. Ron from Michigan

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    Signing up for your fantastic dining reports.
     
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    Those look delicious! Now I want to make an ADR there. ;)
    Do you know if the tortilla soup is good?​
     
  13. emmysmommy

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    I haven't tried the tortilla soup so I'm not sure. The live dining threads may have some reviews that include the soup. I'm interested to see what it is like as well. Perhaps I need to do some homework. ;)

    Thank you Ron. I'm glad that you are here and reading this dining review.

    Hi Jo! Well good news for you... if you like shrimp, that shrimp cocktail was not spicy. The tostadas weren't either. The kitchen may be able to work with you on milder versions of some things.

    Hi lobster! Thank you. I'm so very glad that you are joining. Welcome to the Disboards.

    Ha ha! Is it stalking if the "victim" welcomes it? :lmao:

    Do you eat chips and salsa?? I suppose it is something that you have to like to want to try. You won't get me to eat sushi so you won't see me at the sushi place in Japan.
     
  14. KatMark

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    Actually, I do like chips and salsa. Maybe we could go and I could have that and Mark could order somethng else. Sushi -- yuck!
     
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    I'm glad you liked SAI! We loved La Hacienda, so we probably won't be trying SAI any time soon, but Em's tacos do look yummy! I've never seen such...soupy shrimp cocktail before. So weird!
    I'm sure your Yachtsman experience was better than mine, so I'm excited to read that next!!
     
  16. HumblePie

    HumblePie Earning My Ears

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    I'm enjoying your dining report, you've had some amazing meals!
     
  17. khaleesi

    khaleesi Life is a Special Occasion

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    Mmmmm food!

    I just added a Tusker House ADR earlier this week. I didn't do any character meals on my last trip and wanted to remedy that. The huge selection of food looks amazing. AK has morning EMH on the day I'm going, so this works out perfectly in that I won't have to worry about grabbing breakfast at the resort before heading out.

    I had to google "Bobotie" and "mealie pap". LOL. The name of the latter just does not sound appetizing so I had to know what it was!
     
  18. vettegirl

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    I am reading dining reviews while having breakfast at the hotel right now lol. You guys had a great table at the San Angel. When Sue and I went they put us in a corner. The pictures look great, maybe I will give that place a second chance one day.
     
  19. emmysmommy

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    It may be better just to stick with margaritas somewhere!! I'm with you! You will NEVER see me eating sushi!

    Since SAI has mixed reviews (at best) I'd stick with what you like. The taco trio appetizer at La Hacienda was just as good as the entrée at SAI so you aren't missing anything.

    As long as we have anyone other than your server, I think we'd have a better experience.

    Hi there HumblePie. Thank you for joining!! I'm glad you are enjoying some of our food experiences. :)

    You definitely won't leave TH hungry or lacking for choices. Great idea to hit it up during EMH!

    I still don't know what mealie pap is. It does scare me a little. If you try it you'll have to let me know what you think. :)

    Awww very nice! I'm glad you have some dining reviews to keep you company during breakfast. Sounds appropriate to me!

    I think Em and I were just lucky with SAI. Or perhaps my standards were set so low that they met them for this place!! ;)
     
  20. peachmermaid

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    Nice table!! :) Everything looks pretty yummy to me, even though I'm a picky eater. (says the girl who tried at least a bite of everything we got at food & wine. Oh disney...what magic is this?!)
     
  21. emmysmommy

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    This was copied from my TR but since Lori participated in the live dining thread here on the dining board.... here's her update to Barb (Jabead). It does contain dining related items so it's not entirely out of place. ​

    Dismeet Intermission Time Again....

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    This weekend I had the pleasure of meeting up with Diser Vettegirl (Lori) at Disneyland/California Adventure. I was excited to see that she had booked a last minute trip and contacted me to see if we were available to meet up. YES, we were! :thumbsup2

    This worked out well since our APs expired last week so we had to renew anyway. I can now justify at least one or two more Dis trips next year since the urge to book another Disney trip immediately set in once we had those in our hands.

    Once we had our new APs we were off to DCA.

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    Refreshments were in order so we headed to the Cove Bar at Paradise Pier:

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    A Skinny Mojito for Lori, Em got a lemonade with wild berry foam, and I ordered a Pina Colava!
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    And a little something to share.... Lobster nachos
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    And Tri tip sliders:
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    We watched the Pixar Play Parade
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    And we finally got on a ride... of course it was a kiddie ride in BugsLand:
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    Then we park hopped over to DL

    Part of the parade or just posing in the middle of Main Street?
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    Guess the ride??
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    Snack Break for a lemon cupcake:
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    Haunted Mansion transformed .... Where Halloween collides with Christmas
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    Thank you to Lori for sharing a fun day with us!

    Back to my regularly scheduled TR next.

    Yachtsman Steakhouse Review

     

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