There's a Chipmunk Eating Your Head!-Dining Review(Complete !! 12/30)

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  1. jecskc

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    :welcome: Thanks so much for reading and stopping by !!

    We got a new camera for this trip and I wish I were a better photographer, but DH says I don't wait long enough and draw the camera away from the subject too soon. Also, I have shaky hands and that doesn't help either. I found out our new camera has a food setting near the end of the trip. I am so using that setting when we go back in April !!
     
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  3. gillep

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    Love the reviews, DH and I are going back to WDW Jan 4-11 and your reviews are getting me so excited!
     
  4. jecskc

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    :welcome: and thanks !! I bet you are so excited about your trip !! Coming up soon !! I always read TRs and Dining review before I go as well. It helps pass the time. Thanks for reading !!
     
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    Thursday, November 24, 2011 - Thanksgving Dinner

    Our ADR for dinner at the Garden Grill was for 7:05 PM - we went to check in at Garden Grill

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    This place was very crowded and even though we had a reservation, they told us the wait would be about 20 minutes. There were many people trying to get in without an ADR and they were told that the wait for them would be 2 hours. We waited exactly 20 minutes

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    And then we were seated. I just loved our booth. It was a half circle and it faced towards the outside of the restaurant, so you didn’t really see any other guests. So you kinda felt like you had the place to yourselves. And another cool thing about the restaurant ?? It rotates. A full revolution in an hour. So cool.

    We sat down, ordered drinks and the characters started coming right away.

    The kids with Dale

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    I should have set the camera on sports setting because the photos I got here were kind blurry because the kids and the characters were always moving and interacting. We got great character interaction here and the kids really enjoyed them.

    The waiter brought out the salad

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    I liked it OK. It had too much dressing for me. But I like just a TINY bit of dressing, so for most people this would be fine.

    Bread. Yeast rolls (yum) and Whole grain rolls (meh)

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    I ordered a Pinot Grigio.

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    Farmer Mickey !!

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    Chip !!

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    Pluto !!

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    We chose this restaurant on this day specifically for its menu which was an all you can eat Harvest Feast.

    Family Style Platter (All You Care to Enjoy)

    featuring:

    Basket of Warm Breads with Maple Butter
    Harvest-inspired Farmer's Salad
    Char-grilled Filet of Beef with Red Wine Butter
    Roasted All Natural Turkey Breast with Cranberry-Orange Relish
    Sustainable Fish of the Day with a Sweet Tomato and Fennel Chutney
    Garden Fresh Vegetables
    Smashed Potatoes
    Rice Pilaf


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    So a breakdown of this. Turkey, potatoes and stuffing – yum. Beef tenderloin cooked a perfect medium and veggies – yum. I liked this best. And then the Mahi-mahi. It was good, but not a s good as the other things. We REALLY enjoyed this meal - DH especially. What made it the most special for us was this was Thanksgiving Day and it was close to a Thanksgiving feast. And the best part ?? We didn’t have to cook …. Or clean up the dishes.

    For the kids meal, DD got

    Children's Entree Platter

    Oven Roasted Chicken Drumstick
    Baked Macaroni and Cheese
    Broccoli
    Crispy Sweet Potato Sticks

    Dessert: Mickey "Mousse" Cookies and Cream

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    She ate well here and DS was super jealous of her chicken leg so the waiter brought him some. We received excellent service here.
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    There’s a hidden Mickey in the above photo. Can you find it ??
    For dessert, they brought out some kid of berry cobbler which was VERY good.

    Freshly Baked Harvest Fruit Crisp with Hand-Whipped Vanilla Bean Cream

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    DD got some Mickey Mousse. It was cookies and cream mousse with sprinkles and oreo cookies. She really enjoyed it.

    For the Thanksgiving occasion, they also brought out pumpkin/sweet potato tarts

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    We enjoyed these as well. I would highly recommend the restaurant. We
    really liked it !!
     
  6. kelleigh1

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    Looks like Pluto swallowed your daughter's head. LOL
     
  7. jecskc

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    LOL. The characters there were very fun. The kids really enjoyed them !!
     
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    Breakfast -Friday – November 25, 2011

    So I got up at 7:30 AM and DH and I went down to the Boardwalk Bakery to get breakfast while the kids slept a little longer.

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    We got two egg and cheese croissants

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    Two drinks – Orange juice and chocolate milk. A cinnamon bun for DS,

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    an apple, some apple juice and some Special K for DD. All of this was 3 CS credits and a snack credit. All of this was very good. Perfect quick breakfast.
     
  9. Linda67

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    I am really enjoying your reviews :)
    What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving
    Garden Grill looks yummy
    I hope we can try it sometime :)
     
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    YAY !! Thanks !! We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner there !! We would definitely go back !! I hope you get to try it !!
     
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    Lunch - Friday – November 25, 2011

    On this day, we went to Electric Umbrella for lunch. We had a reservation for Via Napoli for lunch but called to cancel so we could eat with our friends who had joined us on our trip.

    DD got Chicken Nuggets

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    DH got a Mushroom Swiss Burger

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    DS and I just got a regular cheeseburger

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    We got a sugarless brownie, some strawberry cheesecake and a cookie.

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    It was all pretty standard QS fare. Decent food that filled us up. And we found a nice, quiet place upstairs to eat.
     
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    Great reviews so far. Mmmm that dole whip from Captain Cookies looks delicious!
     
  13. jecskc

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    It really was. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I really did. Can't wait to get another one !!
     
  14. SusieBea

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    More, please... popcorn::
     
  15. jecskc

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    :welcome: Thanks for reading !! As you wish ... more food coming up !!
     
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    Friday, November 25, 2011 – Con’t - World Showcase snacks

    After some more time in Epcot. The kids wanted to get some snacks, so we took a detour towards World Showcase.

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    SQUIRREL !!!

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    I got a Mickey Mouse pretzel at the American Pavilion.

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    This has been on my Disney “to do” list, so it was nice to cross that off. It tasted just like the other pretzels, but being that it was Mickey shaped just made it more fun.

    We got DD a cherry Kaka Gori

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    Which she really enjoyed.

    DS decided he wanted one too, so we got him one. Then we head back towards France.

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    To get a Grey Goose slushie !!

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    Can I get a hell yeah !!!
     
  17. Linda67

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    Hell Yeah !!!!!
     
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    LOL!!!! :rotfl:
     
  19. Emme

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    GREAT report! Thanks so much for taking the time to share!
     
  20. jecskc

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    That's what I'm talking about !! :thumbsup2 THANKS !!

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    :welcome: And thank you for taking the time to say hello !!
     
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    Friday, November 25, 2011 - Dinner

    At dinner time, we dragged the kids out of the pool and headed around the lake to eat at Beaches and Cream. We had eaten here last year and the kids really wanted to go back.

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    We put our name at the podium and we were seated in about 10 minutes.

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    Our server was Brian and he was AMAZING. So kind and friendly and helpful.

    LOVED him !!

    DH and I split a hamburger.

    Cheeseburger - (single or double) A juicy beef patty served on a fresh baked bun.

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    and onion rings

    It come out cut up for us and on separate plates. We were very pleased.
    DD got the kids hot dog and fries.

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    DS got a burger and fries as well.

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    These were the best burgers I have had on property to date. Very good.

    Onion rings were perfect.

    For dessert DD got a kids Mickey sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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    She loved it. It was cute.

    DS got a root beer float

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    It was huge, but very yummy.

    And DH and I shared the Milky Way sundae.

    Milky Way Sundae - Bundt Cake topped with three scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Butterscotch, Whipped Cream and a Cherry

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    Oh eM Gee !!! This thing was amazing !! We couldn’t finish it but it tasted sooo good!!

    And our most excellent server Brian offered to take a photo of us.

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