We Ate, We Drank, We Conquered - An Aug/Sep '16 Dining Report - Complete 3/11

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  1. kastoney

    kastoney Disney foodie served with a side of sarcasm

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    We Ate, We Drank, We Conquered

    Yep, we did this.....
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    And this.....
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    And some more of this.....
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    Any questions?????



    Oh yeah, who the heck are these eating and drinking fools.
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    Hi! I'm Kari a certifiable food, wine, and disney-aholic who loves to share all of my indulgences with the world (or at least the DIS). I'm a life long Washingtonian who by day works for the federal government and by night tries to be super Mom and Wife. I generally suck at trying to balance it all, but wine helps.

    With me on our food and drinking adventures was of course my very well behaved family.

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    While we are capable of taking nice family photos, more often than not something like this is happening....

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    Meet my wild, weird, and wonderful husband Jason. Jason is a professional Chef, who most recently decided to put his knives down for a while and concentrate on being a stay at home Dad. Good news is a stay at home Jason means a personal chef for me, so life is pretty darn good.

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    And this our 5 year old daughter Casey who is a chip off her Daddy's block. She's a crazy, fun, and loving bundle of energy who just started kindergarten. Thankfully, she also has our foodie genes and would pick sushi over chicken nuggets any day of the week.

    And did I mention we love food? I mean not just like food, but deep, longing, we may even kiss it kind of love.
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    And less I forget our dear friend alcohol, who as always will play a prominent role in our vacation.
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    Now the details on the tipsy foodie adventure you're about to embark upon. Our trip was from August 24th through September 3rd and was for a whopping 11 days at the Polynesian!!!! This was our longest trip yet, and despite the heat and a little visit from Hurricane Hermine, was practically perfect in every way. On the food side we ate at a record 13 table service and 8 signature restaurants and consumed unknown quantities of alcoholic beverages to boot. We revisited some tried and true favorites (Sanaa, Narcoossee's, Via Napoli, & California Grill), as well as working in a few newcomers (Tiffins, Il Mulino, Trails End & Bluezoo), and as usual made very few ADR's and just let our tastebuds and restaurants with last minute availability lead the way.

    Needless to say it was a great 11 days and I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as we enjoyed eating, drinking, and down right conquering Disney!

    Cheers!
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  2. kastoney

    kastoney Disney foodie served with a side of sarcasm

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    Table of Contents
    Day 1 - Wednesday, August 24th
    Captain Cooks


    Day 2 - Thursday, August 25th
    Liberty Tree Tavern

    Flying Fish
    Illuminations Dessert Party


    Day 3 - Friday, August 26th
    Beaches and Cream

    Kona


    Day 4 - Saturday, August 27th
    Starring Rolls
    50's Prime Time Cafe
    Contempo Cafe

    Yachtsman Steakhouse


    Day 5 - Sunday, August 28th
    Trails End

    Tiffins

    Day 6 - Monday, August 29th
    San Angel
    Sanaa


    Day 7 - Tuesday, August 30th
    Skippers Canteen
    The Wave


    Day 8 - Wednesday, August 31st
    Via Napoli

    Tambu Lounge, Shula's, Blue Zoo, Il Mulino

    Day 9 - Thursday, September 1st
    Grand Floridian Cafe
    Narcoossee's

    Day 10 - Friday, September 2nd
    Tusker House

    California Grill


    Day 11 - Saturday, September 3rd
    Kona Cafe



     
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  4. Elevationist

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    First! :P

    I see that Milky Way Sundae! Can't wait to dive into that bad boy next week!
     
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  5. 2xcited2sleep

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    Hurrah! I've been on the lookout for this! Eleven days sounds heavenly - can't wait to hear all about it!!!
     
  6. TeeterTots

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    I'm here!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! We're checking into Poly 10/31! Looking forward to trying Narcoossees for the first time too!
     
  7. GoofySon'sMom

    GoofySon'sMom DIS Veteran

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    Can't wait to read about it! We leave Thursday for our trip so I may have to catch up when we get back!
     
  8. cinderkelly

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    Ok I'll settle for fourth :rolleyes1. Dang Billie you're quick today!:worship:

    Sounds like an awesome report coming up Kari! 8 signatures!!! Wow. Big Summer blowout!

    And what's up with this new ticker I see???? :hyper2:
     
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  9. fallonkendra

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    I finally made it on the first page of a Kari report! Can't wait to read all about it!
     
  10. SEASONK

    SEASONK Mouseketeer

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    Can't wait to follow along, I just finished reading your last dining report!
     
  11. ariane37

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    I'm 8th?????
    I'm leaving :tiptoe:
     
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  12. APears

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    Yay! Can't wait to read in on all of your food and alcohol adventures
     
  13. ammmk6

    ammmk6 Earning My Ears

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    Can't wait to follow along! We are leaving for *HOME* on the in 13 days!
     
  14. Somnia

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    Sounds like a ton of fun, I'm in! Going to read your past reports now :)
     
  15. Elevationist

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    Shhh. It's only because I'm still using the DIS to help me avoid pre-trip housecleaning.
     
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    Whoo hoo!!!!
     
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    Looking forward to reading a long
     
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    Can't Wait!!!
     
  21. Disney Deana

    Disney Deana Earning My Ears

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    Can't wait to read all about your most recent food adventures! Just finished your last report. I've been a lurker for a long time and only recently signed up to be able to post. In fact, this is my first post! I'll be there in 13 days. It will be my first trip without my kids and first time to Food and Wine. This will be my third trip this year tho. We usually only go every other year. This was not our year for Disney but our son worked there this past spring as part of the Disney College Program so we bought annual passes for the first time and we love it!
     
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