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Dining at Disney Podcast: Episode 7

The BOATHOUSE sits along the water in Disney Springs

Dining at Disney Podcast Episode 7 is NOW available for download! On Episode 7, Kristen reviews the newly opened The BOATHOUSE in Downtown Disney. They also talk about plenty of news. Dining at Disney Podcast hosts Kristen Hoetzel and Jae Brattain start off with an appetizer of news – Harambe Market opening in Disney’s Animal Continue Reading

Review: Paradise Garden Grill 2015 Menu

Paradise Garden Grill is a quick service dining establishment located in Disney California Adventure’s Paradise Pier area. Reservations are not accepted. They offer lunch and dinner everyday. Ambiance The area surrounding Paradise Garden Grill is an open air environment. There is lots of places to sit, which is a great thing when you consider this Continue Reading

Review: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Rum Flight - 3/4-oz pour of Bacardi 8 yr, Pyrat XO Reserve and Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 yr at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

This past week, we visited Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney’s Polynesian Village. Those who’ve visited Disneyland are very familiar with Trader Sam, there’s a Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland Hotel. We’ve been to the Trader Sam’s in Disneyland on a few occasions, but this was our first trip to the newly opened Continue Reading

Review: Dockside Margaritas

Dockside Margaritas - Disney Springs The Marketplace

Dockside Margaritas is the newest dining location to open in Downtown Disney (soon to be called Disney Springs). It’s located on the Marketplace side along the water. Ambiance Dockside Margaritas is a beautiful waterfront margarita lounge. As guests approached the bar, they can walk up to one of the two windows to order to-go drinks. Continue Reading

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Hanami and Lotus House

Kung Pao Chicken Bun from Lotus House at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Hanami and Lotus House are returning Outdoor Kitchens to the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Hanami is located in the Japan Pavilion, while Lotus House in the China Pavilion. Hanami Back on the menu for a third year… Frushi. This fan favorite dish consists of fresh pineapple, strawberry and melon rolled with raspberry coconut Continue Reading

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Jardin de Fiestas and Taste of Marrakesh

The Taste of Marrakesh Outdoor Kitchen at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Jardin de Fiestas in the Mexico Pavilion and Taste of Marrakesh at the Moroccan Pavilion are returning Outdoor Kitchens to the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Take a look at what we tried! Jardin de Fiestas The menu is pretty much the same as last year. The only difference is the vegetable quesadilla. Last year, Continue Reading

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: The Smokehouse

Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with white cheddar fondue and pickled jalapeños from The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

The Smokehouse: Barbecue and Brews is one of the most popular Outdoor Kitchens at the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. This year’s menu features new and fan favorites. Last year favorites, pulled pig slider with cole slaw and “Piggylicious” bacon cupcake with maple frosting and pretzel crunch are back. Check out last year’s review on Continue Reading

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival: Fleur de Lys and Primavera Kitchen

Gnocchi Parisien à la Provençal – Parisian-style dumpling with vegetables and mushrooms from Fleur de Lys at the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

Fleur de Lys and Primavera Kitchen both returned to this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. Fleur de Lys features fresh ingredients from France, and Primavera Kitchen highlights seasonal ingredients from Italy. Fleur de Lys The menu remains nearly unchanged from last year’s. The orange macaron has been replaced with a strawberry flavored one. The Continue Reading

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