Sunday, March 30, 2014

Frozen desert violet lemonade from the Pineapple Promenade...



Frozen desert violet lemonade from the Pineapple Promenade available during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Pineapple paradise with yuzu slushie from Hanami located in the...



Pineapple paradise with yuzu slushie from Hanami located in the Japan pavilion available during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sweet potato cinnamon waffle with dole whip from Pineapple...



Sweet potato cinnamon waffle with dole whip from Pineapple Promenade available during the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival.


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Birthday gelato, vanilla flavor, from Citricos located in...



Birthday gelato, vanilla flavor, from Citricos located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.


Friday, March 14, 2014

A Stop at the Writer's Stop in Disney's Hollywood Studios

By: Nick

Back in a quiet corner of Disney's Hollywood Studios is one of our favorite spots in all of Walt Disney World.

The Writer's Stop is located next to the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater Restaurant.


Doing some research, I've discovered that this was originally built to resemble the set of the  bookstore in Ellen DeGeneres' sitcom Ellen, which was named "Buy the Book," which is why you will find many items, such as the ceiling lights, that convey a TV set atmosphere.
The Writer's Stop is a small bookstore, cafe, and gift shop all in one. 
You'll find many of the prepackaged goodies you can find at many other gift stores throughout Disney property here.
In the center of the store you'll find comfy seats, a television playing Disney related programs, Disney themed games, a good selection of DVDs, Blu-rays, and books.
The book selection is pretty terrific; appealing to a wide audience, representing many of the Disney owned properties and assorted attractions, such as The Twilight Zone, that you'll find at the Studios, as well as books about Walt Disney, Disney art, and children's books.
Proceeding to the back, you'll find an even more eclectic book selection, including best sellers and biographies, among others. You'll also find tables and and more seating.
 
This cozy area is also where you'll find kitchen items displayed beautifully: mugs and tea and biscuits that you'll find at other stores as well.



They also offer a wide selection of drinks, including coffees, teas, espresso, cappuccinos, waters, juices and sodas.

Lastly, but certainly not least, are thr bakery items, such as bagels, muffins, pastries and cookies, including one of my favorite snacks in the World, the Carrot Cake Cookie.

As far as I'm aware, The Writer's Stop is the only place on Disney property to get the Carrot Cake Cookie.
It's approximately the size of my head, but I have NO trouble finishing it off myself, but you may want to share it with a friend or 3!
 
This article originally posted on the Disney Musings Blog, which Nick co-writes with his wife and friends.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Puerco en salsa de mole negro (Roasted pork tender loin) from La...



Puerco en salsa de mole negro (Roasted pork tender loin) from La Hacienda de San Angel located in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Citropolitan (Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Limoncello and a splash of...



Citropolitan (Absolut Mandarin Vodka, Limoncello and a splash of Cranberry Juice) from Citricos located in the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Madeira-braised short ribs (with trofie pasta, wild mushroom...



Madeira-braised short ribs (with trofie pasta, wild mushroom ragoût, and truffle crème fraîche) from Citricos located in Disney’s Grand Floridian.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Have You Ever Had a Shandy at Epcot?


By: Nick

Have you ever had a Shandy? Have you ever heard of a Shandy? I cannot recall where I first heard about them, but when I did, I knew I wanted one.

What is a Shandy? In the real United Kingdom, a Shandy is beer mixed with carbonated lemonade.

At the Rose and Crown Pub at Epcot's United Kingdom Pavilion, it's 1/2 Sprite & 1/2 Bass Ale or Harp Lager.


Bartender Adam serving up my first Shandy, made with Bass Ale.

Delicious.
A couple of nights ago, my friend Ron was kind enough to buy me one. I chose to have this one made with Harp Lager, as I was told by the bartender that it is less sweet.
I liked this even more!
Next time you're in Epcot, give a Shandy a try.
 Cheers!
 
This article was originally posted on the Disney Musings Blog which Nick co-writes with his wife, Barbie, and contributions from friends.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014