One Last VOTE! It’s the HUGE Epcot Quick Service Finale!

The “destination” is always fun.  I love it when the winner of one of All in WDW’s “tournaments” is revealed.  And, I’m really excited about our Top 5, Top 10, and Top 15 lists.

But, the “journey” getting to all of these final results is the real entertainment.  For me, at least.  I love watching you guys vote.  To see two or three attractions, resorts, or restaurants engaged in a day-long “dogfight” for your support is an absolute blast!

Oh, I DO love a French bakery!

Oh, I DO love a French bakery!

OK!  One last day … one final vote!  It’s the HUGE Finale!

Vote!  Vote!  Vote!  Keep bringing your friends!  Your support this week has been PHENOMENAL!  Vote for ONE!  YOUR favorite!  One of these Counter Services will become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Quick Service Restaurant!  Which will it be?!

 

Today’s the Big Epcot Counter Service SEMI-FINAL! Round 3! VOTE!

I got comments yesterday that the choices had already gotten too difficult.  I can’t imagine what I’m going to hear today!

With only eight Counter Services, and two groupings, left, tough choices are the only thing you’re going to find around here!

School Bread

I was talking about School Bread with a couple of friends last night. How appropriate that Kringla made the Semi-Final!

I’m sorry the actual writing has been very short and to the point this week, my friends.  Work has been busy … with month-end and all.

The good news is it takes your focus off of reading and places it on the voting.  Where it should be!

And, where it has been!  Great support in the first two rounds, everyone!  I feel like we’re getting a really strong sampling of how we truly feel about Epcot’s Quick Service options!

Well, on to the BIG Semi-Final!

Vote!  Vote!  Vote!  Bring your friends!  The more the merrier.  Vote for ONE!  The Top 2 in each group will move on to fight for the “title”!

Which one of these “elite” dining stops will become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Quick Service Restaurant?!

Vote! Select YOUR Favorite Epcot Counter Services! Round 2!

Good morning!  Welcome to OUR Epcot “Sweet Sixteen” spots to secure a quick and counter service meal!

Mmm.  Love those Fish 'n Chips!

Mmm. Love those Fish ‘n Chips!

Thanks for all the votes yesterday, my friends!  Not many surprises.  Although, the three-way dogfight between Refreshment Port, Electric Umbrella, and Kabuki Cafe was fun to watch.  77 votes counted … call it a draw!

So, let’s do it again!  Vote!  Vote!  Vote!  Bring your friends!  The more the merrier.  Vote for ONE!  The Top 2 in each group will move on to the semi-final round!

Quick! Vote! It’s the Epcot Counter Services! Round 1!

Before All in WDW gets buried under Food & Wine frivolity – if you were here here last year, you know it will! – I’d like to go back and dine on more standard fare.

Frankly, I’m still way behind on Readers’ Favorites polls, and it’s high time we revisited Epcot!  From pretzels and beer to fish ‘n chips, what’s your favorite Epcot Quick Service?  Now’s your chance to VOTE!

Refreshment Port

It is the same routine as always, my friends.  Vote!  Vote!  Vote!  Bring your friends!  The more the merrier.  It’s time to re-elect the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Quick Service Restaurant!

Vote for ONE!  The Top 2 in each group will move on to Round 2!

While We Were Waiting for Food & Wine Menus …

When I presented Epcot’s Food & Wine menus yesterday, I mentioned that I knew they would drop on Thursday.  What “crystal ball” do I own that gave me that insight?  Uh, none.

Yet, you have to give me credit … I did get the menus out earlier than anyone else.  Actually, it was Tables in Wonderland’s fault.  They gave me the key clue that food was nearby.

I got a very informative preview email from them on Wednesday.  As did every other card-holder, of course, but it was a clue, nonetheless.  We’ll talk about that a little bit more in a minute.

Then, I also luckily(?!?) had a bit of insomnia very early Thursday morning.  Mrs. All in WDW and I got up for the day at about 3 AM.  Ugh.

As I checked emails, and such, I happened to pop by WDW’s web site.  There, I found the menus!  Yep, folks.  In the right place at the right time, and the menus got published pronto!

So, what was in that Tables in Wonderland email?  “2014 Food & Wine Festival Pre-Sale Magic”!  In their own words, they ask …

“Counting down the days to the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival?  Looking forward to International marketplaces featuring tasty tapas-sized dishes and refreshing beverages?  Eager to try your hand at Mixology?  Ready for some Culinary Demonstrations?”

So!  Do you want to know all the details?  What’s up with the classes, the seminars, and the demonstrations?  Mixology?  Really?  There are mixology classes?

Get the details (in pdf files) … as presented by Tables in Wonderland!

Do you want the whole brochure of culinary goodness?  Here it is:

Tables in Wonderland F&W Booklet – 2014

2014 Culinary Demonstrations?  Here they are:  Culinary Demonstrations – 2014

2014 Beverage Seminars?  OK!  Beverage Seminars – 2014

2014 Mixology Seminars?  You bet!  Mixology Seminars – 2014

There!  Now, you have all the details you need to schedule special events.  But, what about the “stars” of the show?  Uh, the food?

Well, keep getting those details right here at All in WDW, my friends!  Over the course of the next two months, we’re going to have a lot of fun “cooking up” our very own menus!

I want some Mongolian Beef!

C’mon, September!  We want some Mongolian Beef!