Hey! It’s a Food Truck Fantasy!

Oh, yeah, it is.  One big, delicious traffic jam of Disney-fied food trucks!  Take a look!

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Namaste Cafe

  • Samosas & Naan Dipping Safari – ($11.00)
  • Lamb Kefta on Naan Bread – ($12.00)
  • Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice – ($9.50)
  • Char-grilled Tandoori Shrimp with Basmati Rice – ($12.25)

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Superstar Catering

  • Sausage & Caramelized Onion Flatbread – ($9.50)
  • A Taste of Disney’s Hollywood Studios (BLT Soup, Cobb Salad, and Grapefruit Cake) – ($14.00)
  • Pork Shank with Gruyere Mac ‘n’ Cheese – ($12.00)

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World Showcase of Flavors

  • Pierogies with Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions – ($8.50)
  • Grilled Chicken Breast Gyro with House-Made Chips – ($9.50)
  • Florida Local Grass-Fed Beef Sliders with House-Made Chips – ($9.50)

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Fantasy Fare

  • Grilled Ham & Cheese with Waffle Fries – ($11.00)
  • Sweet Potato Puffs with Marshmallow Cream – ($5.00)
  • Corn Dog with Waffle Fries – ($7.50)
  • Buffalo Chicken & Waffles with Cornbread and Sriracha Maple Syrup – ($10.25)

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What looks good to you, my friends?  To be honest, although we didn’t take the opportunity to eat this time around, a couple of dishes caught our eye.

For starters, how about a nice, healthy serving of Butter Chicken?  Hey!  Sanaa’s recipe is phenomenal.  I’m sure Namaste’s is just as good.

Superstar’s trio of Hollywood Studios delights is quite intriguing, but a Pork Shank with Gruyere Mac ‘n’ Cheese?  Yum!

As you know, we’re aficionados of Epcot’s Food & Wine festival.  A heaping plate of Pierogies with Kielbasa and Caramelized Onions sounds outstanding.

Finally, take a look at Fantasy Fare.  Buffalo Chicken & Waffles?  With Cornbread?  And, just how good does Sriracha Maple Syrup taste?  I can’t wait to find out!

Having said all this, we were a bit taken aback by the prices.  It is pretty steep for “truck” food, in our opinions.  Having said that, we’ll stop to dine soon, I’m very sure!  How about you?

Dining Recon: Wolfgang Puck Express

Good morning, folks!  I’m going to start this day off with a bold declaration – Wolfgang Puck serves the best breakfast sandwich on the planet!

Mrs. All in WDW and I got a chance to visit Wolfgang Puck Express at Downtown Disney’s Marketplace for the very first time several weeks back.  It was a great call!  Breakfast was delicious!

But, before we get to the food, let’s check out the chef’s facilities and decor …

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As you enter Wolfgang's, you turn left to find the counter.

As you enter Wolfgang’s, you turn left to approach the counter.

The full menu!

The full menu!

Breakfast!

Breakfast!

To the right of the counter, you'll find the first of the interior seating areas.

To the right of the counter, you’ll find the chef’s open kitchen.

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Complete with “Chef Tables”!

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Walk through the chef's "kitchen" to get to the main seating area.

Walk through that “kitchen” to get to the restaurant’s main indoor seating area.

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A VERY clean establishment.

Waiting for breakfast!

Waiting for breakfast!

You order at the counter, of course, and then proceed into the restaurant to take a seat.  A server will bring you your meal.  So, what did we have to eat that day?  Mmm.  A fabulous breakfast!

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Mrs. All in WDW ordered a Roasted Mushroom and Spinach Omelet.  She subbed in an arugula salad for the dish’s crispy potatoes.  It was excellent!

On the other hand, I enjoyed a Sunrise Sandwich.  Accompanied by the very same arugula salad, it was a sandwich of scrambled eggs, bacon, mozzarella, tomatoes, and garlic aioli.

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The bread (bun) was warm and soft.  The flavors were phenomenal!

Finally, my friends, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out that you can choose to sit outside and enjoy your meal in the Florida sunshine!

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All in all, Mrs. All in WDW and I had a great visit to Wolfgang Puck Express.  We’ll definitely stop in again.  We urge you to do the same!

Dining Recon: Lava Lounge (at Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe)

When it comes to Walt Disney World’s “hidden treasures”, Mrs. All in WDW and I think we’ve found a “new” one to add to the list.  The Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge is a water-side delight!

Located in Downtown Disney, “hidden” is a perfect word to start describing this spot.  In fact, you have to go spelunking (caving) in order to find it!  See?

You'll find the entry to the left of Downtown Disney's Rainforest Cafe.

You’ll find the entry to the left of Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe.

Deep into the cavern, you go!

Deep into the cavern, you go!

You've hit "lava"!

You’ve hit “lava”!

C'mon in!

C’mon in!

One of the things that Mrs. All in WDW and I dislike the most about any Rainforest Cafe location we’ve ever visited are the lines.  You know what I mean.  Have you ever walked in to be immediately seated?

Well, if you can be flexible about your seating choice, Lava Lounge might be your “ticket”.  Not only were there seats at the bar, but the restaurant had plenty of open tables as well!

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And, whether it be Downtown Disney, itself, or Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, what could be better than enjoying Rainforest Cafe’s cuisine in the presence of these phenomenal views?

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Like I said, my friends, Rainforest Cafe’s Lava Lounge in Downtown Disney is a “hidden treasure”.  The next time you visit Walt Disney World, stop by and give it a try!

Sailing on the Sassagoula!

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time.  You can afford to take a few minutes to line up, what should be, a great shot, and … “Bingo”!

This is one of those times … if I do say so myself!

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The place?  The Lava Lounge – a fantastic outdoor bar attached to Downtown Disney’s Rainforest Cafe.

I just couldn’t resist the water, the clouds, the blue sky, the Sassagoula River Cruise, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.  What a great combination.  Beautiful!

Who Doesn’t Love a Balloon with Character?!

Are you afraid of heights?  No?  I am … a little.  OK, so more than a little.  Like, I can’t go on a Ferris wheel with Mrs. All in WDW – much to her chagrin – “little”.

That’s all right.  She doesn’t do roller coasters, and I love those!

Anyway, we passed by Downtown Disney’s Characters in Flight a few weeks ago, and I took a few quick shots.  No, I did not take a ride!

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Operated by the French designer and manufacturer of tethered gas balloons – Aerophile – Characters gives you the opportunity to hover 400 feet above Downtown!  Gulp.

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Quoting Disney, it’s an 8-10 minute experience which provides its Guests with “a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Downtown Disney area”.

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Hmm.  I’ll take your word for it waltdisneyworld.com!

As for you, my friends … if you’re braver than me, and love a thrilling experience, this attraction might be well worth its $18 adult price!

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Hey!  Have you tried it already?  Tell us what it’s like!