Back to Trattoria al Forno … One Last Time?

My friends.  I’m so depressed.  My poor Trattoria.  They went and made it a character breakfast.  How sad.

Actually, characters will make appearances at breakfast beginning this coming Sunday – April 2nd.  Until then, all is “well”.  After that?  Ooof.

Oh, don’t get me wrong.  I’m sure that there are many out there that are happy to have a place to meet Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel, and Flynn Rider.

Me?  Not so much.  Here’s a quote … “I think that Mrs. All in WDW and I have found the absolute best breakfast on Disney property.”

Yeah.  That was me.  Why was I such a “fan”?  Well, the food, of course.  I loved their breakfasts!  And, it didn’t matter if it was a Frittata

… or Poached Eggs!

Either were phenomenal, to be truthful!  Fortunately, before Disney crushed my world with this misguided change, however, Mrs. All in WDW and I got the chance to visit one last time.

What did we have?  Hah!  We started with a Caprese Bloody Mary.

Delicious!  Of course, then, I had to choose a breakfast.  Hmm.  I wanted something different.  Frittata.  Poached eggs.  I know!  Breakfast Calzone!

Scrambled eggs, cured meat, and a blend of cheeses stuffed in an oven-baked dough and served with Sunday gravy.  Yum!

It surely was fantastic, but I have to admit … given a choice of the three aforementioned dishes, the Poached Eggs would be my choice.

Of course, that’s all moot now.  Oh, I have nothing against Ariel, Rapunzel, and crew.  I’m just not ‘up’ for a character-packed pair of eggs.

My friends, if you do decide to visit Trattoria al Forno, keep your eyes peeled.  Any of their breakfasts are good.

As for the characters?  Ugh.  Bring me another Bloody Mary please.

WDW Main Street – Episode #342 – Our Weekly News!

Join Doug, Dennis, and John as they discuss John’s recent trip to the Animal Kingdom.  What did he do there?  Well, let’s just say … Rivers of Light!

John also gives us a full rundown of his great day in the park.  And, that’s not it, folks!  The guys cover all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World.

So, please, sit back and enjoy the show at …

WDW Main Street – Episode #342 – Our Weekly News!

Picture courtesy of Disney

Hitting the Streets! It’s Morimoto Asia Street Food!

Good morning, WDW fans!  Guess what?  We’re heading back to Disney Springs!  So, exactly what is “street food”?

Well, according to Wikipedia, it is “… ready-to-eat food or drink sold by a hawker, or vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market or fair.”

In addition, “[i]t is often sold from a portable food booth, food cart, or food truck and meant for immediate consumption.”

Hey!  That pretty much sounds like any Disney Quick Service, food festival kiosk, or snack cart to me!  Hmmm.

Actually, as advertised by the outdoor restaurant, themselves, Morimoto Asia Street Food is based on a history that dates back centuries.

The venue gets their inspiration from the dishes you can find, today, all throughout Asia, as much as from the childhood memories of Masaharu Morimoto himself.

So, what does the Iron Chef have in store for us?  Let’s see!

From ribs to egg rolls and noodles to sushi, he has it covered!  In fact, when we get a chance to stop back for a meal, I might not be able to choose!

How about you, folks?  Place your order in the poll below!  Will it be lo-mein?  Bao tacos, maybe?  Yum!  What do you crave?  Choose up to THREE!

Picture from Disney’s web site.

“The World’s” Best Garlic Shrimp? It’s Spice Road Table!

Happy Friday, everyone!  I feel like it’s “Doug Davis Week” on the web site, my friends!

After yesterday’s nautical tribute to Skipper Doug’s Sassagoula River Cruise, we return, today, with one of his all-time favorite Disney dishes!  Where can it be found, you ask?

Spice Road Table.  Found on the edge of World Showcase Lagoon and across from Epcot’s Moroccan Pavilion, it’s an unheralded Table Service restaurant.

Oh, I’ve definitely been pretty critical of the place.  At first, Mrs. All in WDW and I really enjoyed their service and cuisine.

Their Mix Grill Skewers are (were?) phenomenal, for example.  It was the venues entry into the Disney Dining Plan and massive price inflation of those skewers that drove us away, however.

Undeterred, though, Doug continues, to this day, to coax us back for what he feels is their very best dish.  It is something that he always aims to have when he visits “The World” – Spicy Garlic Shrimp!

Sautéed shrimp with dried chilies and fried garlic, Doug swears by the absolute “delicious-ness” of this Mediterranean delight.  It is a $10.99 small plate, and he’d say it’s worth every penny.

Of course, the shrimp isn’t all he’d recommend.  Served, here, with a single Lamb Slider, we find another morsel on his “to-do” list – Hummus Fries!

You can buy the fries, alone, as a $8.99 small plate or, of course, sample them with Spice’s sliders.  Buy a plate of three of those for $24.99.

In closing, I’ll say this … Doug has never steered Mrs. All in WDW and I wrong.  That being the case, I guess we’ll have to give Spice Road Table another chance.  Shrimp and fries?  Here we come!

Note: my thanks to avid WDW Main Street listener and All in WDW reader – Judith – for pictures of the shrimp, lamb, and fries!

Disney’s Busiest Waterway? Sassagoula Dreamin’!

Ahoy, folks!  This nautical tribute is dedicated to the biggest Sassagoula fan that I personally know – Skipper Doug Davis!

An unadulterated Sassagoula River Cruise captain “wanna-be”, the host of WDW Main Street’s podcast is definitely a fan.

Actually, when Mrs. All in WDW and I last visited “The World”, I sent Doug a video or two of his beloved river boats.  Oh.  Not to “rub it in”, mind you.  I just wanted to give him a glimpse of “home”!

Having said that, before we proceed to the “meat” of this salute, I’d like to make one small observation.  The Sassagoula River is one busy waterway!

It took a stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for me to really see, and appreciate, it.  Those boats motor up and down the river nonstop!

So, in that spirit, please take a few minutes to check out the “traffic”, my friends.

From our room’s balcony as well as “live” on a private (there was no one else on the boat!) ride to Port Orleans, here are Doug’s beloved boats!  Enjoy!

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