Dining Recon: Beaches and Cream Soda Shop

Earlier this week, as we charged through the voting to elect the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Crescent Lake Table Service Restaurant, I kept thinking about that burger.  What burger?  If you’ve been to Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, you know which one I mean.  You see, back in January, Mrs. All in WDW and I experienced our first-ever dinner at the Beach Club’s “much ballyhooed” ice cream joint, and we loved it!

Prior to this, I honestly felt that the best burger in Disney lived at …

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The State of All in WDW – February Update

Hello, all!

My apologies. This one’s a few days late as we actually hit All in WDW’s third month anniversary this past Monday. The fact is, we were in the middle of appointing Flying Fish Cafe as our Favorite Crescent Lake Table Service Restaurant, and I didn’t want to throw a big interruption in our way! Nonetheless, here it is – the February Update.

We accomplished quite a bit this past month. When it came to polls, we also crowned IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth as our Favorite Epcot Attraction by the narrowest of margins – 44 to 43 over iconic Spaceship Earth. In addition, we …

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Flying Fish Wins!

I am dying for some red snapper!  But, not just any red snapper – I am craving the potato-wrapped red snapper from the Boardwalk’s Flying Fish Cafe.  I have been for quite some time.  How can’t you be?  Just take a look, courtesy of Disney Insider.


Of the restaurant’s that we voted into our just-concluded Crescent Lake “Final Four”, the only one that Mrs. All in WDW and I haven’t been to is …

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Crescent Lake Cuisine! – Final Four

Oh, no! bluezoo!! Shula’s!! Say it isn’t so!

Two of my favorite restaurants – EVER – are Chef Michael Symon’s Lola Bistro in our old stomping grounds of Cleveland, Ohio and New York Prime near our new digs in Atlanta, Georgia. For the most part, those two fine establishments are the benchmarks by which I, at least, measure other restaurants.

Todd English’s bluezoo dances right up there in the culinary stratosphere with Michael Symon’s flagship restaurant, and Shula’s Steak House in the WDW Dolphin is the only place I have ever been to that rivals New York Prime’s filet mignon. It just broke my heart to watch them both go down to utter defeat. Boooo!

OK, I’m over it. The good news is that …

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Crescent Lake Cuisine! – Round 2

My favorite quote came Saturday via @fantasyfaire on Twitter. After I posted Round 1 of our quest to elect Favorite Crescent Lake Table Service Restaurant, @fantasyfaire Tweeted, “… but you put Big River against Beaches and Cream, and now I’m stuck!” The reason it hit my funny bone is because that Tweet came just minutes after Mrs. All in WDW exclaimed, “I don’t know why you put some of these restaurants together!” Honestly, folks, I try to make the groups as fairly matched as I can.

Anyway, we have eight “winners”, so we’ll move on to Round 2. No big surprises, as far as I can see. Although, I kind of wish Captain’s Grille had squeezed past ESPN. We had our first-ever meal with The Captain earlier this month, and it was surprisingly outstanding. It deserved a better fate, in my opinion.

Let’s get after it, then. The Top 2 in each group meet in the finale!  Oh, and by the way, these groups are TOUGH!  Sorry, guys.  It had to be done.

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