Hurricane Hanna’s … Again?! Hey! When It’s Good, It’s Good!

If you’ve learned anything about Mrs. All in WDW and I over the last (almost) six years, when we find something (or somewhere) we like, we tend to visit time and time again.

Don’t believe me?  Type Laguna Bar in the search box at the top of the page.  At one point, I was even the “Mayor” of Laguna Bar on FourSquare.  My name is still all over their FourSquare page!

Anyway, for us, Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill fits into Laguna’s “mold”.  We love the place so much, we visit often.  Why?  Easy.  Friendly bartenders, great food, and a beautiful view!

Nestled safely between the boardwalk and beach of Crescent Lake and the Beach & Yacht Club Resorts’ Stormalong Bay, Hanna is a fantastic spot to sit back and relax.

And, I did mention the food, didn’t I?  Delicious!  Let’s take a look …

A different recipe than in day’s past, Hurricane’s Seared Tuna is, now, served with an Asian slaw and a citrus soy glaze.  Mrs. All in WDW and I shared it as a refreshing starter.  Very satisfying.

Another option is their House-Made Popcorn Shrimp.  With a trio of dipping sauces, the presentation is quite unique and, although they look a bit on the crispy side, the shrimp tasted great!

If you’re going to nibble on apps, you have to toss in some of Hanna’s House Chips.  Crispy, and like everything else, very shareable.  Hey!  They serve a pretty generous portion for a mere $3!

Finally, all of those appetizers – spread out over several hours, I must add – led us to split a Grilled Chicken Sandwich.  Served on a pretzel roll with smoked cheddar and spicy mustard, we loved it!

Having said all of that, although the food is great, it isn’t the cuisine that keeps bringing us back to Hurricane Hanna’s.  My friends, it is the people (the staff) and the setting (Crescent Lake).

One of WDW’s best outdoor bars, we can’t recommend Hanna highly enough.  The bartenders keep it fun.  You can’t possibly get enough of the views.  Two thumbs up from both of us, folks.  Visit sometime soon!

Welcome Back to the Pub! Our Weekly News!

Howdy, pub fans!  As the Main Street crew gears up to record yet another exciting episode of Disney news, please pop back to last week’s show.  I join Doug Davis and John Peters at the Pub as we discuss, among other things, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Port Orleans-Riverside, and, of course, Food & Wine!

Most important, however, where have I been “hiding” these past 6-9 months?  Plus, how quickly can I get Doug onto an emotionally-charged, high energy rant?  Can I do it twice?  I still “got it”, folks!  Listen to the show at …

Episode 480 – Our Sunday News!

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Dining Recon: Beach Club Marketplace

Hello, all!  Have you missed me?  Well, now that our relocation to Kentucky has come to an end, I’ll try to find a bit more time to share some of the WDW content I’ve been storing up since early in the year.  I’ll really try!

First up … let’s grab a cheap lunch at Beach Club Marketplace!  On our past few trips, Mrs. All in WDW and I made a conscious attempt to do Disney “Quick Service-style”.  We found one of our new favorite lunches last March.

Leaving it to Disney, these could be gone by now, but I do know that they were still being served in July.  If you’re looking for a quick sandwich, why not try the Marketplace’s Spicy Italian Sandwich?

At the time, it cost a relatively inexpensive $8.49.  It was a delicious bargain in my opinion as it was loaded with Italian meats and Provolone Cheese.  Most important, the giardiniera relish that adorned the sandwich added a phenomenal taste.

Of course, you might want to take a “healthier” course to reach dining satisfaction, eh?  Mrs. All in WDW can lead you the way with her choice – Smoked Turkey & Brie.  Equally reasonable, at the same price, here it is …

This sandwich was very reminiscent of a beloved one we used to be able to buy over at BoardWalk Bakery.  Served on Multigrain Bread, the turkey is adorned with Apple, Brie Cheese, Dijonnaise Mayo, and Dijon Mustard.  Mrs. All in WDW was very glad to have found it!

Like us, maybe you discard Quick Service options like Beach Club Marketplace from your list of attractive dining options.  From a price and satisfaction standpoint, however, places like Marketplace can fit the bill.  In the cases of these sandwiches, we can’t recommend them more highly.  Hopefully – months later – they’re still there!

Dining Recon: Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill!

Howdy, folks!  How’s it goin’?  The topic of Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill came up during a recent episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast.  I believe it happened during my last appearance …

Episode 467 – It’s Food & Wine 2018!

Yes, we were chatting about this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  Lots of great cuisine being offered this year, but one of the items – Hops and Barley’s New England Lobster Roll is a particularly beloved fan favorite.

Problem is … at $8 per serving, a lot of critics (myself included) have tapped this dish as nowhere near worth the price.  Oh, it is tasty, don’t get me wrong.  It’s also typically quite small.  Take a look …

2016’s “loaded?” Lobster Roll

In comparison, there are much better values to be found on WDW property.  For example, take a trip over to the Magic Kingdom.  Many fans rave about Columbia Harbour House’s Lobster Roll.

Myself?  Well, I prefer … you guessed it … the recipe served up by Hurricane Hanna’s.  Delivered on Parker House Bread with Citrus Mayonnaise and accompanied by French Fries or Apple Slaw, their Seafood Roll is a feast!

If you take a close look, it is presented as three attached rolls.  Three!  Plus, loaded with lobster, scallops, and more than half-a-dozen shrimp, it is utterly delicious!  Wow!

Do you want to know the best part?  $11.79!  What?!  Think about it this way … Hops & Barley’s version is all lobster.  However, even if it was loaded with this much seafood, wouldn’t it have to cost two to three times Hanna’s price?

For my money, folks, I’d pass on Food & Wine (never thought I’d say that!) and walk over to Disney’s Beach & Yacht Club.  Visit Hanna.  Pull up a stool at the bar, chat with their friendly bartenders, and grab a seafood feast!  You won’t be sorry that you did!

Cruisin’ with the DVC?

Pull up your bar stools, folks!  The WDW Main Street Podcast presents another special guest!

Melissa joins John and Doug once again to discuss all of the exciting news coming from David’s Vacation Club Rentals!  What do they have going on these days?  Check it out at …

Episode 471 – Cruising With David’s Vacation Club Rentals!

In addition to all of that, the group covers a special Disney cruise!  Plus, Melissa was kind enough to give us a trip report!  Did she like STK Orlando at Disney Springs?  What was her opinion of Toy Story Land?

So, grab yourself a cold beverage, Pub-dwellers, sit back, relax, and enjoy another jam-packed episode!