Flashback Photo of the Day: Zeppoli from Trattoria al Forno

Does an almond sugar-coated fried dough delicacy served with dipping sauces sound delicious?  Visit Trattoria al Forno for dinner!  A $7 dessert, their Zeppoli are fantastic!

Oh!  And, before we devour the delectable morsels below, don’t you want to know the results of this past Sunday’s Food & Wine poll?  Of course, you do!

What four additional items made their way to your final pre-festival menu?  Here they are!

  • Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese – Hops & Barley
  • Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread – Farm Fresh
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake – Thailand
  • Crispy Pork Belly – Brazil 

A Mixed Bag of Nuts! Podcasts, Polls and a Trio of Pals!

Speaking of “nuts”, my friends, I got the chance to visit the WDW Main Street Pub again yesterday.  Chatting and ranting with Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy is always good fun.

Including my epic meltdown over the latest news regarding the Coronado Springs expansion project, catch yesterday’s show at …

Episode 385 – Our Weekly News!

Then, pop back and listen to our last two episodes where the boys tackle retired attractions as well as last week’s Disney news!  Find them at …

Episode #384 – Retired Attractions!

Episode #383 – Our Weekly News!

Myself, Doug, and Dennis enjoying a few beers at Coronado Springs’ “pub” – Laguna Bar.

By the way, yesterday’s Food & Wine poll is still open, folks.  If you missed out, please select your entrees at …

Four Entrees Have Passed Your Test! Which Dishes Will Be Next? VOTE!

The Top 4 “winners” of that vote will join Saturday’s victors in your WDW Fans’ Food & Wine Pre-Festival Top 20!  What are those four dishes, you ask?  Behold!

  • Grilled Beef Skewer – Patagonia
  • Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce – Flavors from Fire – NEW!
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef – France
  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp – Australia

Finally, if you are willing to rank Epcot’s delights, please send me an email at bob@allinwdw.com.  Jump on board, everyone!  You voted for Epcot’s delicacies.  Now, put them in order!

Four Entrees Have Passed Your Test! Which Dishes Will Be Next? VOTE!

You know what, my friends?  The work never ends around here!  Yes, you need to VOTE again today.  Would you believe me, though, if I said that I have yet another challenge for you?

Hmm.  What is that, you ask?  Well, it goes like this … we’re going to have a WDW Fans’ Food & Wine Pre-Festival Top 20 “menu” very soon.  Do you know what we need to do next?

Brazil’s Crispy Pork Belly

Ranking, folks!  We need to rank those dishes from 1 to 20!  Now, who is going to do that?  You will, of course!  If you so choose, that is.

There are quite a lot of you out there participating in our culinary adventure.  What we need are some kind and generous volunteers.

If you are willing to rank Epcot’s delights, folks, please send me an email at bob@allinwdw.com to jump on board.  I’ll clue you in to all of the details!

In the meantime, if you missed yesterday’s selections, please register your choices at …

Voting is ‘Fast and Furious’! Pick MORE Food & Wine Entrees!

Then, choose your preferences from the group below.  Select four (4) dishes.  The Top 4 finishers will make their way onto your “final” menu!

Oh, and, by the way, here are the four “masterpieces” that have already passed your test!  They are in the Top 20!  Where will they rank?

  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon – Canada
  • Seared Scallops – The Wine & Dine Studio
  • Zesty Cheeseburger and Cheddar Cheese Macaroni Handwich – Craft Beers
  • Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote – Belgium

Voting is ‘Fast and Furious’! Pick MORE Food & Wine Entrees!

Good morning, my friends!  The voting has gotten tougher, eh?  Makes sense.  After all, we excluded about 40 items in Round #1’s voting.  Only the best are left!

If you missed yesterday’s selections, please stop back at – Carving Up Epcot’s Avalanche of Entrees! 45 Must Become 20! VOTE! – to register your choices.

It was our first group of the 2nd Round.  Voting was fast and furious, and your opinion counts!

Of course, we need to forge ahead into another collection of Epcot’s culinary masterpieces, now, don’t we?  What’s on the “menu” today?

Patagonia’s Beef Skewer

Please choose your preferences from the group below.  Select four (4) dishes, in fact!  The Top 4 finishers will make their way to your Pre-Festival Top 20!

Carving Up Epcot’s Avalanche of Entrees! 45 Must Become 20! VOTE!

Howdy, folks!  Welcome back to “All of Food & Wine” … er, All in WDW!  Been a busy week around these parts.  Lotta “real life” stuff goin’ on.

It probably worked out for the best, I’d say.  I think I wore you out with that last wave of Food & Wine voting!  Lol.

Our job’s not over, however.  We’ve carved Epcot’s avalanche of entrees to a much-more reasonable list of 45 items.  To cut back on cost and calories, we need to dig a bit deeper!

The Wine & Dine Studio’s Seared Scallop

Before we move on, though, let’s take a look at Round #1’s “stats”.  How did our voting stack up?  Here is a snapshot …

1st Round Group “Winners”

  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon – Canada
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef – France
  • Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese – Hops & Barley
  • Kalua Pork Slider – Hawai’i
  • Loaded Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Nueske’s® Pepper Bacon – Active Eats – NEW!
  • Seared Scallops – The Wine & Dine Studio
  • Warm Irish Cheddar Cheese and Stout Dip with Irish Brown Bread – Ireland
  • Crispy Chicken with Griddled Cornbread – Farm Fresh
  • New England Lobster Roll – Hops & Barley

Top 5 Vote Recipients in Round #1

  • “Le Cellier” Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon – Canada
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef – France
  • Beer-braised Beef with Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes – Belgium
  • Smoked Beef Brisket and Pimento Cheese – Hops & Barley
  • Seared Scallops – Coastal Eats – NEW!

Dishes Most in Danger of Being Cut in Round #2

  • Warm Indian Bread with Dips – India
  • Teriyaki Ginger Pork – Japan
  • Seared Shrimp and Scallop Cake – Thailand
  • Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage – Flavors from Fire – NEW!
  • Jamaican Beef Patty with Mango Salsa – Islands of the Caribbean

Items From All in WDW’s Top 20 That You Rejected

  • Spicy Chicken Bao Bun – China
  • Grilled Lamb T-Bone – Australia
  • Seafood Salad – Spain
  • Traditional Spanish Paella – Spain
  • Lamb Meatball – New Zealand
  • Roasted Verlasso Salmon with Quinoa Salad – Active Eats – NEW!
  • Spicy Hummus Fries – Morocco
  • Teriyaki-glazed SPAM® Hash – Hawai’i
  • Red Hot Spicy Thai Curry Beef – Thailand

So.  Where do we go from here?  Well, we’ll tackle five (5) 2nd Round groups of entrees.  Your job?  Starting with the collection below, select four (4) dishes from each group!

The Top 4 vote-getters from each “meal” will become members of your final menu.  They will take their place on your 2017 Epcot Food & Wine Pre-Festival Top 20!  Go ahead, my friends!  VOTE!