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!

WDW Main Street – Episode #380 – Menu Updates From Around Walt Disney World!

Good morning, Disney-verse!  Food, food, food all the time, eh?  I know.  That’s what you expect nowadays at All in WDW.  Especially with Food & Wine around the corner!

Alert!  More Food & Wine voting coming tomorrow!

Anyway, not everything is about Epcot’s autumn “bash”, now, is it?  For example, what about Disney’s plethora of wonderful dining venues?

Join Dennis, John, and Doug at the Main Street Pub as they cover the WDW restaurants that have recently updated their menus.  What whets their appetites?  Check it out at …

WDW Main Street – Episode #380 – Menu Updates From Around Walt Disney World!

OUR Favorite WDW Things That Are NOT Attractions!

On the latest episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast, Doug, Dennis, and John hung out at the pub to discuss their favorite things to do … that are not attractions.

WDW Main Street – Episode #365 – Our Favorite Things That Are NOT Attractions!

Hmm.  That got me to thinking.  What are our favorite things to do that are not attractions?  Mrs. All in WDW?  What do you think?

1  –  Disney Springs

Definitely Disney Springs.  At one point, Doug Davis asked us if we were going to visit anywhere else in WDW other than Disney Springs.

Why would we?  Actually, we do go to the parks plenty, of course, but Disney has done a great job re-imagining Downtown Disney.  Here are just a few of our favorite “attractions”:

  • Paddlefish
  • The Boathouse
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Splitsville
  • Wolfgang Puck Express – Marketplace
  • Starbucks – West Side

2  –  Crescent Lake

We love, love, love, Crescent Lake … especially the BoardWalk.  Let us describe the ways!

We love a morning walk from Disney’s Hollywood Studios to the BoardWalk area.  In fact, Mrs. All in WDW really enjoys going over early in the morning for a cup of coffee and a walk.

We love lounging along Stormalong Bay.  Sometimes, we’ll buy a bottle of wine, grab a couple of outdoor chairs at the Yacht Club, and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.

Other times, we’ll pull up a stool at Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill.  A great pool view.  Friendly bartenders.  Refreshing drinks.  Yum!

Then, there are the restaurants and bars.  Great places like …

  • Belle Vue Lounge
  • ESPN Club
  • Cape May Cafe
  • Crew’s Cup Lounge
  • Captain’s Grille
  • Ale and Compass Lounge
  • Cabana Bar and Beach Club
  • Shula’s Steak House
  • Todd English’s bluezoo

3  –  Laguna Bar

In light of the massive refurbishment going on at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Mrs. All in WDW and I live in fear of Laguna’s demise.

We’ve made, what we hope to be, lifetime friends at that little lakeside bar, and it holds a very special place in our hearts.  If it survives, we’ll be overjoyed!

That’s the short list for us, folks.  How about you?  What are your favorite things that are NOT attractions?  Leave us some comments and let us know!

WDW Main Street – Episode #364 – Our Weekly News!

Doug, Dennis, and John meet up at the Main Street Pub – check out our menu! – to discuss all of the latest from around Walt Disney World.

Disney has released more news regarding parking in The World.  Which of the three guys launches off into a rant as a result?  Listen to find out!

Remember, folks.  “Ranting Means Ratings”!  Catch it all at …

WDW Main Street – Episode #364 – Our Weekly News!