Wow! Now, We Have 400 Reasons to Celebrate!

What a milestone we celebrate today, folks!  With this post, the WDW Main Street Podcast celebrates its 400th episode!

Wow!  400?!  Are you kidding me?  Who can talk that much for that long?  Um, the answer to that question will reveal itself to you in just a few seconds.

Naturally, I didn’t personally participate in all 400 shows.  Not even close.  Neither has John Peters, for that matter.  Even our retired colleague – Dennis Conroy – came on board well after the podcast was born.

Who can talk that much for that long?  The show’s founder and host, of course.  Yes, it is Doug Davis who has that incredible “gift of gab”.

Doug and I at Laguna Bar!

Main Street was his brain-child.  He’s hosted or co-hosted every single episode.  In truth, it is Doug that deserves all the credit for this feat!  Congratulations, Doug!  What a phenomenal accomplishment!

My friends, join John and myself, as we congratulate Doug.  Attend our little party.  Step into the WDW Main Street Pub and listen to …

Episode #400 – 400 Reasons to Celebrate!

Ladies’ Night @ the WDW Main Street Pub!

Step into the WDW Main Street Pub, my friends, for a … not-so-run-of-the-mill experience!  It’s “lady’s night”, folks!  Hey!  You can’t miss this!  How often do we get “proof positive” that our compadre, Doug Davis, isn’t always right?

Pull up a chair and listen to Carmen, Judith, and Jen as they educate Doug and John on all things Walt Disney World.  What’re their favorite attractions, resorts, and restaurants?  Find it out by listening to …

Episode #395 – Ladies’ Night @ The Main Street Pub!

Dining Recon: Sanaa’s Indian-style Bread Service!

By Evan Chaisson

Let’s just say that I have been a lifelong Disney fan and had never before experienced Sanaa at Animal Kingdom’s Kidani Village.

In fact, it has taken me seven years to convince my wife to try this restaurant, folks.  We finally did, and the results were amazing!

First impressions?  Theming was outstanding, cleanliness was fantastic, and the service was impeccable!  Enough with the small talk, though, let’s get into the food!

When most people think of Sanaa, the first thing that comes to mind is the restaurant’s outstanding bread service.  All Disney fans know what that means … Indian-style Bread Service!

They do serve five types of bread and they range from those with no heat to some with a little bite.  They are …

  • Traditional Naan
  • Garlic-Ginger Naan
  • Spiced Naan
  • Onion Kucha
  • Paneer Paratha

You can choose one of them or you can pick all five!  We elected to go with one of each.

They also offer tons of dipping sauces … ranging from mild to extremely hot.  We had to sample them all!  They include …

  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Mango Chutney
  • Tomato-Date Jam
  • Tamarind Chutney
  • Coriander Chuntey
  • Garlic Pickle
  • Red Chile Sambal
  • Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle

My wife’s response after she enjoyed this feast?  “Why did you wait seven years to take me here?  I love it!  Can we come back”?  Oh, you bet we can!  That’s music to my Mickey ears!

WDW Main Street – Episode #359 – Dining on $80 a Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Oh, OK.  So, I’m publishing the podcast out of order.  Hey!  It was a busy week last week!  You can’t miss this episode, though, folks.

You’re in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  You have $80.  What would you have?  Where would you eat?  Listen to Doug, Dennis, and John.  They’ll pass along their “hit lists” in …

WDW Main Street – Episode #359 – Dining on $80 in a Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Head Over to Animal Kingdom’s Dawa Bar! It Features Beersolo’s WDW Beer of the Month!

Presented by John Peters (a.k.a. @beersolo on Twitter).

One of my favorite spots in Animal Kingdom is the Dawa Bar.  Go figure!  It’s a great place to grab a cold beer and enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa!

Dawa has a nice selection of brews … including both American as well as African beers.  On a recent trip, I was aiming to grab my regular – an Ethiopian light lager called St. George Lager.

Unfortunately, that particular brew was sold out.  What did I do?  I “settled” for Victory Brewing Company’s Golden Monkey.  Sometimes you find the best things by accident!

Brewed in Pennsylvania, at 9.5% alcohol, it packs quite a punch!  At Dawa, the beer is poured from a bottle – it’s not on draft.

The taste?  It’s a Belgian-style Trippel Ale and starts out with a slight banana aroma.

You can also taste nutmeg, clove, and some other fruit flavors as you enjoy the beer. All in all, Golden Monkey is a very, very good beer, everyone!

Next time you’re at Animal Kingdom, stop at Dawa Bar.  If they don’t have your favorite refreshment, don’t despair!  You can find this great beer!