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!

Enjoy Christmas Decorations at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts … with ResortTV1!

Greetings, folks!  If you caught last Monday’s post, you’d know that Mrs. All in WDW and I just love Disney’s epic holiday gingerbread “creations”.

For example, did you catch a glimpse of the Grand Floridian’s marquee “house”?  No?  Well, catch it here …

Take a Tour of the Grand Floridian Resort’s Gingerbread House … with ResortTV1!

Today, we’d encourage you to rejoin Josh of ResortTV1 as he gives us a detailed look at more of Disney’s delicious delights.

First, please gaze upon the Beach Club’s carousel.  Then, take a  a “tour” of the Yacht Club’s Christmas village!  Enjoy it all by clicking on the picture below!

The Captain Bids Us a Fond Farewell … While the Compass Entices Us with a Menu!

It had to happen sooner or later, didn’t it, folks?  The Yacht Club’s displaced Captain’s Grille – the undeniable Walt Disney World hidden gem that had taken up residence in Ariel’s at Disney’s Beach Club Resort – is now closed.

Before we move on, let’s take once last glimpse at this esteemed venue in one of its very last days of relocation …

Fortunately, we shot those pics on a visit that we made in late August.  We were paying our final respects, as it were.  Poor Captain.  You really were so under-appreciated.

When we were in WDW a few weeks ago, Mrs. All in WDW and I stopped over to Yacht Club to check on the status of the skipper’s soon-to-be-opened replacement – Ale & Compass Restaurant.  Alas, nothing but construction walls … still.

Frankly, I thought we had a chance to catch their Opening Day!  When we made the aforementioned visit to the Captain, two Cast Members told us that Ale could be open as early as the middle of October!

Maybe the Compass will open sometime later this month, but, in the meantime, their initial menus can be found on Disney’s web site.

Click here to view Ale’s dinner menu!

For those who are interested, no breakfast buffet is listed, by the way.  Doug Davis, for one, will be very disappointed.

For my part, Ale’s dinner menu confirmed my worst fears.  My friends, the Captain’s delicious Cabernet-braised Short Rib with Sweet Corn Risotto is history.

How incredibly sad.  Replaced by Smoked Short Ribs with Vegetable Mash, what was once the very best dish on Disney property is now nothing more than Entry #4 in All in WDW’s Hall of Fame.

That’s right.  This dish was that good!  It joins Maelstrom, Off Kilter, and Wishes in our personal annals of WDW history!  Yahoo!

Having said all of that, Ale’s menu is still quite interesting.  Chowder, savory pies, a clambake.  I’m sure it will all be very tasty.  Hey, even the short ribs sound enticing.  Maybe they’ll sub me in some risotto for that mash?

Frankly, even with that unique sweet corn risotto, a smoked dish just won’t be quite the same as the Captain’s cabernet-braised masterpiece.  I’ll still give it a chance, though!  I promise, I’ll have an open mind, and I’ll try it … at some point.

Meanwhile, let’s take one last look, shall we?  Behold, my former favorite Disney dish!  A new “Hall-of-Famer”, as it were.  Yes, everyone, in late August, I did get a chance to say farewell to it, as well.  Feast on this beast!

WDW Main Street – Episode #315 – Our “Perfect” WDW Christmas Days!

Doug, Dennis, and I gather together in the Main Street Pub to “plan” our ideal way to spend Christmas Day in The World!

In what resorts did we choose to stay?  Where will we eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner?  Disney Springs might be in line to see a lot of our business!

We even have an imaginary “unlimited FastPass+”.  What three attractions will we use it to enjoy over and over again?  Listen to the show find out!

WDW Main Street – Episode #315 – Our “Perfect” WDW Christmas Days!

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