Who LOVES School? Er, I Mean, Who Loves School Bread?!

Somewhat polarizing – no, not everyone loves (or even likes) this – but mostly revered, Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion is the home to this guilty pleasure.

A sweet roll filled with custard, draped in icing, and dipped in Coconut, some think that this delectable dessert is overly dry from the first bite.  Oh, the custard is tasty, they say, but doesn’t Epcot provide better snacks?  See …

The School Bread in Norway is Overrated.  Here are 7 Other Epcot Desserts That Are Better

Other non-fans call out the bread’s calories as being not worth the item’s hype.  Allegedly the owner of 35+ grams of sugar, according to one web site, it hits the list of …

The Unhealthiest Foods at Disney Parks

Huh?  OK.  So, maybe it’s dry sometimes.  Maybe there are equally good (or better?) snacks in Disney.  It undoubtedly does carry a diet-busting price within its custard-y goodness.

My opinion?  Maybe not on every visit to Epcot, but certainly, once in a while, you have to enjoy a serving of, what has to be, one of the best (and most unique) desserts in Disney.  Plus, at $3.99, it’s a bargain!

What do you think, folks?  Is Norway’s School Bread overrated?  Is it worth the calories?  Are there better things at Epcot – or even in Norway – to try?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Another Rant-Filled Episode? Let’s See!

Step into the Main Street Pub, folks!  Pull up a seat at the bar and join John Peters and Doug Davis as they cover all of the latest news from around Walt Disney World!

What’s on tap this week?  Rules!  Rules?  Who needs rules?  What will the guys have to say about all of the new rules that Disney has put into place?  Hmm.  This outa be good!

Grab yourself a cold one, friends!  Will this episode be a rant-filled extravaganza?  Let’s see!  Sit back, relax, and enjoy …

Episode 508 – Our Sunday News!

Step into the pub, folks, and grab a bar stool!  It’s another exciting episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast!

Take Some Time to Dine with Hanna!

Oh, yes, we have been to Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill many times before.  Why do we keep going back, you ask?  It’s a great place, of course!

To be more specific, however, the staff is friendly and fantastic.  The food is always delicious!  In fact, it was the first place that Mrs. All in WDW and I visited on our recent stay at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

Nestled on the edge of the resort’s 3-acre water wonderland – Stormalong Bay – I’d be remiss if I didn’t open with one of this vacation’s great “finds”.  If you’re a fan of IPA’s, folks, this local brew is a stand-out.  I highly recommend!

Aside from the beer, however, we dined on some of Hanna’s best.  I hope you’re hungry.  These morsels are bound to make your mouth water.  Take a look …

Served on a on a pretzel roll with smoked cheddar and whole-grain mustard, the bar’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich is Mrs. All in WDW’s favorite.  It is shown here without cheese and with apple slaw.  The mustard is on the side.

For me, I chose a new item (since our last visit, at least).  I ordered the Shipwreck Angus Bacon Cheeseburger.  Hey!  How can you turn down a burger that comes well-stocked with bacon, cheddar, and shrimp?!

Also presented with apple slaw, it is made of ground short-rib and brisket.  Draped in a cajun remoulade sauce and topped with a skewer of fried shrimp, it was outstanding!

Of course, if our choices don’t entice you, this bar and grill does offer a pretty full menu.  Think Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwich, Seafood Roll, Buffalo Sauce Chicken Wrap and much more!  Nonetheless, we highly recommend you give Hanna a visit.  It’s well worth it!

Festival of the Arts Report: Grab Your “Palette”! It’s Time to Paint … er, Eat!

Today, we welcome Evan Chaisson back to All in WDW, my friends!  A fan of both the site and the WDW Main Street Podcast, he unleashes his culinary expertise on Epcot’s (seemingly) never-ending food festival.  What’s up this today, Evan?

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The Painter’s Palate is a “must do” booth for anyone visiting the International Festival of the Arts.  Well, anyone who likes creative food with great flavor, that is!

For example, their Smoked Salmon and Cream Gâteau with Egg Yolk Cream, Paddlefish Caviar, and Micro-herbs did not disappoint.  It was packed with flavor!

Another great item was their “Gallery Bites”.  A trio of hors d’oeuvres, it was bursting with deliciousness!  Check it out …

  • Chilled Shrimp with Cucumber Cream Cheese on a Crostino
  • Traditional Deviled Egg with Candied Bacon
  • Crispy Truffled Risotto Ball with Truffle Aïoli

All of the above were “must have” morsels.  Great stuff!  Finally, we couldn’t leave without trying Palate’s “Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts”.  Think ‘cronuts’ covered with …

  • Chicken Salad with Shaved Fennel and Fresh Herbs
  • Whipped Boursin® Garlic and Fine Herbs Cheese with Fresh Herbs
  • Spicy Tuna with Wasabi and Seaweed Salad

Wow!  Actually, you had me at cronut, Epcot.  More “must have” stuff from a “must do” booth.  Make this place your first stop, fans!

Festival of the Arts Report: Take a Taste of “Classique Cuisine”!

Howdy, folks!  I’d like to welcome All in WDW and WDW Main Street fan – Evan Chaisson – back to the site.  He has just returned from a great family vacation in The World and has some Festival of the Arts to share.  Take it away, Evan!

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Move over, foodies.  This might be the #1 dish at this year’s festival, and, if you know us, it’s not hard to believe.  Drum roll please …

Meet Cuisine Classique’s Red Wine-braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Purée, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic!  This dish melts in your mouth, friends.  No knife necessary!  And, the rest of the item is just as good!

Our next dish – also served by Classique – was their Seared Corvina with braised Ratatouille and Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc.  My honest opinion?  Save your money.  The fish lacked flavor and the ratatouille was so-so.

Of course, we HAD to try dessert!  Served at a number of spots around World Showcase, it was the Artist Palette Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookie!

If you like chocolate chip cookies – which most people should – you don’t want to miss this gem.  Almost the size of the plate, it comes with three fun dipping sauces … as well as a paintbrush with which you can decorate your cookie!