Welcome Back to the Pub! Our Weekly News!

Howdy, pub fans!  As the Main Street crew gears up to record yet another exciting episode of Disney news, please pop back to last week’s show.  I join Doug Davis and John Peters at the Pub as we discuss, among other things, Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Port Orleans-Riverside, and, of course, Food & Wine!

Most important, however, where have I been “hiding” these past 6-9 months?  Plus, how quickly can I get Doug onto an emotionally-charged, high energy rant?  Can I do it twice?  I still “got it”, folks!  Listen to the show at …

Episode 480 – Our Sunday News!

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

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!

The 2018 All in WDW Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Top 20!

The “party” is finally here, my friends!  Delicious entrees.  Refreshing beverages.  Yes, the 2018 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival kicks off today!

Of course, as I mentioned on our special Festival Preview episode of the WDW Main Street Podcast, I’ll regrettably have to miss out on this year’s fun.  It makes me very sad.

Episode 467 – It’s Food & Wine 2018!

That’s right, folks.  No food pics coming from me this year.  For those, check out the Disney Food Blog.  They do a great job of serving up Epcot’s delectable fare.

2017’s Roasted Irish Sausage!

In the meantime, after seven straight years of festival attendance, I’ve sampled a lot of Food & Wine’s best … and worst.  I can’t let this unfortunate year slip by without posting my personal recommendations.

So .. if I had been able to attend this year’s “bash”, what would I have tried?  Well, here it is … the 2018 All in WDW Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Top 20!

  1. Roasted Irish Sausage – Ireland
  2. Roasted Pork Wings – Flavors from Fire
  3. Spice-crusted Verlasso Salmon – Active Eats
  4. Seared Scallops – Coastal Eats
  5. New Brunswick Slider – Hops & Barley
  6. Lump Crab Cake – Coastal Eats
  7. Brazilian Seafood Stew – Brazil
  8. Lamb Meatball – New Zealand
  9. Xi’an Pancake with Beef – China
  10. Seafood Salad – Spain
  11. Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak – Flavors from Fire
  12. Spanish-style Paella – Spain
  13. Bloody Mary Seafood Cocktail – The Festival Center Wine Shop
  14. Kalua Pork Slider – Hawai’i
  15. Ropa Vieja Empanada – Islands of the Caribbean
  16. Beer-braised Beef – Belgium
  17. Short Rib Tostada – Mexico
  18. Beer-braised Beef – France
  19. Jerk-spiced Chicken Lollipop – Islands of the Caribbean
  20. Shrimp Quesadilla – Mexico

Honorable Mentions

  • Le Cellier Beef Filet Mignon – Canada
  • Korma Chicken – India
  • Crispy Pork Belly – Brazil
  • Beef Brisket Poutine – Refreshment Port
  • Pasta Gratin – Germany

2017’s Seared Scallops from Active Eats!

Dining Recon: Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion!

Long known as his very-favorite Quick Service on Walt Disney World property, Doug Davis of the WDW Mainstreet Podcast cannot wait to go back to visit the Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion.  He’s told me so … many, many times!

Well, not to worry, Doug.  Are you craving a Macaroni & Cheese All-Beef Foot Long Hot Dog?  Topped with Macaroni and Cheese and Bacon and served with French Fries or Apple Slices, you can get a sneak preview in ResortTV1’s presentation of …

Liberty Inn at Epcot’s American Adventure Pavilion Review

Check it out, folks!  Join Jenna and friends as they present a short but very sweet 5-minute glimpse of this much-maligned Disney Dining alternative.  Do they suggest that you grab a taste of “liberty”?  Hey!  Watch the video to find out!

More Food & Wine Coverage! What “Sounds” Delicious?!

The Festival is upon us, my friends!  Have you seen the menus?  No?  Then, to see every delectable morsel, pop back to …

2018’s Festival of Food is About to Begin! Catch These Epcot Food & Wine Entree and Dessert Menus!

Hint – if I have highlighted an item in ‘blue’, then you can consider it on my personal list of recommendations for 2018.  If you’re going to be able to go “devour” the festival, then please use those suggestions as a guide!

In the meantime, please pull up your bar stools at the WDW Main Street Pub.  Join John, Doug, and myself as we cover all of these menus in great detail!

Which booths do we think will “rule” the party?  Which get “discarded” out of hand?  Who is going this year?  Who is not?  Find out that and much, much more at …

Episode 467 – It’s Food & Wine 2018!

Sadly, 2017’s All in WDW “Champion” – Hops & Barley’s Smoked Beef Brisket – won’t be on the menu this year.  Let’s show the “champ” some love, shall we?