Dining Recon: Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas

Good Monday, my friends!  One restaurant that has gotten a bit lost in the Disney Springs “avalanche” of new dining venues is Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas.

Located in The Landing, it offers Guests a 37-country culinary tour of North, Central, and South America.  It also delivers stunning views, bright colors, and a lively night-time bar scene!

Paradiso 37

Paradiso boasts a bar stocked with over 50 kinds of tequila!  In addition, at 29 degrees, it claims to serve the “World’s Coldest Beer”!  Sounds fantastic, eh?

Well, our podcast partner, Dennis Conroy, and his family got a chance to enjoy this “paradise” on their last trip to The World.  What says he?

“I had the Paradiso 37 Burger.  It was cooked as ordered (medium-well) and hot.

Paradiso Burger

The roll had a nice crust on the outside and was soft on the inside.  The fries were nice and hot, too.  No complaints at all with the burger!

One of my dinner companions had the Grilled Chilean Salmon and said it was delicious!

Paradiso Salmon

To be honest, I couldn’t tell you what anyone else said about their meals because the music was painfully loud!”

Well, folks, it sounds like the food is pretty darn good!  The atmosphere, however, might be full of a little bit too much life.

How will Paradiso 37 compete with all of the new “jewels” that Disney is sprinkling around the Springs?  Only time will tell!

WDW Main Street – Episode #308 – Changes Coming To Epcot and Happy Thanksgiving!

In our latest episode, Doug, Dennis, and I team up to discuss Disney’s big announcement about major changes coming to Epcot.  Which one of us predicts that Future World might become “Marvel World”?

I took this from the monorail. Not bad, eh?

I took this from the monorail. Not bad, eh?

You all saw our Raglan Road post earlier this week, yes?  It spurred a discussion on just how will some of Disney Springs’ older venues compete with The Boathouses and Morimoto Asias of “The World”?

Finally, Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  From All in WDW to WDW Main Street, we are all thankful for you!  Listen to all of that chatter, debate, and well-wishes on …

WDW Main Street – Episode #308 – Changes Coming To Epcot and Happy Thanksgiving!

Celtic Cuisine Reigns Supreme!

Wow!  The culinary kingdom of Celtic cuisine will just not be denied.  In the face of new, and very strong, competition, Disney Springs’ Irish eatery triumphs … once again!

Yes, my friends, it was a slim victory, but we have a winner!  Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is the 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney Springs Table Service!

Although they took valiant shots, two rookies – “The Boathouse Amphicars” and “Morimoto Asia Iron Chefs” – were, ultimately, no match for Raglan’s “Celtic Thunder”.

Great new restaurants, both of them, but they just didn’t have enough support – this early in their “lives” – to topple the Irish pub that’s long-been a Walt Disney World fan favorite.

Interestingly, as you’ll see in a minute, Raglan is followed in our Top 10 by Disney Springs’ four newest venues.  Clearly, stout competition has already arrived.  With STK Orlando on the horizon, it’ll get tougher yet!

For my part, how did I rank yesterday’s twelve competitors?  Well, like this …

  1. The BOATHOUSE
  2. Splitsville
  3. Morimoto Asia
  4. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  5. Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
  6. House of Blues
  7. Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  8. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  9. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
  10. T-REX
  11. Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace
  12. Bongos Cuban Café

In the end, what is your All in WDW Readers’ Top 10 Disney Springs Table Service Restaurants?  Here you go!

  1. Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
  2. The BOATHOUSE
  3. Morimoto Asia
  4. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
  5. Splitsville
  6. Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
  7. T-REX
  8. House of Blues
  9. Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
  10. Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs Marketplace

Great work, all!  Thanks for voting, and we’ll see you really soon with more fun and games!

The 2016 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney Springs Table Service Poll Has Arrived! VOTE!

As we ran through this past week’s “mini” dining polls, one of All in WDW’s readers asked, “When are you going to do a real dining poll, Bob?”

That caused me to look back into All in WDW’s archives.  When did I run our last full-blown dining poll?  I can tell you this … I ran a Downtown Disney “tournament” way back in June of 2014.  Yikes!  Almost two years ago?

Back then, of course, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant became the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Downtown Disney Table Service.

Raglan

However, with so many new venues already dishing out culinary delights, and more restaurants on the way, I think it’s way past time for a “refresh”!

My friends, welcome to All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney Springs Table Service … 2016!

I present you with a group of TWELVE, below.  You can VOTE for THREE!  Yes, three!  At which three of these great establishments would you most like to dine?

Remember, you’re making your recommendations to the rest of the Disney-verse.  Where should they go when they have a craving to have a relaxing sit-down meal in Disney Springs?

Go ahead, my friends!  VOTE!