Who Wants to Grab Some “Bangers and Beer”?!

Good morning, my friends!  Welcome to “Dining Recon: A Fabulous Lunch at Rose & Crown Dining Room”!

I was talking to Doug Davis of the WDW Main Street Podcast late last week, and he reminded me that Mrs. All in WDW and I are scheduled to meet him (and his better half!) for dinner at Epcot’s Rose & Crown Dining Room in early March.  We can’t wait!

Then, that also reminded me that I still have a lunch to share with you!  It’s not often I visit a Table Service restaurant on my very own, but on this particular day, way back in October, I couldn’t resist!

You know, I’ve been pretty vocal about the fact that, for years, my favorite Disney entree was the Captain’s Grille’s Cabernet Braised Short Rib.  After the restaurant’s closure, I even entered the dish into All in WDW’s Hall of Fame!

The Captain’s delicious Cabernet-braised Short Rib with Sweet Corn Risotto enters the Hall of Fame!

Of course, now that the Captain and its masterpiece have been retired, another culinary delight will need to step to the forefront of my palate’s desire, don’t you think?  Enter the Rose & Crown’s Bangers and Mash!

Doug is right.  For the price – now for $21 – this presentation is still the most cost-effective, best-tasting meal on Disney property!  Traditional English sausage with colcannon potatoes, roasted mushrooms, caramelized onion jam, and red wine demi?  Delicious!

Enjoyed every last bit!

For me, what made this particular lunch so enjoyable, however?  Well, it’s simply because I provided Doug with a running, bite-by-bite commentary (by text) as he diligently hung sheetrock on the job site.  Hey!  He took it with good humor.  I loved the dish’s great taste!

Take it from both Doug and I.  You can’t beat the Rose’s atmosphere.  The beer is always cold and refreshing.  And, whether you go Fish and Chips or Bangers and Mash, you can’t go wrong.  The food is great!

It’s “Prime Time” for Table Services, Folks!

Well, I knew that our four finalists were evenly matched, my friends, but I never expected what happened yesterday.

50’s Prime Time ran off to an early, and big, lead.  It never looked back!

Well, actually, it did.  It had to.  Be Our Guest was chasing it with the intensity of a hungry wolverine!

Nevertheless, 50’s held off the Magic Kingdom champion and locked down the WDW title!

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A plate of “Prime Time” chicken as displayed on Disney’s site!

One of our readers summed up this unexpected victory best by saying, “Imagine that. A half-day Park with the #1 rated WDW restaurant!”

Pat Jeanetti of the Mickey Dudes Podcast added, “50’s has it all!  Great food, cast, and prices.”  He cheered Prime Time on all week.

In the end, you, the fans have spoken …

50’s Prime Time?  You are the WDW Fans’ Favorite WDW Parks Table Service Restaurant!  Congratulations to the “champ”!

VOTE! It’s the Grand ‘Parks Table Service’ Finale!

Another day of spirited voting yesterday, folks!  Thanks for the great work!  What did we achieve in Round 2?


Well, first, we’ve delivered four equally-strong restaurants into today’s final “match”.  Second, we’ve ousted another park champion!

Poor Rose & Crown.  You’ll always have your amazing, upset, victory in the Epcot tournament, though.  That should console you!

Today, we’re left with four.  You get to vote for ONE.  Who will win, folks?   We need a Parks champion.  Let’s elect one!  VOTE!

Round 2 of Parks Table Services is Here! It’s Our Exceptional Eight! VOTE!

Holy smokes!  You all rocked it out yesterday, my friends!  Over 1,000 votes cast in Round 1!  Wow!

What are we left with, then?  Eight excellent Table Services and one fallen champion, that’s what!

Sadly, my friends, Animal Kingdom’s victor has been shut out of the competition.  Poor Tusker House.  In fact, every venue from Animal Kingdom lost yesterday!

So.  Where do we go from here?  Below, I present you with TWO groups of FOUR restaurants.

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I have to warn you … no particular arrangement of these eight would have changed the fact that our choices will NOT be easy today.

And, what is our task?  You can VOTE for TWO restaurants in each group.  Cast FOUR total votes today!

When all is said and done, the Top 2 restaurants in each group will move on to our Fantastic Finale.  They’ll be our Fabulous Four!

Don’t hold back, folks.  VOTE!  Tell your friends, too.  Have them vote!  What a great competition, so far!  I can’t wait to see the finish!

WDW Main Street – Episode #321 – Seeding the WDW Parks Table Service Poll!

Join Doug, Dennis, John, and I as we seed the upcoming WDW Parks Table Service Poll!

We’ve crowned “champions” for each of the four parks, folks.  But, which dining venue will become the WDW Fans’ Favorite WDW Parks Table Service?  Listen to our “kickoff” show at …

WDW Main Street – Episode #321 – Seeding the WDW Parks Table Service Poll!

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