Grab a [Pictorial] Taste of Tusker House!

That’s what you recommended yesterday, at least.  Apparently, when it comes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, we all need to grab a taste of this colorful Harambe eatery!

Wow!  What a landslide!  The vote wasn’t anywhere near close!  Tusker ran out to an early lead and never looked back!

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There’s bound to be a bit of controversy, of course.  Why?  Well, plenty of Guests prefer Asia’s (2nd Place finishing) Yak & Yeti Restaurant.

In fact, I’m going to bet that my partner, Doug Davis, is going to have a few choice opinions to share on our next podcast.  Watch for the next episode of WDW Main Street!

In the meantime, your decision has been rendered.  Tusker House Restaurant – the buffet busting with African flavors – is the WDW Fans’ Favorite Animal Kingdom Restaurant!

From salads and cheeses to breads and meats, this place has it all!  And, tables and tables of desserts?  Yum!

Let’s celebrate, shall we?  To this point unpublished, please savor this pictorial “taste” of Tusker House!  This is the type of fare you’ll find at your Animal Kingdom “champion”!

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Choose Your “Favorite Animal Kingdom Table Service”! VOTE!

Good morning, my friends!  Happy Monday!  Hey, we haven’t run a Favorites poll in so long, I’m very anxious to get down to business!

But, first!  Have you noticed the subtle changes appearing on the web site?  No?  Well, let me spread some of All in WDW’s fantastic news.

Look at the site’s title and you’ll notice a new tag line.  It’s All in WDW, that’s for sure.  But, now, we’re the “Official Home of the WDW Main Street Podcast”!

It’s true, folks.  The “Disney Summit of the Century” yielded a phenomenal result!  The “Disney Collaboration of the Century”!  In fact, dare I say, it’s a magical merger?

You want your Disney “fix”?  Well, read the stories and see the pictures, right here, on All in WDW!  Then, listen to the WDW Main Street Podcast – “The Official Podcast of All in WDW”!

Welcome to AK!

OK.  So, what are we up to today?  That’s right!  Let’s tackle some table services.  In the first installment of our run through Walt Disney World’s parks, let’s elect the WDW Fans’ Favorite Animal Kingdom Table Service!

Below, I present you with Animal Kingdom’s four sit-down dining options.  VOTE for your favorite!  Of these, where do you want to enjoy your next “Animal-riffic” meal?  VOTE!

Will Paddlefish Open On Time?

Good question, eh, my friends?  Formerly known as Fulton’s Crab House, Disney Springs’ other “boathouse” has been a work-in-progress for a number of months now.

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It was originally slated to re-open as Paddlefish sometime in the Fall of 2016 – uh, right about now, I’d say.  Well, given the fact that Disney will be decorating for Christmas any minute now, I’d say that there’s not much of Fall left.

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Sadly, folks, the venue, is most definitely still very much a work-in-progress.  Oh, Paddlefish will arrive sooner or later.  “On time”, however, would seem to be a long-lost proposition.

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Dining Recon: Lunch at STK Orlando!

Good November, folks!  Yikes.  November already?!  Mere weeks away from U.S. Thanksgiving and the madness of holiday shopping!  Hard to believe it!

Hey, if you followed me (us?) on Facebook and Twitter over the last week or so, you know that Mrs. All in WDW and I just returned from the “Disney Summit of the Century”.

WDW Main Street Podcast.  All in WDW.  All of us in Orlando at the same time?  Look out!  Even Darth Vader and Kylo Ren ran for cover!

Frivolity ruled the week, but we did do a little bit of “work”.  After all, we knew you were hungry for more of Disney’s delicious food!  Welcome to lunch at STK Orlando!

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My first impression when we walked into STK?  What a beautiful restaurant!  Not Morimoto Asia “beautiful”, mind you.  Very sharply decorated, nonetheless.

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Wanting to keep it casual, Mrs. All in WDW and I sat at the bar.

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The lunch menu was pretty extensive.  From more casual fare – salads and sandwiches – to full price entrees, there were a lot of choices.

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Mrs. All in WDW chose the STK Salad.  Usually served with skirt steak, asian greens, pickled mango, and peanuts, she omitted the last two components.

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As steak salads go, she thought it was quite good.  The salad was finely chopped.  The steak was perfectly prepared, tender, and delicious!

Of course, I had to be different.  Smack dab in the middle of a steakhouse, I chose a Crispy Mahi-Mahi Sandwich.

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Truthfully, I thought it was “Just OK”.  Look, I’m a fan of crispy fish, but, in this case, the breading overpowered the Mahi-Mahi.

In fact, it was as if the fish was encased in a hard Panko shell.  It helped the fish hold up to the bun, to be sure, but it was still way too much.

Of course, one of our biggest takeaways from our visit were the prices.  Take a look back at the menu.  A steak salad for $24.00?  For lunch?  Wow.

In addition, the restaurant was sparsely attended.  We asked the staff how business has been.  They confessed that the “daytime” hours have been light.

Unsurprisingly, STK sees their heaviest traffic at night.  Given the style of venue, I guess that’s to be expected.

Having said that, I couldn’t escape the feeling that they might have a hard time competing in an ever-transforming Disney Springs environment.

How so?  Littered with new dining options, competition is really fierce!  Can STK survive?  Only time will tell.  My friends, stay tuned.  I have a feeling that their “story” is long from over.

Winner! Winner! Steak Dinner!

We have a champion!

After three days of voting, Le Cellier – Canada’s exceedingly popular steak house – fends off the ‘pizza-and-pasta attack’ of Via Napoli to become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Epcot Table Service Restaurant!  Are we really surprised?

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According to Disney, World Showcase’s home of tender steaks, fresh seafood, and cheesy poutine fries “… recalls the wine cellars of …

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