A Mixed Bag of Nuts! Podcasts, Polls and a Trio of Pals!

Speaking of “nuts”, my friends, I got the chance to visit the WDW Main Street Pub again yesterday.  Chatting and ranting with Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy is always good fun.

Including my epic meltdown over the latest news regarding the Coronado Springs expansion project, catch yesterday’s show at …

Episode 385 – Our Weekly News!

Then, pop back and listen to our last two episodes where the boys tackle retired attractions as well as last week’s Disney news!  Find them at …

Episode #384 – Retired Attractions!

Episode #383 – Our Weekly News!

Myself, Doug, and Dennis enjoying a few beers at Coronado Springs’ “pub” – Laguna Bar.

By the way, yesterday’s Food & Wine poll is still open, folks.  If you missed out, please select your entrees at …

Four Entrees Have Passed Your Test! Which Dishes Will Be Next? VOTE!

The Top 4 “winners” of that vote will join Saturday’s victors in your WDW Fans’ Food & Wine Pre-Festival Top 20!  What are those four dishes, you ask?  Behold!

  • Grilled Beef Skewer – Patagonia
  • Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce – Flavors from Fire – NEW!
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef – France
  • Grilled Sweet and Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp – Australia

Finally, if you are willing to rank Epcot’s delights, please send me an email at bob@allinwdw.com.  Jump on board, everyone!  You voted for Epcot’s delicacies.  Now, put them in order!

WDW Main Street – Episode #380 – Menu Updates From Around Walt Disney World!

Good morning, Disney-verse!  Food, food, food all the time, eh?  I know.  That’s what you expect nowadays at All in WDW.  Especially with Food & Wine around the corner!

Alert!  More Food & Wine voting coming tomorrow!

Anyway, not everything is about Epcot’s autumn “bash”, now, is it?  For example, what about Disney’s plethora of wonderful dining venues?

Join Dennis, John, and Doug at the Main Street Pub as they cover the WDW restaurants that have recently updated their menus.  What whets their appetites?  Check it out at …

WDW Main Street – Episode #380 – Menu Updates From Around Walt Disney World!

The Peters Family “Invades” Pandora – The World of Avatar!

Have you made it to Pandora, folks?  I know there aren’t many of us out there, as yet, but, if you’ve been able to “invade” Pandora, yourselves, please pass on your comments and thoughts!  We want to hear what you think!

In the meantime, take a few minutes to listen to John Peters as he joins Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy at the WDW Main Street Pub to describe his own foray into the Animal Kingdom’s new land.

He’s the first of our group to visit this remarkable feat of Disney imagineering.  Will he like Avatar Flight of Passage?  How lifelike are the animatronics on the Na’vi River Journey?

To find out that and much more, listen to …

WDW Main Street – Episode #367 – Peters in Pandora!

Our Weekly News … A Double Dose?! You bet!

Good day, everyone!  Now that we’ve made it to mid-week, let’s cheer ourselves up a bit.  Folks, let’s reach out to one of the most profound voices in recent memory.  Let’s grab a dose of energy!

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Thank you, Walt Disney!  There.  Now, that little gem of inspiration should help us get to Friday.  Don’t you agree?

Get your news here, folks!  Get all your Walt Disney World news here!  While I’ve been tied up hopping all over the country, the WDW Main Street crew has been very busy!

How so?  Well, check it out!  Two – count ’em – two episodes of news hit the airwaves while I was ‘off the grid’!

WDW Main Street – Episode #366 – Our Weekly News!

WDW Main Street – Episode #368 – Our Weekly News!

Step into the Main Street Pub, my friends, and enjoy the banter!  I have to give you a “head’s up”, though.  Disney parking might be on the agendas.  You know what that means!  Brace for [Doug’s?] ranting!

Underrated WDW Restaurants? Here’s Our Take!

Like I said yesterday, the WDW Main Street crew recorded a phenomenal show a few weeks back called …

Episode #361 – Underrated and Overrated Restaurants!

Please go back and listen.  They did a great job and stirred up a lot of conversation!

Of course, I felt the need to weigh in with our opinions, so, in my last post, I covered our overrated spots.  Take a look back.

Same as the Main Street boys, I ruffled quite a few feathers!  Hey!  There are a lot of Raglan Road and ‘Ohana fans out there!

Now that I’ve stirred you up with our “critiques”, however, let’s go to a more positive place.  Let’s talk Underrated WDW Restaurants!

Captain’s Grille –

I have to start here.  Why?  Well, I’ve said it over and over … the Captain serves my very favorite dish on property – Cabernet-braised Short Rib with Sweet Corn Risotto.

Look at it!  It’s as good as anything on property, folks!  Trust me!

Due to refurbishments, Captain’s Grille has been relocated, until this Fall, to a temporary home in Ariel’s at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.  Great news, though, everyone.  The short rib is on the menu!

Whispering Canyon –

On the show, the guys talked about Walt Disney World BBQ, but I didn’t hear reference to this wonderful feast!  Much better than ‘Ohana, by the way.

Mrs. All in WDW and I have visited “the canyon” countless times over the last few years.  It’s very good!

Look.  We don’t profess to be BBQ experts, but I have to say … this feast is as good as any BBQ we’ve had.  Fall off the bone ribs.  Tender pork.  Great smoked sausage.  Worth a visit!

Splitsville –

I know.  I know.  A bowling alley?  I’ve written about Splitsville many times since it opened.  I swear the sushi is the best I have ever had on property.

Splitsville’s Volcano Roll is exceptional!

In fact, whether it’s sushi, a burger, or a pizza, this up-scale alley serves it all.  And, it’s all delicious!

Kona Cafe –

Mrs. All in WDW summarized it best … “I didn’t like Kona in the beginning. But, now, I’m happy to go there for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.”

For my part, I’d much rather have a more peaceful, enjoyable experience choosing from amongst the variety of items on Kona’s menu …

Their Pan-Asian Noodles with Chicken is phenomenal!

… as opposed to enduring the crushing throng that descends on ‘Ohana twice a day.

Yak & Yeti Restaurant –

This’ll make Doug Davis smile.  We really enjoy the Animal Kingdom’s Yak & Yeti.  Yes, Doug.  You did steer us right once again!

We highly recommend the Yeti’s Firecracker Shrimp as well as …

… their delicious Fried Wontons!

For both appetizers and meals, we’ve found this spot to be a great place for Mrs. All in WDW and I to take a quick break … or to meet up with friends!

That’s it!  These five venues are our Most Underrated WDW Restaurants!  What do you think?

Hey!  How about you?  What are your Overrated and Underrated WDW dining establishments?  Keep the conversation going, and let us all know!