All in WDW’s Readers Recommend … BBQ Pork!

So, our son and his wife will very soon move to Nashville, Tennessee.  You see, he earned a residency position in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University!

Anyway, that’s not the point I wanted to highlight.  It’s this … the last time they visited the Music City, he commented, “You have to love Nashville.  Everywhere smells like BBQ!”

Looking at this week’s dining polls, the All in WDW “universe” would very likely wholeheartedly appreciate Nashville!

Take a look back at both Whispering Canyon and Captain Cook’s, if you “voted” your opinions several days back.  If not, please jump back and weigh in now!

Of course, Captain Cook’s Pulled Pork Nachos aren’t necessarily BBQ, but they’re close enough, I’d say.

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Those that have tried them?  100% of the respondents, thus far (myself included), would definitely recommend them to friends and family alike!

Plus, 89% of those who have visited this quick service, rate it a 4 or 5 on a scale from 1 to 5.  High marks, Captain!  Congratulations!

Whispering Canyon earns a similar level of your love.  82% of those that answered rank their experience there as a 4 or 5.  In other words, they had a great time!

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And, what did they enjoy most?  You guessed it … pork!  86% of you declared your affection for Canyon’s Slow-smoked Pork Ribs and Barbecued Pulled Pork!

In the end, I think it’s safe to say, my friends that “All in WDW’s Readers Recommend” Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge as well as Captain Cook’s in the Polynesian Village Resort.

Take our advice!  Add both locations to your future “menus”!

“Whisper” us up some BBQ, Disney! Yes, it’s another tasty “Dining Recon”!

Good morning, folks!  Has your week started off well?  I truly hope so!

So, what’s “on tap” for today?  What?!  More great Disney food?  Of course, my friends!  Don’t you expect that from me, by now?

Actually, I was on my way over to the Magic Kingdom to show you, yes, even more food, and I decided to stop by the Wilderness Lodge.  Why?  Well, to enjoy some tasty barbecue, of course!

To be truthful, this particular visit to Disney’s rustic tribute to America’s Great Northwest was a very special day.  It was Mrs. All in WDW’s birthday!  A lunch at Whispering Canyon was her only request!

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Canyon’s menu comes packed with great choices, but, naturally, we had to order their All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Skillet.  It’s phenomenal!

Loaded with barbecued pulled pork (top), slow-smoked pork ribs (move clockwise), mashed potatoes, corn on the cobb, roasted chicken, sausage, and baked beans (center), this dish is a big winner!

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Of course, if you’ve never been to Whispering Canyon, I have to “warn” you … your meal comes with entertainment.  You see, your servers come ready to fill your time with “a rowdy, rootin’ tootin’ good time”!

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In other words, if you want to “jump in”, the antics they’ll drag you into are legendary!  Of course, if you’re more inclined to have a semi-quiet breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can just “watch” and laugh!

So, before I leave, let me ask you a few questions!  What do you think of this very-popular spot?

Dining Recon: Whispering Canyon Cafe

Pardon this little interruption, folks. I promise we’ll get back to Food & Wine tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ll leave yesterday’s poll open. How many times have you been to “the festival of all festivals”?

I’m hungry. I just have to stop off at Wilderness Lodge for lunch. Do you guys like BBQ? We had heard all about it on the podcasts. We read the reviews. But, for whatever reason, we had never made the time to go over and visit.

Click your way over to Kingdom Magic Vacations’ Blog to see the pictures and read the details. Join Mrs. All in WDW and I for lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe!

Bon appetit!

Whispering Canyon!

Skewered by ‘Ohana!

‘Ohana has done it again!

Five months ago, the Polynesian Resort’s “meat-fest” bested quite a cast of competitors to become the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Buffet/Family Style Restaurant. Now, in our most controversial poll to date, it has been crowned “champion” one more time – our Favorite Monorail Loop Restaurant.

Is ‘Ohana the best restaurant in Walt Disney World?  I think most of us – the fans that participated in this week’s voting – would agree that …

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Tables on the Loop! – The Finale

One thing I admitted to when we started this “tourney” the day before yesterday is that this poll was a big “basket of fruit” – comparing apples to oranges to Georgia peaches. Or, more specifically, forcing us to choose between character meals, family-style “meat-fests”, and high-price signature restaurants.

However, from the outset, I felt that, from amongst that vast diversity of choices, there were several very strong contenders for the title. Outside of the four finalists, I thought that the fun and frivolity of Whispering Canyon Cafe … or the marquee appeal of Artist Point and Narcoossee’s had a chance.  But, I really thought that the popularity of Disney’s beloved characters would carry Chef Mickey’s into the finale.

For me, Kona Cafe is the shock. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I love their pan-Asian noodles, but I wasn’t expecting such a strong showing. I mean, you can barely find a seat at Chef Mickey’s.  You can walk up to Kona – pretty much any time – and get a table.

Having said that, the other three members of the Final Four come as no surprise. I think we’re all anxious to see California Grill reborn from the ashes, ‘Ohana is an overwhelming fan favorite, and, well, I’m glad to see Victoria & Albert’s make the last round. If it hadn’t, V&A fans far-and-wide might have torn All in WDW down in revolt!  Ha-ha.

This is all for fun, folks.  VOTE!  Which of these four establishments will become our Favorite Monorail Loop Restaurant?

Yes, the All in WDW family devoured this Cali Grill sushi feast!

Yes, the All in WDW family did devour this Cali Grill sushi feast. We can’t wait for the restaurant to re-open!