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Minnie's Holiday Dine Video Review!Minnie's Holiday Dine Video Review!
November 29, 2015
Join Deb Wills and special guest Kay Belin as they review Minnie's Holiday Dine at Disney's Hollywood Studios


Biergarten Extends Hours for HolidaysBiergarten Extends Hours for Holidays
November 25, 2015
Biergarten Restaurant in Epcot's Germany pavilion has extended its hours for the next several weeks as follows:
-- Nov. 22-26: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
-- Nov. 27 - Dec. 19: 11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
-- Dec. 20-30: 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
-- Dec. 31: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
-- Jan. 1-2: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
As part of this change, the performance times for Oktoberfest Musikanten have also been updated to the following: 11:30 a.m.; 12:20 p.m., 1:10 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:50 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:50 p.m., 8:40 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.


Tiffins Restaurant Coming to Animal Kingdom in 2016Tiffins Restaurant Coming to Animal Kingdom in 2016
November 24, 2015
Tiffins, a new Signature Restaurant, is set to open in Disney's Animal Kingdom in 2016. The restaurant will "celebrate the art of traveling" and will feature a diverse menu inspired by the same places that inspired the creation of the theme park. Open for both lunch and dinner, Tiffins will have waterfront views from both indoor and outdoor seating areas.


Thanksgiving Dining around the WorldThanksgiving Dining around the World
November 23, 2015
Walt Disney World Resort guests can indulge in a fresh take on an American tradition by enjoying their Thanksgiving feast Nov. 26, 2015 with a bounty of Disney tastes. With more than 30 different dining choices at Disney theme parks and resorts, families and friends can come together for a variety of Thanksgiving lunch and dinner offerings.


AllEarsNet TV: Trail's End Restaurant AllEarsNet TV: Trail's End Restaurant
November 13, 2015
Join Deb and her special guest Ron Belin as they review all three meals offered at the Trail's End restaurant in Ft. Wilderness.


Autumn Themed Cuisine Featured at Raglan RoadAutumn Themed Cuisine Featured at Raglan Road
November 12, 2015
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs is featuring local farm-raised pork from Pasture Prime Family Farm in three new dishes now through February: "An Irish Egg," a fresh farm egg coated in crispy Guinness and Onion Sausage served on a bed of pickled cabbage with saffron aioli; "Pork by Pork," a sage-and-onion-stuffed pork loin with cider-braised pork fricassee; and "Rinky Risotto," a grilled chorizo and mushroom risotto. To complement the seasonal pork dishes, Raglan Road now offers an autumn trio of brews that include Terrapin Pumpkinfest, Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider, as well as new fall cocktails.


Thanksgiving Irish StyleThanksgiving Irish Style
November 12, 2015
Raglan Road is offering a special Thanksgiving Day menu: Bunratty mead-glazed turkey, butter whipped potatoes, apple, sage and sweet onion stuffing, braised Brussels sprouts, cranberry and plum chutney, and traditional gravy, for $27.95 per adult/$15.95 for children 3-9.


STK Orlando Steakhouse November Construction PhotosSTK Orlando Steakhouse November Construction Photos
November 11, 2015
November 2015 construction photos


Trail's End Breakfast Buffet Offerings VIDEOTrail's End Breakfast Buffet Offerings VIDEO
November 07, 2015
Check out what's for Breakfast at the Trail's End in Fort. Wilderness


City Themed Hot Dogs Available at Gasparilla Island GrillCity Themed Hot Dogs Available at Gasparilla Island Grill
October 29, 2015
Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa recently introduced seven new gourmet hot dogs, each themed to a different city or region of the United States. A different dog is served every day, from the Cleveland (with French fries, coleslaw and hot sauce) on Sundays to the Chicago (a pickle spear, celery salt, tomatoes, whole sport peppers, chopped onions, green relish and mustard on a poppy seed bun) on Saturdays


Chef Rick Bayless to Open Frontera Fresco at Disney Springs in Summer 2016Chef Rick Bayless to Open Frontera Fresco at Disney Springs in Summer 2016
October 22, 2015
Chef Rick Bayless, a six-time James Beard Foundation winner, is bringing Frontera Fresco, his table-service Mexican restaurant concept, to Disney Springs, the new dining, shopping and entertainment district at Walt Disney World Resort.

Opening in Summer 2016, Frontera Fresco will showcase the gourmet Mexican cuisine that has made Chef Bayless a culinary legend.


Swan and Dolphin add Carnival Corner to Next Week's Food and Wine ClassicSwan and Dolphin add Carnival Corner to Next Week's Food and Wine Classic
October 21, 2015
Expanding on the expansive list of delectable culinary offerings, wines from around the world and celebrity chef appearances, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic will add an all-new fair-themed food area, Carnival Corner, to its lineup for the event's sixth year at the Epcot Resort Area hotel. The festival's newest section will serve specialty carnival fare from themed food trucks.


Snacks with Character Offer Guests AlternativesSnacks with Character Offer Guests Alternatives
October 21, 2015
A new, Disney-branded line of snacks called Snacks with Character is set to debut soon at Disney Parks and a number of other Disney locations. The new snacks will offer alternatives for those with food allergies or special lifestyle dietary needs. The initial assortment of 11 new products will appeal to those who must eat gluten-free, nut-free, or have other food allergies. To create these treats, Disney Theme Park Merchandise teamed up with specialty suppliers such as Ocean Spray, Enjoy Life Foods, Way Better Snacks and WOW Baking Company. The snack option from Ocean Spray will be offered later this year at Disney Parks. Look for these select items in merchandise locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, on Disney Cruise Line ships, and at Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa. Select food and beverage locations at Walt Disney World Resort will also carry Snacks with Characters.


Minnie to Host Seasonal Dining Year 'RoundMinnie to Host Seasonal Dining Year 'Round
October 20, 2015
Minnie Mouse will now be hosting a seasonal dinner at Hollywood and Vine all year long!


Flying Fish "Reimagined" in 2016Flying Fish "Reimagined" in 2016
October 18, 2015
Flying Fish Cafe on Disney's BoardWalk will close after January 31, 2016, for several months to be "reimagined" by both Walt Disney Imagineering and the culinary team. The new dining room will still have an onstage kitchen and an airier design, but with more room for the popular Chef's Counter and wine dinners. The restaurant's seasonal approach and the popular potato-wrapped snapper will remain.


Morimoto Asia Lunch MenuMorimoto Asia Lunch Menu
October 16, 2015


New Tortuga Tavern BBQ MenuNew Tortuga Tavern BBQ Menu
October 15, 2015
The Magic Kingdom's Tortuga Tavern has debuted a brand new BBQ Menu!


Chef Art Smith's Florida-Inspired Restaurant Coming to Disney Springs in 2016Chef Art Smith's Florida-Inspired Restaurant Coming to Disney Springs in 2016
October 09, 2015
Celebrity Chef Art Smith is bringing a taste of real Florida to a new restaurant opening in summer 2016 at Disney Springs. Homecoming: Florida Kitchen and Southern Shine will showcase the cuisine of Chef Smith, who was born and reared in the town of Jasper, Fla., on the Florida-Georgia border.


Annual and Seasonal Pass/Tables in Wonderland Price IncreasesAnnual and Seasonal Pass/Tables in Wonderland Price Increases
October 04, 2015
Walt Disney World has announced a number of price increases that go into effect today, October 4, 2015.


Downtown Disney Transforms to Disney Springs - Name Change Ceremony - Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar and Morimoto AsiaDowntown Disney Transforms to Disney Springs - Name Change Ceremony - Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar and Morimoto Asia
October 03, 2015
Downtown Disney has been in transformation for over two years, with a slew of new restaurants and shops opening over the past months. Signage has also been added through the past year with the moniker Disney Springs, but that name is now official as of yesterday, September 29th, 2015.

This past week has seen the opening of two new venues. Last week, the already extremely popular Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar opened to rave reviews. We were the first in the door when it opened to the public, and we had the opportunity to go back during a media event that included a visit to not only Jock Lindsey's, but also the new Morimoto Asia. In between the two restaurants, we attended a brief ceremony to cap off the Disney Springs name change.


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