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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Disney Eats and a few extras

Last week we had a wonderful vacation to Disney World.  If you have never been to see their Christmas decorations you need to plan a trip for next year.  But be ready for the crowds.  We have been the first full week of December before and it wasn't very crowded but this year it was a little more crowded.

But before we went to Disney we had a weekend in Atlanta for the SEC Championship game.  We had some good ole greasy hot dogs and onion rings from the Varsity.  It is an institution in Atlanta.
 There is something about those chili dogs and onion rings.  And you have to try the peach pie.
Just look at those onion rings.  We enjoyed it so much we stopped back in Saturday night after we won the game.

Then Sunday morning we headed on south to Orlando.  We had reservations for Sunday night at Biergarten in the Germany Pavilion of Epcot.  This was our first time to eat there.  Joe really enjoyed the buffet.  I liked the desserts best.
 The pretzel bread was really good.
 Various meats

 Salads and cold items

 Beer cheese soup

 Sausages and schnitzel
The desserts.  They were really good.  There was a holiday stolen that was really good.

Monday took us to Hollywood Studios.  Hollywood was full of Star Wars everything, including the food.  The Backlot Express featured some Star Wars named foods.  So you know we had to go there for lunch.  For those of you that do the dining plan this was a counter service.
 The menu pictures.  Start with the important stuff first of course dessert.
 The other menu items.
 Joe got the Chewy cupcake and it had chocolate and coconut.
 I got the Darth cupcake that was chocolate with peanut butter frosting.
 We both got the Dark Empire Burger.  Dark bun and then the hamburger patty with bbq pork on top.  This became an open face sandwich because it was very messy.
 You can see how messy it is.

 The inside of my Darth cupcake.

Then for dinner we went back to one of our favorite places 50's Prime Time Cafe.  If you haven't ever eaten there, there's a few things you need to know.  It is like eating in your mother or grandmother's 1950's kitchen.  They have old fashioned tv's showing reruns of old shows.  And the servers are your cousins or aunts.  They enforce dinner table rules like no elbows on the table. It can be a lot of fun to eat there.  But you need reservations.
 Joe got the pot roast.
 I got my favorite fried chicken.  Of course JOe had a couple pieces of my chicken too.
 We were too excited about our dessert and I forgot to take a picture of it before we ate it.
 This was my apple crisp with ice cream
 This was Joe's hot fudge brownie sundae.
We had Happy Anniversary buttons because we were celebrating early so our server brought us a cupcake too.

Tuesday was a long day.  We went to the Magic Kingdom for the day and stayed for the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  We got in at 1:00 am.  Very long day.

Lunch was at Be Our Guest.
 I had the carved prime chuck roast beef sandwich.  I had this last year and it was very good.
 Joe had the carved turkey sandwich.  He liked it.
 Dessert was special as always.  Joe had the triple chocolate cupcake
I had the strawberry cream cheese cupcake.
Now if you have never been to Be Our Guest there are a couple of things that might surprise you.  Disney now uses the Magic Bands for everything.  Well at BOG you order your food from a computerized stand, use your magic band to "pay", and then you find a table.  There are three big rooms to chose from.  Your food finds you.  No number on a stand, no calling your name, nothing.  They bring a cart to your table and ask if you are the Grobmyers and then they give you your food.  Now think about that.  Those magic bands have a locator chip in them to find you no matter which room you are in.
 We had a snack this afternoon after seeing Aladdin and Jasmine, Dole whip and a Dole whip float.

Dinner was at Tony's Town Square.  Tony's is based on the Lady and the Tramp movie.
 The nice warm bread that was brought out when we sat down.  Very nice.
 I ordered the chicken parm and it was very good.
 Joe ordered the NY strip steak.  He said it was one of the best steaks he had ever eaten out.  Very tender.
 I had pistachio cream brulee and it was so good.  Light and fluffy.
Joe had the tiramisu.

Wednesday actually was suppose to be Animal Kingdom day but after our late night we slept in.  We ate lunch at our resort.
 Joe got the chicken parm sandwich.
I had the Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
Then beignets for dessert.
Dinner we went to a new favorite place Ohana's
 They gave us this nice warm slightly sweet bread when we sat down.
 Then they brought out salad.  It had a passion fruit dressing that was really good.
 Then chicken wings and pork dumplings.
 LoMein noodles with veggies
 Then they bring around skewers of grilled steak, chicken and shrimp.
 The shrimp.  I forgot to get the chicken. The steak was the best.
Then dessert was Ohana bread pudding.   It was pretty good but a little heavy after all of dinner. 

Thursday we took the Keys to the Kingdom tour.  They included lunch from Harbor House.
We both had the fish and chips.  It was okay.

Thursday night we went over to the Boardwalk and had dinner at ESPN Zone.
 I had a chicken and waffles.  The waffle was cornmeal and a little spicy.
 Joe got some kind of chili cheeseburger.  It had everything but the kitchen sink on it I think.
And a Mickey gingerbread cookie from the Grand Floridian.

Friday was leaving day so we had a good bye breakfast with Pooh and friends at Crystal Palace.
 Breakfast casseroles
 Meats and potatoes
 French toast and Mickey waffles
 A breakfast lasagna
This describes the lasagna.

We had a great trip and some really good meals.  Hope you enjoy seeing them as well and it might help you plan where to eat the next time you go.

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