Earl of Sandwich’s Earl’s Cobb Salad

Every since Matt tried Earl of Sandwich’s Thai Wrap last month, he’s had me pick one up for him on my Downtown Disney visits to bring home. Since I’ve had a tendency to go on Sundays, this means it will be his lunch the next day. Either the wrap holds up okay for him overnight, or he’s just not as picky as I am (hey, it’s a lunch he doesn’t have to buy or prep!).

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But just because Matt has a new standy-by (especially since Cannonballs! left us), doesn’t mean I order the same thing every time. Plus, I wanted something that I knew would hold up well to bring to lunch the next day. This is why I opted to order Earl’s Cobb Salad. This salad combination features Field Greens, Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Cheddar, Roma Tomato, Cucumber, Cranberries & Ranch Dressing.

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Tables in Wonderland Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview

Tables in Wonderland has announced the date for the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Sneak Preview. Held on Sunday, July 12, 2015, the lunch will feature food an beverages from this year’s marketplaces. In its 20th year, “new and exciting offerings” will be introduced. Members should look for a separate email invitation in the next few weeks with information on how to register. We’ll provide you with more details as they become available.

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Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Truffles Debut

In honor of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration, Signature Restaurants at Disneyland have debuted a collection of truffles, reports the Disney Parks Blog. Each restaurant’s truffles are inspired by their location. Below, from left to right, are the selections from Blue Bayou, Carthay Circle, and Steakhouse 55. Guest who wish to purchase Carthay Circle and Steakhouse 55’s truffles must be 21 or older due to the alcohol content by volume.

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Blue Bayou Restaurant Truffle Flavors

  • Crème Brule – crème, brown sugar and vanilla
  • Bananas Foster – banana, vanilla ice cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, dark rum and banana liqueur
  • King Cake – confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice
  • Mint Julep – sugar, lime juice, lemon juice and crème de menthe

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Lunch at Paradiso 37

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It’s been a good three years since I last visited Paradiso 37. That visit was not particularly a good one, and I was underwhelmed by it enough that I didn’t have any desire to return. Because it had been so long since that visit, I thought it was time to swing by for another try.

What was once called the “Mangled Margarita” is now the P37 Swirl. The P37 Swirl is a combination of their P37 Margarita swirled with their “famous red sangria,” which can be ordered frozen or on the rocks. My drink this visit was a bit different than in the past, and it seemed the sangria that was swirled in wasn’t frozen. If it was, it was very thin. Flavor-wise, it’s about what you can expect from a frozen margarita machine, but I wasn’t looking for anything fancy.

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Mouse Bites for May 22, 2015

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Happy Friday, everyone! We hope you’ve been having a great week and have a great holiday weekend in store. We have a pretty exciting one ourselves! This week was all about breakfast! We stopped by the Polynesian Resort Village and visiting Capt. Cook’s for their Breakfast Sandwich. We also enjoyed breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe.

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On the news front, Chef Mickey’s will open for brunch staring May 31. The full list of special menu items for the Disneyland Diamond Celebration 24-Hour Event was released. New retail and dining was announced for Disney Springs. Some dining ideas for Magic Kingdom’s 24-Hour Party were presented. Finally, Extended hours at select Downtown Disney District restaurants for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-Hour Event were announced.

Our friends have been up to some adventures as well!

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Sarah of Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free at WDW heads to Star Wars Weekends for the Star Wars Character Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine-In. She also has the scoop on the Gluten and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy-Friendly menu.

Alexis of Gluten Free in Orlando takes a trip to Blizzard Beach.

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Melissa Sue of Mouse on the Mind is looking forward to beverage seminars on her upcoming Disney cruise.

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Josh of Easy WDW shares a review of The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs.

Thank your for visiting and we’ll keep you posted on any Disney food news that comes our way over the weekend. Enjoy your Friday and have a great holiday weekend!

Extended Hours at Select Downtown Disney District Restaurants for Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-Hour Event

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Guests heading to Disneyland for the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration 24-hour kickoff event (May 22-23) will find extended hours at several food locations in the Downtown Disney District. The Disney Parks Blog is reporting the following restarts will be open for the following hours:

  • Starbucks: 4 a.m. (5/22) to 5 a.m. (5/23)
  • Haagen Dazs: 6 a.m. (5/22) to 2 a.m. (5/23)
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels: 6 a.m. (5/22) to 2 a.m. (5/23)
  • La Brea Bakery Express: 4 a.m. (5/22) to 2 a.m. (5/23)
  • Earl of Sandwich: 6 a.m. (5/22) to 2 a.m. (5/23)
  • Jamba Juice: 6 a.m. (5/22) to 2 a.m. (5/23)

Happy celebrating!

Breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe

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It’s been nearly four years (!) since Matt and I last had breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge. Since then we’ve visited for dinner (and I even have been a second time with family). I think one of the reasons we haven’t visited in so long is because it’s sort of removed from everything – great for theming, but a bit cumbersome going to or from the parks (if you don’t have/want to use a car).

Anyway, Whispering Canyon Cafe is one of the restaurants that likes to have fun. The waitstaff can be a bit snarky with you as part of the shtick, from making joking comments with other Cast Members to throwing down a big handful of straws when your drinks are delivered. Ask for ketchup, and you shall receive. Kids are brought hobby horses to ride around the restaurant. Heck, a CM even had a couple of adults perform. This is where the table’s coaster comes in handy – yes, we watched from the fence.

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On our last visit, we both ordered the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Breakfast Skillet. This is really a great value at $16.49, and if you have a big appetite, I definitely recommend it. However, we were both looking for something a little bit different after perusing the online menu the previous night.

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Of course, we started with Bloody Marys. These are pretty basic here, likely using the standard Finest Call Bloody Mary Mix. A squeeze of lime and a few dashes of black pepper helped brighten it up a bit. Fortunately, the mix isn’t horseradish-y, which Matt can’t stand, so these were acceptable.

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