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Old 09-02-2012, 08:37 AM   #1
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The Whimsical Spirit of the Conch Republic - Dining Review (updtd 9/6 x3)

Hello fellow DISsers !!

I decided to do another quick Dining review before we leave on Friday for the World. For those of you just tuning in, I injured my ankle pretty badly and it requires surgery to fix it.

Since the injury occurred so close to our September trip, we were unable to cancel or reschedule so we are going to go ahead and try to enjoy it instead of losing our proverbial hiney in points and money.

I will be scooter Mom on this trip, since I can only manage a few steps at a time. In the meantime, I don't have much to do since I can't walk, so I thought I would share to ease my boredom and hopefully help some people with their dining decisions and provide food porn for those that enjoy it so much.

When: June 15 - 18, 2012

Where we stayed: Old Key West

Who:

Me (Susan) - 44 yr old Irrigation Designer for a Landscape Architect


(This is me hiding behind the kids. I am the most unphotogenic person alive)

DH - My wonderful husband that puts up with my Disney obsession. Works in upper management for a chemical company.



DS - 13 year old thrill seeker, but still a sweet boy (so far)



DD - 9 year (soon to be 10 years) old sweetie who loves all things Disney



I hope those of you that choose to read along will stop by and say hello.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:48 AM   #2
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Cool - another dining report! Can't wait to read it
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #6
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Yay, you started the next one...just as I was posting a comment on your last. And I get to be the first to join in!
This is just a short trip from June to keep me occupied this week. We leave on Friday for the September trip.

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Just a short trip from last June, I hope you enjoy.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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OK folks !!

This will be a very quick Dining Report. I have about 12 posts andf since we leave for another trip on Friday, I will have about 4-5 days to get it all posted. So about three updates a day.

Here's where we ate:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Lunch at Wolfgang Pucks

Snacks at AK

Dinner at Yak and Yeti


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lunch at LeCellier

Snacks at Epcot

Dinner at Cape May Cafe

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Lunch at Good’s To Go

Dinner at Liberty Tree Tavern

Snacks at MK

Monday, June 18, 2012

Breakfast at Fairfax Fare

Snacks at HS

Lunch at Backlot Express


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Old 09-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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Lunch at Wolfgang Puck's Express

Friday, June 15 2012

Lunch at Wolfgang Puck’s Express.



We love the dining plan and always get it. This really helps me and DH from fighting so much. It is just better for us if everything is paid for beforehand. He tends to get really emotional about money and for him to not have to worry about the bottom line really helps him relax and enjoy our meals.

Anyway, WPE is counter service and it is the BEST counter service place on property in terms of value. The food is table service quality and there are even waiters that will bring your food and get you refills. DH and I almost always split meals. We just find that ordering four is too much food and in the end, we are left with extra credits that we can use for one last meal.
Let’s get down to some food porn, shall we ??

DH and I decided to split:

BACON WRAPPED MEATLOAF, MASHED POTATOES, PORT WINE SAUCE, CRISPY ONION RINGS 12.95



Our waiter brought us an extra plate. This dish is just soooo full of flavor and different textures. Just a really great meal.

The kids each had:

CRISPY CHICKEN TENDERS WITH FRENCH FRIES 9.95



They love these chicken tenders and I have to admit, they are really good. Kid approved. It comes with a little salad in the middle that DH and I enjoyed. Even though we ordered just three meals for 4 people, we didn’t eat it all.

Most of you might not know this, but counter service credits count the same as an adult as they do for a child. So you can order your child something from the adult menu and it will be the same credit. Even though I only ordered three meals, the cashier charged us for four. I am sooo glad I checked the receipt and caught that. Our waiter gladly fixed for us and earned an extra big tip for his and help and excellent service.

For dessert DH and I split:

VANILLA BEAN CHEESECAKE 4.95


The kind of black looking stuff is a crème brulee sort of topping. So a little crisp layer on top like crème brulee. This cheesecake is always a win for us. So light and creamy and not too heavy. Very delicious.

In the picture you can see that DS got a sugar cookie and DD got a brownie. The cookie was a cookie. DS said it was good. Soft and not too hard. DD loves these brownies and I can see why. They really do taste good. They are very dense and filling though, so she saved half of it to eat later.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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Snacks at Animal Kingdom

DS wanted a frozen coke so we stopped to get one.











I got a frozen lemonade.



I love these frozen drinks on a hot day. They are so refreshing. I'm am not a big fan of the paper straws, though, but I see why they are necessary.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #10
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Following as well!! It looks like it was just a few days but some good food packed in!!
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
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Dinner at Yak and Yeti.







We ordered drinks

Bonzai Blast for me



Yak Attack
for DH

Yak Attack - Mango Daiquiri, Bacardi Light Rum, and Wildberry Flavors $7.99



The kids got sodas. We got some fried green beans.

Wok-Fried Green Beans - Battered green beans with sweet Thai chili sauce. - $6.99




Sooooo yummy. And the sauce ?? So good.

DD got the kids’ Chicken Tenders

Kids Entrees - For ages 9 and under. A choice of a mini burger, chicken bites, vegetable lo mein, or an egg roll. All items served with choice of carrot sticks, applesauce cup, fruit punch gelatin or chicken fried rice. Add a kid-sized portion of milk or apple juice in a souvenir cup. Soft drinks or French fries available upon request. Ice cream sundae for dessert $1.49 extra. - $7.49



DS got the Kobe Burger

Kobe Beef Burger - 10 oz grilled American Kobe beef burger, sesame-soy sauce, mayonnaise, crispy shoestring fries. topped with choice of shiitake mushroom & scallion compote or Asian slaw $17.99




We ordered this plain and it came with everything. I asked DS if he wanted another one, but he said no. So we scraped off what we could and he ate like four bites. I had a bite and I loved it. Picky kids !! What are ya gonna do ?? It came with those marinated cucumbers, too. We really liked these. Well DH and I did. The kids, of course, wouldn't touch them.

DH and I split the Crispy Mahi-Mahi.

Crispy Mahi Mahi - filet of mahi mahi, Japanese bread crumbs, Cantonese sweet and sour sauce, jasmine rice, stir-fried vegetables $22.99




This is so yummy. We really enjoyed it. Maybe this time the fish was a little dry, but still it tasted amazing. Very delicious.

For dessert, DD got the kids sundae



Which she liked.

DS got the sorbets.

Sorbet - Mango, lemon, raspberry $6.99



Very light and refreshing. I liked the lemon best, but DS liked the Mango. DH liked the raspberry best.

DH and I split.

The fried wontons.

Fried Wontons - Skewers of fresh pineapple and cream cheese wontons, vanilla ice cream, honey vanilla drizzle $7.99




Seriously, y’all. This is the most amazing dessert ever. Soo, so, so good !!
Basically, this is the same meal we had in April. Hey, if it isn’t broke … don’t fix it. AmIright ??
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #14
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Great start to your reviews! WPE's meatloaf looks great, and now I'm really missing the wontons from Yak and Yeti.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #15
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Great reviews! Can't wait to read more!
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