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Old 04-23-2013, 09:50 PM   #3691
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Then we have DeeDee's (buzz1121) update from one of the 10 point locations...


Olivia's Cafe



Dee said, "One of the restaurants on Barb's bucket list for the thread is Olivia's located at Old Key West. We have been to Olivia's twice in the past, once for breakfast and once for dinner. To give a little feedback on those visits, the breakfast was terrific, as they have a top notch banana bread french toast that predates the current offering at Whispering Canyon. The prior dinner was on an arrival night and while good it was nothing to get excited over."



First some menu pics...















"The bread is very similar to the bread served at 'Ohana. The offering at Olivia's might have a little more coconut. DS devoured it."








"For entrees, the kids chose pizza. It was the standard Disney TS pizza. The kids ate it without complaint."






Cuban Sandwich with Pork Loin, Ham, Pickles, and Swiss cheese, pressed and served hot


"DH had this and said the sandwich and chips were good."





"I chose the shrimp and grits..."




Shrimp and Grits - Sauteed Shrimp with Vegetables, Tasso Ham (omitted), and Fresh Herbs served over Olivia's Famous Grits


"I have had a number of different preparations of this dish at other restaurants and this one just fell a little short, particularly in the balance of spices. I need to add that I did omit the tasso ham and that quite likely made a huge difference but even the proportion of shrimp to grits was off, with there being too few shrimp with the quantity of grits. The grits also had an overabundance of red pepper, to the point of them tasting bitter."




"DS passed on dessert. DD had chocolate ice cream. Our server was kind to offer a choice of chocolate or vanilla."








"DH had Key Lime Pie...










"I would say that DH is close to being an expert when it comes to Key Lime pie. It's his "go to" dessert. He thought the pie was good, but he would have liked it to be a little more tart with less crust. The crust was really thick and he ended up leaving most of it."




"At the suggestion of our server, I had the banana bread pudding sundae...







"This was really good, but I would have to put 'Ohana's bread pudding ahead of it."



"In closing, I could easily recommend Olivia's for breakfast. I'm not sure I would recommend it for dinner unless you were staying there or you want to try the lesser known WDW dining options."





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Old 04-23-2013, 10:01 PM   #3692
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This one is from DeeDee's (buzz1121) breakfast this morning at the Wilderness Lodge's...
Gaahhhh I have stayed at the Lodge for a week and I never had any of the tasty looking waffles OR a carrot cake cupcake I feel like such a failure!
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #3693
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DeeDee (buzz1121) also sent us an update from their breakfast this morning at DHS'...






"DS and DD had chocolate croissants...





"DD loves chocolate croissants and she issued the verdict that this croissant was better than the one at Sunshine Seasons."




"DH and I chose the Red Velvet Cupcake and the Limited Edition for Earth Week Dirt & Worm Cupcake...










"I chose the dirt and worm cupcake specifically to add to the "must read" nature of this thread in that it includes the latest and greatest as far as food is concerned in the World in real time. The dirt and worm cupcake was much better than I anticipated. All of the toppings were edible. The flower pot was chocolate filled with rich, fudgy frosting. The center of the cupcake was a cold chocolate pudding which helped make the cupcake moist. All in all "taking one for team" really paid off here."







"There have been many opinions of the red velvet cupcake. Let me just say it was as good as always. The Heath bar bits on the sides really make the cheesecake center and red velvet cake pop!"


"We had a delicious bressert today!!"



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Old 04-23-2013, 10:29 PM   #3694
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One more update tonight, this one from Rumpletinker.


She said, "Couple of World Showcase snacks from Germany:"




Marshmallow Creme Caramel Roll






Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel






Soft Pretzel




"All were delicious! The pretzel wasn't as fresh or warm as it would have been in the afternoon, but it still had that buttery taste."




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That's all for tonight folks but be sure to check back tomorrow for updates from Crystal Palace (both breakfast and lunch), Cosmic Ray's, Columbia Harbour House, Kona Cafe dinner, and a special anniversary dinner at Victoria & Albert's.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:36 AM   #3696
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That's all for tonight folks but be sure to check back tomorrow for updates from Crystal Palace (both breakfast and lunch), Cosmic Ray's, Columbia Harbour House, Kona Cafe dinner, and a special anniversary dinner at Victoria & Albert's.
Oooh, Victoria and Albert 's....I can't wait. I've been laid up the past few weeks and I have been following this thread quite closely (and continuously changing my ADRs). V&A is on my bucket list, but will definitely be out for this trip since it will be just me and the kids.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:32 AM   #3697
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Next in was an update from Rumpletinker who had lunch today at Epcot's...







First a menu pic...







"I got the Quattro Formaggi individual pizza...




Quattro Formaggi Pizza with mozzarella, parmesan, fontina, and provolone


"Between the two of us this quickly disappeared."





"DSis got Lasagna Verde..."




Lasagna Verde with spinach, parmesan, and besciamella


"We were both disappointed in this. The noodles were like rubber."





"For dessert, I got the Zeppoles..."




Zeppole di Ricotta - Ricotta cheese fritters, served with whipped cream and chocolate sauce


"(Bad picture) these taste like funnel cake to me. The chocolate and whipped cream for dipping were really good."




"DSis got the Gelato Frizzante..."




Gelato Frizzante - Ice cream soda "Italian Style" made with San Pellegrino's "Aranciata" (orange soda) and vanilla gelato


"It was great!"




"She also got a cappuccino..."





"...which was very strong!"





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Hi, does anyone know the size (inches across) of the individual pizzas? I am wondering if it's too big for me. How does it compare in size to the individual pizzas at the food courts? Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:59 AM   #3698
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Hi, does anyone know the size (inches across) of the individual pizzas? I am wondering if it's too big for me. How does it compare in size to the individual pizzas at the food courts? Thanks.

I would say the individual pizza is about 11 - 12" in size and thin crust. I've never been able to eat a whole individual size pizza here myself. I've always shared with at least one other person.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:11 AM   #3699
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Good morning everyone! I'm going to try and get a few updates posted this morning before it's time for me to go to work.


Let's begin with Hannikins update from her breakfast yesterday at...


Crystal Palace



Hannah said, "Early morning start and an empty Main Street before entering Crystal Palace"...









"The main reason for our visit..."












"Eeyore sneaking up behind me..."








"Table decorations..."








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Next we have Hannikins' lunch update from Magic Kingdom's...


Columbia Harbour House




She said, "It was a mad dash to Columbia Harbour House, Magic Kingdom was VERY busy today!"




Here is what they had for lunch...




Chicken nuggets & fries








Anchors Aweigh Sandwich - white tuna with lettuce and tomato on toasted multigrain bun with potato chips









"Apple crisps and our drink, the lemon slush!"



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Next we have an (almost) live update from SmallWorld71, who had lunch last Friday (the final day of her trip) at Magic Kingdom's...







She said, "Here are some pics of our first entree plates from our lunch on Friday at Crystal Palace."




















And some pics from the buffet...



















"One of the things we like about this place is it has a wide variety to please everyone in the family. This is our fourth time eating here and service and character interaction has always been good."



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Anchors Aweigh Sandwich - white tuna with lettuce and tomato on toasted multigrain bun with potato chips

Mmm...this sandwich...
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Time for one last update this morning and then the rest will come later.


Mommyof3inVA headed to the Polynesian resort last night for dinner at...



KONA CAFE



She said, "We had a wonderful dinner at Kona Café. I had a lapu lapu and loved it!"

















"My entrée was the Teriyaki New York Strip Steak with broccolini and rice."







"My husband had the pork chop, veggies and smashed potatoes."








"The kids both had chicken tenders with fries [no pic] and the build your own ice cream sundae. They loved it!"







"We were celebrating our anniversary and the server treated us to two complimentary yummy cupcakes."







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Just a reminder that next up to the Disney Dining Plate is...



Rarity





Rarity will be at Disney World from 4/25 - 4/28 and has offered to do live updates for us!




HAVE A GREAT TRIP, Rarity!!!
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I would say the individual pizza is about 11 - 12" in size and thin crust. I've never been able to eat a whole individual size pizza here myself. I've always shared with at least one other person.
Thanks. That Quattro fromagi looks great but I want room for WS treats too. Maybe someone will share with me.
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