EPCOT 40 Event Foodie Guide

EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

For select days around the October 1st anniversary, EPCOT 40 treats will be available at select locations to honor the park’s 40 years of fun and flavors!

Since opening in 1982, the park has allowed guests who have passed through its gates to get a glimpse into the future, travel the world while experiencing different cultures, and take their taste buds on a journey through delicious food festivals. The possibilities have been endless and will continue to be with the exciting plans that lie ahead in the future of this iconic theme park.

From the EPCOT 40th Liege Waffle at the recently opened Connections Café to the Figment Sponge Cake at Sunshine Seasons, and the Dan Dan Noodles at Nine Dragons Restaurant, there is something for everyone to get a taste of the celebrations. 

EPCOT 40 – Foodie Guide

EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Connections Café (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3)

  • EPCOT 40th Liege Waffle: Brioche dough with pearl sugar

Choza de Margarita (Available beginning Sept. 30 while supplies last) 

  • 40th Fiesta: Celebrate the colors for the anniversary of EPCOT with this frozen margarita in a “MEXICO 40” souvenir cup
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Funnel Cake (Available Oct. 1 and 2) 

  • Celebration Funnel Cake with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and 40th candies

Garden House (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • Sake Cocktail Flight featuring Samurai, Mt. Fuji, Tokyo Sunset, and Violet Sake
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

La Hacienda de San Angel and San Angel Inn (Available beginning Sept. 30 while supplies last)

  • Flan: Vanilla custard topped with blueberries, whipped cream, and a “MEXICO 40” white chocolate garnish
  • Clarified Margarita: Tequila, orange liqueur, lemon, and simple syrup in a “MEXICO 40” souvenir cup with glow cube
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Nine Dragons Restaurant (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • Dan Dan Noodles: Spicy pork with Sichuan sauce, peanut butter, sesame, shredded cucumber, and green onion

Space 220 Restaurant (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) Crema Catalana: Vanilla cream custard, lemon snow, citrus segments, and spicy ginger crumble

EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Sunshine Seasons (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3)

  • Figment Sponge Cake with honey-lime mousse

Teppan Edo (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • EPCOT 40th Saketini: The saketini was on the menu when the Japan Pavilion first opened. This version combines sake and butterfly pea flower to create the color reminiscent of the night sky of EPCOT
EPCOT 40 Foodie Guide

Tokyo Dining (Available Sept. 29 through Oct. 3) 

  • EPCOT 40th Kaisen Chirashi Don: Celebration sushi bowl 
  • EPCOT 40th Saketini: The saketini was on the menu when the Japan Pavilion first opened. This version combines sake and butterfly pea flower to create the color reminiscent of the night sky of EPCOT

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.) 

I can’ wait to celebrate EPCOT 40 with these tasty bites, treats, and beverages!

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Rosa Mexicano Coming to the Swan and Dolphin

Rosa Mexicano Orlando

Rosa Mexicano Restaurants has announced plans to open its first Orlando-area location in the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in early 2023.

With current locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Maryland, as well as upcoming openings in Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, and Las Vegas, the dynamic brand will offer an elevated fiesta dining experience, including signature menu items and award-winning margaritas.  

Rosa Mexicano Orlando Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort 2023
Birria Quesatacos – Cody Rasmussen

“Rosa Mexicano’s arrival to Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is a truly exciting moment of our expansion. The opening reflects our founding chef Josefina Howard’s vision of introducing Mexican culinary traditions and authentic Mexican heritage to the world,” said Jim Dunn, CEO of Rosa Mexicano. “Once the restaurant opens, we will offer the Orlando market a fresh take on Mexican food, authentic Mexican heritage, culinary techniques and lively dining.”   

The restaurant, helmed by Manuel Trevino, Vice President of Culinary, will feature dramatic design elements familiar to fans of the brand to transport guests on a unique culinary journey.

Rosa Mexicano Orlando
Interior Rendering

The 5,500-square-foot restaurant will offer various seating areas with a capacity of about 300 guests, including a 30-person bar and a beautiful private dining room for 50.    

The menu will showcase a contemporary interpretation of authentic Mexican cuisine, including beloved classics and innovative, sophisticated dishes that pay tribute to Mexico’s richly varied culinary regions.

Rosa Mexicano Orlando
Chicken Flautas – Cody Rasmussen

Rosa Mexicano’s renowned beverage program, which boasts over 100 varieties of tequila and agave-based spirits – and of course, the restaurant’s signature frozen pomegranate margarita, named the best in New York City – will also make its debut.   

“Rosa Mexicano is the perfect partner to enhance our current dining options,” said Sean Verney, Area General Manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin. “We pride ourselves on offering the best quality restaurant experiences for our hotel guests as well as local Orlando residents, and Rosa Mexicano delivers on that promise. We’re excited to be home to their first Florida location starting in early 2023.”      

Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Guests can receive a first taste of Rosa Mexicano this fall during the Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic on November 11 & 12, where the restaurant will feature a tasting station during the popular annual festival. For tickets, visit www.foodandwineclassic.com.    

Rosa Mexicano will be located in the Dolphin, replacing the current restaurant Fresh Mediterranean Market.  Fresh will remain open until further notice.     
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ICON Park Hosts Oktoberfest 2022

ICON Park Oktoberfest 2022

ICON Park is hosting their first Oktoberfest celebration, and you’ll want to bring your favorite stein and best lederhosen!

Aligning itself with the famous Oktoberfest festival held each year in Munich, Germany, ICON Park will offer special beer, food, and entertainment on Fridays from 5 to 10 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 2 to 10 p.m. starting September 16 through October 2.

This celebration will be the perfect opportunity for families to spend time together while enjoying traditional experiences.

Throughout the celebration, guests can get their fill of delicious German beers. Beer flights featuring four seasonal brews will be available at The Lawn Bar for $16. If you’re looking for a nice souvenir, a commemorative 32 oz glass stein filled to the brim with your favorite selection can be purchased for $22.

Guests can even take a flight on their flight of The Wheel! A seasonal selection cooler will be offered at the Sky Bar before boarding.

The brews will pair perfectly with the traditional German dishes ICON Park is offering at The Lawn. Choose from Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, Chicken Schnitzel, Pretzels with Beer Cheese and, of course, Apple Strudel.

ICON Park Oktoberfest 2022

For the purists, ICON Park will have the authentic Bavarian Music of Stammtischler – from the Oom Pah sound of polka and waltzes to traditional landlers and boarischers. Kids will love watching the performers play the Bavarian button accordion with the tenor horn, wooden spoons, and the Alphorn. Whether you’re dancing the night away or just enjoying the sound of real alpine music, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Munich.

ICON Park is at the center of the new Orlando Entertainment District. Conveniently located near I-4, Florida’s Turnpike, and the Beachline, this premiere entertainment destination is easy to access and offers free parking for any Central Florida resident or Orlando tourist.

To learn more about ICON Park, visit https://iconparkorlando.com.

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Raglan Road Introduces New Dishes

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Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant at Disney Springs is my FAVORITE dining spot at Disney Springs!!! The invited me out to try six new dishes!!! #raglanroad #disneysprings #disneyfood #wdw #disneyfoodie

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Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant at Disney Springs is one of my absolute favorite places to eat, and while the music and drinks are great…the food is even better.

“We’ve put a lot of thought and work into our menus which showcase contemporary Irish dining. You’re going to be pleasantly surprised because we’re going to delight your palate with award-winning cuisine prepared in collaboration with the finest local Florida producers.”

During the annual Great Irish Hooley, Raglan Road introduced six new additions to their menu that you need to RUN to try!

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant New Dishes

Appetizers
Raglan Road New Menu Additions September 2022

Dalkey Duo – $16

Dalky Mustard beer battered Cheshire Heritage Pork Sausages, Dalkey mustard mayonnaise, and buffalo applesauce.

Raglan Road New Menu Additions September 2022

Board of Beauty – $42

It’s an Irish Egg, Bacon & Cabbage Roll, Bang Bang’s Chicken, & Beef in a Bed.

  • Irish Egg – NEW – Guinness and onion sausage crusted egg, Bushmills bacon jam, whole grain mustard aioli
  • Raglan’s Bacon and Cabbage Roll – Bacon and cabbage pastry roll, buffalo apple puree, pickled cabbage
  • Bang Bang’s Chicken – Buttermilk marinated fried chicken with a spicy bang bang mayonnaise
  • Beef in a Bed – NEW – Smoked pulled beef short rib on buttermilk cheddar bread, roasted corn, smoked onion puree, and crispy fried shallots.
Entrees
Raglan New Menu Additions September 2022

Salmon Run – $32

Roasted Atlantic Salmon filet in Raglan signature potato cake, roasted broccolini, spinach white wine butter sauce, & confit tomato.

Raglan New Menu Additions September 2022

Me Ma’s Best Chicken – $28

Roasted Bell and Evans chicken breast with a chicken, spinach, wild mushrooms, and leek pie in roast chicken jus, topped with herb stuffing crumble with champ mashed potato.

Dessert
Raglan New Menu Additions September 2022

I Crumble Inside – COMING SOON

Apple and blackberry crumble with hidden custard inside.

BONUS- Brunch
Raglan Road New Menu Additions September 2022

It’s OK to Drool – $20

famous Bread & Butter pudding, French Toast style, with vanilla mascarpone, mixed berries, macadamia nut crunch, and crispy maple glazed bacon.

There is no cover charge to enjoy the entertainment, beverages, or food at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant, and parking at Disney Springs is free.

Reservations aren’t required, but they are strongly recommended.

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is BACK

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining is returning for its 17th year with 102 restaurants offering three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus for $40 from August 26 to October 2, 2022.

This year’s roster is larger than ever, with 16 restaurants new to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining, including six restaurants recently recognized by the MICHELIN Guide. 

In addition to providing Orlando restaurant goers with delicious meals, the annual dining program supports area restaurants and donates one dollar from every meal served to a local nonprofit organization. 

“Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining celebrates our destination’s award-winning culinary scene by bringing more than 100 of Orlando’s best restaurants together to offer prix-fixe menus for dinners to explore new restaurants,” said Casandra Matej, president & CEO of Visit Orlando. “The program continues to be a  source of support for our local businesses and provides funds for charities right here in our community.  This year, one dollar from every meal will benefit The Able Trust, providing valuable funds to an  organization making an impact on the critical workforce issue right here in our community.” 

Menus are now live at  OrlandoMagicalDining.com, along with the opportunity to book reservations and explore hotel offers as part of Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights. 

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

Dining for a Good Cause 

Each year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining selects nonprofit organizations impacting the Orlando community to serve as charity beneficiaries. This year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining charity committee focused on identifying organizations supporting the Central Florida workforce. One dollar from every meal will benefit The Able Trust, an organization helping to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

To ensure this donation has a widespread impact throughout the community, Visit Orlando will also award a $2,000 donation to one local nonprofit in each of Orange County’s six commission districts that also supports workforce development. 

Visit Orlando Magical Dining Chef 2019

New and Award-Winning Restaurants for 2022

The newest additions to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining include 7593 Chophouse, Bosphorous Turkish  Cuisine (four locations in Dr. Phillips, Lake Nona, Winter Garden, and Winter Park), BoVine Steakhouse,  Cedar’s Restaurant, HAVEN, La Boucherie, The Hampton Social, The Monroe, The Wilson, Turci Pasta and Wa Sushi. 

Additionally, six restaurants were recently recognized by the MICHELIN Guide, including Four Flamingos,  A Richard Blaise Florida Kitchen (a new addition to Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining), Kabooki Sushi (Milk  District location), Maxine’s on Shine, The Ravenous Pig, The Strand Food & Drink and Z Asian  Vietnamese Kitchen (also a new addition). 

Magical Nights Staycation Hotel Deals 

Visit Orlando’s Magical Nights is back this year and encourages diners to turn their night on the town into an affordable, end-of-the-summer Orlando staycation. After enjoying a three-course meal at one of Visit  Orlando’s Magical Dining restaurants, enjoy an overnight stay at one of the destination’s amenity-filled hotels and resorts, providing special savings for locals and Florida residents. Additional hotel deals will be added in the coming weeks. Find offers here and book early to secure preferred dates. 

Visit Orlando Magical Dining

Improved Website Tools 

OrlandoMagicalDining.com is a one-stop shop to see the complete list of participating restaurants, review restaurant menus (including options for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets) and book reservations directly. 

One of my favorite features on the website is  My Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Favorites, where I build (and share) my online dining wish list.

To help narrow down selections, the website has new filters for restaurants featured in the MICHELIN  Guide or the “Near Me” option to find the restaurants in proximity. Additional filters include outdoor seating, cuisine type, and neighborhoods.  For more information, go to OrlandoMagicalDining.com

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10th Annual Great Irish Hooley Music Fest

Raglan Road Great Irish Hooley 2022

Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant will host the 10th annual Great Irish Hooley boutique music festival Labor Day weekend, September 2 through September 5.

The Great Irish Hooley is one of my FAVORITE events at Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant because it is filled with amazing Irish bands performing traditional Irish tunes, Celt grass, folk, and blues. 

This mix of music will have you dancing between bites!

This year’s Great Irish Hooley features a first-rate lineup of luminaries from the traditional Irish music world, including: 

  • Téada – This leading Irish traditional band will headline the Hooley lineup. Dubbed “invigorating” by the Washington Post, the band just released their sixth album.  Don’t miss them!
  • One for the Foxes – An exciting new transatlantic trio merging backgrounds in Irish and American folk music for an eclectic vibe.
  • Celtic Croí (Heart) – Talented trio from Dublin, Belfast, and Glasgow pump up the Hooley volume.
  • Gobhán – Dynamic duo from County Down, Ireland, playing guitar, fiddle, and vocals.
Raglan Road Great Irish Hooley 2022

When you hear the word “Hooley,” you know to expect a good time!

It’s a Gaelic term for a lively party with music, entertainment, and fun for everyone in the family.

When the spirit moves you, be ready to kick up your Hooley heels -the talented Raglan Road Irish Dancers will lead guests through a lively Ceili. The Ceili step dances, dating back to the Celts and Druids who inhabited Ireland in the 1500s, are usually the main event of local celebrations in Irish and Celtic communities.

Raglan Road Great Irish Hooley 2022 Raglan Road Irish Pub Disney Springs

It all begins Friday afternoon, Sept. 2, and continues through late-night Monday, Labor Day. Celtic face painting is complimentary, and the pub will feature new whiskeys and a special Hooley brew, the De Fesht, that brings an Oktoberfest-like spirit to the late-summer festivities.

The best part is that there’s no cover charge to join the Raglan Road fun featuring top Irish bands with high-voltage entertainment!!!

In addition to the pub’s All-Day Menu, the delicious Rollicking Raglan Brunch will be served throughout the weekend, including Labor Day Monday, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  

Reservations are recommended; call 407/938-0300. Check out raglanroad.com, and plan to join us for the Great Irish Hooley!  

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WDW Foodie Guide: MNSSHP 2022

WDW Foodie Guide Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is full of frightfully fun delights for you to indulge in during your trip to Magic Kingdom Park during the Halloween season and at this beloved event on select nights from August 12 through October 31, 2022.

In this edition of the WDW Foodie Guide, we’ll take a peek at the event-exclusive treats that the Walt Disney World culinary teams have conjured up.

WDW Foodie Guide: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2022

Not-So-Poison Apple Pie Milk Shake, Sweet Candy Corn Soft-serve Swirl Cone, Pain and Panic Hot Dog and Winifred’s Elixir of Youth WDW Foodie Guide Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies

  • Not-So-Poison Apple Pie Milk Shake: Apple pie milkshake with green apple whipped cream, sour apple marshmallow straw, cinnamon donuts, and a poison apple straw (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
  • Sweet Candy Corn Soft-serve Swirl Cone: Sweet corn and vanilla soft-serve swirl topped with candy corn chocolate bow (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)

Casey’s Corner

  • Pain and Panic Hot Dog: All-beef hot dog, sweet and spicy onion relish, and sriracha mustard topped with spicy cheese-flavored snacks (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
  • Winifred’s Elixir of Youth: Black tea slushy with kiwi foam and Winifred chocolate piece (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
Binx Pastry Tail and Cold Witches Brew Coffee WDW Foodie Guide Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022

Cheshire Café

  • Binx Pastry Tail: Cat tail drizzled with dark chocolate and topped with Binx chocolate piece (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
  • Cold Witches Brew Coffee: French vanilla cold brew with pumpkin spiced foam topped with Halloween sprinkles (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
Bayou Burger, Hades Hot Dog, Un Poco Loco Tots and Spellbinding Fried Pie

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

  • Bayou Burger: All-beef patty, jalapeño pimento cheese, crispy andouille sausage, and garlic pickles (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)

The Friar’s Nook

  • Hades Hot Dog: Spicy beef and pork hot dog, Hades’ relish, and pickles served with house-made violet mustard (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
  • Un Poco Loco Tots: Chorizo sausage, green onion, and Hades’ cheese sauce (New)  (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)

Golden Oak Outpost

  • Spellbinding Fried Pie: Buffalo chicken, mozzarella, and blue cheese wrapped in flaky dough topped with a candy eye and jalapeño ranch aïoli (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)

Ice Cream Cart near Haunted Mansion

  • Chilling Chamber Pop: Chocolate crumbs, cherry buttercream, and dark chocolate pearls topped with Tightrope Walker chocolate piece (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
Monster Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich and Oh, My Gourd Cupcake WDW Foodie Guide Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party 2022

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

  • Monster Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich: Monster cookies filled with vanilla ice cream (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)

Liberty Square Market

  • Monster Cookie: Sugar cookie with candy eyes and Halloween-themed sprinkles (New) (Available during regular park hours only)

Main Street Bakery

  • Oh, My Gourd Cupcake: Pumpkin spice cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese icing finished with dark chocolate ears (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
Sweet Almond Corn Cake and Mexican Spiced Hot “COCO” Brownie

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café

  • Sweet Almond Corn Cake: Almond vanilla cake dipped in white, orange, and yellow chocolate topped with candy corn (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)

Popcorn Cart near Cinderella Castle

  • Mexican Spiced Hot “COCO” Brownie: Spice chocolate brownie with dark chocolate ganache topped with Miguel chocolate piece (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
Grave Digger Milk Shake and Worms and Dirt Funnel Cake

Sleepy Hollow Refreshments

  • Grave Digger Milk Shake: Coconut and matcha blended soft-serve topped with whipped cream, Grave Digger shovel, and chocolate gravestone (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
  • Worms and Dirt Funnel Cake: Funnel cake topped with chocolate ice cream, chocolate cookie crumbs, gummy worms, and Billy chocolate piece (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
  • Chilling Chamber Pop: Chocolate crumbs, cherry buttercream, and dark chocolate pearls topped with Tightrope Walker chocolate piece (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
M&M’s Peanut Butter Churro and Jack-O-Lantern Float

Snack Cart near Cinderella Castle

  • M&M’s Peanut Butter Churro: Churro rolled in peanut dust with peanut sauce, chocolate sauce, and M&M’s Peanut Butter (New) (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)

Sunshine Tree Terrace

  • Jack-O-Lantern Float: Citrus swirl with Fanta Orange, brown sugar whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)

Be sure to check out the creepy cool novelties soon to be available at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party.

  • Glow Mickey Mummy Premium Popcorn Bucket – glowing soon at various popcorn carts throughout the park (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
  • Donald Candy Corn Sipper – materializing in early Oct. at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café, The Friar’s Nook, Sleepy Hollow Refreshments (Available during regular park hours and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party)
  • Halloween Candy Glow Cube – glowing soon at Sunshine Tree Terrace (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)
  • Zero Popcorn Bucket – materializing in early Oct. at various popcorn carts throughout the park (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only)

I don’t know about you…but I am READY to give these WDW Foodie Guide treats a try!!!

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bier Fest Fun

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Selfie

Bier Fest at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay returns as festive as ever, with cabins throughout the park serving more than 50 drinks options, including seasonal, local, and international brews.

From the selection, non-beer options such as ciders and sours are also available to pair with an all-new Oktoberfest-inspired menu.

This popular event, now in its fifth consecutive year, allows guests to sip, sample, and savor, enjoy the tunes from rising local artists, step into immersive animal habitats, and top off a day of festive fun with Florida’s most thrilling rides.

Bier Fest runs every weekend from Aug. 12 through Sept. 5 and is included with park admission.

2022 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Food

All-NEW Oktoberfest Menu Includes Array of Delicious Bites

The menu for this year’s Bier Fest is a match made in heaven for all the foodies at heart. Guests can pair their brew of choice with all-new Oktoberfest-inspired menu offerings that include:

  • NEW – Bratkartoffeln – Fried Potatoes with chives, caramelized onions, and bacon
  • NEW – Konigsberger Klopse – German Meatballs in a white wine caper sauce
  • NEW – Pretzel Bratwurst
  • NEW – Sauerbraten Sliders
  • NEW – Potato Pancakes
  • NEW – Brisket Poutine
  • NEW – Cheese Pierogis
  • NEW – Ruben Brats
Giraffe Bar Busch Gardens Tampa Bay March 2021

Refreshing Drink Options

An array of more than 50 types of drink offerings await all Bier Fest guests including lagers, ales, pilsners, IPAs and hefeweizens. Featured Tampa Bay area favorites include:

  • NEW – Cigar City Fancy Papers Hazy IPA
  • NEW – Leaven Brewing Cheeky Blonde
  • NEW – Tampa Bay Brewing Reef Donkey
  • NEW – Bitburger Premium Pilsner
  • NEW – Coppertail Free Dive IPA
  • NEW – Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

For refreshing options other than beer, a cabin will offer local ciders and sours. Options include:

  • NEW – Keel Farms Agrarian Two Henrys Mango Cider
  • NEW – Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Cider
  • NEW – Crooked Thumb Strawberry Sour
  • NEW – Flying Boat Raspberry Passionfruit Sour
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Couple with Beer

Those wanting to delight and indulge should know that the best way to get a taste of all the flavors at this year’s Bier Fest is with a Sampler, which can be redeemed for any food or beverage item offered throughout the festival.

Offering the best value for guests, Samplers start at $35 and are available in quantities of five, eight, and 12.

Pass Members can access an exclusive 15-item Sampler for the same price as a 12-item Sampler.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages.

Best Way to Play

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Bier Fest 2022 Park

Bier Fest is included with park admission and one of the best ways to experience this year’s event is by becoming an Annual Pass Member for $13/month + tax with no down payment.

With a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass, guests will enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more! 

Guests can also purchase the 2022 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2022, for one low price, or they can take advantage of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay’s limited-time BOGO ticket sale.

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2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

For 129 delicious days, guests can sip, savor and repeat across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE.

The festival kicks off on July 14th at Walt Disney World Resort and continues through November 19, offering new experiences for foodies and families alike as part of the “The World’s Most Magical Celebration,” honoring the Walt Disney World Resort 50th Anniversary.

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Matt Stroshane, Photographer

Like a passport for the palate, this iconic festival is a magical taste tour that whisks guests off on a fun and flavorful journey. It’s a delicious celebration of the best in global food and drinks, along with live entertainment, family activities, and more.

2022 EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
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New Sips, Fresh Bites at Global Marketplaces
More than 25 festival food and wine marketplaces located throughout EPCOT celebrate the best in global food and drink. This year, the creative Disney culinary teams have dreamed up unique dishes as nearly one third of the menu offerings are new. Here is a sampling of the many flavors:

  • Debuting this year is The Fry Basket featuring French fries presented with unique savory and sweet toppings, including the Fry Flight, which features three different flavors: Sea Salt and Malt Vinegar Fries; Barbecued Bacon Fries with smoked aïoli; and Sweet Potato Casserole Fries with candied pecans, toasted marshmallow cream, and caramel whisky
  • A guest favorite from years past, India returns with three brand-new items: Crispy Paneer with Mango-Curry Ketchup, Potato and Pea Samosa with Coriander-Lime Cream, and Chicken Tikka Masala with Fennel-spiced Yogurt and Naan Bread.
2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer
  • The Belgium marketplace, opening at 8:30 a.m. daily, serves up Belgian Waffles topped with either Warm Chocolate Ganache or Berry Compote and Whipped Cream, as well as Chilled Mocha Coffee – perfect for those who want to get an early start on their epicurean journey.
  • The Swanky Saucy Swine entices guests with the return of a fan favorite: Crispy Barbecued Pork Rinds with Pimento Cheese, and a new item: Grilled Pork Shoulder Lettuce Wrap with Charred Corn Salsa, Pickled Red Onion, and Cilantro-Lime.
  • Hops & Barley showcases the best of America with a new Chesapeake Crab Slider with Tangy Coleslaw and Cajun Remoulade, as well as Freshly Baked Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing.
2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
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  • The Alps showcase a new item perfect for the changing seasons: Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Riesling-poached Pears, Red Wine-braised Figs, Candied Pecans, Honey, and Cranberry Toast.
  • And dozens more returning favorite dishes can be found throughout the Festival in Germany, Spain, Canada, Australia, Greece, Japan, Brazil, Coastal Eats, and Flavors From Fire Marketplaces – to name just a few!
Epcot International Food and Wine 2019 Walt Disney World

Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare
Live musical performances at the America Gardens Theatre are scheduled to feature internationally recognized artists Friday through Monday and local bands rocking the house Tuesday through Thursday.

With genres spanning Rock, Latin, Rap, Pop, Country, Gospel, and more, some of this year’s lineup includes:

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
  • Tonic
  • Blanco Brown
  • Hoobastank
  • Los Amigos Invisibles
  • Sheila E.
  • 38 Special
  • Robert Randolph Band
  • Newsboys
  • Ray Parker Jr.
  • Billy Ocean
  • Hanson
  • Boyz II Men
  • Kenny G
  • Sugar Ray
  • And many others!

With an Eat to the Beat Dining Package (for Friday through Monday concerts), guests can enjoy a leisurely meal at a select EPCOT restaurant and guaranteed seating at one of the performances later that same day.

To see the full lineup of artists, performance dates, and pricing, and to make a dining package reservation, guests can visit TasteEpcot.com.

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer

Engaging Experiences Encourage Exploration
Guests can have even more fun exploring the festival by participating in interactive experiences (separate purchase required):

  • In Emile’s Fromage Montage, cheese lovers can take a walk on the tasty side to sample cheese dishes served in inventive ways. To participate, guests must purchase five different items from the list of qualifying dishes available at select Festival Marketplaces (found in the Festival Passport) and collect a special stamp from each location they visit. Then, guests can receive a special dessert served in a festival cup.
  • Kids of all ages can embark on a Ratatouille-inspired adventure that’s très magnifique in Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak. In this savory scavenger hunt, guests purchase a map and stickers from select festival merchandise locations (while supplies last) and then explore EPCOT to find Remy statuettes to match their stickers to the map. Whether they search for the ingredients or not, guests may return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a festival keepsake.
  • New this year! From Sept. 29-Oct. 31 (or while supplies last), special Halloween fun for the whole family is available in Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit. With the purchase of a map and stickers, guests can search around EPCOT to look for hidden decorative pumpkins themed to Disney characters. Whether they search for the pumpkins or not, guests may return their map to redemption locations in the park to receive a small festival keepsake item.
2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
For 129 delicious days, guests can sip, savor and repeat across six continents at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKCICLE at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. From July 14 through Nov. 19, 2022, more than 25 festival food and wine marketplaces located throughout EPCOT celebrate the best in global food and drink. The entire family can also enjoy live musical performances by internationally recognized artists, participate in fun activities and scavenger hunts, and shop at Festival Markets showcasing official event collectibles, keepsakes, apparel, kitchenware items and more. (Harrison Cooney, Photographer)

Sip, Savor, Repeat…and Shop!
This year, the festival merchandise team is serving up five new collections to savor. Guests can visit Festival Markets throughout EPCOT to shop for official event items, including:

  • Event Logo Collection, with something for everyone including commemorative apparel, accessories and adorable keepsakes
  • Chef Mickey Mouse and Chef Minnie Mouse Collection, evoking nostalgia for longtime Disney fans with an assortment of tabletop and kitchen-themed items, an apron and more
  • Princess Tiana Collection, an array of kitchenware and apparel with New Orleans-inspired culinary flair marks the beloved princess’ first exclusive festival specialty merchandise line
  • Chef Figment Collection, paying tribute to Figment’s love of all things purple – including beets – this fun new collection includes kitchen essentials, trading pins and more
  • The Chef Remy Annual Passholder Collection, featuring unique Remy inspired merchandise including apparel, trading pins and collectible novelties

Merchandise can be found at festival retail locations across EPCOT beginning July 14, with additional pieces debuting throughout the festival. Select items are also available on shopDisney.com.

2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival presented by CORKC
Harrison Cooney, Photographer

To experience the 2022 EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival, guests need both a valid park admission and a park reservation for EPCOT on the same date. For more details on this year’s festival, guests may visit TasteEpcot.com.

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WDW Foodie Guide: Father’s Day

WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day 2022

This Father’s Day there are plenty of delicious goodies all across the Walt Disney World Resort for you and your loved ones to enjoy, and the WDW Foodie Guide is here to help plan your culinary celebration!

The Disney Parks Blog shared how chefs at Walt Disney World have brought their creativity by whipping up some savory and sweet delights to enjoy together with whoever you celebrate for – your dad, uncle, grandfather, caregiver, father figure, or another special person who impacts your life!

Get ready to grab your people, and your appetite, because here is the Foodie Guide to Father’s Day filled with all the yummy eats and treats you can feast upon. Bon appétit!

WDW Foodie Guide: Father’s Day

All-American Dad Platter from Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

EPCOT

Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue (Available June 19, Mobile Order available)

  • All-American Dad Platter: Memphis dry-rub ribs, sliced Texas beef brisket, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, garlic toast, and choice of side (New)

Le Cellier Steakhouse (Available June 17 through 20)

  • Slow-roasted Beef Prime Rib with au jus, creamy horseradish, and truffled fingerling potatoes
Apple-Peanut Butter Tart WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Sunshine Seasons (Available June 19)

  • Apple-Peanut Butter Tart with cinnamon crumble and chocolate mustache (New)
  • Toasted Coconut Cake with mango chutney filling and buttercream grass (New)
“I Am Your Father” Petit Cake from Amorette’s Patisserie and Bacon of Doom from Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (Available June 17 through 20)

  • “I Am Your Father” Petit Cake: Red velvet cake, cream cheese filling, dark chocolate mousse, and white and dark crisp pearls

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar (Available through June 30)

  • Bacon of Doom: Chocolate-covered bacon paired with The Colonel, Skrewball Peanut Butter Whiskey, or White Crème de Cacao
Fatherly Moments from Walt Disney World Resort WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Walt Disney World Resorts

Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court

  • Roasted Prime Rib: Oven-roasted prime rib, mashed potato, roasted asparagus, baby carrot, and red wine demi sauce served with Caesar salad (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • Fatherly Moments: Fudge brownie and caramel with a pretzel and buttercream “frame” surrounding iconic fatherly moments from “The Incredibles” and “The Princess and the Frog” (New) (Available through June 19)

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors 

  • Braised Short Ribs: Braised short ribs with a spiced rum mushroom demi, charred baby carrots, asparagus, and potato pavé (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • S’mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie: Chocolate chunk cookie loaded with toasted marshmallow crème topped with a crunchy cinnamon graham streusel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate (Available through June 19)

Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Cape May Café (Available June 19 for breakfast only)

  • Dad’s Beachside Bloody Mary: Loaded Bloody Mary with Absolut Peppar topped with shrimp, candied bacon, celery, green olives, and a lime wedge rimmed with Cajun seasoning
Ropa Vieja with Maduros and Cuban Style Rice from Centertown Market WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market (Mobile Order Available)

  • Ropa Vieja with Maduros and Cuban Style Rice: Cuban-style beef stew and rice with plantains (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • Father’s Day S’mores: Graham cracker cake topped with a milk chocolate mousse infused with bacon, chocolate mirror glaze, and toasted meringue garnished with candied bacon (New) (Available through June 19)

Spyglass Grill (Available through June 19; Mobile Order Available)

  • Father’s Day S’mores: Graham cracker cake topped with a milk chocolate mousse infused with bacon, chocolate mirror glaze, and toasted meringue garnished with candied bacon (New)
Father's Day Bacon Brownie from Contempo Café WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (Available June 17 through 19; Mobile Order available)

  • Father’s Day Bacon Brownie: Fudge brownie, chocolate ganache, caramel, bacon, and chocolate crisp pearls (New)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Toledo (Available June 19)

  • Father’s Day Brûlée: Bourbon ganache, vanilla crème brûlée, fresh berries, and chocolate mustache (New)
Hole in One brownie WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Old Key West Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Good’s Food to Go and The Artist’s Palette (Available through June 19)

  • Hole in One: Fudgy brownie filled with caramel and pecans, topped with cheesecake glazed in a white chocolate glaçage with white chocolate golf garnish (New)
Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart from Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Available June 17 through 19)

Kona Island and Capt. Cook’s (Mobile Order available at Capt. Cook’s only)

  • Dad’s Favorite Snacks Tart: Chocolate tart, coconut macadamia topping, dad’s favorite snacks (potato chips, SNICKERS, popcorn, and M&M’S), rum chocolate caramel sauce, and chocolate-dipped bacon piece on top (Gluten/Wheat Friendly) (New)
S'mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie from Walt Disney World Resort WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining

  • Roasted Prime Rib: Oven-roasted prime rib, mashed potato, roasted asparagus, baby carrot, and red wine demi sauce served with Caesar salad (New) (Available June 17 through 19)
  • S’mores Gourmet Stuffed Cookie: Chocolate chunk cookie loaded with toasted marshmallow crème topped with a crunchy cinnamon graham streusel and drizzled with dark and white chocolate (Available through June 19)
Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs and Father’s Day Cheesecake Brownie from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory and Riverside Mill Food Court (Mobile Order available)

  • Sweet & Spicy BBQ Ribs: Pork ribs with sweet & spicy BBQ sauce, cowboy beans, corn on the cob, and coleslaw (New) (Available June 19)
  • Father’s Day Cheesecake Brownie: Brownie topped with peanut butter cheesecake garnished with whipped ganache and M&M’S Minis (New) (Available through June 19)
Milk Chocolate Ganache Tart and Bourbon Pairing WDW Foodie Guide Father's Day

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Café (Available June 17 through 19)

  • Milk Chocolate Ganache Tart and Bourbon Pairing: Milk chocolate ganache tart paired with the “Father of Bourbon” Elijah Craig Small Batch Kentucky Bourbon on the rocks

I hope you have a very happy Father’s Day with whoever you are celebrating this year!

(Note: All offerings are subject to change.)

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Free Beer is Back at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando Free Beer 2022

SeaWorld Orlando wants to help park guests cool down on a sweltering summer day with an ice-cold beer on the house during their visit.

Guests can visit the Waterway Grill Bar to receive one complimentary 7-ounce beer per visit.

The complimentary domestic and seasonal beers will be available for guests 21 years of age and older through August 4, 2022, from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before the park closes.

November 2018 Theme Parks Events - SeaWorld Orlando Craft Beer Festival
SeaWorld Orlando

The taps will rotate throughout the summer, so guests can try something new every time they visit. Some of the breweries featured will be Anheuser-Busch InBev, Persimmon Hollow Brewing Co., JDUBS Brewery, and Sweet Water Cove.

SeaWorld Orlando Park President, Kyle Miller, added that he’s pleased to bring back free beer. “It’s a fan favorite and a core part of our park and our history.”

Park guests can enjoy their free beer while exploring the all-new Electric Ocean summer festival that goes from day to night, ending with incredible fireworks and fountains spectacular. There is no better time to visit the #1 voted theme park in North America, according to USA Today, and experience top-rated attractions, awe-inspiring animal encounters, and energizing entertainment all summer long.

Best Way to Play

The best way to experience all the summer fun SeaWorld Orlando has to offer is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2022 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2022, for one low price. For even more unbeatable benefits, guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass and enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more. Annual Passes as low as $14.75/month + tax with no down payment at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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Viva La Música Returns to SeaWorld Orlando

Viva La Musica 2022 Header

SeaWorld Orlando’s fan-favorite Latin festival is back as Viva La Música takes over the park during two unforgettable weekends, May 14-15 and May 22-23.

Park visitors can enjoy this festival’s sights, sounds, and flavors that include red-hot local entertainment featuring salsa, bachata, reggaetón, and more. Discover authentic cuisine inspired by the colorful flavors of the Caribbean, Spain, and Central & South America. Celebrate Latin tradition with chef-curated dishes such as Seafood Paella, Mojo Roasted Pork, Empanadas, and Mojitos.

Viva la Música SeaWorld Orlando 2016

Incredible Live Musical Performances

Viva La Música is highlighted by a series of sensational live concerts that will have you dancing out of your seat. The party will not stop once these award-winning musicians take the stage.

In addition, guests can experience local Latin performances and family-friendly cultural activities throughout the park. The headline concert lineup includes:

  • May 14, Grupo Manía (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
  • May 15, El Gran Combo (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
  • May 21, Poncho Sanchez (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
  • May 22, Proyecto Uno (2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. at Nautilus Theater)
Viva La Musica 2022 SeaWorld Orlando

Fiery Flavors All Weekend Long

In addition to amazing live concerts, the festival include eight limited-time Viva La Música food booths where guests can savor authentic, Latin-inspired drinks and dishes, such as:

  • Bebidas y Bebidas—serving up specialty cocktails like the new mangonada – a sweet Mexican smoothie with the option to be served in a pineapple.
  • Empanadas Stand—offering fan-favorite empanadas, homemade doughs stuffed with ground beef or chicken and cheese and fried golden brown, or the sweet dulce de leche empanada made with caramel and queso.
Viva La Musica 2022
  • Bacalaitos—featuring savory dishes like the crispy fried codfish with mojo aioli, chicken & salsa verde tamales, and tasty churros.
  • Paella Stand—serving authentic Latin cuisine like paella made with mussels, clams, shrimps, and chorizo on the bed of flavorful saffron rice and stuffed ropa vieja arepas.
SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card

Best Way to Play

One of the best ways for guests to experience Viva La Música is with a SeaWorld Orlando 2022 Fun Card, which offers park admission through December 31, 2022, for one low price.

Guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando Annual Pass for even more unbeatable benefits and enjoy 12 months of visits with special benefits like free parking, free guest tickets, access to special VIP events, savings on merchandise, and more.

Annual Passes as low as $13/month + tax with no down payment at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

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Plant Street Market Celebrates 7 Years

Plant Street Market

On May 11th, Crooked Can Brewing Company, Plant Street Market, and its vendors will celebrate 7 years of business with specials throughout the Market.

All are available at the special celebratory price of $7.00. Crooked Can will also feature an “open house” where you can look through the production brewery, speak to the owners, and brewers and receive complimentary tours of Florida’s highest volume taproom brewery. 

“We are excited to celebrate with the people who continue to make us such a success, our loyal patrons and fans,” says Andy Sheeter, founding member of Crooked Can Brewing & Plant Street Market. “We wanted to open our doors, offer some great deals and thank everyone who supports us so wonderfully.”

Plant Street Market opened in May 2015. It is a local community market located in historic downtown Winter Garden, with 20 vendors featuring natural, organic food and handmade products all under one roof.

Plant St. Market is a local indoor artisan market. Open 7 days a week, and strives to create a community of quality and diverse farm-fresh products, artisan specialties, and local products.

Also, attached to the market is the multi Award Winning Crooked Can Brewing Company, for on-site hand-crafted beer. Recently named Florida’s Best Large Craft Brewery at the Florida Best Beer Championships. With weekend Live Entertainment and a pet-friendly patio, this is the place to enjoy any day.

Plant Street Market

Plant Street Market Anniversary Offers

Crooked Can Brewing Company

$7 Beers – High Stepper, Cloud Chaser, Tri Wishes, Sakura Zen, Domestic Bliss

$7 Birthday Flight. High Stepper IPA, Cloud Chaser Heffe, Florida Sunshine Lager, Sakura Zen Cherry Blossom Ale

Ceviche Mix

$7 Ceviche, Guacamole & Chips

This Little Piggy

$7 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich & Fries

Hunger Street Tacos

$7 Cheesy Birria Gordita Crunch

Michaels Ali Coal Fired Pizza

$7 Stromboli.

Mac’d Out

$7 Traditional Mac & Cheese

Empanada & Co

$7 for 2 Empanadas

Morthan Cheese.

$7 Pretzel Bites & Beer Cheese

Nosh Popcorn

Lucky 7 Beer & Cheese Popcorn

Sr Benjis Donuts

$7 Cereal Milk & Donut Combo

Palateria Original

2 x Popsicles for $7

David Ramirez Chocolatier.

Birthday Chocolate Cigar

AntiqtuiTEAS

$7 Rose Matcha Boba Latte

$7 Tea startup kit (includes 1/2 (half) ounce of loose-leaf tea and one pack of tea filters.

The Local Butcher & Market

All Burgers $7 per pound. 6 All natural uncured hot dogs for $7.00

“We are so proud of our market and the position it has in the local community for bringing families and people of all ages together with great food and drink in a truly special location, that is Historic downtown Winter Garden” says Alan Delahunt, C.E.O of Crooked Can Brewing Company. 

From long-standing vendors to some of the newer arrivals, everyone has something to offer to help you celebrate this happy occasion. 

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The Edison to Host Exciting Evenings

The Edison at Disney Springs has some exciting events coming up this May – including a new Mixology Series featuring Espolón Tequila, and an intimate evening of specially curated sips of Old Forester and light bites – that are perfect for the ultimate date night.

The Edison Old Forester Dinner
  • OLD FORESTER DINNER, A WALK THROUGH TIME
  • May 12 from 6-8:30PM

Join The Edison at Disney Springs for curated mixology and culinary experience, where attendees will take a walk through time, tasting four one-ounce pours of differently aged bottles of Old Forester, featuring the Kentucky straight bourbon whisky from 1870, 1897, 1910, and 1920.

As guests try each whisky, they will also enjoy an accompanying four-course meal, featuring a delectable dish that has been skillfully paired to highlight the different tasting notes of every aged bottle.

For example, Old Forester 1870 — a whisky with notes of baked clove, cinnamon, and nutmeg, as well as citrus-fruit mix — will be served with the tart and salty mixture of bacon and blue cheese.

The Old Forester dinner will take place on May 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at The Edison’s Tesla Lounge. Tickets are $150++ per person and are extremely limited. Ages 21 and older only. 

Event Menu includes:

  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1870 paired with Bacon and Blue Cheese
  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1897 paired with Peppered Steak and Arugula salad
  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1910 paired with ½ Lobster Tail in bourbon brown butter sauce
  • 1 oz. Old Forester 1920 paired with Peaches and Bourbon
The Edison
  • MAY MIXOLOGY SERIES
  • May 10, 17 and 25, from 6-8PM

This May, The Edison at Disney Springs will offer Espolòn cocktails and accompanying bites for its monthly mixology program.

Each week, guests will indulge in two deliciously curated cocktails, highlighting the notes of sweet agave, lemon zest, and tropical fruit of three types of tequila: Espolòn Blanco, Espolòn Reposado, and Espolòn Anejo.

The specialty beverages will be coupled with savory Mexican-inspired dishes to highlight the smooth tequila, like deep-fried churros served with Mexican chocolate sauce and seared corvina tacos.

These expertly paired samplings will take place on May 10, May 17, and May 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Edison’s Lake Side Patio. Tickets are $65++ per person per week and are extremely limited. Ages 21 and older only. 

Event menus include:
May 10 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn BlancoCocktails

  • “Summer Sin” – Espolòn Blanco Tequila, blackberries, agave, lime juice, cilantro
  • “Fresas Con Crema” – Espolòn Blanco Tequila, strawberry puree, fresh vanilla bean paste

Bites

  • Tequila and lime marinated shrimp served with roasted corn salsa and cilantro crema
  • “Mexican Hot Chocolate” – deep fried churros, Mexican chocolate sauce, whipped cream

May 17 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn ReposadoCocktails

  • “Izta” – Espolòn Reposado Tequila, Grand Marnier, orange bitters, chocolate bitters, agave and served smoked
  • “An Afternoon on the Yucatan” – Espolòn Reposado Tequila (watermelon, cucumber and basil Infused) Fresh Yuzu, watermelon juice, topped with bubbles

Bites

  • Braised pork served with roasted marble potatoes, pearl onions and orange chili syrup 
  •  Seared Corvina Tacos served with cucumber, watermelon salad, basil, Yuzu and aioli

May 25 – Featured Spirit: Espolòn AnejoCocktails

  • “Tangerine Dreams” – Espolòn Anejo Tequila, tangerine juice, fresh vanilla bean paste, Electric Dust
  • “Abuelita” – Espolòn Anejo Tequila, Habanero bitters, chocolate bitters, Crème de Cacao

Bites

  • Sweet and citrus roasted sticky wings tossed in tangerine honey sauce
  •  Coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin served with sautéed quinoa, Cipollini and kale
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WDW Foodie Guide: Mother’s Day Treats

WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, May 8th if you needed an extra reminder, in this WDW Foodie Guide, we are going to look at all the sweet treats to celebrate around the Walt Disney World Resort!

WDW Foodie Guide: Mother’s Day Treats

Mother's Day dessert from Coral Reef RestaurantWDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Walt Disney World Resort

EPCOT

Coral Reef Restaurant (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry-pistachio dome with strawberry-lemon gel and ruby chocolate powder (New)

Le Cellier Steakhouse (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousseline, pistachio chiffon, strawberry jelly, caramelized chocolate crumble, and raspberry meringue (New)
Mother’s Day Cupcake WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Sunshine Seasons (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Red velvet cupcake with chocolate chip fudge filling and caramel buttercream

Disney’s All-Star Movies, Disney’s All-Star Music, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resorts

World Premiere Food Court, Intermission Food Court, End Zone Food Court (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Mother’s Day Dessert: Strawberry mousse with strawberry compote and lemon curd (New)
Strawberry Bliss Cupcake WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Landscape of Flavors (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils (New)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boma – Flavors of Africa (available on May 8)

  • MOM-mosa: A refreshing combination of Sparkling South African Graham Beck Brut Rose, X-Fusion organic mango and passion fruit liqueur, and pomegranate juice (New)
Jumbo Cupcake from BoardWalk Bakery WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

BoardWalk Bakery (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8)

  • Jumbo Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake, peanut butter filling, vanilla buttercream, white crispy pearls, and a white chocolate Mrs. Jumbo and Dumbo (New)
Strawberry Rose Cupcake from Centertown Market and Spyglass GrillvWDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Centertown Market and Spyglass Grill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Strawberry Rose Cupcake: Rose-scented cupcake filled with strawberry rose mousse topped with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate décor (New)

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Contempo Café (available on Mobile Order on May 8)

  • Chocolate Strawberry Tart: Chocolate mousse tart topped with strawberry crémaux and strawberry balsamic compote (New)

Steakhouse 71 (available on May 8)

  • Mother’s Day Brunch: Spring into the seasons with a scrumptious brunch as you celebrate your family legacy over dishes like Walt’s Prime Rib Hash, Floridian Eggs Benedict, and Bacon & Eggs. (New)
Mother’s Day Mimosa Cake from Gasparilla’s Island Grill WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Gasparilla’s Island Grill (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 8)

  • Mother’s Day Mimosa Cake: Golden sponge cake topped with a chocolate Cinderella slipper filled with mimosa-flavored mousse (contains alcohol)

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Capt. Cook’s (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 8)

  • Mother’s Day Sweet Treats Box: Guava macarons, a coconut macaroon with white chocolate drizzle, and a pineapple cheesecake crème puff (New)

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Everything POP Shopping & Dining (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Strawberry Bliss Cupcake: Yellow cupcake filled with strawberry boba topped with strawberry buttercream and white vanilla wafers with white chocolate and nonpareils (New)

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter and Riverside

Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory and Riverside Mill (available on Mobile Order from May 4 through 11)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Lemon-scented cupcake filled with fresh blueberry compote topped with vanilla buttercream and fondant flowers (New)
Mini Dessert Chocolate Box from Le Petit Cafe WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Le Petit Cafe (available May 8)

  • Mini Dessert Chocolate Box: Hand-crafted chocolate box with a ganache brownie, raspberry macaron, and lemon madeleines (New)
Mother’s Day Cupcake from Roaring Fork WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Roaring Fork (available on Mobile Order from May 6 through 9)

  • Mother’s Day Cupcake: Raspberry swirl cupcake filled with raspberry custard and crispy pearls topped with lemon buttercream and chocolate and fondant décor (New)
Sweeter Than Roses dessert from The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace WDW Foodie Guide: Mother's Day Treats

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

The Marketplace at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace (available on Mobile Order from May 5 through 8)

  • Sweeter Than Roses: Raspberry mousse and chocolate cake with a ruby red raspberry center and chocolate and fondant décor

Disney Springs

Amorette’s Patisserie (available from May 6 through 9)

  • “I Love You Mom” Dessert: Coconut cream, chocolate mousse, and Grand Marnier jam on a coconut chiffon (New)  
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