I ate at Disney. I gained 5 pounds. I don’t regret it. I ate all.the.things.
On our honeymoon, MattHowk and I got beer and a brat at the Germany pavilion in the World Showcase, and from there our love of grazing and eating as we go at Disney was born. Wicket was more than happy to jump on board with us this year. We started off with the familiar old standbys, like grabbing a Mickey ice cream in Magic Kingdom, then a pretzel and beer in Epcot later that day. We also got popcorn at Hollywood Studios and got Wicket the AT-AT walker popcorn holder. We were EXTREMELY popular for that one.
Going into it, my mother knew that all I wanted after the marathon was to eat my way around the World Showcase. We didn’t hit every pavilion, but we put a good hurting on it. We started with nachos and guacamole and margaritas in Mexico, which was my primary priority. MattHowk grabbed beer and a brat in Germany, then my mom and I had some wine and an eclair in France. She left then, so we walked her part of the way out, then grabbed more beer and some poutine in Canada, and beer and fish and chips in England. We didn’t think they were as greasy as the person who took the picture above apparently did.
There were some notable favorites from our grazing as we went this trip. My absolute favorite was the brisket melt sandwich at Woody’s Lunchbox in Hollywood Studios. SO delicious, and so gigantic. MattHowk and I split it at about 10:30 and weren’t hungry still at lunch time. We got an adult lemonade to go with it which was glorious. I also really liked the macaroni and cheese with pulled pork from the Flame Tree Barbecue in Animal Kingdom and the poutine from Disney Springs. I’m going to try to recreate the macaroni and cheese with pulled pork this weekend at home I think, since I thought I might be able to improve it a little.
The most lasting food impression we had seems silly, but it was the Shrimp Tempura Udon from Katsura Grill at the Japan pavilion. I had it before the marathon, then our last night we hopped on the monorail and had it for dinner. It keeps sticking with me! I want it so bad! I can’t stop thinking about it! I did look up how to make it all myself, but I don’t live in an area with a plethora of ethnic food options so it may take me some time to collect what I need and figure out how to do it. In the meantime, I am counting down until we can go to the Japanese restaurant in Glens Falls. You know I already looked up their menu and I know they have it. Wicket also LOVED it.
I do have one inflammatory statement to make regarding something very popular that we tried, and feel no need to ever try again. The turkey leg. That damn turkey leg. I am VERY much a carnivore, but that was too much even for me. It tasted kind of good, but it was just way too big and messy and too much of a commitment. MattHowk is glad he got it, but he also agrees that he’s not sure it’s an experience his needs to revisit next time.
The World Showcase is my favorite. Probably one of my favorite places in the world, actually. Sorry if that’s dumb to you, and that we can’t be friends anymore. I am so glad we got so much time to walk around and eat and enjoy it this time. I want to go baaacccckkkkkkk.