I break for the Nautilus
- Jul 4, 2008
I LOVE Spice Road Table. Glad you had a good meal!
Absolutely!I started a PTR, that will turn into a full-blown TR, for my Italy Trip. I couldn't really find a sub-forum for trips like this, so it's here where my Tribe is. Hopefully you'll join in!
Me too!When I first proposed this trip to my family and presented the options of places to eat on our EPCOT days, this was the unanimous pick. Who was I to say no? I love Middle Eastern food!
I tried those and didn't love them but maybe I got a bad batch. The stuffed grape vine leaves were my favourite!The hightlights of the meal were the small plates. Everything we had was so, so good!! I am SO happy they have the hummus fries on the menu as they are one of my perennial favorites from the F&W Festival.
Teppan Edo was one of our first Disney meals back in 2009 and was an one and done for us. I'd rather do Tokyo Dining or Takumi Tei.Teppan Edo
Love, love Via Napoli!!! I had the Carofci white pizza and still dream about it.Via Napoli
Love Chefs de France, we had such a great meal there. Jamie tried Lobster Bisque for the first time and Stuart worked up the courage for escargot. Spice Road was ok, like you, I would probably go for a beverage and small plates. I would have to have someone offer me huge sums of money to go back to Rose and Crown ever again and even then, I probably wouldn't do it. Yes, it was that bad.Spice Road
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My favorite is San Angel Inn because of the food. I'm not too fond of the close tables, though. DH likes Rose and Crown. We have eaten at La Hacienda several times and sometimes it was a good experience and other times it wasn't. Via Napoli is not a favorite because it is so noisy and overpriced for what you get. The one we won't go to again is Biergarten, mostly because DH hates it.
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Variety is the Spice of Life.EPCOT’s WS has perhaps the best concentration of the finest array of out-of-the-box options anywhere. From sushi to Schoolbread, and strudel to souvlaki, you’ve got it.
Kids will be kids especially on vacation.It didn't take long for my "kids" to start acting like immature barbarians. Here they are spitting spitwads at each other:
I've had these so there are a bunch I haven't had. I don't really have a favorite of these. I really need to try some more.Via Napoli
I have read them. It sure seems like there used to be a designated sub-forum for other places TRs in there, but I couldn't find it.Yes, I have a few there.
I"m sure they will if necessary.I think... here? The mods will move it to a better spot if need be.
And you did.Saw that. But haven't read it yet. Need to read this update first.
That's great! How long do you have to have those numbers before you can go back to normal life?Yup. No new cases for a while. We're down to 9-10 active cases with (I think) zero in hospital.
Huh, that's interesting that a Provincial would supercede a Federal one. Makes things confusing for sure.Well... yes and no.
The federal guideline is no, if travel is within Canada. The Provincial guideline is yes, if travel is outside the province.
Well, you also went to Corning.I do! Surprised you remembered that.
Ah, didn't catch that. I'll check the numbers for there now, and bet they are down and their peak is over.Um... that comment was about South America. Cases are rising there (or were as of yesterday, I didn't check today.)
I've never once had a good burger there. A good chili dog yes, but not a burger. I've heard DLuxe is pretty good but it's low in my list as burgers aren't my thing.Not necessarily, if the burgers are good. Unfortunately, I've seldom encountered (if ever?) a good burger at Disney.
Never been to Vegas after about age 7, but might go someday. The overly seedy nightlife doesn't float my boat (at least that's my perception) but I would like to try my hand with $50 at a table sometime. What DOES float my boat is the desert landscape and outdoors around Vegas. As I was flying in last time 2 weeks ago, I took this photo on final approach. Stunning outcroppings there with some cool trails around them.
That makes me think of Vegas, actually. Back in the late 80s/early 90s, Vegas tried to make itself over into a family destination. Obviously that failed spectacularly. But it did reinvent itself as a foodie destination. And I see Disney following along in that successful endeavor.
Hey "S" has a strong showing.And even food from the rest of the alphabet!
I'm sure that'll happen at some point.Ah! I've wanted to go there for many years. Probably about... 13 years now.
Or... so I thought when you first wrote that.
Trust me. I'm immature in so many other ways.
And you didn't join in? Party pooper!
Love the RBF.Your daughter looks completely thrilled at being a target.
That would be a hard NO.So... fish basted in a mushroom tomato sauce is not gonna happen.
Just the right amount of spicy and crunchy yum.I think I tried them? Maybe? I don't remember for sure now.
Knowing your tastes, I think you'd super enjoy them. All of them.Good to know. Although I would probably have stuck with just small plates. That's what I have written down in my Disney wish list. It's one of the first things I'd put on it.
Thanks!Nice shot of the "kids".
I may never forgive Disney for destroying the Traditional Norwegain fare at Akershus. Such a shame. The herring in sour cream was to die for.Of all of those... I've only been to Akershus, Biergarten, Teppan Edo and Via Napoli.
Akershus doesn't really count since we went when they had the princess breakfast with the Norwegian food, which they no longer serve. I liked it at the time, though.
Biergarten was pretty good, but I've had better German buffets elsewhere.
Via Napoli was a big disappointment. People rave about the pizza and I found it mediocre at best.
Teppan Edo was the clear winner. I've been 2-3 times and always had good food and usually a fun chef, too.
Oh. And I didn't see a hidden Mickey in Spice Road. How long did you look for one?
Yes. I am evil.
I think that might be a time consuming one to try at home. But if you do, PLEASE post a photo!!This alone is making me hungry and longing for Epcot time...the schoolbread is the absolute best...hmmm maybe with all this time on my hands I could actually try to make it lol...I'm not sure I could replicate that custard/creamy goodness that is on the inside...
It was soooo good. So creamy and perfect!I actually have a fairly varied taste for ethnic food, but during a theme park visit I had never thought to try this place...but that Brie...looks AMAZING...I would go for that I think...
I keep wanting to try the Quattro Fromagio (?) pizza there but as for R&C? I will never go there again. My very first time there years ago was fantastic. The last 2 times were abominable- bad food and worse service. Not tried Hacienda either.... still have a ways to go on my food list.Of all of these actually the only ones I have tried is Via Napoli, which we loved, and Rose and Crown, which I also loved, especially for the view at night. We had La Hacienda on the agenda for our March trip...and I was looking forward to it, but...we all know what happened there....sigh...
I've done Biergarten twice but have never tried Chefs. It has always looked so cramped and busy in there and Mr. Paul has treated me so well. As for changes now... I just don't know if any of us will know until it's all unveiled, and if it's anything like MY work, there will be changes every single day.Would love to try Biergarten and Chefs de France at some point...but I wonder how these experiences may change until there's a COVID vaccine...we shall see.
I think the oil has a lot to do with them... well any fried food for that matter. The ones I've gotten have been good with just the right amount of kick. I'd totally get the grape leaves again for SURE.I tried those and didn't love them but maybe I got a bad batch. The stuffed grape vine leaves were my favourite!
I think you have to be in the right mood for Teppan. It's definitely a bit rowdy and silly. I like it with my kids. Never done the T.D. but boy oh boy would I ever go back to Takumei. YUM!! And ahhh.....Teppan Edo was one of our first Disney meals back in 2009 and was an one and done for us. I'd rather do Tokyo Dining or Takumi Tei.
Not tried Chefs and think I'll stick to Mr. Paul for my French fixes. As for R&C, I'm 100% with you. Blech!! And if the food isn't gross enough, the service might kill you. Although I do love their mashed peas. Those were tasty.Love Chefs de France, we had such a great meal there. Jamie tried Lobster Bisque for the first time and Stuart worked up the courage for escargot. Spice Road was ok, like you, I would probably go for a beverage and small plates. I would have to have someone offer me huge sums of money to go back to Rose and Crown ever again and even then, I probably wouldn't do it. Yes, it was that bad.
This is the one I am wanting to try if I ever get back there. Sounds so good!Love, love Via Napoli!!! I had the Carofci white pizza and still dream about it.
Me too, but it'd have to be pretty hot out for me to choose to sit there again. Otherwise, I'm headed inside.I love the outdoor dining space that they built for Spice Road. It is probably perfect on a little bit warmer day.
So far, of the TS places, San Angel and SRT are tied for firsts. Both were equally good and so very different from each other.My favorite is San Angel Inn because of the food. I'm not too fond of the close tables, though. DH likes Rose and Crown. We have eaten at La Hacienda several times and sometimes it was a good experience and other times it wasn't. Via Napoli is not a favorite because it is so noisy and overpriced for what you get. The one we won't go to again is Biergarten, mostly because DH hates it.
Variety is the Spice of Life.
And at Disney, adults will be kids too. LOL!Kids will be kids especially on vacation.
Believe it or not, I have only hit up about half the list myself. Still have a ways to go!I've had these so there are a bunch I haven't had. I don't really have a favorite of these. I really need to try some more.
Thanks, Vanessa! I hope you get to.I enjoyed your review. Maybe someday I'll get the chance to try it.
It was a very pleasant meal despite the wind and cold. And now that the SRT has them year round, you can try them anytime you're there and not just during F&W.Your meal at Spice Road Table sounds wonderful. Those hummus fries have been on my list of foods to try for awhile! They look delicious.
They are so good!! Really just falafel in a lot of ways, but love the spicy kick they added.I love the hummus fries, so yummy.
I think if I did it again, I'd stick with the small plates and some wine and call it good. The entree was over-priced for sure. Good but $$$.The small plates and the lamb dinner look very tasty.
Then you are WAY ahead of me!! But those are two that I HAVE been to. We could hardly get the guys (my dad and my ex) out of the Marakesh when it was time to pay and leave.It is easier to name the 2 restaurants I haven’t been to
Marrakech and Tutto Italia. I have been to all the others and really each one has been good. Some are definitely better than others and I would return to.
I'm glad you're still here, Terri!Sorry I have fallen behind! But I enjoyed catching up!
It's a fun evening for sure. We enjoyed our last time in there, which I'm going to write about in the next chapter or so. Still deciding which update to do next.I love Teppan Edo. It is great for the kids and they eat their vegetables! The chefs are always fun to watch, too!
I'd say of the 2 sitdown choices Marakesh is more... fun? Interactive? And SRT is a bit more casual and lighter fare. Marakesh will set you back a bit more but you do get the music and dancer. So you're paying for more ambiance.I would like to try one of the restaurants in Morocco when we go in November.
I'm SO glad my kids aren't picky as it opens up all kinds of opportunities for us to explore and enjoy. Traveling with them is so easy. I really hope you get to try one of them in November and cross another one off of your list.Our kids are like yours... they are used to eating a wide variety of food from various parts of the world, and they are used to various spices and seasonings. Hopefully we make it there!
Super happy you're here and decided to pop in and say hello! I hope you'll post and comment often as it makes hosting a TR so much more fun. Life is finally pretty much back to normal now at least in terms of work. We still have some guidelines to follow but they are very manageable. Our hope is that in the next month or so, we'll be nearing our pre-Covid caseloads so we can all have more predictable (and more) hours. But we're getting there, slowly but surely.Long time lurker, I think first time poster? Anyway I love your reports and I'm really pleased to hear life is slowly crawling back to normal for you. Gives me hope. Look forward to your updates!