Good Eats – Rancho del Zocalo


Bring all your amigos and indulge in classic Mexican cuisine on a beautiful bougainvillea-shaded hacienda patio. Exotic painted tiles, flowing fountains and stunning Mexican glass lanterns adorn the peaceful oasis. Sit back relax at this quick-service, fiesta-style restaurant.The MenuLa Victoria, a California specialist in salsa and sauces since 1917, brings you the best dining north of the border. Entrees include citrus fire-grilled chicken, 4 cheese enchiladas, soft tacos, … [Read more...]

Good Eats – Storytellers Café, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa


Classic children's books come to life at this inviting restaurant at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa that celebrates the age-old tradition of storytelling. Storytellers Café features a daily Character Breakfast hosted by Chip 'n Dale.Character BreakfastJoin the lively Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast for an unforgettable experience filled with music and lots of interactive fun featuring some of your favorite woodland friends. You may order from the menu or select your … [Read more...]

La Hacidenda De San Angel Construction Almost Complete


Here is some video from our friend Jeff Lange of La Hacidenda in the Epcot Mexico Pavilion. La Hacienda restaurant is only a few weeks from opening! … [Read more...]

Disneyworld Quick Tip – Advanced Dining Reservations

My Quick Tip is a very simple one today.Make your Dining Reservations 180 Days Out!When planning your Disney vacation don't forget to make those Advanced Dining Reservations or ADR's. You may make reservations by calling (407) WDW-DINE or visiting their website there are tons of places to eat at Walt Disney World there is a VERY good chance the place you want to eat at will get booked early. Places like Ohana, Crystal … [Read more...]

Via Napoli Epcot Pizzeria Tour


Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti shows us around Via Napoli, the new restaurant in the Epcot Italy pavilion at Walt Disney World. The restaurant has three wood-fired ovens named for Italian volcanos, making pizza the traditional Neapolitan way with a textured, soft and charred crust.Via Napoli features a selection of classical Neapolitan pizzas, ranging from pizza bianca, quattro stagioni, piccante, ortolano and a traditional margherita. Famed Pizzaiolo Charlie Restivo serves … [Read more...]

Excerpt 2: Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2011)

This week we’re talking food and not just any food. Excerpt 2 from Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers (2011) looks at some uncommon non-character dining restaurants where food and entertainment value for your little guys and girls are rolled into one. Please enjoy the excerpt below from Chapter 7, “Dining.”Keep visiting Chip and Company for more excerpts as we get closer to the October release date of Beyond the Attractions. Just for Fun Not interested … [Read more...]

Table Service Options at Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa

Local cuisine includes a fusion of flavors from around the world. Using the finest local ingredients, the chefs at Aulani have created a variety of dining options for you and your family. Whether it's an intimate sit-down dinner, a fast mid-afternoon snack, or a cozy breakfast in your hotel room, you can find the perfect meal at this Resort like no other.`AMA`AMA Beach Restaurant Dine beside the sparkling Pacific at this signature dining restaurant that serves local … [Read more...]

More Than a Meal: Unique Disneyworld Dining Spots


From meatloaf and mashed potatoes in a nostalgic '50s-inspired eatery to a private table for two in a Grand Floridian kitchen, Walt Disney World restaurants are taking "eatertainment" to new heights.Looking for more than a meal? Following are some of the unique dining spots in the Vacation Kingdom.Boma-Flavors of Africa. Wood-burning grills create sensational aromas from morning until night in this "marketplace" restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, with a half-dozen … [Read more...]

Epcot’s Via Napoli Grand Opening Video


Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria had a soft opening yesterday in Epcot's Italy Pavilion. Jeff Lange was out there to take pictures and video. For pictures from the soft opening check out MouseSteps here. Below is a video of the Dining Area and Ovens. … [Read more...]

Magic Kingdom Eats: From Quick Bites to Lunch with a Princess


Magic Kingdom is best known for its classic attractions and favorite Disney characters, but the park also has its share of great family meals. Leisurely FareCinderella’s Royal Table.  One of the most coveted dining reservations is for breakfast or lunch with the Disney princesses at this enchanting restaurant in Cinderella Castle.  (Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother greets dinner guests.)  The majestic dining room is a magical experience for little ones, with leaded windows, coats of … [Read more...]