Podcast Episode 150: Disney “Would You Rather?”

We’ve all played the “Would You Rather” where you have to choose between two impossible choices.  It’s a lot of fun and a tiny bit frustrating, of course.  We decided to put our own spin on the game by making our impossible choices all about Disney!

Happy listening!

Listen to Desktop

Listen to iTunes

2017 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Outdoor Kitchens

The 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival just started a few days ago and the menus this year look awesome!  The festival runs each year in the springtime, this year’s dates are March 1 to May 29.  There are amazing exhibits, play structures for kids, live music, and food booths that are very similar to the Food and Wine Festival.

These “Outdoor Kitchens” are going to have local and exotic options that are made with garden fresh ingredients.  These are small plates, not full meals, so you can expect to pay between $3 and $8 for one selection.  And because this is Epcot, you’re able to imbibe in some of the specialty cocktails and beers each booth has to offer!

Let’s check out what’s on the menu!

Bauernmarkt: Farmer’s Market

Potato Pancakes with House-made Apple Sauce – $3.75

Potato Pancake with Caramelized Ham, Onions and Herb Sour Cream – $4.25

Roasted Bratwurst with Curry Ketchup and Paprika-spiced Chips  – $5.25

Warm Cheese Strudel with Mixed Berries – $4.00

Beverages

Hugo-Charles De Fere “Organic” Brut with Elderflower and Mint – $9.50

Paulaner Original Munich Lager – $4.25

Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen – $4.25

Köstritzer Schwarzbier Black Lager – $4.25

Beer Flight – $9.50

The Berry Basket

Lamb chop with Quinoa Salad and Blackberry Gastrique – $7.25

Field Greens with fresh Strawberries, Blue Cheese, Strawberry Vinaigrette and Spice Pecans – $4.75

Warm Wild Berry Buckle with Pepperberry Sorbet – $4.25

Beverages:

Founders Raubeaus Pure Raspberry Ale – $4.25

Island Grove Blueberry Moscato – $5.25

Twinings® Green Tea Berry Mint Julep (also in non-alcoholic) – $8.75, $4.25

Cider House

Pear Cider-brined Shredded Corned Beef with Braised Cabbage and Branston Dressing with Pears – $5.50

House-made Potato and Cheddar Cheese Biscuit with Smoked Salmon Tartare – $5.25

Freshly Baked Lemon Scone with Crème Fraîche and Mixed Berries  – $3.75

Beverages

McKenzie’s Black Cherry Hard Cider – $4.50

Caribe Blood Orange Tropical Hard Cider – $4.50

Ciderboys Strawberry Magic Hard Strawberry Cider – $4.50

Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider, California (Non-alcoholic) – $4.75

Fleur de Lys

Tarte à l’Onion Alsacienne: Alsatian Onion Tart with Sautéed Onions, Fresh Thyme and Rosemary on a Flaky Puff Pastry Crust  – $4.75

Poulet aux Écrevisses, Riz Pilaf: Baked Chicken with Crawfish served with Rice Pilaf – $5.75

Macaron Chocolat Framboise: Large Raspberry Macaron with Chocolate Fudge and Raspberry Jam – $4.75

Beverages

La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Grey Goose Vodka Orange, St. Germain Liquor, White and Red Cranberry Juice – $9.95

Kir Pomegranate, Sparkling Wine, Pama Pomegranate Liquor – $7.95

Brut de Pêche, Natural Peach Sparkling Wine – $7.50

Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blend, C’est La Vie – $5.00

Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 – $4.25

Florida Fresh

Carne Asada with Black Bean Cake and Cilantro Lime Sour Cream – $6.50

Shrimp and Stone-ground Grits with Andouille Sausage, Sweet Corn , Tomatoes and Cilantro  – $6.50

Florida Larder Board: Orlando-made Ricotta Cheese, Cahaba Farms Micro Onions, Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic, Country Pâté and House-made Pickles – $5.75

Key Lime Tart with Toasted Meringue – $4.25

Beverages

Key Lime Sparkling Wine  – $11.75

Quat Seasonal Fruit Ale – $4.25

Mirth and Merriment Golden Ale – $4.25

Feast of Flowers Farmhouse Ale – $4.25

Beer Flight – $9.50

Watermelon Cucumber Slush with Tamiami Florida Gin – $11.75

Watermelon Cucumber Slush (Non-alcoholic) – $4.25

Fresh-Squeezed Watermelon Juice (Non-alcoholic) – $3.25

Hanami

Frushi: Fresh Pineapple, Strawberry and Melon rolled with Raspberry Coconut Rice, sprinkled with Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream on the side – $5.75

Ahi Tuna Poke Sesame Ginger – $8.00

Beef Teriyaki Udon: Thin-sliced Beef, Onions and Noodles tossed on the grill with Soy and Ginger – $6.20

Beverages

SapporoPremium Black Lager – $4.25

Kirin Ichiban Pale Ale – $4.00

Matcha Sake Cocktail – $7.50

Amabuki Kurenai Junmai Sake – $8.50

Ozeki Shin Junmai Sake – $8.50

Dasani Water – $3.00

Jardin de Fiestas

Chile Relleno de Picadillo: Battered Poblano Pepper filled with Ground Beef covered with Tomato Sauce and Garnished with Queso Fresco and Toasted Almonds – $6.00

Brocheta de Pollo con Salsa Morita: Grilled Chicken with Red and Green Bell Pepper served with Salsa Chile Morita and Garnished with Micro-Cilantro and Edible Flowers – $6.00

Tres Leches: Vanilla Sponge Cake, Cajeta, Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk and Garnished with Orange Zest – $3.95

Beverages

Hibiscus Margarita – $10.25

Elderflower Pineapple Margarita – $11.25

Watermelon White Sangria – $8.75

Pacifico Draft Beer with Kahlua Floater – $6.75

Dasani Water – $3.00

La Isla Fresca

Jamaican-braised Beef with Pigeon Pea Rice and Micro Cilantro – $6.00

Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with Steamed Rice and Coconut Lime Sauce – $6.50

Caribbean Conch Salad with Avocado, Mango and Onions – $5.00

FlanCocho: Vanilla Caramel Custard with Chocolate Coffee Cake – $3.75

Beverages

Red Stripe Jamaican Style Lager – $4.25

Frozen Simply Tropical™ Juice Drink with Cruzan Mango Rum – $9.25

Frozen Simply Tropical Juice Drink (Non-alcoholic) – $4.25

Lotus House

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wrap – $5.95

Beijing-Style Candied Strawberries – $5.50

Vegetable Spring Rolls – $4.50

Beverages

Oolong Peach Bubble Tea – $6.75

Kung Fu Punch: Vodka, Triple Sec, Mango and Orange Juice – $8.75

Dragon Pearl: Beer, Honey, Cream and Tapioca Pearls – $8.75

M.S.G: A cooler of Mango Wine, Strawberry and Ginger Ale – $8.75

Plum Wine Cooler – $8.75

Tsingtao Beer – $3.50

Dasani Bottled Water – $3.00, DDP Snack Eligible

Northern Bloom

Seared Scallops with French Green Beans, Butter Potatoes, Brown Butter Vinaigrette and Apple wood Smoked Bacon – $6.25

Beef Tenderloin Tips, Mushroom Bordelaise Sauce, Whipped Potatoes with Garden Vegetables – $6.50

Nanaimo Bar – $4.25

Beverages

Maple Popcorn Shake with Crown Royal Maple Whiskey – $11.75

Maple Popcorn Shake (non-alcoholic) – $4.50

Unibroue Maudite Amber Ale – $5.00

Unibroue À Tout Le Monde Saison – $5.00

Unibroue Éphémère White Ale – $5.00

Beer Flight – $11.00

Pineapple Promenade

Spicy Hot Dog with Pineapple Chutney and Plantain Chips – $7.50

Pineapple Soft-Serve – $4.75

Beverages

Sparkling Pineapple Wine – $11.75

Pineapple Mana – $4.25

Pineapple Soft-Serve with Parrot Bay Coconut Rum – $10.25

Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic) – $3.50

Primavera Kitchen

Antipasto Misto: Cerignola Olives, Sweet Soppressata and Salami, Ovolini, Mozzarella, Sweet Roasted Peppers and Ciabatta Bread – $6.00

Meatball Parmigiana: Hand-made Beef and Veal Meatballs, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Parmigiana and Fresh Basil – $7.00

Strawberry Tiramisu: Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Cream and Marinated Strawberries topped with Strawberry Sauce – $5.50

Beverages

Pinot Grigio – $8.00

Chianti – $8.00

Prosecco – $9.00

Corbinello – $8.00

Moscato – $8.00

Bellini Sparkling Wine and Peach purée – $10.00

Rossini Sparkling Wine and Marinated strawberries – $10.00

Frozen Italian Margarita with Limoncello and Tequila – $10.00

Moretti Lager – $5.50

Moretti La Rossa – $5.50

Dasani Water – $3.00

The Smokehouse: Barbecues and Brews

Pulled Pig Slider with Coleslaw and Crispy Onions – $6.00

Smoked Pork Ribs with Black Bean and Corn Salad – $6.75

Beef Brisket Burnt Ends Hash with White Cheddar Fondue and Pickled Jalapeños – $6.25

Warm Chocolate Cake with Bourbon-Salted Caramel Sauce and Spiced Pecans – $3.75

Beverage

Zen of Zin Old Vine – $5.25

Orange Blossom Pilsner – $4.25

3 Daughters Phantasmas IPA – $4.25

Shipyard Maple Bacon Stout – $4.25

Beer Flight – $9.50

Frozen Lemonade with Firefly Blackberry Moonshine – $11.75

Frozen Lemonade (Non-alcoholic) – $3.25

Taste of Marrakesh

Merguez “Hot Dog” Sausage: Spicy Beef and Lamb with Satueed Onions and Green Peppers – $6.00

Home-Made Falafel with Pickled Beet and Turnip, Tomato Salad and Tahini Sauce – $5.00

Baklava – $4.00

Beverages

Desert Rose: Sparkling Wine topped with Pomegranate Liqueur – $8.00

White Sangria – $5.00

Guerrouane Red Wine – $4.00

Casa Beer – $4.00

Dasani Water – $3.00

Urban Farm Eats

Watermelon Salad with Pickled Onions, B&W Gourmet Farms Baby Arugula, Feta and Balsamic Reduction – $4.00

Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Ragoût, Spring Vegetables and Fingerling Potatoes – $6.25

Crabless Cake with Crispy Vegetable Slaw, Lemon Vinaigrette and Old Bay Remoulade – $6.25

Beverages

Avivé Natural Peach Sparkling Wine – $9.50

King Estate Acrobat Pinot Noir – $5.25

Wildflower Pale Ale – $4.25

Urban Mary with House-made Pickled Green Bean – $10.75

Urban Fairy Cocktail – $11.00

Have you made a list of all the things you’d like to try this year?  Everything sounds delicious!

Podcast Episode 142: Best Uses for Snack Credits

You know us here at Dole Whipped, we love talking about food!  One of our favorite things to do at Disney is snack!  This week we let you in on our favorite ways to spend the snack credits that are included in your Disney Dining Plan.  From the parks to the resorts, we’ll help you make smart snack choices!

Happy listening!

Listen to Desktop

Listen to iTunes

Podcast Episode 141: Dole Whipped “Newlywed Game”

If you’ve ever seen the Newlywed Game, you know that two people try to guess what the other one is thinking by answering questions the way they think their partner would.  We put our Dole Whipped spin on this to see how well we really know each other.  Come have some fun and silliness with us as we attempt to read each other’s minds!

Happy listening!

Listen to Desktop

Listen to iTunes

Podcast Episode 109: Magic Kingdom Quick Service

You know us here at Dole Whipped, we love to talk about food!  This week we’re talking all about our favorite quick service locations at the Magic Kingdom!  We let you know where you can get traditional theme park fare as well as some other dishes that go beyond what you might normally expect to see.

Happy listening!

Listen to Desktop

Listen to iTunes

Snacking At Disney: Magic Kingdom Edition

WINE & BEER (1)This last entry wraps up our Snacking At Disney series.  There are tons of snack options at Magic Kingdom to keep your stomach and taste buds happy!

Sweet Snacks 

  • Candy – Candy is serious business at Disney.   You can find lots of treats at Main Street Confectionery.  They also have rice crispy treats, decorated cookies, and gourmet caramel apples.
  • Ice cream – The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor has hand scooped ice cream, waffle bowl sundaes.  Can also find ice cream at Storybook Treats and Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies.
  • Dole Whip – of course!  Available at Aloha Isle in Adventureland.
  • Warm Cinnamon Rolls – now located at Gaston’s Tavern.  You can also try a chocolate croissant or a LeFou’s Brew.
  • Coffee drinks can be found at Main Street Bakery Starbucks location.
  • Waffles – sweet and savory can be found at Sleepy Hollow.  Funnel cakes are also available here.
  • Lemonade slushes – Cheshire Cafe

Savory Snacks

  • Turkey legs – available at Cool Ship in Tomorrowland.
  • Mickey Pretzels – available at Prince Eric’s Village Market, The Lunching Pad
  • Popcorn – located in many carts around the park
  • Hot dogs/Corn dogs – Casey’s Corner, The Lunching Pad, The Friar’s Nook
  • Waffle Fries – Golden Oak Outpost.  You can get them with brown gravy, or as a BLT.  They also have sweet potato nuggets with powdered sugar.
  • Mac and Cheese – The Friar’s Nook has several different mac and cheese concoctions, including bacon cheeseburger and pot roast.
  • Flatbreads – Pinocchio Village Haus has pepperoni, caprese, and a flatbread sub. They also have Garlic Pesto Bread Knots that sound amazing.

If you have a favorite treat in The World, let us know and leave it in the comments!

Drinking Around the World: Part IV (Special Events)

We completed our Drinking Around the World adventure with stops in each of the 11 permanent countries around the world showcase. Now, lets talk about a few different special events that can change the way we drink around the world.

Food & Wine Festival

Every year Disney hosts the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival in the fall. An additional 35+ booths are set up around the world showcase for some different countries to display the food and drink of their homeland. With that many booths, a Drinking Around the World: F&W edition isn’t really possibly (or smart!) unless you have an extended stay or are lucky enough to live close to Walt Disney World.  There are far too many amazing drinks to name at the festival, but one “booth” of note is the Craft Beer Marketplace. Located inside the Odyssey Center there is plenty of space for relaxing in the air conditioning while trying craft beers from around the country. The most popular items at the Craft Beer Marketplace are the flights, each with 4 separate tasting sizes of beer allowing you to try more without buying full cups! Pretty smart. One thing that may make drinking around the world easier during Food & Wine is the new for 2015 Food and Wine Tasting Sampler. If you purchase this package you’ll receive 8 credits for a snack or beverage of your choice during food and wine. This package also comes with priority seating for an Eat to the Beat concert during the day you purchase. For $59 per person plus tax that’s not a bad deal!

10678548_10152475498569423_7467681308139335865_n 2

Flower & Garden

The Epcot International Flower & Garden festival is gaining on the Food & Wine Festival in terms of popularity! Hosted in the spring, there are 12+ booths featuring fresh food straight from the garden during this festival. From wine to sparking ciders, beer and more, there is plenty to drink at this festival as well. One drink that we here at Dole Whipped agrees will stand above the rest is The Dole Whip with rum (of course)! Available at the Pineapple Promenade booth there is an option to add macadamia nut flavored or coconut flavored rum floaters to your pineapple soft serve. Yum! One thing available at this festival (and also the Food & Wine) that makes drinking around the world a little easier on your budget is the wearable wristband gift card. If you load the card with the amount you’re able to spend on drinks you’ll keep yourself in check, and since you can wear it on your wrist you won’t have to dig around in your pockets for cash or credit cards either! It’s a win win.

Which event would you rather Drink Around the World at, Food & Wine or Flower & Garden?

Summer Tips and Tricks to Enjoy Your Disney Vacation Even More!

There are lots of tips and tricks to keeping cool while touring Disney (be it Walt Disney World or Disneyland or if you are extra lucky one of the overseas Disney Parks). I came up with the top ones that have worked for me and my family over the years! In no way is this “list” finished or probably will never be but I can vouch for each of these as I personally have tried them out and they have been successful in keeping cool (and calm) during the hottest months.

First, keep hydrated and when I say that I mean more water than you can imagine. Skip IMG_5180the sodas or even sports drinks (unless you let yourself get very dehydrated and then a water or drink with extra electrolytes can help). I did not follow my own rule that well last July and did drink a water or two in July at Epcot but also had a soda and went a few hours with nothing to drink. By 1:00pm I had a bad headache, fatigue and just a few chills. So, we went over to the First Aid Station and I was given some ibuprofen and a bottle of water and instructed to relax on a chair in the air conditioning and had a cold towel placed on my head for about 10 minutes. It was magical and did the trick! The advice I was given there was drink 1 bottle of water every hour and no other drinks in between. I started following this rule and never felt thirsty or tired. So, drink 1 bottle of water every hour.

About that water and where you can get it or how to make sure you get enough without breaking the bank? One idea is to bring a case with you, order via Amazon or Garden Grocer or pick up at a store in the area. In your room you can keep a few cold and if you have the option to freeze then do that overnight and keep them in your backpack the next day and it will melt so you can drink it and keep your back cold as you carry around your backpack.

You also can get a cup with ice at any counter service and put water from a fountain in them and that is a no cost option!

71qJw0OaHmL._SL1500_Another great way to keep cool is to bring the popular Frogg Toggs (or other brand). These cooling towels are the bomb. They do not drip and you can keep rewetting them throughout the day to wear around your neck or on your head and they work like a charm.

Take advantage of early hours and then in the heat of the day during the afternoon go back to your resort for a nap in the air conditioning or swimming in the pool. Then after a refreshing afternoon head back for the nighttime shows and dinner!

Lastly, eat a Dole Whip (or ice cream) refreshing treats like this eaten in the shade are a great way to reboot and enjoy your magical trip!IMG_0175 (1)

Special Monthly Giveaway and New Podcast Interaction

We want you to be a part of our show each week! If you have not listened yet to our weekly podcast DoleWhipped : Dishing on Disney what are you waiting for? Are you waiting to be invited to be a part of the show? Well consider yourself invited.

dwhipped.jpg

We get asked questions about Disney all the time and we want to help you and others that have the same questions! So, email us your questions and each week we will pick one to read on air and answer. If your question gets picked to be read your name will go in to a raffle and each MONTH we will pick one name to win a prize. Just think if your question is picked you have a 1 in 4 chance (on average) of winning. So, some great prizes will be given away and all you have to do is let us help you (does this seem backwards?!) But, we love you so much and love giving Disney prizes and Disney advice or answers that this is one way we thought of to share that Disney love.

So, email us a question at dolewhipped@gmail.com and listen each week to see if you are a winner. If you are a winner we will let you know! All you need to put in your email to us is your name, where you are from and your one question. If you have multiple questions, then send all of them, just one question per email though (and that ups your chances anyway!)

As always you can find us online at www.dolewhipped.com, www.facebook.com/dolewhipped, Pinterest at DoleWhipped1 and lots of other social media places.

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast Episode 58: Summer Touring Tips

If going to WDW in the summer is your jam you need to listen to this week’s episode!  We give you  lots of great tips on how you can make the most of your summer time vacation at Disney World.  We tell you how to keep hydrated and how to find the coolest spots in The World.  Don’t miss it!

Happy listening

Listen to Desktop

Listen to iTunes