Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Disney World- Extra Nibbles
Golden Oak Outpost - Magic Kingdom
Since our lunch at Be Our Guest was substantial, we didn't feel like we needed a full
dinner. Still, we wanted a little something before the fireworks. As we started wandering around, we noticed that Golden Oak Outpost was open. We pounced! Golden Oak Outpost is one of those Disney World eateries that has a schedule not even Agents Mulder and Scully could figure out. It is closed a lot, then at times it mysteriously opens.
The Golden Oak Outpost's main menu item is waffle fries. We had a difficult time deciding what toppings we wanted on our waffle fries. In the end we decided that we should get two and share them.
First, we tried the poutine waffle fries. They were great. The ridges in the fries made a nice holder for the tasty gravy and the cheese curds. Someday I'll get to Canada to try authentic poutine so I can accurately compare.
Second, we tried the BLT waffle fries. These babies were fully loaded. With all of the bacon, lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing, it was difficult to tell if there were actually fries underneath. They too were delicious. I think the important thing is to tuck right into your fries as soon as you get them, because they start to lose their tastiness once they get cold.
The Brown Derby Lounge - Hollywood Studios
I try not to write about a place more than once, but we really love The Brown Derby Lounge at Hollywood Studios.
Originally we had a reservation at The Brown Derby, but after only being able to snag a late in the afternoon Midway Mania fastpass, and having to get to the Magic Kingdom in time for the Ferrytale Fireworks Cruise, we didn't know if we would have time to squeeze in a full, fancy dinner experience. We however were not disappointed to eat at the Lounge again.
On our last visit it was too hot to order adult beverages. Thanks to cooler weather, we thought we'd fancy it up with some cocktails. I got the Grapefruit Cake martini. It was one of the best drinks I've had.
Shannon got the martini flight, which is composed of three different mini/sample martinis. It probably equated to about one and a half full sized martinis. Shannon thought that the martini flight made riding Tower of Terror extra fun.
Shannon isn't a big fan of hard boiled eggs, so it took some convincing to get him to agree to order the "famous" Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb salad. To his relief, they don't toss all of the salad ingredients together. Each ingredient was segregated into its own little section. I was also happy because I could scoop up all of the egg for myself. It's a pretty great salad. It's nice and refreshing. The dressing is excellent. I think you have to give it a try at least once.
We ordered the sliders again, this time taking our previous server's advice. We switched out the duck burger in favor of another beef burger. This way we each got our own little burger. They were as good as we remembered, as were the homemade potato chips.
Finally, we ordered the Crispy Bites. This might have been based on the fact that we thought "crispy bites" was fun to say.
The bites were yummy, but the real stars of this show were the sauces. Just give me a few bowls of sauces and a spoon, and I think I would be happy.
Casey's Corner - Magic Kingdom
I mentioned in a previous post that we planned on making a meal out of the offerings at The Epcot Food and Wine Festival on our last day. Alas our plan was thwarted by a constant downpour. I didn't have a back up plan, but we had to eat something before leaving for our flight home. Several of the blogs and podcasts I listen to extol the virtues of Casey's Corner. Since we had to pass it on our way out of the park, we thought we'd give it a try.
Casey's Corner is themed to Disney's animated short, Casey at the Bat. Hot Dogs dominate Casey's menu. Most people come for the corn dog nuggets, but we don't like corn dogs. We did spot a favorite treat however, chili cheese dogs.
This was a behemoth of a dog, with perfectly slopped on chili, and an ample coating of cheese. If you are going to clog your arteries, and pack in a heap of calories, you want it to be worth it. This meal was worth it. We savored every gooey, gloppy bite. Even the fries were good.
We also got to enjoy some lunch time music. Such a nice, extra, Disney World touch.
Though I haven't been to every Magic Kingdom quick service restaurant, at this point, Casey's Corner has claimed my number one spot.