I didn’t cover the Food & Wine Festival last year because we visited at the tail end of it. By the time we got home from our wonderful 10-night vacation, there was only one day left of the Festival. But now that we’re starting to see details emerge for the 2013 Festival, my excitement is renewed, and I’m enjoying looking back to last year’s visit as I look forward to this year’s.
Princess Merida of Pixar’s Brave is not your archetypal princess. Hers is a coming-of-age story about familial love, defying gender roles, and dealing with expectations that may fly in the face of your true desires.
This is just a quick shout-out to one of our favorite theme park media sites on the Web. Utilidors Audio Broadcasting is a wonderful free Internet radio service that plays Disney theme park music exclusively. Not only can you log on from any Internet-capable device to listen to their live stream, you can also request your favorite tracks! Be sure to check them out if ever you want to be transported to the Disney Parks right from your desk!
To be completely forthcoming, we are not fans of the dining offerings in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Having dined at all the sit-down, a la carte restaurants the park currently has to offer, we think that only one merits repeat visits: the Hollywood Brown Derby. Additionally, we’ve found ourselves spending less and less time in the Studios on recent trips. Although the park has one of the richest atmospheres, it’s very much lacking in attractions. As such, we rarely ever spend more than a few hours there and never seem to want to stick around for a meal. However, we’ve been looking for a reason to go back to the Brown Derby ever since they started offering the Citizens of Hollywood martini flight in 2011. We decided we would schedule ourselves for a light lunch last November so that we could enjoy the martinis and some of the Brown Derby’s other signature offerings.
The Jalapeño Margarita at Epcot’s La Cava del Tequila
I recently watched a Disney Parks video featuring Hilda Castillo, tequila ambassador for the San Angel Inn, making La Cava del Tequila’s crowd-pleasing jalapeño margarita. This fan favorite has been on the menu since the lounge’s inception, and I think it’s the best of their mixed-drink offerings. In these waning days of winter, I find myself drawn more to tropical drinks as I anticipate the warmth of summer. Because it’s damn cold in Montana in the winter. As such, I find that I’d much rather celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a margarita than with a Guinness. With a little instruction from Hilda and some careful attention paid to the proportions being used in the video, I was able to pinpoint the exact recipe used in the lounge. Submitted for your approval below, here’s our attempt at turning your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a spicy fiesta.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse star in the all-new Croissant de Triomphe (2013)
Cartoon Brew is reporting that, starting on June 28th, Disney will begin airing 19 new, modern-looking ultra-short shorts on Disney Channel and Disney.com. Today we get a look at the first of them HERE.
There are a few recipes that have made their way into our normal rotation. We often make the roasted garlic that comes to every table at Downtown Disney’s Portobello. Nearly every weekend that we’re at home contains at least one mixed drink that we learned how to make thanks to the bartenders at Jellyrolls. But the easiest recipe of all is a retired recipe that can be found in the book Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs.
Approaching Fantasyland from Tomorrowland in Disneyland takes you by the majestic Matterhorn before you approach one of the highlights of Walt’s first park. Here’s a shot of the Cheshire Cat, who sits outside the Alice in Wonderland ride:
Alice in Wonderland is my favorite dark ride from any of the US Disney parks. This photo was taken before OSHA stepped in and required a few aesthetically displeasing elements be added to the ride in the name of safety, but the Cheshire Cat still looks just the same.