Our Favorite Food This Week: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Location: Epcot – World Showcase Price: $ Varies / some qualify as snacks
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. Well it’s that time of year where the weather is cooling down in all parts of the country except for Florida. Weatherman said it’s the hottest September of all time. But even with the heat, it’s the best time of year to visit Epcot and the International Food and Wine festival. The festival runs until Nov 12 and features food and wine booths throughout the park each themed to a particular country or area. So, grab a fork and check out some of our favorites pictured above…..
In the upper right, you have our favorite Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce – Canada – $8.00 and yes its DDP Snack Eligible. It will melt in your mouth.
In the middle left,Warm Chocolate Pudding with Irish Cream Liqueur Custard – Ireland -$4.25 and it’s (DDP Snack Eligible)
In the middle right, Coconut Rice Pudding served with Mango Coulis – Mexico – $4.25 (DDP Snack Eligible)
On the bottom left, Ropa Vieja Empanada with Tomato Aïoli – Islands of the Caribbean – $5.25 (DDP Snack Eligible)
For this week’s theme I went back to our last trip to Disney World and our stay at the Coronado Springs Resort. As you walk in to the El Centro you are greeted by a large fountain, but take a minute and look up to the ceiling. Yes it is beautiful. Happy Wordless Wednesday!!
Our Favorite Food This Week: Barbecued Pork Sandwich Location: Fairfax Fare, Hollywood Studios Cost: $8.79
Welcome to this week’s Favorite Food Friday where we share our favorite foods with our friends. So many changes are brewing at Hollywood Studios, but one place still stands and that’s Fairfax Fare. Recently Fairfax received more covered seating along with covered ordering areas. Though we don’t frequent this quick service much in the summer as all the seating is outdoors, this is a great spot in the spring. I do love my BBQ, so anytime I see this on the menu I have to give it a try. The BBQ Pork Sandwich is topped off with with coleslaw and served on a Kaiser roll. I am not a huge coleslaw fan, but this added a bit of sweetness to the sandwich, overall I did enjoy it. If you are a BBQ fan, then this is the place to go when you are at Hollywood Studios.
Do you have a starving artist in the family – here is an opportunity to put your best work forward and Awaken the Force to Win. Winners will have their art featured in the professional gallery exhibit and have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP. Want more details? Read on, or Click here….
In celebration of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lucasfilm and HP proudly present “Art Awakens.”
“Art Awakens” is an exciting new program for Star Wars fans old and new, across the country to revitalize creativity by “Bending the Rules” of the Force, themed around a galaxy far, far away.
“Art Awakens” kicks off August 11th with the launch of a two-month-long nationwide fan art competition across the US. Amateur artists can submit their Star Wars: The Force Awakens inspired art on ArtAwakens.com for a chance to be showcased in an upcoming professional art exhibit later in the year.
Additionally, coming this November to Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles is a three-day Star Wars: The Force Awakens art exhibit featuring top professional and emerging contemporary artists. All new original pieces will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change to benefit UNICEF Kid Power, which gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power band, kids earn points which unlock food packets for malnourished children around the world.
Five lucky winners of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fan Art Contest, chosen by a judging committee that includes members from Disney, Lucasfilm and the legendary visual effects house Industrial Light & Magic and others, will have their art showcased in the professional gallery exhibit. The winners will also have the opportunity to be flown out to Los Angeles to attend the VIP opening night, among other prizes from HP.
Additionally, an HP “Bend the Rules” Award will be granted to one of the five grand prize winners upon completion of a questionnaire with the highest score in the Innovative Use of Technology category. The HP “Bend the Rules” Award winner will receive an HP Notebook Computer to help them push the boundaries of art and creativity.
Official “Art Awakens” URL: www.ArtAwakens.com
Official Art Awakens hashtag: #ArtAwakensContest
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited or restricted. Open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC, who are at least 18 years old at time of entry with a Tumblr account in good standing. Ends October 11, 2015 at 11:59:59 am PT. Subject to Official Rules at: ArtAwakens.com. Sponsor: ABC, Inc. d/b/a Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Burbank, CA
Our Hidden Mickey this week is from Muppet Vision 3D at Hollywood Studios. As you enter the theater, take a look around at the walls. Notice the wreaths? Yes, those are some small eared Hidden Mickeys, but they do have the proper shape and form :). See the outlined Mickey’s at the bottom of our picture below if you haven’t spotted them.
The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris Evans as Captain America. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Don Cheadle as James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Jeremy Latcham, Patricia Whitcher, Stan Lee and Jon Favreau serve as executive producers. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.