• Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Main Street’s Carnation Cafe

    “Dine on classic American comfort food, including some of Walt’s favorite dishes, at this Main Street, U.S.A. institution.” The Carnation Cafe is one of those hidden dining gems in the park that many just walk by on their way into Disneyland. Where the outdoor seating exists today was formerly the “Flower Market”, where guests could […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: The Lounge at Steakhouse 55

    Review by Mark Hickson: The Lounge at Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel is one of Disneyland Resort’s five best bars. The others being the Hearthstone Lounge at the Grand Californian Hotel, Napa Rose Lounge also at the Grand Californian Hotel, the Carthay Circle Lounge at California Adventure, and Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Breakfast at Boma

    Boma – The Flavors of Africa is located on the ground floor of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Of all the breakfast eateries in Disney World this place is the most exotic. If you looking for a refreshing change from the standard mid-American breakfast fare that predominates on property, Boma is the place. Yes, you can […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Plaza Inn Character Breakfast

    Review by Mark Hickson: One of my favorite places to eat at Disneyland is the Plaza Inn at the park’s Hub. Their chicken dinners are total comfort food and I have always enjoyed lunches there too. Today I’m going to be brave and try the $30.00 (for adults and $15 for kids) Character Breakfast! It […]

  • Dining Reviews
    DbM’s Top 10 Epcot Restaurants

    Epcot is known for it’s great food, from it’s quality sit-down restaurants to the delightful food booths during the annual Food and Wine Festival. With over 25 table service locations serving everything from snails to tacos, this park has the best selection and quality of any theme park, hands down! So here is DbM’s List of […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Village Haus at Disneyland

    Review by Mark Hickson: Pinocchio’s Village Haus at Disneyland… what a fun place to eat! I have been dining here for years and I must say the new menu is a big improvement over the old fare. Gone are the Hot Dogs, which many thought were marginal, to be replace by a more ‘healthy & […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: White Water Snacks

    A quick review by Mark Hickson: White Waters Snacks is a little hidden gem at the Grand Californian Resort. Located past the resort’s DCA park entrance and past the Spa, it serves as the pools snack bar and a great place to have a quick breakfast or lunch. Oh, and it is never crowded! Today […]

  • California Adventure
    Dining Review: DCA’s Award Wieners

    Review by Mark Hickson: To celebrate the opening of Disney’s new movie Big Hero 6, Award Wieners at Disney’s California Adventure has cooked-up another unique hot dog and drink combo. This is not the first time they have made a special offering for a movie release. In 2012 they created a Frankenweenie to promote Disney’s […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Blue Bayou Restaurant

    Review by Mark Hickson: The historic Blue Bayou Restaurant holds a special spot in many park goers hearts. I remember the first time I ate there in 1967… it was magical. That is when I first had their signature Monte Christo Sandwich. So for today’s lunch I’m getting the classic Monte Christo and a Mint Julep! […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Dining Review: Gaston’s Tavern

    Review by Mark Hickson: How can a roasted Pork Shank not be good? Well, fear not, Disney made it even better! Gaston’s Tavern at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom gives you the ultimate in medieval dining. This dinner is even better than the turkey leg that you can can get at Disneyland’s food carts. Combine it […]

  • Dining Reviews
    Another Tiki Bar Dining Review!

    Review by Mark Hickson: I cant keep myself from having a drink and something to eat at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. It’s probably the most friendly and fun bar at the Disneyland resort. There is always something going on like ships sinking, tropical rain storms or my favorite, volcanic eruptions. […]

  • California Adventure
    Eating My Way Through the Park

    By Connie Moreno: When someone invites you to meet them at Disneyland and to “Come hungry,” what goes through your mind? I can tell you what went through mine. I had visions of snacking my way through each land, Popcorn on Main Street, a Churro in Tomorrowland, a Funnel Cake in Frontierland… the list in […]

  • Aulani Resort & Spa
    Dining Review: Makahiki Lunch

    By Mark Hickson: Today I had a quick lunch at Aulani Resort’s Makahiki RRestaurant I ordered the Mākaha, a Ham and Swiss Cheese Sandwich topped with Caesar Salad and Pesto-marinated Tomatoes that was served open-faced on Focaccia Bread ($13.00). Since it was hot outside, I also ordered a tall, cold Coke. What can I say… it […]