[QUOTE=Andrea;1101905]Blue Bayou is gorgeous to sit in, food is…fine… and seriously overpriced even in comparison to Disney food in general. I like to recommend it for an afternoon break, just sit and have a dessert and relax… but that’s probably not for this trip.
Downtown Disney is between the the parks and sort of off to the side. Eating there is totally feasible.
Within DL, I recommend the Pommes Frites at Cafe Orleans (not a CS) and the bacon-wrapped asparagus at the Bengal BBQ (but that’s only barely a CS- hardly any place to sit, it’s more of a snack). Pep recommends the loaded potato soup at Carnation Cafe (but that may be closed for remodelling… actually, I’m pretty sure it will be). At DTD, I know Exp626 likes Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen (they have a Jazz Kitchen Express that’s a CS). Do NOT eat at Tortilla Jo’s unless all you want is a bowl of guacamole as big as your head (and if you do, I won’t judge- it’s DELICIOUS… but really the only good thing on the menu aside from the drinks).
Hmm… CS CS CS… It’s not exciting or different, but we always feel like we get good quality food at Taste Pilots Grill (in DCA next to Soarin’). I hear a lot of mediocre review of most of DCA’s offerings. Honestly, Cafe Orleans at DL is nearly as fast as a CS and I’m always happy with it.
The Plaza Inn is a CS Buffet-type thing… and you will DEFINITELY only need to buy one meal between you if you choose that. Huge portions.
Earl of Sandwich isn’t opening in DTD until JUNE! (Always a perfect choice, of course!).
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No, no, no - you are not rambling - I’m such a rookie about DL - I’m pretty sure dh won’t be thrilled about Blue Bayou - mainly because I know I’m going to have a time convincing him to “waste time” at sit-down dinners. I read the Cafe Orleans menu and am intrigued. Would it be good for dinner - do they serve the frites for dinner also? I am not a fan of guacamole, so no worries there - too bad about EoS, but I’m sure we’ll figure something out. Maybe Taste Pilot for lunch and Cafe Orleans for dinner? I see that the Brennan’s Jazz Express would make dh and dd2 very happy - but would that be too much “New Orleans”? Decisions, decisions. I do see crepes on the menu at the Cafe Orleans. Have you tried those? Are they good?
So - you can walk (or there is transportation) between the parks? (I sound like those people who ask if you can walk to Epcot from the MK.)