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Food & Wine Fest Bookings Begin August 14

Food and Wine Fest enthusiasts: prepare to mark your calendars. The date guests can begin to book special events at this year's International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot is Tuesday, August 14 at 7 A.M.

Food News In and Around Walt Disney World

Food at Disney World is an attraction in and of itself for many guests; here are some food news tidbits from around WDW.

First up are snacks. It looks like fans of the sweet cream cheese-filled pretzel can now get their fix at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The pretzels can be found on the Streets of America at the Pretzel Garden. Next, guests can use a Disney Dining Plan snack credit (or pay $3.19) to grab a Citrus Swirl. This sweet twist of vanilla soft-serve ice cream and frozen orange juice can be found in the Magic Kigndom's Sunshine Tree Terrace.

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Pretty self-explanatory, eh? This column highlights all things edible in Disney World parks and resorts.

No matter what else you plan to do in Disney World, one activity on almost everyone's list is eating! Explore Disney World's hundreds of eateries; snacks that have gained cult status with Disney fans; and delicious cocktails, beers, and wines here in our Dining in Disney column.

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Three Sweet & Bubbly Drinks To Toast In The New Year at Walt Disney World

I'm a bubbly girl year round, but there's nothing quite like celebrating a new year that brings people to pop the cork on a bottle of sparkling wine. If you're celebrating New Year's Eve and Day at Walt Disney World, but you're not a fan of a straight brut champagne, here's where you can find a few of my favorite sweet bubbly beverages to help you toast in 2017!

Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016

As the usually designated driver in my friend group, I don't often drink much at home. However, thanks to the complimentary transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort I'm free to imbibe as I please. This means that most vacation days will include at least one stop to enjoy Disney's fantastic bars and lounges. Here's a look at my Top 5 Walt Disney World Bars and Lounges of 2016.

Stop In For Cocktails at Art Smith’s Shine Bar

When the days are warm and lazy nothing is quite as nice as settling in on the covered porch to admire the springs and enjoy a cocktail at Art Smith's Shine Bar. You'll find this welcoming spot tucked off to the side of Homecoming Florida Kitchen just waiting for you to drop in and stay a spell. Keep reading to learn about one of my favorite new spots for cocktail Friday!

Lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano has been a table service staple at Disney's Hollywood Studio for decades. Tucked in the far back of the Muppets Courtyard, past 'PizzaRizzo' and 'It's A Wonderful Shop', the brightly colored awning and streamers of overhead flags welcome hungry guests to come inside and enjoy a meal. My son and I recently stopped in to try Mama Melrose's for lunch.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

If you're looking for a lovely place to lose a couple of hours at Disney's Hollywood Studio, the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge may be just the place for you. Located on a shady patio in front of the signature Hollywood Brown Derby Restaurant, this shady nook offers cocktails and tapas with a prime view for people watching.

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bar At Frontera Cocina

Last week I shared my thoughts on the Hamilton County Pecan Pie from Art Smith's Homecoming Florida Kitchen. Today we pit Master Chef against Master Chef as we head deeper into Disney Springs discovering yet another take on this classic Southern - the Pecan Pie Bar at Frontera Cocina.

Two Ways To Experience ‘Ohana Dinner at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

According to Lilo, 'Ohana means family. But Lilo was wrong. 'Ohana means food. And more food. And then just when you think you're finished, more food. Dinner at 'Ohana is an experience, one that has been panned in recent years for being lackluster or past its prime by some, but our family completely disagrees. 'Ohana is a light hearted Disney classic, a great family meal served up in the heart of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Art Smith’s Hamilton County Chocolate Pecan Pie

Is there anything more quintessentially southern than a pecan pie? This 19th century variant of classic chess pie is a special holiday favorite where pecan trees grow native. The turn of the millennium shook things up with pecan pie lovers creating several popular variants, such as chocolate and bourbon inspired pies. With the so many new restaurants that opened in Disney Springs recently, it's no surprise that pecan pie is showing up on menus.

Bright Flavors Makes Sprinkles Cupcakes Stand Out

Like many Disney fans, I love a good cupcake, and I was especially excited to hear Disney Springs is the new home to a Sprinkles location. Sprinkles is considered by many to be the first name in cupcake bakeries, but you'll also find ice cream, cookies, and delicious combinations of the decedent treats.

Frontier Cooking At The Diamond Horseshoe

The Diamond Horseshoe offers an all-you-care-to-enjoy table service feast on the edge of Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom. The western style saloon, is currently open seasonally for a hearty lunch and dinner. On a recent trip, my husband and I enjoyed lunch there.