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Frontera Cocina at Disney Springs

Frontera Cocina is one of the many restaurants you will find with a celebrity chef at Disney Springs, this one is brought to you by seven-time James Beard award winner, Rick Bayless.  The warm colors and open atmosphere is very welcoming for a contemporary Mexican dining experience.  Reservations are highly suggested and can be made via My Disney Experience or the Open Table app and the restaurant is typically open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm daily.   We had lunch here on a Monday afternoon and the restaurant wasn't too terribly busy at all, which was a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the weekend. We settled in at a table in the middle of the restaurant and got ready for the meal ahead.  While somehow I missed a photo, we did start our meal with $5 margaritas which is definitely a great deal while on Disney property!  This was a "Margarita Monday" special and we would highly recommend it!  We also opted for some chips and salsa and some queso. Now,

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs

Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs is one of my go-to spots for a great meal.  The restaurant itself is beautiful and I've had so many great meals there over the years. Chef Morimoto is a relatively well-known chef after appearing on Iron Chef America as one of the original Iron Chefs, so when he opened a restaurant at Disney Springs I was so excited to give it a try being a fan of the show and of Chef Morimoto.  This restaurant brings his masterful Asian cuisine to Florida in his first "Pan-Asian" concept.  With 20-foot chandeliers and glass walls giving a peek into the kitchen and a sushi bar upstairs, there is something to catch everyone's eye here. In October, they had specialty spooky cocktails on the menu that we just couldn't resist trying! One was pumpkin and lychee based and the other was grapefruit and rose and they were both good but the black magic was definitely our favorite.  Twisted Pumpkin: absolut elyx, pumpkin spiced liqueur, lychee, liqueur, house

WDW 50th Anniversary Foodie Guide - Part 2

In Part 1 of our Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary Foodie Guide, Agent Maci kicked off our series to review the new sips and bites you can find around the Walt Disney World Resort for the World's Most Magical Celebration. The celebration continues for the next 18 months so you'll have plenty of time to try these new tasty treats. We did our best to chip away at the extensive list of celebration food and drinks on our trip over the 50th Anniversary kick-off weekend so we could report back to you. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it! ABC Commissary (Disney's Hollywood Studios) Caramel Apple Tart - Spiced Caramel Cheesecake Mousse Apple served atop a Cinnamon-Apple Tart The Caramel Apple Tart dessert at the ABC Commissary was absolutely delicious! I'm a fan of cheesecake and any apple desserts so I was very happy that this dessert didn't disappoint. The cheesecake is rich but it's a decent size so you can easily share it with a few people. It als

Grand Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

In summer of 2019, Disney's Coronado Springs Resort completed its reimagining with the grand opening of Grand Destino Tower.  Now that things have had some time to settle down there, we decided to give it a try to see if it was worth the stay now that the shiny and new has worn off.  Coronado Springs is a Moderate Resort at Walt Disney World that celebrates the unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Southwest American cultures.  Grand Destino Tower is a beautiful towering addition that brings new rooms, suites and dining establishments to the resort. When you walk into the tower you are greeted by a stunning two-story lobby with gorgeous lights and details all around.  This is now the main check-in area for the entire resort. The rooms here are elegant, modern and upscale.  We found the room to be a great size for the two adults we had staying here, and found the set up to be comfortable for both work and relaxation.   On the 16th floor you can find Toledo - Tapas, Steak and Seafood,