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Friday, January 29, 2016

FOODIE FRIDAY! Wetzel's Pretzles, Gotta Love 'Em!

I became a huge fan of Wetzel's Pretzels down at Walt Disney World a few years back.  I love soft pretzels as a snack, and I am so excited to see that I will be able to get these at the Downtown Disney District when we are at Disneyland in September.  

A salted, twisted pretzel treat at Wetzel's Pretzels in Downtown Disney District
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Wetzel's Pretzels - Anaheim, CA, United States. That's all I really wanted, but came out with two other pretzels.

Wetzel's Pretzels - Anaheim, CA, United States. Outer shell

Wetzel's Pretzels - Anaheim, CA, United States. Wetzel Bits

If you like sweet or salty pretzles you can find them at this location.  They have everything listed below as this is the most updated menu from the Disneyland website:
 (Let me just say.........Sinful Cinnamon has my name written all over it!)

Original Pretzel


Sinful Cinnamon Pretzel


Almond Crunch Pretzel


Sour Cream & Onion Pretzel


Cheese Meltdown Pretzel


Pepperoni Twist Pretzel


Grateful Garlic Pretzel


Jalapeño Cheese Melt Pretzel


Wetzel Bitz


Sinful Cinnamon Bitz


Almond Crunch Bitz


Sour Cream & Onion Bitz


Cheddar Cheese Pretzel Dip


Jalapeño Cheese Pretzel Dip


Pizza Sauce Pretzel Dip


Sweet Caramel Pretzel Dip


Wetzel Dog


Cheese Dog


Fresh Lemonade - Regular


Fresh Lemonade - Large


Fresh Strawberry Lemonade - Regular


Fresh Strawberry Lemonade - Large


Frozen Lemonade - Regular


Frozen Lemonade - Large


Frozen Strawberry Lemonade - Regular


Frozen Strawberry Lemonade - Large


Frozen Granita - Regular


Frozen Granita - Large


Assorted Fountain Beverages - Regular


Assorted Fountain Beverages - Large


Dasani® Bottled Water


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday

Here on the blog page this week for TBT, we take a look back at a favorite moment from our first Disney cruise in 2012 aboard the Disney Dream.  

Our dinner at PALO turned out to be a very magical evening!

Friday, January 22, 2016

FOODIE FRIDAY! Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen

Entrance sign for Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney District
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Welcome back to Foodie Friday here on the blog page.  We continue our venture in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland this week with Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen.  

This location serves home-style New Orleans food specializing in gumbo, jambalaya, chicken, and fresh pasta dishes.  You can dine and listen to jazz music at the same time.

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Anaheim, CA, United States. Jambalaya ($28.00)

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Anaheim, CA, United States. Vegan Pasta

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Anaheim, CA, United States. Beignets ($8.00)

Reservations are suggested at this location.  You can call 714-776-5200 for reservations and information.  

Statue of a trumpet player, cheeks puffed, in the restaurant courtyard
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Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Anaheim, CA, United States. Mardi Gras feel, the cool piano & signs

Bourbon Street Beats

Delight in the sounds of live jazz at Flambeaux’s Jazz Club every night.
Weeknights, sway to jazzy tunes by a talented solo pianist. On weekends, nourish your soul with the “musical gumbo” of house band Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans, playing a range of styles from straight-ahead jazz to New Orleans R&B to zydeco Cajun.
Find out more about Flambeaux’s Jazz Club, including the complete listings and show times.

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Anaheim, CA, United States. The fountain at the entrance

Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen - Anaheim, CA, United States. Where is the alligator on the menu?

Sign for: Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen Express, A Taste of New Orleans

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Get a Taste of New Orleans to Go

In a Hurry? Not to worry! At Jazz Kitchen Express, grab fresh beignets, house specialties, sandwiches and more. Feed your krewe a quick breakfast before heading to the parks with the Big Easy breakfast platter or cinnamon “French toast” dippers, made with classic beignets cut into sticks. These delicious French-style doughnuts dusted with powdered sugar are made fresh throughout the day and are a must-try.
Jazz Kitchen Express also offers a selection of New Orleans favorites including popcorn shrimp, red beans and rice, Louisiana meat pie and of course gumbo ya-ya and jambalaya. Burgers, po’ boy sandwiches and kids’ meals are also featured, as is the traditional snoball, a beloved shaved-ice treat.
All menu items are subject to change without notice.
Stop back again next week as we continue or food tour around the Downtown Disney District.

Thursday, January 21, 2016


TBT to August of last of the hottest days I ever spent at 
Walt Disney World.
(My face melted off 3 4 times!)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

FOODIE FRIDAY - Naples Ristorante E Pizzeria at Downtown Disney District

Sign for Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria features a whimsical harlequin holding a pizza
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As we started our coverage of Disney dining locations at the Disneyland Resort in California, we continue this week with our visit to the Downtown Disney District.  

Today we look at Naples Ristorante E Pizzaria.  This is a table service location that has seating inside, and out.  It is a contemporary Italian trattoria.  They have a lunch and dinner service with a menu that includes pizza served in individual portions, or to feed a family.  Also on the menu are salads served tapas style. pastas and seafood.  
According to the Disneyland website:

Not Your Everyday Italian

A grinning pizza-toting harlequin welcomes you at the entrance, promising both good food and good times. With a spacious 2-story dining room inspired by Carnivale, authentic wood-fired pizzas and an award-winning wine list, this locale is one of the premier dining destinations of the Downtown Disney District.
While known for its thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizzas, Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria has many more tantalizing specialties to choose from: oven-roasted sandwiches, an array of house-made pastas, hearty entrées such as grilled seabass and more. Gluten-free pasta is available upon request, and junior chefs can even try their hand at making a mini pizza! A kids’ menu complete with fun puzzles and games is sure to please the 10-and-under set.
A whimsically appointed dining room with yellow-splashed walls, blue-painted skies, harlequin-checked banquettes and a stunning 2-story wine storage case offer plenty for your eyes to devour as you anticipate your meal. Inside this cavernous case, you’ll find a staggering selection of California and Italian vintages, including more than 20 wines by the glass, available to Guests 21 and over. A selection of beers, including Moretti draft, is also served.
Upstairs dining features more of that sunny Mediterranean vibe, while a huge, airy balcony allows sweeping views of the Downtown Disney District amidst romantic shrubbery and string lights. Even more seating is available on the ground-level patio, whose focal point is a charming pergola.

Below are some food selection photos I ran across.  
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria - Anaheim, CA, United States

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria - Anaheim, CA, United States. Pesce de giorno ($23.00)

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria - Anaheim, CA, United States. Conchiglie: $22  Sea shell pasta, gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria - Anaheim, CA, United States. Chef Special Appetizer, Charcuterie plate created by the chef! Not on the menu.

Sign for Italian deli, Napolini, Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort
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Adjacent to Naples, is Napolini.  This is the quick service spot that also serves Italian fare but on the simple side.  They also carry a selection of grab-and-go items as well.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner items are available here.

Napolini - Anaheim, CA, United States

Napolini - Anaheim, CA, United States

Napolini - Anaheim, CA, United States. Italian hoagie

Napolini - Anaheim, CA, United States

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of these two locations at Downtown Disney in California.  Stop back next week to see what we can find of interest.  Have a great week, everyone!