I do ketchup, mustard, sweet relish and grated sharp cheddar!! and freshly grated...none of that pre-grated in a zip lock bag business for me. I'm from Wisconsin.
I never got to see the original. In 2010, we went to Disney, but I am afraid of heights, and my friends convinced me that if I was afraid of heights, I should NOT to Soarin', so DH did it, but I did not. I stayed with the kids. I did look up the video on YOUTUBE, but I definitely prefer the soarin' around the world video, but I WOULD like to experience the orginal once as it was intended, with the big screen and the smells, etc.Yes! We are going in June over our birthdays and we are very excited to see the original Soarin again. I can’t wait for the orAnge smell!
My mom grew up in Illinois, pretty close to Chicago area, and she always did both ketchup and mustard, and sometimes also pickle relish on her hotdogs. So sorry, Brad....it's just not true that no one does that.Saturday April 20, 2019
After working up an appetite on Mania I decided to try Angry Dogs. I debated about if I should get the slightly annoyed dog or the angry dog, one is more spicy than the other. In the end I went with the angry one. It was spicy too, but not flaming spicy. It came with chips, I asked if I could get it for a reduced price without the chips. But the answer was no. The one I purchased came with flaming hot Cheetos (gross), so I asked if I could get the regular Lays instead. I figured if I was paying for the chips even if I didn't want them right now, I might as well get ones I would actually eat. And I was able to get the regular chips, which I ended up toting around all day and finally eating late at night back in my hotel room.
I'm doing an angry face, not too angry but maybe scary.
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At least the dog was nice and big. I probably would try the slightly annoyed dog next time. And YES, I put ketchup on it. I like ketchup on my hot dogs. My husband says it is a no-no (he is originally from Illinois) and tells me people shouldn't put ketchup on and no one does in Chicago. Well, my mom grew up in Chicago and put ketchup on her hot dog so whatever Brad!
At Angry Dogs there are different spiced sauces to put on the dogs, I don't remember what they were.
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I did stop at another Food and Wine booth and got the garlic mac and cheese which I liked in March. I found a nice bench and enjoyed my mac and cheese. I stayed here for about 40 minutes enjoying the area and a swing band started playing at the stage nearby and I listened to their set. Very good. The band was the Phat Cat Swingers.
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Eventually I moved on to my fast pass for Soarin'.
I noticed on your notes that the name is flemish, which is the Belgian dialect of Dutch. So it's actually Brouwerij, not brouwerji, and it's pronounced Brow-er-eye, more or less. It does MEAN brewery, though, so perhaps that's what they meant. It's also possible that, being based in the US, they don't know how it's actually supposed to be pronounced. We googled it, just to be sure, and you can see on their nametags that the j is after the i. That combo if "ij" is basically pronounced "eye" Just a fun little bit of info for you.Saturday April 20, 2019
After the Redwood trail I headed to the beer tasting I had booked as part of the Food and Wine festival. The tasting was $20 and was fun and more importantly the beer was good. The brewery was Brouwerji (pronounced brewery) West, located in the port of Los Angeles. The guys (owners) giving the presentation were funny but had good information about their beer. If I saw there stuff for sale around here I would buy some for sure.
Oh and I saw some more of the Easter eggs too.
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I asked the people at the next table to take my picture with the beer. The guy reluctantly agreed, I guess working a camera and doing something nice for someone was a huge effort as I got an eye roll from the girl he was with. And he clearly didn't try to take a great picture since he cut off my ears. I figured it was better than a selfie and said it was to great and thanked him.
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The lady introducing the seminar.
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Close up of the beers.
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The brewery guys. When hubs and I did the Trader Sam's cocktail class in March I was emailed a survey, I was not emailed one this time. I wish I had been because I would have encouraged them to get this brewery back next year. The guys were very interesting and passionate about what they do. Some people asked some questions that might have been considered silly but they were very patient and made every question seem important.
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And because I'm a nerd....I took notes. And in case you are wondering which was my favorite it is the one that still has beer in the glass. For some reason during tastings once I've picked out my favorite I save that one for last.
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I finally caught some of the Pixar band before taking a couple spins on Toy Story Mania. On Toy Story Mania I had some random girl (actually woman, probably in her 30's) get in my car with me, I think she was supposed to be in the next car but got confused and sat with me. I was a little surprised and annoyed and it was too late to say anything. But I knew what I had to do....that's right kick her butt in the game. I don't have a picture of the final score but I got about 190,000 and she got about 30,000!
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I soon headed out of the park to have dinner at a place I'd never eaten at before.
Cool!I noticed on your notes that the name is flemish, which is the Belgian dialect of Dutch. So it's actually Brouwerij, not brouwerji, and it's pronounced Brow-er-eye, more or less. It does MEAN brewery, though, so perhaps that's what they meant. It's also possible that, being based in the US, they don't know how it's actually supposed to be pronounced. We googled it, just to be sure, and you can see on their nametags that the j is after the i. That combo if "ij" is basically pronounced "eye" Just a fun little bit of info for you.
I hope she enjoys it. I was hoping to get there in June but I don’t think it will work out.
All the food looks so so good! Was it really as dark in there as the pictures make it loo? It doesn't seem like sufficient lighting!Saturday April 20, 2019
I left DCA and headed into the Grand California. I decided to treat myself to a nice meal so I went to see if there was any space at the Napa Rose lounge. I have never eaten at Napa Rose but I heard it was great, to be honest the menu never tempted me in the past but I had looked at the recent menu and there were a couple things that were intriguing.
There was space in the lounge, and the full menu can be ordered in the lounge so that fit my needs well. I did feel a bit under dressed in my spirit jersey and shorts even though there were plenty of people in park going attire like me. Maybe it was because earlier in the day I had dropped a big gob of mac and cheese on my shirt so I was a little self conscious of the stain. Anyway, I had a nice table by the fireplace and ended up enjoying my meal.
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At the beer tasting seminar I had an IPA that I really liked. I'm not normally an IPA beer drinker so I thought I'd give this one a whirl. Yeah, I ended up leaving a lot of this guy in the glass when I left. It wasn't good, it tasted really bitter.
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And "free" bread! The wheat sour dough wasn't great so I only took one bite but the other two types of bread....so tasty. The roll was a garlic and something tasty (maybe sundried tomato) flavor, sorry I can't remember. And the flat bread was crispy and herby, so good. I totally paid for it later with some high blood sugar but I was worth it at the time.
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The fire was going, but it doesn't look like it in the picture.
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Looking around at the lounge.
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"Carbonara" Handcrafted Chicken Agnolotti
with Spring Onion, Pancetta and Parmigiana Cloud
I had to look up what Agnolotti was before I ordered and found out it was like little ravioli, so I was sold. And it was really good. And I used some of my bread to sop up the sauce. It was either use the bread or lick the bowl!
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Then I got the duck for my entree.
Maple Leaf Farms "Duck à l'Orange"
Duck Confit, Yukon Gold Potatoes, Braised Chard, Grilled Endive, and Tangelo Essence
The 4 little potatoes I got were under the duck. This was very good too. I ended up too stuffed for dessert, so now I guess I'll have to go back sometime!
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And a couple shots looking into the lounge area as I left.
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Swing dancing is so much fun!! Does Brad do more of a jive style or Lindy Hop? We learned jive, but I'd love to learn lindy.Saturday April 20, 2019
After Mickey's Mix Magic I headed over to Fantasyland Faire to watch the swing dancers and listen to the big band music. I don't know how to swing dance but I loved the music and watching the dancers. Brad knows how to swing dance and is really good at it, he has offered to teach me but I'm not a very good student with that kind of stuff. Maybe I'll let him teach me some day. I wish my school had taught it to us in Phy Ed, but they taught us line dancing, square dancing and how to polka. Not very helpful dances, ok maybe the polka was helpful (I do live in Wisconsin with lots of German influences in the state polka does come in handy. Oh and by the way Brad can't polka and doesn't want to learn.)
So I had fun watching the dancers. I sat in the theater area for awhile and then I got nervous that someone would ask me to dance because I noticed some of the men asking some of the ladies sitting by themselves to dance. And since I don't know the dances......
I honestly don't think anyone would have asked me, because the women asked were dressed for dancing I was dressed as a tourist/park goer. But it still made me a little socially nervous so I moved to one of the outside benches. I felt more at ease out there. As I sat there the night turned colder and it was chilly. I left the area during the last song and went to ride Big Thunder Mountain.
That was a huge mistake. The line was short for the ride and I got on quickly. Well that ride was worst ride EVER! As I said the night had turned chilly and there was a slight breeze and on that ride on Big Thunder I was the coldest I have been in a long time! Did I mention the winter here in Wisconsin had record below zero temperatures and wind chills this year? When I got off Big Thunder I my eyes were watering and I was shaking with cold. It was miserable. I was probably already chilled from watching the dancers and the wind on Thunder just chilled me down more. After Big Thunder I head to Main Street and went into a shop until I warmed up a little. Then I headed back to my hotel for the night. I did turn on the heat in my hotel room that night because I was still cold when I went to bed.
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Coming up: Hippity Hoppity Easter is now at Disneyland!
Mental note - do not pi$$ off Amy. I was a little surprised and annoyed and it was too late to say anything. But I knew what I had to do....that's right kick her butt in the game. I don't have a picture of the final score but I got about 190,000 and she got about 30,000!
It was atmosphericly dim, enough to be calming but no the super great for pictures.All the food looks so so good! Was it really as dark in there as the pictures make it loo? It doesn't seem like sufficient lighting!
my reaction to your question as I didn't know there were different styles. I do remember him saying once that he doesn't dance the West Coast swing.Swing dancing is so much fun!! Does Brad do more of a jive style or Lindy Hop? We learned jive, but I'd love to learn lindy.