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Lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

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Back in June, it was announced that there were some new items coming to the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge. While some favorite dishes stayed, such as the Cobb Salad, Derby Sliders, and Cheese and Charcuterie Board, the three new items added were a Shrimp & Chorizo Bruschetta, Zellwood Corn Bisque, and Crispy Bites. There have been some minor tweaks done since it was announced as well as what’s on the official Disney website’s menu page, which I’ll get to shortly. I decided to opt for the Crispy Bites.

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The Crispy Bites feature Parmesan-Goat Cheese Risotto Sticks with a Whole-Grain Dijon Mustard Aioli, Brie Cheese with Sweet Onion and Orange Jam, and Affiné Blue-Mushroom Arancini with Fig and Balsamic Dip. The portion features two each of the sticks and three pieces of the arancini.

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New Menu Items Coming to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

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The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge at Hollywood Studios is adding some new food items and drinks to their menu, reports the Disney Parks Blog. New dishes include a Grilled Bloody Mary-marinated Shrimp and Chorizo and Heirloom Tomatoes on Toasted Ciabatta with Garlic Herb Butter. A new seasonal soup – Zellwood Corn Bisque served with a Corn and Lobster Fritter and Ancho Chili Oil – has also been added. The Crispy Bites feature Parmesan and Goat Cheese Risotto Sticks with a Peach-Habanero Chili Sauce, Brie, Sweet Onion and Orange Jam, and Affiné Blue and Mushroom Arancini with Fig and Balsamic Dip. Of course, favorite dishes like The Famous Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad, Derby Sliders, and Artisanal Cheeses and Charcuterie Board remain on the menu.

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Bloody Mary-marinated Shrimp on Ciabatta, Cobb Salad,
Grapefruit Martini, and Sangria

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 Derby Sliders and Mint Julep

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Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Matt and I made our way over to Hollywood Studios over the weekend to check out the Comedy Warehouse Holiday Special, but prior to the show, we stopped by the Brown Derby Lounge to grab a bite to eat.

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Our server offered both the lounge menu as well as the restaurant’s regular menu. I decided to order off the regular menu and opted for the Pan-seared Scallop and Crispy Pork Belly over Wilted Swiss Chard and a Celery Root Puree with a Raspberry Quince Gastrique.

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Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Back in April, we had a review of lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge. It was out first time back since the lounge opened, and with family in tow that had yet to experience the lounge, we headed back so they could give it a try.

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My mom ordered “The Famous Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad.” The size served at the lounge is the appetizer portion, also available inside the main restaurant. The entree size currently costs $16, but is quite larger. Our server explained the story of this salad, and even brought us menu cards so we could make it at home (we have the recipes for both the Cobb Salad and the Grapefruit Cake). She really enjoyed the salad, and it was refreshing and not to heavy for a hot day.

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She and my aunt each ordered the Citizens Take Flight Margarita flight. Both were pleased with this trio. You can see our review of the drinks here. Normally, they’re not served in the stand, which our server brought out from inside the restaurant.

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Matt and I ordered the Artisanal Cheeses and Charcuterie Board for Two, which features an assortment of Artisanal Cheeses, with Salami Calabrese, Salami Toscano, Duck Rillette, Imported Prosciutto, and Pâté de Campagne. Cheeses include Comté, Beehive Barely Buzzed, and Point Reyes Blue Cheese. The board is also served with bread, both standard Disney rolls and sliced, very lightly toasted bread that had been drizzled with olive oil (the latter is what we went for).

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Top Five of 2014’s First Half

Can you believe we’re already closing out the first half of the year? It has REALLY flown by! We’ve enjoyed so much food at WDW so far, and there’s so much more on the horizon in the coming months. I thought it would be fun to take a look at the Top Five posts we’ve had so far this year. If you still have some time before your lunch break and are hungry, let’s just say you’ve been warned!

5. Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

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With a few tweaks to it’s menu since opening last fall, The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is definitely one of our favorites. Yes, service has been slow on both of our visits, but for a leisurely break at Hollywood Studios, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better menu.

4. Lunch at Spice Road Table

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Epcot’s newest addition features tapas dining. While the items we 0rdered were met with varying degrees of success, we certainly recommend Spice Road Table for its atmosphere and small but interesting menu.

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Lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

We first paid a visit to The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge in November, shortly after it had opened. We loved the food, but like many guests have noted, service can be slow. With some gorgeous weather outside, Matt and I decided to take advantage of it and head back to the lounge to enjoy it.

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There have been some menu changes over the past few months. While the Derby Sliders are still available, the amazing Chorizo Slider has been replaced by a Duck Confit version. Previously available were Duck Confit Tacos, which Matt and our friend both loved. The slider version has retained some original elements, but now simply in a slider format.

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