Orlando Area Dining News Roundup August 18, 2018: The Ravenous Pig, Bites & Bubbles, Chuy’s, and More

Chuy’s Kicks Off 28th Green Chile Fest August 15

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special menus, new openings, chef’s dinners, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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The annual Green Chile Festival is back at all Central Florida Chuy’s locations. It features a limited-time Green Chile Festvial menu, available through September 2. Try the Green Chile Chicken Flautas, or the King Carne Burrito stuffed with ground sirloin, bacon, French fried potatoes, green chiles and cheese.

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Starbucks Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Donating Portion of Flat White Lattes Sales to Charity

It’s official, Starbucks has made its way into each of the four Walt Disney World parks with the opening of its outlet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Starbucks Opens at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Guests to the park can enjoy Starbucks beverages at Creature Comforts on the Discovery Island area, as well as breakfast sandwiches and pastries, as well as treats crafted by Disney chefs.

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Starbucks Opens The Trolley Car Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Starbucks opened The Trolley Car Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Starbucks opened The Trolley Car Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios last week, ready to provide some fuel for a long day in the park.

Disney cast members and Starbucks partners celebrated the new location on the corner of Hollywood and Sunset with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 6, 2015

Repurposed from an old Pacific Rail Station, The Trolley Car Cafe is the place to enjoy Starbucks hot and cold beverages, as well as signature breakfast sandwiches, pastries, Disney treats such as cupcakes, and more. It also has merchandise to take home, including an exclusive Disney’s Hollywood Studios mug from Starbucks’ “You Are Here” collection.

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Walt Disney World to Open Starbucks Locations at Magic Kingdom and Epcot in 2013

It was recently announced that the first two Starbucks at Walt Disney World will open next year, in 2013.


Main Street Bakery at Magic Kingdom will close for refurbishment in January 2013 and reopen as a Starbucks in early summer 2013.

It will retain its name and theming, as well as continuing to serve Disney favorites like cookies, brownies, and seasonal cupcakes (according to the Disney Parks blog). It will also offer the full complement of Starbucks signature beverages, artisan breakfast sandwiches and a wide selection of baked goods.

The second location will be at Epcot, where Fountain View is currently located in the Future World Showcase. It will close March 2013, and reopen late summer 2013, retaining its current futuristic theme.

It will also offer the full complement of Starbucks signature beverages, artisan breakfast sandwiches and a wide selection of baked goods, including muffins, scones and specialty treats.

More locations are planned for future Starbucks at Walt Disney World, but no locations or dates have been announced yet.

Starbucks To Place Stores Inside Walt Disney Parks

The Disney Parks blog revealed that plans are in the works to bring popular cofee joint Starbucks to the four Disney parks in Florida, as well as the two California parks.

The first one will open in June at Disney’s California Adventure. The blog states that each location – one for each park – will be themed to fit in with its surroundings.

Each café will serve Starbucks items, including coffee and espresso beverages, Frappuccino® blended beverages, and signature breakfast sandwiches and pastries.

No word on when the first one will open at the Florida parks, but here’s hoping they utilize the FastPass system or you may be waiting in long lines if the number of blog comments are anything to judge the news by.

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