Welcome to Foodie Tales

When I first heard the word ‘foodie’ I thought it was a euphemism for fat, like ‘big-boned’ or ‘husky’.  “He’s a nice boy, he’s just a foodie”

Now I understand that being a foodie is a good thing.

For me, though, it’s not just about enjoying food (which I do) but it’s also about the experiences surrounding food.  It seems that most of my most cherished memories or favorite stories involve food in one way, shape or form.

I’ve also come to realize that I’m not alone in this.  Many of my friends and family have a similar outlook on food and the important part it plays in our lives.  Because of this shared love of food and eating I’ve asked others to join me in telling their food-related stories.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and I hope they entice you to share your own Foodie Tale.

6 Replies to “Welcome to Foodie Tales”

  1. Hi John,

    I have a real problem, You and Kevin suggested eating at Timpano a few years ago and we love it, so much so that I was planning on taking customers there in a few weeks but now they are gone. These folks that i am taking out really like “local” places, I have already taken them to the wdw hot spots like cali grill, yachtsman ctircos etc……do you have a repleacement suggestion for me? I have also taken them to the stonewood which we love but i try no to repeat if possible with tem!!


    • Hey Sue

      Yeah, we were really bummed to hear Timpano has closed. Depending on your budget I HIGHLY recommend the Bull and Bear Steakhouse in the Waldorf in Bonnet Creek. It can be expensive but well worth it – and I guarantee your customers will be very impressed.

      If that’s too expensive, or too fancy, then how about Celebration Town Tavern? Not only is the food really good but it might be fun for them to see the town of Celebration.


  2. ah yes I have been to the Bull and Bear……….a fabulous experience but a bit to pricey for this dinner coming up……..I had forgotten about town tavern….could be a good choice……..and you are right Celebration is a lovely village….many thanks!!!

  3. John,

    I love good Mexican food. I just know you’ll be able to suggest a place in the WDW area that would be delicious and not fancy; I’ll be bringing the whole family. I want to make a new tradition for our trips. =)

    I remember you talking about one on your podcast, but I can’t recall the name. Any suggestions?

    • Hi Brian

      Kevin and I both LOVE Tijuana Flats. Great food and very reasonable prices. We can both feast for $20 total.

      There are two in the Disney area – one on Sand Lake Road in the publix shipping center and one in Hunters Creek near the Orlando Ale House.

      My Tip: Try the “Trio” for an appetizer – chips with salsa, queso and quacamole. Refills on everything are free so it makes great sharing for everyone at the table!!

  4. John,

    I’m twisting everyone’s arm into going to Teppan Edo……I love Japanese and I always wanted to try it at Epcot. What can I expect?


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