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Orlando’s attractions have steadily improved their edible offerings
Published: June 5, 2013
Inside, a mural-festooned food court features six themed ordering stations. Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror stocks premade salads and sandwiches (including much-needed vegetarian options), while Luigi’s serves pedestrian personal pizzas. The Frying Dutchman’s seafood (wonderfully tender calamari and rich clam chowder) and the marvelously messy Krustyburger (a sizable sandwich smothered in gooey cheddar; add another patty and bacon for a Clogger) are solid selections; I especially appreciated the seasoned curly fries and cafeteria-comfy tater tots served instead of the standard fries. The wildcard is Cletus’ chicken and waffle sandwich: The bread and bird are tasty, but the crunchy cornflake coating could cut gums. Scary-sounding maple syrup mayo is the surprise star, so order extra on the side.
After buying your food (not forgetting ginormous Lard Lad pink donuts for dessert) belly up to Moe’s bar, complete with Love Tester and pool table. The Flaming Moe is just orange punch with dry ice for effect, but Duff Beer (brewed by Melbourne’s Florida Beer Co.) is alcoholic and comes in three flavors: Duff is a moderately hoppy amber ale like Killian’s Irish Red, Duff Lite is a lager somewhere between Coors and Rolling Rock, and Duff Dry is a dark porter similar to Yuengling’s Black & Tan. Draft brews are a better value than bottled, but beware: Enjoy too many, and your visit may go from “Woo-hoo!” to “D’oh!”
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