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Our Insider’s Guide to Epcot’s 2016 Food and Wine Festival: Part 2 – Non Cheesy Dishes + Drinks

Hello again! If you read yesterday’s post featuring all of the amazing cheesy dishes from this year’s 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival but you’re still curious about all of the other delicious dishes, then get excited because this post is for you! Keep reading to see our top 10 most loved non-cheese-centric dishes, our top three favorite drinks, and some helpful insider tips to help your trip become the best it can be!

So before I ramble on any longer, let’s begin!

10 Non-Cheesy Dishes You Must Try

Epcot's 2016 Food and Wine Festival Best Dish 1 Hummus Fries

1. Spicy Hummus Fries with Cucumber, Tomato, Onions and Tzatziki Sauce

WHERE: Morocco near France and Japan

WHY: OMG guys, guess what? This dish was rated NUMERO UNO overall by both Jeremy and me. I’d describe this dish as the most delicious deep fried logs of a falafel-hummus hybrid topped with shepherd’s salad, fresh herbs including mint and parsley, and the most ridiculous sweet and spicy orange yogurt sauce we’d ever had. And TBH, this was the only dish we decided to buckle down and get seconds of. Seriously, if you take one word of advice from me, take this – “You cannot leave Epcot without trying this dish!” Continue reading

Our Insider’s Guide To Epcot’s 2016 Food and Wine Festival: Part 1 – Top Cheesiest Dishes

MacKenzie Smith Jeremy Johnston of New Smyrna Beach FLorida

I’ve always dreamt of going to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival… And guess what guys? This was the first year we finally got to go! My darling boyfriend, Jeremy Johnston, surprised me with the idea for my birthday and we teamed up with our pals at VISIT FLORIDA to help share our experience with all of you. Continue reading

Looking for Florida’s Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches? Look No More!

mackenzie smith jeremy johnston

Last week, the bf and I headed out on a 3 day road trip all around the sunshine state to hunt down the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Florida. After spending too many a few hours online, I became overwhelmed by all the grilled cheese goodness that our beautiful state had to offer. So I did what any blogger girl with 34,000 followers would do and went straight to social media for a little help. After receiving dozens of awesome and unexpected recommendations, Jerm and I compiled our master list, packed our bathing suits (and stretchy shorts), filled up the ole’ Subaru, and headed South to get our cheese on.

Oh oh, and before we begin on this delicious adventure – Please keep in mind that this list is not ordered from best to worst or anything like that. In fact, it’s listed in the order in which we completed our food tour in hopes that you can one day repeat the #FLgrilledcheeseTour if you dare! TBH, I tried to rank them but that sort of hurt my heart. It felt like I was a mom and I had to choose one child over the other or something like that and I just couldn’t. But alas, if you must know which ones reigned supreme, keep reading and I’ll fill you in on our favorites. Continue reading