Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary La Cava del Tequila!

Yesterday one of the most popular new additions to Epcot celebrated it's 2nd anniversary.  Happy anniversary La Cava del Tequila!  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get out of the house to join in the celebrations.  According to their Twitter account there was cake, chips and salsa, and tequila shots!  Darn.  I wish I didn't miss it!

La Cava (the tequila cave) over 100 different tequilas for you to try.  (I think I've only tried 4.)  There are also many different Margaritas on the menu.  I've had the Magic Blue and the classic.  The Magic Blue was really good and if I was staying on property or having a drink early in the day I would definitely have it again.  It is a little bit strong for me when I need to drive myself home.  I've heard good things about the Cucumber and the Avacado margaritas and I plan on trying them in the near future.  I'll be sure to let you know what I think!

A few weeks ago, I took a break from my unpacking and headed over to Epcot to hang out with friends in the Mexico pavilion.  One of my favorite places in the World Showcase is La Cava del Tequila.  I'm not a big drinker of tequila.  We had a bad breakup in college.  Only recently have I started drinking tequila again.  I enjoy it, but mostly in the margarita's that are served there.

When we were planning our night, we were all communicating on Twitter and making sure that the Cava account was included in the tweets.  A message went out from the account that we were to ask for the Ambassador of Tequila when we got there for a special treat!

When we got there we told our server and found out that our treat was a round of shots.  Score!

How awesome is it that we were able to get free drinks?  That plus the free chips and salsa that you get with a purchase if you are a follower on Twitter made for a fun night!  (Sorry, no picture of the chips and salsa, but the salsa is yummy!)

I also ordered the table some guacamole and chips to share.  I love the guacamole there and that night it didn't disappoint.

I haven't tried much else from the menu at La Cava, but I've got all the time in the world now so I will be trying out more things each time I visit.

Have you visited La Cava del Tequila?  Do you have any fun pictures that you would like me to share?  If you send me some pictures I will happily post them on the blog.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

OMG!!! Off Property?!?!?!?!

Since I am now a local in the Orlando area, I'm going to take some opportunities to share some of the fun things that I find off Disney property.  The other day I found myself near a frozen yogurt place called Menchie's that my friends had told me about.  I decided to stop in and try things out.

Menchie's is a self service frozen yogurt operation.  It is set up kinda like a salad bar.  There are several different flavors from which you can choose.  After you chose your yogurt flavor, you then have the opportunity to add as many or as few toppings as you like. 

This time I selected Butter Brickle and Apple Pie.  I then added chopped walnuts, honey granola, graham cracker crumbs, toffee crunch, caramel and whipped cream.  Wow!  Listing all of those sounds like a lot of toppings, but I promise you that everything was perfectly balanced.

Here's the end result:

There were healthier choices too.  I went in there with the intent of adding fruit to my cup, but none of the choices were calling to me this time.  I do plan on going back (hopefully tonight) and this time I plan to make a very fruity cup.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Juno Mission

Hi everyone!  I'm sorry that I haven't posted on here, but I've had some pretty big, life-changing events.  I'll be sharing more about that in the next few weeks, but I wanted to show you the view from my balcony last Friday.

What's that?  You can't see it?  Well, let me zoom in a little bit.

I was one of the lucky few that were selected for the Juno Tweetup by NASA, but unfortunately, the aforementioned life-changing events prevented me from attending.  I was thankfully able to view the launch of the rocket from my balcony.  Not too shabby, eh?