Hello Main Street Gazette readers! I am here today to give you a review of a lesser known menu item at the Liberty Inn inside The American Adventure. Now, I know you are thinking, “Aileen, I don’t really want to eat at the Liberty Inn when there are so many other awesome options at Epcot,” but please take a minute to listen to what I have to say. You may find yourself with a newfound food item that will make you happy when all you want is something simple and maybe a little good for you. So, with that big lead in, what item am I talking about? The vegetable burger…yes, you heard or rather read correctly. Today we are going to talk about a completely meatless item that is surprisingly tasty and filling.This sandwich begins with a flavorful black bean patty that is not overly processed. Often when you order a veggie burger from a restaurant that doesn’t specialize in vegetarian fare (on or off Disney property); you can end up with a prepackaged option that attempts to hide the fact that it is vegetable and bean based. This was not the case with this sandwich. From beginning to end, I could taste the black beans, spices and other vegetables. In my opinion, it is the best vegetable burger option at a counter service restaurant on property. Avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion and melted Monterey Jack cheese round out the inside of the sandwich. I know that avocado is the new and exciting addition to sandwiches at Walt Disney World but I must say that it truly works in this sandwich. It added both flavor and richness to an otherwise basic vegetarian dish. I would have preferred the burger to have pepper jack cheese to give it a little more kick but the Monterey Jack serves its purpose with no major complaints from me. The bun the sandwich is served on is multigrain, which is a healthier option that you can see all around Walt Disney World.
So, the final verdict? This is a great menu option if you are looking for something a little healthier than the angus beef burgers and barbeque offered at the Liberty Inn.
14 September 2011
Veggie veggie, fruit fruit
In case you haven’t guessed by now, I’m not what you would call a vegetarian. Oh sure, I enjoy vegetarian dishes, but for some reason when I’m at Walt Disney World, I am all about the meat. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken, pork, you name it, I’ll gravitate towards it and away from a healthier option. My wife on the other hand, prefers to find the healthiest item on a menu, most of the time. With that in mind, I’ve asked her to drop by from time-to-time to talk about some of the vegetarian and healthier options at Walt Disney World here on the Main Street Gazette. Without further ado, I give you Aileen Sheehan-Wilson.