24 September 2015

Specialty Waffle Fries

Several years ago our good friend Tony Caggiano introduced us to Widowmaker Fries. The concept is a simple one. You obtain an order of fries from Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Cafe. You then proceed to make your way around the toppings bar adding some of everything available to your fries. And I do mean everything, your fries are not true Widowmakers unless you’ve got all of the competing flavors vying for your taste buds’ attention! These are well and good, and an inexpensive way to gross out your friends and family for hours to come, but now there is something new on the horizon.

Golden Oak, just across the trail from Pecos Bill as you make your way to Adventureland, has begun serving loaded waffle fries to the masses. They have removed the idea of the toppings bar, whipped up some topping concoctions, and released them for all the world to partake in. Each is a junior version of the Widowmakers in their own rights. Don’t believe me? Let me run through the options for you.

Brown Gravy and Cheese Waffle Fries – toppings include brown gravy and white cheddar cheese curds.

BLT Waffle Fries – toppings include bacon, lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing.

Barbecue Pork Waffle Fries – toppings include barbecue pork and coleslaw.

Tex-Mex Waffle Fries – toppings include black bean cucumber relish, warm cheddar cheese, sliced jalapeƱos, and sour cream.

Like I said, each and every one is a junior version of the traditional Widowmaker Fries. It is worth mentioning that each of these currently cost around $8.00 and are served with a side of either apple slices or carrots. At this point, I’m sure you can imagine the ugly turn this article is about to take, can’t you?

Grab your hungriest amigo, order one of each, cast aside your apple slices and carrots, and combine all four version of the waffle fries into one heaping pile of top-tier Widowmaker Fries. Now, this isn’t for the faint of heart, and it isn’t going to be a cheap snack either, but that’s what makes this the Cadillac of Windowmaker experiences.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I could not convince the missus to partake in such a Frontierland feast the last time we visited, so I have yet to indulge my inner Widowmaker. However, I’m certain that the next time Tony and I are both visiting Walt Disney World at the same time, this chowdown showdown will be on the menu for us!

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