If you’re a fan of the pies at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port at Disneyland park , they’re having fun with specialty pizzas that only stay on the menu for a few weeks at a time. Through Sept. 21, try an Asian-inspired pizza, with chicken carrots, green onion, cilantro and Asian sauce, topped with crunchy wonton strips. That’s followed by a classic sausage and mushroom pie Sept. 22-Nov. 3. Then it’s something special for the holidays (red and green sweet peppers, perhaps?).
We’re regulars at Carnation Café for the breakfast huevos rancheros, but for later in the day, anybody tried the fried pickles? Worth a splurge, and you won’t find them anywhere else. You get five vertically sliced dill spears dipped in Parmesan cheese and crunchy panko bread crumbs, then fried. Warm, tart and delish in the kicky dip that comes alongside. Add a dose of healthful with the fresh catch of the day or a salad to go along.
Over at Disney California Adventure park, we love that you can pick up seasonal fruit at Fillmore’s Taste-In in Cars Land. Right now, along with the bananas, oranges and apples, you’ll find these out-of-this-world-sweet Saturn peaches. These juicy, white California gems are only around for a few months, so try one while you can. The tiny pit pops out, and there’s a thin skin with little or no fuzz, so they don’t have to be peeled. The perfect park snack.
Another out-of-the-way spot we recommend is White Water Snacks at Disney’s Grand California Hotel & Spa, a favorite breakfast stop for a California breakfast burrito. Now we have a new preference for lunch too – a hearty Angus cheeseburger topped with carnitas (seasoned shredded pork), pico de gallo and guacamole. You might want to share. Also plenty for two are the carnitas nachos with guacamole, sour cream, jalapeños and salsa. (Most carnivores think everything tastes better with crispy, moist, tender pork).
What are your favorite secret finds?