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Bud Select

So it’s 2:45 in the afternoon and what am I thinking about?

Beer.

Since I am not training for a marathon any more I can drink—whenever I want. This does not mean that I am drinking right now. That would not be good. Not good at all.

Before this week I was only allowing myself to drink once a week. That is quite the feat when you are new to the whole 21 game.

I honestly think they put something crazzzzy in those Bud Selects. My recent experiences with them have led me to be quite buzzed after just 1. That’s why I love-ah them.

The first time was in Florida. In August. After a full day in the Disney parks. We started a two day tradition of ending our afternoon with happy hour at the ESPN Zone on the boardwalk. The first day I ordered my trusty Bud Select and before my friends were 4 sips into their fancy mixed drinks I was already going “Whoaaaa, anybody else feeling this?!”

So, after two afternoons in a Bud Select induced dream world I fell in love.

Now after all this crazy running I am experiencing the same effects.

There is nothing better, after a long day of classes and dumb work, then coming home putting on “The Hills” and indulging in a cold bottle of Bud Select.

Or two.

Well, after two last night I was ready to pass out. And that’s just what I did. I know I am a crazy Monday night party girl. WhoooooHoooooo!

And now I have to touch on “The Hills.”

SPENCER TOTALLY SPREAD THE RUMORS ABOUT L.C. AND JASON AND HEIDI HAD NO IDEA!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!

My prediction: Heidi starts pushing Spencer away breaks off the (lack of) engagement and she and L.C. fall back into BFF love. Anyone else see this coming?! Anyone?!!!!

So, if you haven’t tried Bud Select please do yourself a favor and buy a 6 pack today. You let me know how they treat you. It is Boozeday Tuesday. Yup.

Boozeday Tuesday quote: “Boozeday Tuesday, it sneaks up on you.” I think I have to explain that one…but maybe some one out there can appreciate it.

I am only one class away from my very important meeting with Bud Select. Yessssssss.

(This post sounds like an advertisement, ehhhhhhh. I should probably get paid for this…)

Another for Mike…

Erin is awesome. I don’t know if she felt the pressure of being featured on my fabulous blog, but wow! The girl can write. She showed me up.

Mike,you might just say “Oh my Gosh!” at the end of this fabulous review. (you might also wonder why she was a deck hand instead of writing press releases)

“Amidst the overpriced yet essential mouse-eared ice creams and caveman turkey
legs of Disney World, nestled in a corner of Downtown Disney lies Earl of
Sandwich.

While snuggled away from the raging roller coasters and magical mice of the
parks, it is no secret. Noontime scavengers flocked to this sandwich haven and
made quite the line. However, I appreciated this delay as I had more time to
select from their somewhat limited though all tempting menu of sandwiches. I
finally decided on the Scudetto, a hearty combination of meat and cheese.

While the salad assembly seemed throw a kink into the speedy sandwich process,
some simple directions to move ahead if you were not getting a sandwich would
ameliorate this minute problem.

Despite the packed appearance, we were able to find a table in the warmly lit
corner, almost creating a homey feel amongst the steel grey metal furniture.

I fully enjoyed my Scudetto. The bread was divine, the meat just the right
heat and the cheese perfectly melted. And all this for a VERY reasonable price.

So when you are wandering the world where kids never grow up and ears seem to
be the new fashion statement, stop in the Earl of Sandwich to refuel for the
long day ahead. You won’t regret it. I know I didn’t.”

More for Mike.

Heather’s “Earl of Sandwich” review. By the way she is very excited to be on the Blog so let’s give her a big welcome 🙂

“The first overall feeling was:Overwhelmed. The sandwiches are not something you could just sit down and make so it takes a minute or two to process what you are actually ordering. It took me a while to absorb all the different sandwiches and what they contain, meaning it also took me a while to decide what I actually wanted to order.

One of the menu features that I did like was the uniform pricing of sandwiches and salads, making it so that money didn’t factor into deciding what you ordered.
I think it is easier for people to pay at the same time that they order, rather than going through two different registers before being done with the process. However, considering the high-volume of people in the restaurant at the time, our sandwiches came out pretty quickly and were fresh off the grill. They tasted great!”

Geez…I wonder what that slacker Erin is up to? She clearly doesn’t want to share her review. She must not like Mike.

Earl of Sandwich

This one is for Mike. A little food review for you all. Bon Apetite!

Upon entering the sandwich shop “Earl of Sandwich” located in Downtown Disney (Orlando, FL) we were overwhelmed. To say the least.

There were people to the left, the right, the front the back, EVERY stinkin’ WHERE. So we did what any professional Disney guest does. We found the end of the line and stood in it. (no fastpass here folks.)

We were lucky the line wound around a bit because there were so many options on the menu. Not that I had even come close to making my decision when I made it to the order-girl. In true tourist fashion I asked what she suggested.

” Our most popular sandwiches are The Earl’s Club, The All American and The Original 1872,” said the very busy but friendly order-girl.

I chose The Earl’s Club because it came with a “sandwich sauce” and I was interested to taste what that was all about. We then proceeded down the line where you can select side salads, coleslaw, macaroni salad, yogurt with granola ( I picked up one of these), beer, water, juices, chips and cookies.

Then came the HUGE problem. There was no place to put your beverage or side item when paying the cashier!!!! AHHHH! I know! ABORT SANDWICH MISSION! ABORT ABORT!

You see, in front of the registers were cookie displays. “Boo!”to that set-up. I struggled. I was awkwardly searching through my gigantic purse while trying to balance my water and yogurt on my limbs…did I mention there were people EVERY stinkin’ WHERE?! Well, there were.

It turns out my ABORT SANDWICH MISSION! ABORT! was a little dramatic. Post stressful check-out I survived. There was even a table open as I waited for my sandwich. And this wait turned to be non-existent because by the time I paid, walked to my table, put down my purchases and returned to the pick-up counter my sandwich was there. Impressive. Very.

It was a rectangular sandwich grilled to perfection. The “sandwich sauce” was a mayonaisey (creamy) mustard, YUM! The bread was crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside and not too thick. Each sandwich came tightly wrapped in metallic paper and each had their own little baggy. I won’t even go into the yogurt with granola and fruit…put it this way the yogurt was Plain and I was expecting Vanilla. Gross (period).

As I scarfed down the sandwich I looked up to see that although the sandwich shop was packed and the menu could be considered “fast food” there was a vase with real flowers on each table. They were carnations, not all that exciting, but the fact that they were there was a nice touch.

Want to know the best part about “Earl of Sandwich?” Sure you do.

ALL OF THE SANDWICHES ARE THE SAME PRICE!!!!!!!! Crazy huh? Not like I noticed though…Heather pointed it out. But I love that. I love it, love it.

On a scale of Horrible (being horrible) to Amazing (being amazing) I will rate the following services:

Horrible-Fine-OK-Good-Amazing

Customer Service: Good

Food Prep: AMAZING

Taste: AMAZING

Restaurant Set-Up: Horrible

Atmosphere: OK

I will have more two more reviews for you, Mike, as soon as Erin and Heather report back!

Has anyone else been to this fine sandwich establishment? If so, comment!