News Round Up 2019

MissGina5

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ok, well from that list she could have salad (she doesn't eat pork either) ... but she does eat chicken which @MissGina5 mentioned so that is good to know. Something to keep in mind if we are off property/looking for something different
Their cobb salad is supposed to be AMAZING (I am not big on salad lmao)
 
  • hertamaniac

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    Portillo's will be located at the corner of Palm Parkway and Daryl Carter Parkway. Not really walking distance from DS.
     

    ChrisM

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    A little perspective on Portillo's:

    It's a primarily suburban Chicago fixture. People that grew up with it adore it (sort of like In-N-Out's outsized reputation in the West, Cheesesteaks in Philly, Coney Islands in Detroit, etc). But if you didn't grow up with it, it's really just decent fast food.

    If you didn't grow up with it in Chicago (it's still a bit of a mystery to a lot of folks in the city proper - give me Al's or Mr Beef any day over Portillo's) it's not going to bowl you over.
     

    TheMaxRebo

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    Portillo's will be located at the corner of Palm Parkway and Daryl Carter Parkway. Not really walking distance from DS.
    Looks to be about 3 miles from Disney Springs .. so unless trianing for a RunDisney event, probably not really walkable ... but definitely a pretty quick Uber

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  • Farro

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    A little perspective on Portillo's:

    It's a primarily suburban Chicago fixture. People that grew up with it adore it (sort of like In-N-Out's outsized reputation in the West, Cheesesteaks in Philly, Coney Islands in Detroit, etc). But if you didn't grow up with it, it's really just decent fast food.

    If you didn't grow up with it in Chicago (it's still a bit of a mystery to a lot of folks in the city proper - give me Al's or Mr Beef any day over Portillo's) it's not going to bowl you over.
    If we are going to get technical - Al's and Mr. Beef are some of the dryest beefs I've had, can get much better.

    The best beef in Chicago (proper) is Johnnie's in Elmwood Park. Along with the best Italian Lemonade. (Light-years better than that place on Taylor St.)

    But Portillo's is above average for sure and is a great addition to the Disney area, beats most of the fast food they have now, for sure.
     
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    adam.adbe

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    If you didn't grow up with it in Chicago (it's still a bit of a mystery to a lot of folks in the city proper - give me Al's or Mr Beef any day over Portillo's) it's not going to bowl you over.
    Not true. I'm not even a USian by birth, and I love Portillos. That and Potbellies[1] would be the two things I'd miss most if I moved away. I actually prefer Bouna; their beef has better seasoning, but Portillos is just a better atmosphere, and is less stingy with the juice and peppers.

    Now White Castle? Yup - you needed to be there. :-/

    [1] why is it that only Chicagoans understand that an italian sandwich without giardineira just doesn't cut it.
     

    Dis_Fan

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    I will take Buona Beef over Portillos any day. Give me a sandwhich with parmesan chips and I am happy.

    Portillos does have good cake though and good fries.
     
  • adam.adbe

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    If we are going to get technical - Al's and Mr. Beef are some of the dryest beefs I've had, can get much better.
    I think the Al's that opened near me a few years back is the shortest lived franchise I can recall. Whatever you might feel about the 'real' Al's location, as a franchise operator, they weren't even trying to maintain quality.
     

    ChrisM

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    Ok I do like Portillos but I think it’s best we move on from the beef discussion :)
    Forgive me for adding one....last....postscript around the beef discussion, and then I will stop.

    I added a contrary view simply because, especially when it comes to Disney planning discussions, it's very common to get "OMG, this place is amaaaazing!" reactions and reviews about places that are, quite honestly, just okay (and sometimes not even that). I'm simply cautioning the unsuspecting to temper their expectations. It's fast food. Your mileage may vary when you actually try it, so don't necessarily expect a transcendent experience due to the comments of people who may already be a captured audience.

    (And yeah, Al's and Mr Beef tend to be dry. Because if you don't get it dipped you're doing it wrong. :))
     

    HuskieJohn

    3/2015-BLT & planning for 6/2020-AKL
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    NEWS

    A Portillo's is coming to Lake Buena Vista .... be located on the Intersection of Palm Parkway and Daryl Carter Blvd

    I have no idea what this is but people that do seem veyr excited about this


    Since everyone has filled you in on the food...

    Rumor is that the owner Dick Portillo sold it for 1 Billion dollars with the stipulation that they would not change any of the recipes while he was alive on top of requiring them to still buy from the same vendors. He then took a small part of his billion and bought a few of the suppliers to make sure that their quality stays the same and making some pocket change on the side.

    When I think of that deal compare to Disney buying Star Wars for 4 billion I am in awe.
     


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