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Chicken Guy! is coming to Disney Springs

1486 Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830
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Following a successful collaboration between celebrity chef, Guy Fieri, and restaurateur, Robert Earl, the two dynamic forces have come together to create a new concept that will launch its flagship location at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Chicken Guy! is a fast-casual chain dedicated to serving delicious, succulent chicken tenders paired with a wide variety of flavorful sauces meant to please all palates.

The menu at Chicken Guy! will feature one-of-a-kind all-natural fresh chicken tenders, hand-pounded to maximize crunch and paired with a wide selection of delicious sauces. Brined in fresh lemon juice, pickle brine and buttermilk, and infused with fresh herbs, these tenders deliver on flavor and texture. 


The menu features the tenders—grilled or fried—in sandwiches, straight up on skewers, or in meal-sized salad bowls, and a wide array of sauces to enjoy with the chicken as well as tempting sides like Guy Fieri’s fries, crowd pleasing mac ‘n cheese, fried pickles and fresh slaw.

If all of that isn’t enough to satisfy, Chicken Guy! has two delicious Flavortown Frozen Treats that will make anyone’s mouth water! Guests can end their meal on a sweet note with the Triple Double Ice Cream Treat, a large cup of deliciousness combining triple chocolate and doublemint, that may cause a few cases of brain freeze or the Cinnamon Apple, a heaping cup vanilla soft serve ice cream smothered in Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Apple Jacks cereal.

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Guy—first with the launch of his sandwich and burger menu at Planet Hollywood. Since then, we have kept in touch, determined to work on more projects together,” said Planet Hollywood Founder and ChairmanRobert Earl. “We have found the perfect venture with Chicken Guy!, certain to be a crowd-pleaser. I have personally tasted all the menu items and can’t wait to open at Disney Springs and across the country, because I know our guests will love what Guy has put on the menu.”

Fieri, a chef, entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author, has brought his signature blend of authentic-meets-surprising flavors to Chicken Guy!, once again creating crave-worthy blends of spices and seasonings that keep his fans coming back for more. In this new concept, Fieri has taken the always popular chicken tender, endowed it with a proprietary blend of flavors, and provided guests with a myriad of delicious sauce options resulting in endless combinations of flavors.

“I’m stoked to be building Chicken Guy! with my friend, Robert Earl,” said Fieri. “It’s all about the real deal, all-natural chicken but lemme tell you, our sauce game is on point."

Opening this summer, Chicken Guy! Is located in the heart of Disney Springs. With a whimsical design that will delight guests as they place their orders, innovative packaging that will make carrying out and enjoying food on the go fun and easy—and, of course, seating will be available indoors and out. No detail has been overlooked in providing the best possible guest experience.


Sourced from chicken that is all-natural, antibiotic free, never frozen, hand-pounded and breaded fresh every day. Chicken Guy! tenders are paired with your choice of a wide range of delicious sauces--your taste buds will be thanking you for the experience. For more information, visit www.chickenguy.com Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @realchickenguy and on Facebook at Chicken Guy.


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New Menu Items and A Magical Dining Preview at American Kitchen

1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-3080

American Kitchen Bar & Grill located inside B Resort & Spa in Disney Springs, hosted an event recently to showcase the Summer Menu as well as a sneak peek at the Magical Dining dishes created by the restaurant’s new Chef, Venoy Rogers.


Chef Venoy is a San Diego native who’s spent time at the W Hotel in his hometown, and also has spent time in Miami at Essensia at the Palms hotel, as well as with the B resorts brands in Miami. His approach to cooking is a new American fusion style that is still organic and fresh.

At American Kitchen, they follow a farm to table concept, which is an immediate focus from the moment you step through the door and are greeted with the big red living garden truck. They source local and sustainable products whenever possible, and use as much locally sourced ingredients from Florida farms as possible, which is great for Chef Venoy.

He is used to year round produce, and understands the expectations of customers looking for fine dining options that are are organic and locally sourced. Chef Venoy has become somewhat of a specialist in finding the freshest and most simple of ingredients that also deliver a wow factor.

Just like America, the menu here is a melting pot of multiple influences and techniques that feature a variety of traditional American dishes along with a “Small Bites” section for starters that features items like Miso Pork Buns, Korean Glazed Pork Ribs and Tempura Avocado.

The “Provisions” portion of the menu is where you can find entrees like the Free Range Chicken with Beer Carbonara, Cookhouse Meatballs and a 29 day dry aged Ribeye as well as market fish selections. The “Hand Helds” part of the menu gets off to a great start with The Local Wagyu Beef Burger that is topped with Florida Berkshire pork belly, homemade pickles, avocado, tomato-ricotta spread and blistered sweet pepper. 

Inside American Kitchen, there is plenty of space and a variety of seating options. You can dine at communal tables or in an intimate booth with friends and family and take your taste buds down “Gin Lane” with American Kitchen’s revival on classic cocktails with a modern twist.

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Signature Florida Corn Soup is a new addition to the menu in the “From The Garden” section that features charred corn, roasted poblano and cilantro.

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Tempura Avocado is also new to the menu and is made with a tempura battered avocado that is topped with tomato chipotle jam and rests on a dollop of cilantro lime creme fraiche.

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Shrimp and Grits are also on the Small Bites menu and feature shrimp, white cheddar, chorizo, and house ham.

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The Whole Leaf Caesar salad comes with a housemade Parmesan-Garlic dressing, shaved Parmesan, sourdough croutons and a hard boiled egg.

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Korean Glazed Pork Ribs are cooked in a sweet soy glaze and are served with Chinese carrot cabbage slaw. The Tempura Avocado, Whole Leaf Caesar, and these delicious Korean style ribs are available as an appetizer selection on American Kitchen’s menu for Magical Dining Month.

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Cookhouse Meatballs & Creamy Parmesan Polenta come covered in a smoked tomato pomodoro sauce, house made ricotta & fried basil.

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Chef Venoy and American Kitchen have a few items on the menu if you are a vegetarian, and the cool thing is, they even made it part of the Magical Dining menu. This Summer Squash & Sweet Pea Vegetable Rigati is a great option with zucchini purée, heirloom tomatoes, toasted pine nuts & shaved parmesan. This dish showcases Chef Venoy’s love for using fresh and organic ingredients to create simple but elegant tasting entrees.

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This 29 Day Dry Aged Ribeye is served on top of a mushroom bacon chowder with celery, mushroom chips & parsley, and is pretty spectacular.

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Local Free Range Chicken & Beer Carbonara is quite an exciting pasta creation from Chef Venoy. It features stout beer- Parmesan sauce, house made bacon, sweet grape tomatoes, peas, cured organic egg yolk. Cookhouse Meatballs, Summer Squash & Sweet Pea Vegetable Rigati, Local Free Range Chicken & Beer Carbonara, and the Local Wagyu Beef Burger are available for the Magical Dining Menu for entree options.

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AK S'mores are a good way to end your experience at American Kitchen. This is a dessert with house made marshmallow, graham cracker crumble and a quenelle of chocolate ganache. This dessert along with Apple Pie in a jar is available for your dessert selections for Magical Dining as 

Beginning August 25th during a special preview week, and continuing through October 1, over 100 Orlando area restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $35 for this years annual Magical Dining Month. You can Indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts sure to leave you spellbound.

Through Visit Orlando, one dollar from each meal supports Freedom Ride and BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Here is the complete menu for Magical Dining Month at American Kitchen:


Choice of Appetizers:
Tempura Avocado
Korean Glazed Pork Ribs
The Whole Leaf Caesar 

Choice of Entree:
Cookhouse Meatballs &  Creamy Parmesan Polenta
Summer Squash & Sweet Pea Vegetable Rigati
Local Free Range Chicken & Beer Carbonara
The Local Wagyu Beef Burger

Choice of Desserts:
Apple Pie in a Jar
A.K. S'Mores


American Kitchen Bar and Grill is located at Disney Springs Resort Area's newest hotel resort, B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This is a lifestyle hotel featuring 394 newly renovated guest rooms and suites that showcase stylish yet playful decor for families and the most discerning business travelers alike. 

B Signature Elements and the most desired amenities allow guests to create tailored experiences in an open, self expressive environment where anyone can just B.


American Kitchen Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace


1900 E. Buena Vista Dr.
Orlando, FL 32830
(407) 827-2727
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Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace is a 1,014 room Orlando oasis that recently completed a property-wide, multi million dollar renovation, with further plans of 80 million dollars expected to be spent to finalize the complete transformation.

The hotel has unveiled a series of upscale refurbishments including new restaurants, market places, recreation areas and of course all of the rooms got a complete makeover too.

The highlights of this renovation include all new guest room and lobby design, new lobby bar and outside terrace. The restaurant and market additions include Sunnies, home to a selection of local craft beers and seasonal fares, a new poolside restaurant, Shades, a new alphabet-designed restaurant that is designed to be a modern print shop called Letterpress, and a grab-and-go market and retro candy bar called Citrus 28.

No resort is complete without great family oriented recreational activities, especially in Florida. The new expansive recreation area at Hilton Lake Buena Vista includes a Float Lagoon lazy river, adult lap pool and cabanas with a new event lawn and plenty of kid’s programming.

Other resort gems include the Sunday Disney Character Brunch, retro-themed candy shop, stargazing lessons with glow in the dark mocktails, and rooms where kids can watch firework shows from their windows. Groups can book a cocktail reception with views of firework shows over Disney theme parks at 20Seven, which is the highest vantage point in Disney.

Citrus 28 is the place for those moments when you need to grab a quick meal. The gourmet market and cafe features Starbucks coffee, freshly prepared light meals, gourmet bites and local favorites prepared daily and an old fashioned candy store. Guests can take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi while enjoying the casual seating area.

Letterpress has an impressive view. This is the place to enjoy the eclectic feel of a modern printing shop while enjoying classic American fare. The newest restaurant features seasonal favorites and cooked to order omelets for breakfast. Lunch and dinner menus feature delightfully plated meals with locally sourced ingredients. While you dine, you can enjoy the gorgeous views of Blake Lake, the new float lagoon and event lawn.

Shades is the perfect spot to pull up a chair and enjoy delicious poolside drinks and cuisine. Shades serves fresh American fare, including the quintessential burger and fries, flatbreads, wraps and refreshing cocktails while lounging poolside in the Florida sunshine.

The Cobb salad at Shades features chopped greens, grilled tomatoes, avocado wedges, griddled egg ribbons, lemon dressed rotisserie chicken, cave aged blue cheese & a charred lemon and Italian dressing.

Local brewery, Central 28 Beer Company, located in Debary, FL, can be found at Shades as well.

The Coastal Fish Tacos at Shades are flour tortilla with fresh grilled local fish, house ranchero, avocado, shredded lettuce, & topped with a fresh cilantro crema.

For dessert, Shades offers a cookie ice cream sandwich made with vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies. The cookies are made in house & can also be picked up at Citrus 28 in the hotel.

Grab a cocktail & reserve yourself a poolside cabana at the Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace.

Sean Riebau is the director of Food & Beverage and his focus is on a regional food and farm to table menu. Shades has approximately 100 dining seats with 30 seats at the bar.

Whether you are a local Floridian looking for a stay-cation or you are an out of town traveler with family, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has something for you from stay-cation packages to Bed & Breakfast deals to Leisure travel packages, you will find a great hotel with great amenities that the whole family will love, and you will be in the heart of Orlando’s attraction areas.
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American Kitchen Bar & Grill

1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(407) 827-3080
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If you recall back in 2014, I told you about American Q, which was a rodízio-style concept offering a modern take on classic barbecue. Just picture the ultimate Americana version of of Texas de Brazil or Fogo De Chao, and you get the picture. I loved American Q very much and thought it had potential, but alas it was not to be.

In its place American Kitchen Bar & Grill has opened up with a more refined concept that is a is a take on traditional American dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients from local Florida farms.

At American Kitchen, you can dine at communal tables or in an intimate booth with friends and family and take your taste buds down “Gin Lane” with American Kitchen’s revival on classic cocktails with a modern twist.

The menu features a variety of selections such as “For the Table” or “Tidbits” from the Pantry. American Q was an all you can eat rodizio style concept with a few menu selections, but mostly in the fashion of Texas de Brazil with a never ending serving of meats with a gigantic salad bar. American Kitchen is menu options only, with a very focused menu that has something for everyone.

At American Kitchen you can start with a family style Low Country Boil or the Signature Smoke Platter followed up with Pretzel Dusted Fried Okra or Brown Butter Kitchen Fries. The old Red truck at American Q was the spot for the salad bar, but American Kitchen has kept it along with much of the decor and turned it into a living garden where they harvest all of the greens and herbs used to create signature dishes. American Kitchen Bar & Grill proudly takes part in the farm to table movement with food inspired by regional American cuisine. We found the menu to be dynamic with good offerings and a good hand crafted cocktail selection that should make it worthy for you to visit.


Although the salad bar has been removed from the truck, American Kitchen still uses the flatbread part to grow lettuce and herbs in a vertical grower. The truck is really cool, and I’m glad they kept it and put it to good use.

The Makers Thick Cut Bacon with watermelon, jalapeno jam and opal basil was savory, sweet and refreshing all at once. The jalapeno jam was very mild in in heat.

The Wicked Collins, pictured left, is a twist on the Tom Collins cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water..but with jalapenos for a kick. The Old Fashioned is available as the original style or this one on the right with muddled berries. Both were tasty cocktails.

Found on the Small Bites section of the menu, the Anson Mills Grit Cake is topped with pork confit, smoked cheddar and apple marmalade. We really enjoyed the saltiness of the pork and smoked cheddar combined with the sugariness of the marmalade and the grit cake texture.

This was simply presented to us as the “Chef’s Special” It was a seafood pasta dish with mussels, clams, rock shrimp and the chef's secret sauce. I'm not usually a fan of seafood pasta dishes like this, but whatever the chef’s secret sauce is, it made this dish wonderful. I did ask the chef what the sauce was...and he refused to tell me.

The Jerk Marinated Skirt Steak was a thing of beauty. This is a skirt steak marinated for 24hrs. In a jerk marinade served with fresh green beans and a sweet potato souffle. A skirt steak can be tough to get right and American Kitchen nailed this one. Tender, buttery and a mouth full of flavor in every bite. The sweet potato souffle was pretty good too.

For dessert, our first selection was the Chocolate Bourbon Cake. This was a very rich and moist slice of cake that would satisfy a chocoholic's craving for some chocolate.

Our second dessert offering was something like a deep fried apple chimichanga. The menu calls this a Cinnamon Apple Raisin Dumpling with Vanilla Ice Cream. Just imagine fresh sliced apples, raisins and cinnamon in a flaky dough, deep fried and topped with ice cream, and you have a dessert that is sinfully delicious.

American Kitchen Bar and Grill is located at Disney Springs Resort Area's newest hotel resort, B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This is a lifestyle hotel featuring 394 newly renovated guest rooms and suites that showcase stylish yet playful decor for families and the most discerning business travelers alike.

B Signature Elements and the most desired amenities allow guests to create tailored experiences in an open, self expressive environment where anyone can just B.

Whether you are searching for a new dining experience, or are looking for a cool hotel with great food options, look no further than B Resort & Spa and American Kitchen Bar & Grill. The food here is top notch and the resort will make you wonder if you are in Orlando or South Beach Miami. The bonus here?... Not having to park and walk two miles to get to the restaurant like most of the new Disney Springs establishments.


American Q Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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