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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hungry Bear's Fried Green Tomato Sandwich

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
Hungry Bear Restaurant - Disneyland
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Disney Parks Blog is a marketing vehicle used to promote (and sell) everything Disney under the sun. Funny that they have used their blog to promote something as simple as a sandwich in consecutive weeks. A couple of weeks ago, the blog featured a post of Disney chefs giving some of their favorite resort sandwiches (link). On Monday, Disney Parks Blog gave a rundown of some vegetarian dining options available around the parks (link). In both posts, Disneyland's Hungry Bear Restaurant found in Critter Country just down from Splash Mountain had their Fried Green Tomato Sandwich featured.

Now I have tried Hungry Bear's Fried Green Tomato sandwich. It's good but there is a qualifier - the proverbial - but..... The sandwich is pretty long on the mango-jicama slaw feature and a bit skimpy on the corn breaded fried green tomatoes. You mostly taste the slaw and the accompanying sauce. Besides not hardly tasting the tomatoes much you can barely taste the Havarti cheese which I frequently put on my sandwiches when I make one here at home (it's kind of like a swiss cheese - milder and creamier). But all that being said, it is a different option from regular park food, and it kind of works from a taste standpoint. Just wish there was more fried green tomato in Hungry Bear's Fried Green Tomato sandwich. Comes with sweet potato fries, also different.

Now when I head to Disneyland in a few weeks, getting the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich is going to be pretty far down my dining list. There are too many things on that list I'd rather try (or standards that I always go back to). But if the time and circumstances were just right, I could give another try at the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich. Maybe this time, I'll actually taste a fried green tomato.

PS - as for time and circumstance - if you go to the Hungry Bear Restaurant a little off peak dining hours, it is a very nice place to relax out on the dining patios (upper and lower) right next to the Rivers of America. It also features one of the Disneyland's largest and best restroom facilities. 

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