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Regal Eagle Smokehouse welcomes hungry, patriotic guests at Walt Disney World

We're going to need more napkins!

Attention all grill masters and BBQ connoisseurs the Regal Eagle Smokehouse has begun welcoming guests in Epcot.

The new dining establishment, which opened its doors for the first time Wednesday, is a meat lovers dream. If you're not a meat fan, don't cross this restaurant off your list yet.

The restaurant is named after the most patriotic eagle we know, Sam Eagle of “The Muppets.”

Located inside the American Adventure Pavilion, this restaurant joins the growing number of eateries guests can find when traveling around the world.

The "fast-casual" restaurant has been given the distinct pleasure of hosting “Sam’s Centennial Cook-Off: A Salute to All Cook-Offs but Mostly Barbecue.”

The cook-off brings in a variety of classic barbeque selections from across the United States to battle head to head for Sam’s highest award.

We know what you’re wondering, what’s on the menu?

At the smokehouse, you can indulge on dishes such as Kansas City smoked chicken, Memphis dry-rub pork ribs, North Carolina chopped smoked pork butt, and a Texas beef brisket sandwich.

These sauce-dripping, mouthwatering dishes will make any carnivore happy. And if you’re worried about making a mess, Hakuna Matata, a roll of paper towels resides at each table for the messiest of eaters.

If you prefer something a little more – green, there is an appetizing plant-based BBQ jackfruit burger served on garlic toast.

If you looking for something a little lighter, word on the street is, the Power Greens Salad is a great choice.

The salad comes with fresh citrus fruit, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and radishes drizzled with a fresh citrus vinaigrette and topped with chilled pulled chicken.

On those nice sunny days, you’ll want to venture outside and sit at the outdoor bar and patio, a great place to sit back, unwind and enjoy a selection of all-American drinks.

“The drink menu features craft brews and ciders from across the country on draft as well as wines from the west coast, Coca-Cola fountain beverages, and specialty regional cocktails like the Tennessee Lemonade with whiskey and peach or the non-alcoholic Berry Punch with white grape juice, strawberry, peach, and blackberry,” the Disney Parks Blog said.

It wouldn’t be Disney if there was a well-placed gift shop nearby. At the merchandise cart, families will be able to take home a souvenir (or two) featuring the Muppet star.

Next time you’re stamping your passport and have a hankering for some freshly grilled BBQ, consider giving the Regal Eagle Smokehouse a try. Don your most patriotic outfit, because this new restaurant screams merica.


All photos included in this story are courtesy of The Disney Parks Blog


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